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Sigourney Weaver on Alien 5 – “Neill’s Fulfilling His Childhood Dream”

Sigourney Weaver was in attendance at the London Film and Comic Con this weekend gone. Along with fellow Aliens cast members Bill Paxton and Carrie Henn she took to the stage to talk about the Alien series.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news floating around about her comments during that talk about the Aliens vs. Predator films “depressing” her but that’s been known for a while. More interestingly, she spoke a tiny bit about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5.

“The actress was considerably more enthusiastic about a future addition to the Alien series, namely Neill Blomkamp’s untitled sequel/reboot for which concept art was leaked earlier this year.

“I’m so excited about Neill – because Neill is like you guys!” she told the Comic-Con crowd. “He broke the tapes of these movies when he was a kid, he watched them so much.”

“I love the fact that’s Neill’s fulfilling his childhood dream of what he hopes will be the popcorn movie, the Alien popcorn movie that he wanted as a kid to see.”

It hasn’t been officially confirmed Weaver will be returning for Blomkamp’s film, but she implied she’d be involved when a fan asked if Ripley could get a happy ending in the new movie.

“Well – it’s certainly something we’ve discussed,” she replied. “I agree, she’s had kind of a crap life. Many interruptions.”

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I’m not sure what to make about the comments about Alien 5 being a “popcorn film” as that’s generally a term used for films of lower quality. She may simply mean in terms of it being entertaining. It also really good to hear about Sigourney Weaver’s excitement about the film and the director of the upcoming Alien 5.



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  1. pred169


    Hospital rooms still do have air in them.

    The sheer size of the chamber would have mandated a while before someone could just walk in and casually breathe, if there had been no oxygen, I would have thought. It was huge - and led off into those other tunnels.

    Operating rooms not standard hospital rooms. And yes O.R. still have oxygen just a lower content. The instrument rooms however do not have oxygen to them when closed. They are kept oxygen free for sterilization purposes.
       As far as the room and the tunnels. Like i said once flooded with oxygen its pretty much instantaneous. Its not like a fart that lingers and takes its time to reach the other side of the room. Oxygen reacts very quickly. Like i said the most they would experience would be shortness of breath and ears popping and ringing. I don't remember the room leading into other tunnels though. I'll have to rewatch it and see.
  2. Xenomorphine
    Hospital rooms still do have air in them.

    The sheer size of the chamber would have mandated a while before someone could just walk in and casually breathe, if there had been no oxygen, I would have thought. It was huge - and led off into those other tunnels.
  3. pred169
    That was the impression I got. The timing seemed too coincidental.
    Hmmm... Interesting thought.
    Very interesting. I never really considered that. It's possible. U.S. has been working on the H.A.A.R.P. project for awhile now and can supposedly trigger violent natural disasters on cue in certain locations. Now granted I never considered that part of the movie deliberate. I though they knew the storm was on the horizon and that's why they had a certain window of time to work with. I'll have to watch it again.



    I don't think it was properly explained why the walls began to change. There was air in there, otherwise there would have been a veritable explosive decompression. :) And if there hadn't been any oxygen in there, it would have taken a while before they could breathe it.

    It seemed more like a security system activating upon sensing the door was forced open. Storm seemed just as deliberate.

    Not all airtight rooms have an explosive concussion when exposed to oxygen. In fact most operating rooms in a hospital are airtight. And the room where they keep the sterilized instruments is pressurized and all oxygen is removed. Yet there isn't an explosive force when opened. Another example would be a static free room at a computer chip factory. Alot of static free rooms are also lower oxygen content.  And as far as it taking awhile before they can breath in the room.....no. once a room is flooded with oxygen it is breathable. It may be lower oxygen and will feel heavier and harder to breath for a few seconds but this dissipates after a few seconds as the air enters the room. The worst they could expect would be a popping or ringing of the ears or shortness of breath for a bit.
  4. Engineer
    Ok, you got me there! :-)

    But I prefer to think of it as the alien is not a mutation; it just is what it is. The black goo from prometheus I don't even like to think about! Lol
    Haha I hear you there. I hate that I had to quote it. Felt like ace ventura afterwards pouring toothpaste in my mouth...setting my clothes on fire before taking a cold shower...plunger to the mouth. 


    But I rather enjoyed your point of view as well. It was nice to have a good debate without someone going into rage mode.

