Yes, dear meatbags. IO9 and Slashfilm both broke news on the Alien franchise that’s being resuscitated by 20th Century Fox. The news originally come form Bloody Disgusting – according to them, Michael Costigan, Tony Scott and Ridley Scott himself are running with the project with commercial video director Carl Erik Rinsch to helm the whole thing. No word on whether this is a remake or a prequel or a sequel. Above, a video directed by Rinsch for Saturn. Very steampunkish, it was here before and he might not be a bad choice after all.

UPDATE 1: Tony Scott himself confirmed the news to Collider that Carl Rinsch is really directing a PREQUEL to the original Ridley movie and the project is getting in front of the cameras hopefully by the end of the year.