We haven't heard much about Ridley Scott's Alien prequel lately, but things definitely picked up over the last few days. The director spent some time talking about the film with The Independent recently, and then Gemma Arterton revealed that the filmmaker wants to meet with her about appearing in the film too (though her publicist has denied that to MTV). It's like an Alien bonanza all of the sudden!

Arterton, speaking to England's Sunday Times, revealed that the director wants to talk with her about starring in the film. Arterton says, "Ridley Scott saw Alice Creed and loved it. He wants me to meet for Aliens: The Remake, or something." Way to sound excited.

Scott's news was far more detailed, but somewhat troubling. He tells The Independent, "The film will be really tough, really nasty ... It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"

Hit the jump to read more about Scott's new concept for the prequel.