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Sigourney Weaver Talks Alien 5

It seems the last few months, we’ve been hearing more news about Alien 5 than AvP3. There’s a news report on IMDB where Sigourney Weaver has mentioned Alien 5:

And the star isn’t ruling out a return to the big screen for another Alien film – insisting no one else could take on the role. She says, “I would feel very weird if they brought her (Ripley) back and cast someone else.” But the actress insists she will only take on projects if the plotline works: “I don’t care whether the budget is big or small, or if it’s a lead role or not. If the story’s good, I’m there.”

With James Cameron tied up with Avatar and Ridley Scott directing a couple of movies, I don’t think we’ll be getting Alien 5 for a long time.



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  1. 5Alien Vs Predator5
    Aliens 5- good idea but if the storyline is as "good" as ressurection that would suk.  the only decent things in it was the midget and the death of perez. and make ripley a waxworks figure that has no lines- bring in somebody new. She was good living but new ripleys retarded- no offence to people with mental issues.
  2. mcandrew99
    i think they should leave the alien movies alone for awhile. don't get me wrong i loved the first one and the second was my favorite one!!! but then they made the third and fourth and they in my opinion sucked! avp was ok and avp 2 was good but i think the human part of the movie ruined it. i think instead of aliens 5 or avp 3 i think they should make predator 3! i know if they got a good cast and a good writer it would be great! but i think the alien series should be done at 4 and i would like to see an avp 3 but it done right.    :)  
  3. Alien Genesis
    To Xenomorphine: Partly the reason I want to see a prequel, of sorts, or an origin story, is because people like Ridley Scott, Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff have all expressed an interest in doing so.  If the first director wants to tell that story, and the people who have been creating the Alien creatures for two decades want to tell that story, then I'm on board.  I don't see what else can be done with the Alien franchise other than to go back to the beginning.  The Aliens have hunted, chased, fought and killed their way through six movies now, and the formula has gotten stale, with AVPR being the worst version to date.  I know you and I could run around the block all day debating on what the next story should be.  Who knows how many crappy fan fiction stories out there deal with the Space Jockey/Alien origin storyline?  Who cares, really?  All it takes is ONE good story to make it all worthwhile.
  4. mksilver
      ;)   Ridley spoke of a possible prequel to Alien 5 involving the space jockies and their involvement with the xenomorphs , so Weaver couldn't be involved
  5. Xenomorphine
    The introduction of the USM, in 'Alien Resurrection', guaranteed the Colonial Marines either no longer exist or would be completely unrecognised, since it's a hundred or so years after them.  Have yet to see a concept for 'Predator 3' which would hold any real sense of suspense or even interest most casual viewers.
  6. M240Incinerator
    Well if they do make ALIENS5 (hopefully), PREDATOR3 (hopefully), or AVP3 (unhopefully). They should bring in Colonial Marines back, that would make it more actiony like Aliens and just as militarial in Predator! Definantly in a jungle or back on LV-426! But this time bring more Colonial Marines instead of 12! That would be cool!   8)  
  7. jimmylace
    I wouldnt want to see a prequel - Alien V should at least wrap up Ripleys story. Im happy with pretty much any director as long as theyre suited to the material (i.e not a style over substance hack like Anderson or an arthouse director that think its just another Hollywood movie like Jeunet)  Theres no point to Alien V if they dont tie up the loose ends and bring back some smart sci-fi horror.  As for AvP - that needs a serious rethink. Maybe a Predator 3 and an Alien V done properly would allow them to reboot the crossover. But I do agree that if Alien V is ever to be made its got to be soon and within the next 3 years or so
  8. Xenomorphine
    Watch the film again and listen to Hudson's speech, near the start, about "phased plasma pulse rifles" and all of that. :)  Not that I think that gun is actually based on plasma, even though most people assume it is, but there were allusions to them having more advanced stuff.
  9. lee
    I mean if u think about it, if the Weland/Yutani corp got the predator gun then answer this Why the hell didnt the marines use the technology in the future films???????? instead of bullets??????
