Sigourney Weaver is desperate to reprise her signature role as tough warrior ELLEN RIPLEY and is disappointed director Ridley Scott has failed to write a fourth sequel in the ALIEN series.

The actress is desperate to subvert movie stereotypes by playing a middle-aged action heroine in the sci-fi sequel, but she refuses to pen the script herself.

She says, "I did have a couple of talks with RIDLEY SCOTT about going back to the original planet. I can certainly see a woman in her 50s kicking a*s in space.

"But I'm not so motivated that I'm going to sit around and write the plot myself. I'm proud of the ones I made. They seem to be holding up well, and people love them."

16/12/2004 13:51