Ridley Scott will be working on another Alien prequel soon. But in order for it to work, Damon Lindelof has to work on the script for some time. He has been assigned the job to redirect the story in a cooler direction.
Deadline report says that Lindelof sparked a take that could well turn out to be a free standing science fiction film. Scott will be taking on this film next for sure. Scott will be working out a way to get this project out fast so that he can cover the costs for the studio.
Ridley Scott seems to be getting a lot of work even after the misstep in the silly Robin Hood. But will he be able to get Russell Crowe for anything anymore is the question.