  10. Xenomorphine
    'Robski', you're free to think that way if you want. Just don't expect me to agree with you - and don't feel aghast, jsut because I wasn't impressed with those films. They were good enough for the 'Batman' franchise, yes, but as films, in general, I was not particularly impressed by them.  And I repeat, they had a visual style which I don't personally feel would fit very well in an 'Alien' film.  Yes, he might like to go for a certain degree of realism (nowhere near to the level of Cameron or Scott, however), but you could say the same about Anderson, in some respects. Just go and look at 'Event Horizon'.  And remember, a director isn't necessarily the same as the people who write the script. Don't go mistaking them for one and the same entity.  Alien Genesis: Sure they can be demystified a lot more. Just go and read the crappy fan fiction scripts so often seen for a fifth film, done by fans. A high proportion of them try and deal with the Space Jockey and it's always mediocre. It's much better to leave that a mystery and explore something new.
  11. Rudy M Alapag Jr
    I think up towards A4, i think that's it of the Alien series... and just a start on AVP franchise. We still want a Alien live-action TV series but not animation. Real life action Alien(s) battling new character(s).If we can't get a A5, well, it has to be until a long time from now. Weaver, well, depends on the money and she did talk about going back to space but for a scout derelict ship being revealed.
  12. Alien Genesis
    To Xenomorphine: In all fairness, I don't think the Alien creatures can be any more "demystified" if someone tried.  After two terrible Aliens films, one decent AVP film, and another atrocious AVPR film, I think we're beyond "demystifcation" at this point.  Going back to the beginning is the shot in the arm this series needs.
  13. rudy ripley
      :)   yeah, every alien movie or predator, there's always a new director, depends if they want to work as a team to make Alien 5. Predator 3, well, who would like to return or be a whole new cast for that Pred3 film? If there was one.
  14. Rob - - - - - - ski
    What he'll do for ALIENS and PREDATORS?  Nolan may not have made an "official" sci-fi movie, but his movies have plenty science involved in it. In "The Prestige" he had sciences involved in the magacians "dream in reality" of REAL magic. And in suspense. I never seen a thriller so captivating in recent years since the Sixth Sense. The thrill of what you know or don't know will make the Alien and Predator Universe a what it'll use to be. He'll won't overexpoilt the Alien, he'll never have it come near a clear light. He'll show more of what Aliens can do, showing "perfect organism" intellengence, and probably will never have us know it. The Predator has his own plan in each film. Nolan will make his predator's objection "almost classified" since the human characters' story POV has no idea themselves. The Gadgets and Vehicles in BB and DK are made in physics of reality. Make the the Predator's equipment and weapons be so truly based on that your convinced it's real. The origin and backstory of the Joker is never revealed. He's like an evil force fused in human form. He's a mystery. And you fear what you don't understand. Nolan will make the Alien be the devil you can hardly see, hear, feel and he's influencing you to decay. The story will be all how the humans take it all in. The miracle that anyone survived.  AVPGALAXY.net make a poll if Christopher Nolan is the MAN to continue the torch of the Alien and Predator.
  15. Rob - - - - - - ski
    The characters are multipurpose. Half the characters in other blockbusters are but in for one thing then killed off or those giving multipurpose are pointless. BB and DK has a character that influences throughout.  Most Oscars for Best Director are for the smaller film directors. Out of the couple of Blockbusters that did get that, Christopher Nolan would be the most deserving. (exception for Speilberg in Saving Private Ryan). Action scenes are nothing close to overdone. Today it's all on dozens of jumps, kicks, martial arts, and bullet time. And not to mention slow-motion to have people actually follow or jerky cameras to not make out anything. Nolan in DK does it one-act. What the Batmobile did to the Dumpster Truck and Batcycle did to the Joker's Truck, done in one manuver, was more impressive than the your entire year mid-level action movies. Cinematography made it so. And out of the action, it puts you in the mood your suppose to feel. Most films have a good scene every now and then, and favorites distances apart. In BB and 10-fold DK had me love virtually every minute of every scene like it's the best scene of the movie.
  16. Rob - - - - - - ski
    To Xenomorphine: Yeah the Joker is creepy. And that's infinity beyond not feeling a soul chill in A-R, AVP, or AVP. You agree on Nolan how excellent he did in BB and DK, but then say it's NOT GOOD enough to fix the SHIT caused by them?  Batman Begins and the Dark Knight are the BEST BLOCKBUSTERS I've ever seen. I swear this is not a fan who was pissed with Batman and Robin. I was aware with Batman, but never got into it. Then BB then DK showed it's a miracle film of blockbusters. Anything these days are idoits in comparison. It has a organic story, characters in full form, directed to the best of capabilities to a scene.  Story is the most organic story you'll ever see in major film productions. Blockbusters are only focused on ideas not story or character arcs. "Here's a handful of cool one-liners, stunts & explosions, SFX sequences. Now what story we can think of that will fit it all in." Nolan being the writer is not based on ideas and fitting them in against logic and character. What elements bring the character to choice, he doesn't go where it'll lead to cool action, he goes to what directs the character and say, "may not be the biggest but it's the most fullfilling" and where ever he went he got better results than the common choice.
