What The Original Alien Prequel Script Reveals About Prometheus & Covenant

An Engineer and a chestburster from Alien Engineers

The original script for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel sheds some interesting light on both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. There’s been serious talk of an Alien reboot set before the original film for the better part of a decade, with Ridley Scott signing on for the project back in 2009 after years of teasing an exploration of the xenomorph’s origin. This has ultimately come to the screen with Prometheus and now Covenant, but the creation-minded series could have been very different had the original idea been used.

The kernel of the enterprise is a script by Passengers scribe Jon Spaihts titled Alien: Engineers. Commissioned …

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