Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Talk On Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel

Source: The Independent

I’m beginning to think that iconic director Ridley Scott is all talk regarding his Alien prequel. We still haven’t seen any major progress regarding this. Does anyone even know when they're going to start shooting? Anyway, even though there isn’t any new info on the matter, The Independent (via ComingSoon) recently talked with Scott and got more quotes from him about what we can expect and the ideas/questions the movies will be addressing. It's not much, but since I’m a huge fan of the films I wanted share with you what I heard. The prequel will be set 30 years before the 1979 original, so you know what that means, no chance for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley character to return to the mix. The prequel will explore the origins of the deadly aliens.
"The film will be really tough, really nasty," Scott says. "It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
As far as I know, the prequel will revolve around the "space jockey" guy as seen in the chair from the first movie (see above picture). Also, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof is currently writing the script and this is supposed to be one of Scott's next projects. Hollywood can definitely be unpredictable though, so who really knows, right. I will say though, Ridley seems inspired by James Cameron's success with Avatar. "Jim's raised the bar and I've got to jump to it," he says. "He's not going to get away with it." But when you consider the lack of success Robin Hood acquired, which only made $105 million at the box office, and Cameron's Avatar is now the highest grossing movie of all time, I kind of think Cameron did get away with it. But this Alien prequel will give Ridley a chance bounce back. I'm excited to see what he's got planned for this film. I really hope it’s just as good, if not better than the first. Stay tuned!

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