  17. rudy ripley
    how about a ALIENS VS. PREDATOR VS. TERMINATOR FILM FROM THE COMIC? BASED ON THE COMIC? WELL, LIKE SEEING RIPLEY CLONE 8 DYING BY THE ALIENS? OR TERMINATORS? WHO WINS...? PREDATOR(S) BY KILLING THE ALIENS AND THE TERMINATOR(S) BY HIMSELF.  R.I.P. RIPLEY!!!
  18. Xenomorphine
    Have to disagree. The two most recent 'Batman' films, yes, are probably the best adaptations of their source material, but they didn't personally impress me, as films. Nor do I believe their aesthetic style would suit this franchise.  I didn't see anything which made me believe he could effectively convey horror, either. Yeah, I know the Joker was a bit creepy, but that's not the same thing as genuine horror, in my own view.  We could say Toim Burton is an accomplished director, too, who's done some genius stuff, but I don't think he'd suit it much, either, personally. :)
  19. Rob - - - - - - ski
    Why hasn't anyone layed out the best choice ever just when he presented himself with the DARK KNIGHT after BATMAN BEGINS  Christopher Nolan is currently the most intelligent, original, vigilant director in Huge-Production, Blockbuster HollyWood. He has proved himself twice. He brings brain and soul into the arena of films that put that last and Special Effects first. He does not revolve stories around a handful of cool ideas and connect with mesh-mash scripts. He starts from point 1, the first step of the story, and goes the logic most character revealing way to the finish. And he gets greater results than any who think the other way. His style in BB and DK is the mirror image of the Alien/Predator Universe.  Make him do Alien5, Pred3, or AVP3. He'll make the Alien as scary and intelligent as film 1. He'll make the Predator a character of the story, not a SFX product to show how to kill a human. Nolan will do that by not overexploiting them as they have since A-R and P2, not having this suspense killing "Remeber Fans?". He'll not overexploit by having the story be a human story from the human's POV. He'll have a story that makes sense that does not revolve around "This'll be cool despite stupidity".  FINAL STATEMENT. Dark Knight is the perfect Batman film. Nolan can't let himself do a Batman 3 that won't top. What next? Fix what needs fixing. The Aliens and Predators that genuises created that are continued by neglects.
  20. Xenomorphine
    AG: Look at the forums. People don't want that, because it demystifies the creatures. Plus, anything a production team comes up with will never compare to what your imagination did, when you first saw that ship.  Let sleeping dogs lie. Explore new territory.
  21. What?
    Why not just play it safe and stick with the classic directors? If anything, itd be something NEW and something FRESH because we havent had a good film in the series in a long ass time
  22. FeDeralee!
    I totally agree. I wanted to find out the origins of the sapce jockies like yester-decade, lol. I never knew coke was a hell of a drug for the hollywood elites.. I wonder if I'll ever see a good director bring the unknown of the space jockies or the alien, predator homeworlds to light? I can only wish, lol that I will see colonial marines land on a predator homeworld, then you see a space jockie, alien and an elder predator be like "surprise! wantwant, some ca-candy?...."   ???     ???  
  23. Gort Pred
    awsomeman has a point.  I don't think Bay could do Aliens 5, but AVP3. I mean I never knew people loved the story about 2 monsters beating the shit out of each other instead of going to see 2 monsters beat the shit out of each other. Really you can't make that movie like Aliens and Alien and Predator when all 3 of those movies had 1 monsters, alot of mystery behind them, you bearly saw any of them except the end (except aliens) and all 3 films were about the main ppl in the movies. Now when it comes to 2 aliens who kill and rip skulls out of bodies and shoot out of ppls chest and become bigger and have all these clan laws and all this shit going on....how do you expect an AVP movie to have all the room for the ppl when you have the 2 monsters who btw are fighting.   Ya know I said something like this before, i think ppl are just not going to see how Alien, Aliens, and Predator has way more becasue it was about the ppl surviving the monsters.
