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When no one else in late-Seventies Hollywood wanted to take a chance on a script about a beat-up space tug and its crew’s encounter with an alien creature, one man did: Alan Ladd, Jr.
Read more about his background and thoughts on ALIEN in this Starlog interview transcription at Scraps from the Loft.
It was a very simple, uncomplicated story. To me it was basically The Thing in outer space; a horror movie rather than a hardware science-fiction movie. The setting just happened to be space.
Click here for more: INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCER ALAN LADD, JR. [Starlog] – Scraps from the loft
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