Fox and Ridley Scott may be at odds over who will direct that Alien prequel

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

That prequel to Alien is in the works, but it may not be directed by Carl Rinsch, as previously reported.

Producer Tony Scott told that Rinsch—whose ads for German electronics company Saturn are known for their futuristic flourishes—was his and brother Ridley Scott's choice to direct the movie in his feature-film debut. (Rinsch's selection is complicated by the rumor that he's romantically involved with Ridley Scott's daughter, Jordan, also a commercial director.)

But Entertainment Weekly reports that 20th Century Fox is not interested in green-lighting a prequel unless Ridley Scott himself directs. Scott and his reps didn't respond to EW's calls for comment.

Stay tuned ...