If the news that Ridley Scott was returning to the sagging Alien franchise was a pick-me-up for you, I've got another shot in the arm for lovers of Scott's original classic. AvPGalaxy is reporting on an interview in which the wife of HR Giger implies he will be returning to Scott's side in creating the prequel. The interview also suggests the prequel could possibly be split into two films, and will be shot in 3D.
For those not in the loop, Giger is a surrealist painter and sculptor whom Ridley Scott tapped to create the iconic Alien in his 1979 film. In fact, Giger won the Academy Award for his effects work in the film. While he was not asked to participate in James Cameron's Aliens (which Cameron has apologized for), Giger did return for David Fincher's Alien3.
Giger's creativity was such a huge part of creating the Alien universe that it makes complete sense to get him back on board for the prequel. Despite how well known Giger has become over the years, his work in film has actually been quite minimal over the years. Apart from designing the Batman Forever Batmobile and the Sil alien from Species, there hasn't been too much for moviegoers to get their fix from. Here's hoping Scott lets him loose and create some original and unique work in the prequel.
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