  24. Alien Genesis
    Xenomorphine, I respectfully disagree.  I would love to see a prequel of sorts; or, as I put it, an origin story.  What is the Alien's genesis?  Where did it come from?  Where did the Space Jockey come from?  Are they from the same place?  A movie that centered on a storyline involving the Alien genesis and the Space Jockey would be awesome.  These are questions I've had since the first movie came out; six films later, and we've never revisited the Space Jockey storyline, or how it was connected to the Alien in the first place.  Can't you imagine how rich that would be, as opposed to another B-average horror flick where people get, predictably, sliced and diced, blah blah blah.  Come on, FOX!  There are still decent stories to tell!  Jump on them NOW while PEOPLE STILL CARE!
  25. blackhawk
    What ever movie comes out Alien 5 or AvP 3, they gotta put the colonial marines in it and have them as bad ass as they were in Aliens. Say if AvP 3 was going to be done have the marines travel to the predators home world and bring back more predator technology to earth. The marines crash land, there's aliens on the planet, there's a huge war between the species....if Fox would make a movie like that and get a really good director and writer....$$$$$ makes sense to me!!
  26. Sulaco
    Yeah dude, it doesnt really matter who directs it because the franchise is all fu*ked up, Weavers too old and nobody decent will touch it, it's all down hill now. If they do make it? I guarantee the fans will do as they always { Wow... now it seems Alien resurrection wasn't that bad.} Same old sh*t, different year.
  27. Sulaco
    awesomeman/ Could you imagine if Transformers was written & directed by James Cameron? Micheal Bay's a little over the top for an Alien movie brother.
  28. Rudy
      :)   DIDN'T I MENTION SOMETHING LIKE A ALIEN TV SERIES? LIVE ACTION -ACTION SERIES? WHERE THERE WON'T BE SIGOURNEY WEAVER EVEN THOUGH WEAVER IS (RIPLEY) SHE DON'T HAVE TO BE IN IT. IT MAY START BEFORE ALIEN 1. A PREQUEL LIVE ACTION.  STALLONE QOUTE: "WHETHER YOU LIVE FOR NOTHING OR DIE FOR SOMETHING, YOUR CALL"
  29. Rudy
      8)   IF A L I E N 5 HAPPENS THEN IT SHOULD HAVE SIG. WEAVER AGAIN,,, GOING BACK TO THE A L I E N HOME WORLD AND DISCOVER THE  A L I E N SHIP. NOW, I DON'T REALLY NEED TO SEE A A5 AS THOUGH THAT I CANT SAY WHAT THE STORY WILL BE ANYWAY. IF THAT STORY'S GOOD, THEN, GOOD LUCK. I FOUND OUT IN THE ONE OF THE A L I E N NOVELS. WHICH...AAH, NOTHING.
  30. Dual Blade
    gameoverman | 10 Aug 2008 09:542 Ridley and Cameron are busy but they could get someone else. My favourite choice would be either bring back David Fincher or get Danny Boyle to do it.  Absolutly. I'm in agreement here. Alien 3, now watching it in its entirity is brilliant, it definately by far has the best score of the Alien Franchise by far. David Fincher knows how to draw a good tone.  Danny Boyle. Yes again a brilliant choice. He definately has proven to be one of the UKs top directors.  How about throw Paul Thomas Anderson in the mix?   :)  
  31. lee
    Who ever mentioned BOYLE needs applause, i keep forgetting him when it comes to another Alien film, Predator 3 i always imagined to be set in Iraq in the desert area like MGS4 opening level (no place to hide) but who to make it, i dont know I always thought that if a P3 or AVP3 would be perfect for either Paul Verhoeven or Neil Marshall or even (braceing  a butt kickin) Zack Snyder, but u never know I mean Mclane/rambo/Indy/Rocky have all come back i think its about time Ripley did as well
  32. awesomeman
    What do you mean "am I on crack?" Excalibest, a.k.a. world's biggest dumbass, Transformers was a great movie! Why don't you go suck your mom's hole you dried up overused slut. Come get some    :-*  
  33. dallas001
      8)    I have said it on IMDb, BOYLE HAS PASSED IT UP. He will not do ALIEN 5. There is potential for a good director to coem in, if Fox gets its head out of its ass.
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