Producer Tony Scott confirmed to Collider.com that he and brother Ridley Scott are developing a prequel film to Ridley's original Alien movie, with Carl Rinsch directing.
The news confirms the rumor first reported by Bloody-Disgusting that an Alien remake was in the works for 20th Century Fox.
"Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien," Scott told Collider while promoting The Taking of Pelham 123. "He's one of our directors at our company."
Tony Scott added: "I'm excited because Ridley created the original, and Carl Rinsch is one of the family."
Scott said that he hopes to get the movie before cameras ""hopefully [by] the end of the year" for a summer 2011 release.