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Ridley Scott talks about future of 'Alien' franchise

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Ridley Scott has said the upcoming sequel to the film "Alien: Covenant" may feature less Xenomorphs, the acid-blooded alien creatures.

The veteran director, who intends to make more films for the franchise, said that he is planning to do another 'Alien' film with a new approach.


"We are (going to make another), we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, 'You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,' so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely," said Scott told Entertainment Weekly.

The filmmaker said he might replace the iconic Xenomorphs with a new monster - Artificial Intelligence.

"But I think if you go again, you need to start finding another solution that's more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore, more interesting," he said.

Scott highlighted a recent experiment that featured two androids communicating with one another to drive his point home.

"They put two AIs together and they were communing. It already invented a f**king language! And they couldn't decipher what the language was so they had to switch them off. What was said and where's it gone? They could have already implemented something we don't know," Scott said.

Directed by Scott, "Alien: Covenant" was released in May this year.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 17:05 IST
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