Damon Lindelof’s ALIEN prequel script apparently rocks; Natalie Portman front-runner for female lead?

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
October 15th, 2010

Ridley Scott's highly anticipated return to the world of science fiction has been high on my personal list of anticipated projects. The prequel to ALIEN, the 1979 sci-fi/horror classic that spawned a franchise, could very well bring Scott back to his roots. He's dabbled in historical epics with GLADIATOR and ROBIN HOOD, as well as political thrillers like BODY OF LIES. However, those haven't really measured up to the majesty of his early works.

The excitement surrounding this project has reached unseen heights, as Damon Lindelof of LOST has submitted an apparently stellar script for the movie; what's even better is the potential actress for the lead role. Hit the jump for more information.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I love LOST in all shapes in forms, including the final season. As such, Damon Lindelof is somewhat of a hero for me. He was able to craft a stellar science-fiction/fantasy script that changed what television could be. Naturally, I'm excited to see what he can do with one of the most iconic movie characters of all time - the alien from ALIEN.

What's even more exciting is that Natalie Portman, the ultimate geek's fantasy due to her role in STAR WARS, has expressed interest in the lead role. Sigourney Weaver is famous for playing Ripley in the original film, as it's one of the few legitimate female action roles to date.

Are you as stoked as I am to see this film get into full swing?

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