How are you progressing on your future book/writing projects, including your possible series continuation (i.e. Aliens Vault, Aliens3 Vault, etc.), and a Coen brothers project, which you mentioned in our earlier interview?
My Coen Brothers book is finished and out on September 1 (with Phaidon), it is a very different beast to the Alien book – more an overview of an entire career. I am very pleased with it. We've talked about continuing the series on Alien, and I am keen, it will all depend on the ongoing success of Prometheus – in real terms how much hunger there is for more books on the subject.
In our previous interview, you described Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind the Film as a “biography of Alien”. Do you see yourself writing similar biographies on Alien and Prometheus director Sir Ridley Scott in the future (especially if his future Blade Runner-related project moves forward…I also agree he sorely deserves a Best Director Academy Award)?
I would dearly love to do a biography of Sir Ridley, again it depends on a lot of things: the success of Prometheus, the appetite of the market, his ongoing plans. But the Blade Runner sequel in the works, it might be a good time. As I said about the idea of adding further Alien Vaults and even a Prometheus Vault is down to the fans. Certainly, Prometheus needs a little time to work its way into the culture — I like to leave it a while before I return to films, but I will and I am intrigued to watch it unencumbered by expectation.