At 79 years old, Ridley Scott’s nearing the age register where movie lovers start to respectfully confer in quiet tones about how many features the director‘s got left in him. The acclaimed filmmaker behind two dozen beloved projects has no intention of slowing down in the near future, however. As if in direct response to those who may question his continued abilities as a filmmaker, Ridley has defiantly responded that he’ll stop making movies when he’s dead, and that he doesn’t plan on dying any time soon, and that he hopes you like the new Alien movie because he’s just getting started.

Coming Soon has noted a new interview with Scott in the Sydney Morning Herald, in which the English director made it clear that he and the Alien franchise won’t part ways if they don’t have to. His exact words: “If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I’m not going to close it down again. No way.“ He later added that he’s already finished up the first draft of a projected sequel to the impending Alien: Covenant, and that he hopes they can move on it as swiftly as possible: “You’ve got to assume, to a certain extent, success, and from that you’d better be ready. You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.”

As much as I’d be glad to live in a world where Ridley Scott never stops making movies, there’s something about the casual mention of six more movies that sounds like a threat. Coming to theaters in 2028... Alien 11? (Alien: Covenant comes to theaters on May 19, though, that much is real.)

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