Fox may be letting the dust settle on the Alien franchise for now, but Ridley Scott has a direction he’d like to pursue with it nonetheless: that of A.I.
Director Scott spent the bulk of the press tour for this year’s Alien: Covenant discussing where he’d like to take the series in future, a subject he revived during a recent appearance on the Empire Podcast, during which he revealed the direction of the seeds sown in the most recent outing.
“I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over,” Scott detailed, “but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the AI might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one.”
Whether Fox will see the potential in this latest concept however remains to be seen, with the Alien series currently on hold.