The prequel will clearly be set before the birth of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley character and flight of the Nostromo from the first film. Since there is no evidence humans have come in contact with the aliens before, you have to assume either everyone died and didn't report it, or, the other possibility is that the film will focus on the alien race that crashed onto LV-426. There is only one glimpse of the giant, dead alien, referred to as 'the space jockey,' who had the unfortunate luck to have an alien bust out of his chest in the first movie, which leaves plenty of room for the story to grow.
So, which would you rather see, a new Ripley-type for the aliens to attack, or a CGI-heavy movie about giant aliens being attacked by other, smaller aliens? Either way, I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Ridley Scott, director of the first Alien movie has signed on for a prequel in an attempt to rejuvenate the franchise after two horrendous Alien Vs. Predator movies. Scott's a talented guy, and he did a great job with the first Alien movie, but I have to wonder what the story is going to be?
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