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It looks like the 'Alien' prequel is definitely more than just wishful thinking.

In an exclusive interview with MTV, director Ridley Scott shared some details about the project that has him returning to the highly successful sci-fi franchise he helped create back in 1979.

"As we speak, I've got a pile of pages next to me, it's like the fourth draft," says the director. "It's a work in progress, but we're actually making the film. There's no question about it, we're going to make the film." It looks like the 'Alien' prequel is definitely more than just wishful thinking.

In an exclusive interview with MTV, director Ridley Scott shared some details about the project that has him returning to the highly successful sci-fi franchise he helped create back in 1979.

"As we speak, I've got a pile of pages next to me, it's like the fourth draft," says the director. "It's a work in progress, but we're actually making the film. There's no question about it, we're going to make the film."

Scott goes on to say that the 'Alien' prequel will take place in 2085, "about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver]."

"It's fundamentally about going out to find out, 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?'" Scott explains, referring to the giant creature sitting in what looked like an astronomer's chair discovered by the crew of the Nostromo in the original 'Alien.'

Scott also says he'll be talking with the original 'Alien' designer, H.R. Giger. "The alien, in a sense, as a shape, is worn out. Maybe we'll come up with something completely different."

20th Century Fox hopes to get the 'Alien' prequel into theaters by late 2011 or "the best date in 2012."

Ridley Scott's latest film, 'Robin Hood,' opens May 14.