    Dido! :-). Yea I always feel a sense of guilt whe I use prometheus in a debate! It almost feels like I'm cheating on alien! Haha, jk. But more seriously, prometheus just muddied the waters more than anything...

    Xenomorphine- what do you mean by the storm seemed deliberate?! As in, a security measure activated a weather-based weapon system?!?
  5. Xenomorphine
    I don't think it was properly explained why the walls began to change. There was air in there, otherwise there would have been a veritable explosive decompression. :) And if there hadn't been any oxygen in there, it would have taken a while before they could breathe it.

    It seemed more like a security system activating upon sensing the door was forced open. Storm seemed just as deliberate.
  6. pred169
    Ok, you got me there! :-)

    But I prefer to think of it as the alien is not a mutation; it just is what it is. The black goo from prometheus I don't even like to think about! Lol
    Haha I hear you there. I hate that I had to quote it. Felt like ace ventura afterwards pouring toothpaste in my mouth...setting my clothes on fire before taking a cold shower...plunger to the mouth. 


    But I rather enjoyed your point of view as well. It was nice to have a good debate without someone going into rage mode.
  7. Engineer
    Ok, you got me there! :-)

    But I prefer to think of it as the alien is not a mutation; it just is what it is. The black goo from prometheus I don't even like to think about! Lol
  8. pred169


    Pred169- I understand you're just speculating, but I'd like to offer up some food for thought on this. If oxygen were to be a mutagenic agent for the black goo and/or the alien, then why didn't the alien mutate once on board the nostromo? Or once lv 426 was terraformed? The black goo itself is a different story; it was the mutagen itself. But if it was reactive with oxygen, why'd the engineers keep it in a facility that contained oxygen? I had heard a theory (or maybe it was more than a theory, I'm not sure) that the black goo was activated or "inspired" by the psychological state of the beings around it; in other words, it created monsters because humans were evil! I think that's silly, and I really REALLY hope that's not what Ridley Scott was trying to convey with that story element. I hope the black goo was just a weaponized version of the black goo used at the beginning of the movie...

    Xenomorphine- please do contribute! Even if it's just fact checking! I don't have access to the CMTM; my primary source has been the movies and things I've heard people on the forums say regarding the scripts and novelizations. If I got a detail horribly wrong, I'd revise that 'theory' as neccessary. Worst case scenario, I'd have a rebuttal! Lol. I'm aiming for a stimulating conversation that's headed in a different direction than the typical conversations here. So if you find something I have horribly wrong; I'm not going to rage-post or anything like that!

    Who's to say it didn't? Maybe the creature we saw wasn't what the engineers had intended. Maybe the alien WAS the mutation. Maybe it was supposed to look like the ultramorph or something to that effect. And if that be the case that would also explain why all aliens turned out like they did on LV 426. Same base but slightly different than the first we saw because as it gestated inside kane he was exposed to both the non oxygenated environment in the chamber and the high oxygen area or sterile environment on the nostromo. The ones that gestated after terraforming were only exposed to oxygenated environment. May explain subtle differences.
      The engineers didn't keep the goo canisters in an oxygenated environment. They were kept in a chamber void of oxygen. That's why when the door opened to the chamber the murals on the wall changed. If I'm not mistaken David actually said something to that effect, that the murals were changing do to the oxygen.
  9. THE CITY HUNTER
    Could be anything - including fluid. For all we know, it used to be covered in an ocean!

    The geology is kind of interesting, though. I have a friend who knows a fair bit about that side of things and sent her the quote from the CMTM about Acheron. It was interesting to get her view on it. If I remember right, she said some of it was worded in an unneccessarily technical fashion, but that it basically checked out with what we saw on screen.
    Do any of you guys remember AVP 2 primal hunt who was those Aliens you fight in the beginning as a Predator.
  10. Engineer
    Pred169- I understand you're just speculating, but I'd like to offer up some food for thought on this. If oxygen were to be a mutagenic agent for the black goo and/or the alien, then why didn't the alien mutate once on board the nostromo? Or once lv 426 was terraformed? The black goo itself is a different story; it was the mutagen itself. But if it was reactive with oxygen, why'd the engineers keep it in a facility that contained oxygen? I had heard a theory (or maybe it was more than a theory, I'm not sure) that the black goo was activated or "inspired" by the psychological state of the beings around it; in other words, it created monsters because humans were evil! I think that's silly, and I really REALLY hope that's not what Ridley Scott was trying to convey with that story element. I hope the black goo was just a weaponized version of the black goo used at the beginning of the movie...

