HomeABC EntertainmentRidley Scott to produce a new ‘Alien’ film from ‘Don’t Breathe’ director Fede AlvarezRidley Scott to produce a new ‘Alien’ film from ‘Don’t Breathe’ director Fede AlvarezFri, March 4, 2022 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty ImagesFede Alvarez, the director of the thriller movie Don’t Breathe and the successful Evil Dead reboot in 2013, is going to space with Ridley Scott for a new Alien film. Scott, the director of the groundbreaking 1979 original, who returned to the franchise to direct the Alien prequels Prometheus in 2012 and Alien: Covenant in 2017, is producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.According to the trade, this project won’t be thematically related to the existing movies, and instead a stand-alone feature meant to be an original for Hulu from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios. Meanwhile, FX is working on an Alien series set on earth decades in the future — before Sigourney Weaver‘s Ellen Ripley took her ill-fated trip on the mining vessel USS Nostromo in Alien. Some years ago, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp teased he was working on a direct sequel to James Cameron‘s classic 1986 sequel Aliens, hinting he would reunite Weaver with her Aliens co-star Michael Biehn, but that project apparently fizzled out, and 20th Century Fox’s subsequent sale to Disney in 2019 might have sealed its fate permanently.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.