The two iconoclasts, who came to define, deify and ultimately deny the principal aspect and accomplishments of their respective halcyon eras, are now set to return to their most lauded oeuvres, indifferent to the many decades that have passed since producing, arguably, their most significant work.

In 1979, British director Scott released Alien, making Sigourney Weaver a star and the xenomorph an icon of science fiction and horror. His follow-up was to be the film adaptation of Frank Herbert