    Xenomorphine- please do contribute! Even if it's just fact checking! I don't have access to the CMTM; my primary source has been the movies and things I've heard people on the forums say regarding the scripts and novelizations. If I got a detail horribly wrong, I'd revise that 'theory' as neccessary. Worst case scenario, I'd have a rebuttal! Lol. I'm aiming for a stimulating conversation that's headed in a different direction than the typical conversations here. So if you find something I have horribly wrong; I'm not going to rage-post or anything like that!
  11. pred169
    On that note, I don't think the lack of oxygen would have made any difference... Otherwise the facehugger wouldn't have been able to survive once it jumped out of the egg, let alone keep Kane alive after bursting through his helmet visor...
    You could be right and of course I'm just speculating here but perhaps the aliens can survive without oxygen. And as far the facehugger supplying oxygen to kane... they may be able to transform other elements to oxygen. Kinda like how a rebreather turns carbon dioxide into oxygen.
      And what I meant with the lack of oxygen in the chamber being the reason the eggs were stored there was not based on life of eggs but the mutation factor. If you remember in prometheus (god I can't believe I'm quoting this movie) once the chamber was opened and oxygen was let into the chamber, everything reacted. The walls, the containers, even the murals changed. What if the supply of oxygen either A) activates the goo and begins the transformation process. Or B) the oxygen changes the composition and development of the goo. Thus changing the final product. Instead of it being alien type A it becomes alien type B and is resilient to a different set of elements. Like a virus... change the elements it is in and the strain almost always mutates and becomes resilient to the vaccines being currently used. It adapts if you will. Then it has to be studied to see what the new strains weaknesses are. Perhaps the eggs are the same way. Stored in a controlled environment so that the engineers can maintain the type of product they desire.
  12. Engineer
    I will concur with that. I found it funny when ash says "inert nitrogen" in the movie when describing lv425's atmospheric composition. The "inert" part was unessessary really. But I always took it as a laymen terms type of explanation for Dallas's sake (and the audiences sake, of course, lol).

    Xenomorphine, did you check out the thread I linked to before??
  13. Xenomorphine
    Could be anything - including fluid. For all we know, it used to be covered in an ocean!

    The geology is kind of interesting, though. I have a friend who knows a fair bit about that side of things and sent her the quote from the CMTM about Acheron. It was interesting to get her view on it. If I remember right, she said some of it was worded in an unneccessarily technical fashion, but that it basically checked out with what we saw on screen.
  14. Engineer
    By "corrosion" you mean just naturally wearing away or erosion,  no rusting, right? I can get on board with that. But rusting over time, in the atmosphere, requires the process of oxidation, and the atmosphere prior to terraforming lacked any significant oxidizing agents such as oxygen... Nitrogen is essentially inert. :-).
  15. Xenomorphine
    Pred: 'Inhabited' can mean a world full of wildlife. But even if we presupposed an advanced civilisation, it could be...

    * Subterranean civilisation. Some species just prefer living beneath the ground. If the egg chamber was artificial, this might even prove that.

    * Buildings on the surface, but covered by fossilised hive resin - the bone-like rocks are effectively covering what once laid beneath.

    * Buildings so old, that they literally collapsed into rubble or corroded away. It's useful to keep in mind that it's only things made out of stone which are likely to last down the ages.

    * A limited colony - just like Hadley's Hope was. Everywhere else being a once-thriving ecosystem. As the centuries wore on, nothing would be left.

    As I say, I'd prefer if it was always uninhabited, but I also love O'Bannon's idea for what it might have once been. Especially how he wanted the planetoid to literally tie into the Lovecraftian mythos amd have the Alien a "blood-relative" of the nightmarish star gods. If a future story ever wants to show LV-426 as having once been a lot more active than we've ever seen it, the above methods could be how it's done.
  16. Engineer
    On that note, I don't think the lack of oxygen would have made any difference... Otherwise the facehugger wouldn't have been able to survive once it jumped out of the egg, let alone keep Kane alive after bursting through his helmet visor...
  17. pred169
    Yeah, personally I'd prefer it to have always been uninhabited, but the rock formations were designed that way deliberately. If a future story wants to reveal LV-426 once was, in ancient times, an inhabited world which was reduced to a hive-covered Lovecraftian horror, I'd be fine with that.

