Ridley Scott will be directing the prequel Alien! Variety now reports that Scott has agreed to direct his first Alien movie in 30 years, with Jon Spaiht writing the script. 

What other new, original and exciting storyline can we expect from a prequel of Alien? I'm busting my head right now but I can't seem to think of anything except a planet inhabited by killer aliens and one or two of them get launched into space to cause havoc because they're all beasts!

[Variety]