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'Alien' prequel Update: Fox won't greenlight without Ridley Scott directing

EW has confirmed that an origins story for the 1979 sci-fi classic is being actively developed. But who will direct the high-profile project? Ridley Scott planned to produce – but not direct. Instead, he tapped first time filmmaker Carl Rinsch, best known for his futuristic TV commercials. (It’s rumored Rinsch is romantically linked to Scott’s daughter, Jordan; neither returned calls for comment.) But Fox, the studio that owns the rights to the franchise, seems to have other ideas. Sources tell EW that the studio is not interested in greenlighting a prequel unless Scott himself takes the helm.