H.R. Giger back for Alien prequel? Yes, says his wife

Ridley Scott has already come back to direct the new Alien prequel. Now another name crucial to the success of the original movie might be on board as well.

According to Bleeding Cool, Swiss artist H.R. Giger might be coming back to work on the prequel as well. Giger's wife, Carmen Scheifele, reportedly told a Swiss television program called Glanz & Gloria that her husband was going to re-team with Scott to do design work on the movie.

Giger's work on the first Alien, which included designs for the derelict alien spacecraft found by the crew of the Nostromo, the corpse of the long-dead "Space Jockey" and of course the Alien itself in all its forms, was iconic. His creations not only made Alien one of the most visually influential sci-fi films of the past 30 years but won the artist an Academy Award and exposed his work to a whole new audience. He did come back to do some work on Alien 3, but that was a less happy experience for the artist and many of his concepts were unused.

Now, we have to caution that the report by Bleeding Cool was taken from a German fansite called AVP Galaxy and translated into English via Google. Which means that, frankly, the whole thing should be taken lightly until there's any sort of official confirmation of Giger's involvement. In fact, we'd suggest being doubly suspicious since there have been a slew of Alien prequel rumors lately, none of which turned out to be true.

But if it is true, how cool would it be to have H.R. Giger returning to work on the Alien prequel? Would that be a major coup for Ridley Scott or what?

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