The more we hear about Sir Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien prequels, the more our faith is restored in the franchise.
The director has revealed that the next sci-fi action film will return the Xenomorphs to their 'really really nasty' roots.
After the PG-friendly, lacklustre Alien vs Predator series, it was obvious to all that both movie monsters had lost a lot of their initial scariness.
Robert Rodriguez's Predators went some way to boosting the reputation of the dreadlocked ones, and now mercifully Scott has acknowledged that he needs to take things back to basics in his upcoming 3D prequels.
Chatting to The Independent, he revealed that not only will the plot of the first movie be set thirty years before Ripley's adventures, and revolve around the massive 'space jockey' creature discovered by the human crew in the original, but the Aliens' origins will be as ruthless as we'd hoped.
"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," he revealed. "And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"