Ridley Scott has signed on to do the Alien prequel, as executives move closer to resuscitating the franchise.
No word yet on a Sigourney cameo/casting, but one can hope.
Scott is currently filming (finished?) Robin Hood starring his ol' buddy Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and the lovely Matthew McFadyen.
In related news, two new horror movies open this week, and judging by trailers, clips and reviews, they both appear to be quality films of their genre, the first to come out since Drag Me To Hell. (Everyone knows by now that Esther's a middle-aged psycho dwarf. Lame.)
So go check out A Perfect Getaway, with Milla Jovovich (completely underrated, but a fantastic actress--just watch The Messenger) and Steve Zahn (hilarious and good at horror--see Joy Ride,) and The Collector starring Josh Stewart (who I will always like since his time as a rookie on Third Watch.)