In a strange turn of events, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof will work on rewriting the upcoming prequel to Alien - but his script may end up somewhere else entirely. Confused? So am I.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Lindelof met with producer Ridley Scott to discuss taking on rewrite chores for the still-unnamed Alien prequel, but that the discussions ended up so freewheeling that Lindelof's rewrite may, depending on the final outcome, end up as an entirely different movie altogether... although whether that separate movie will be part of the Alien universe is, so far, a mystery.
Since wrapping Lost, Lindelof has already worked on the script for Cowboys and Aliens, and will be part of the writing team for JJ Abrams' second Star Trek movie.