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Ridley Scott thinks aliens are real, would totally wipe us out

Aliens
Aliens

Ridley Scott launched his career with a movie about a superior alien species going to town on some poor, largely helpless humans. So it’s not entirely surprising to learn that, not only does the celebrated director—currently making the press rounds for his latest Alien movie, Covenant—think that life on other worlds is “certainly likely,” but that if they ever show up on Earth, humanity is going to get creamed.

“The experts have now put a number on it having assessed what is out there,” Scott recently told Sky News. “They say that there are between 100 and 200 entities that could be having a similar evolution to us right now. So when you see a big thing in the sky, run for it. Because they are a lot smarter than we are, and if you are stupid enough to challenge them you will be taken out in three seconds.”

Not that Scott himself is afraid; when asked whether films like his iconic 1979 horror masterpiece Alien frighten him, he laughed it off, suggesting that no movie is as terrifying as walking onto a 600-person film set where you’re expected to be in charge. Besides, he notes, “Nothing scares me. I have a 9mm [pistol]”. So there you have it, folks: when the invasion comes, head to Ridley Scott’s house. He’ll know what to do.

[via Consequence Of Sound]

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