    I don't think Hadley's Hope would have necessarily uncovered anything, though. That would assume something was exactly underneath them. If there waere, say, an ancient network of tunnels, they would have probably just registered as natural caverns.

    I always go back to how, technically, the egg chamber measurements have no way to fit inside what we saw of the derelict's hull. It's actually more plausible to interpret that scene as O'Bannon intended: It's somewhere the derelict docked to, possibly hollowed out by an even more ancient civilisation. I always found it intriguing that the chamber gives the impression of going on for possibly miles around that corner.

    If someone were to start excavating beneath LV-426, who knows what they might find if they looked in the right place?
    I was more talking about the planetary scans finding signs of building ruins before the Hadley crew arrived as opposed to them finding something in the rubble. Of course a facility as large as the atmosphere processor and the hadleys hope colony. You'd think they would find something on a survey run.
      Now as far as the tunnels and the egg chamber, you are correct. I was thinking strictly film not script or novelization. Now I personally haven't read either the original scripts or novel but I have been meaning to.
       My point wasn't that LV 426 couldn't have been inhabited before... it was more I wouldn't expect a backstory of a decimated civilization to be done there. I kinda see it as a military staging ground or storage facility for bio weapons. So I agree it is more like LV 223 and probably any other LV planetoids in that system. I just don't see it being a civilized planet that aliens were unleashed on. Actually... maybe LV 426  was the storage depot and LV 223 was actually the science facility for the engineers. Maybe that's why in prometheus we see a couple of chambers with the goo and skeletal remains of other engineers. And on LV 426 we saw a chamber that seemed to stretch as far as you could see with eggs. Maybe the harsh environment on LV 426 is why they chose to store the eggs there as opposed to anywhere else. Maybe the lack of oxygen kept the "product" from mutating or gestation (egg morphing).

    Just a thought. 
  18. Engineer
    Yeah, personally I'd prefer it to have always been uninhabited, but the rock formations were designed that way deliberately. If a future story wants to reveal LV-426 once was, in ancient times, an inhabited world which was reduced to a hive-covered Lovecraftian horror, I'd be fine with that.

    I don't think Hadley's Hope would have necessarily uncovered anything, though. That would assume something was exactly underneath them. If there waere, say, an ancient network of tunnels, they would have probably just registered as natural caverns.

    I always go back to how, technically, the egg chamber measurements have no way to fit inside what we saw of the derelict's hull. It's actually more plausible to interpret that scene as O'Bannon intended: It's somewhere the derelict docked to, possibly hollowed out by an even more ancient civilisation. I always found it intriguing that the chamber gives the impression of going on for possibly miles around that corner.

    If someone were to start excavating beneath LV-426, who knows what they might find if they looked in the right place?
    I think the unidirectional winds could cause bizarre rock formations like that easily enough though. There's some bizarre rock formations on other planets too, like Utah! Haha, jk.

    Yea, I always loved that scene in the egg chamber and how it appeared sooooo long! And it sort of winded back and forth a little despite the ship arcing in only one direction...
  19. Xenomorphine
    Yeah, personally I'd prefer it to have always been uninhabited, but the rock formations were designed that way deliberately. If a future story wants to reveal LV-426 once was, in ancient times, an inhabited world which was reduced to a hive-covered Lovecraftian horror, I'd be fine with that.

    I don't think Hadley's Hope would have necessarily uncovered anything, though. That would assume something was exactly underneath them. If there waere, say, an ancient network of tunnels, they would have probably just registered as natural caverns.

    I always go back to how, technically, the egg chamber measurements have no way to fit inside what we saw of the derelict's hull. It's actually more plausible to interpret that scene as O'Bannon intended: It's somewhere the derelict docked to, possibly hollowed out by an even more ancient civilisation. I always found it intriguing that the chamber gives the impression of going on for possibly miles around that corner.

    If someone were to start excavating beneath LV-426, who knows what they might find if they looked in the right place?
  20. Engineer
    Ok so before we get off on the wrong foot, let me just say that I subscribe to the idea that LV 426 was always uninhabited; just like you.

    However, I don't think we can logically say xenomorphine is wrong necessarily either. There is some evidence to suggest that lv 426 was previously inhabited in some source material. The script (which I haven't personally read, but someone posted text on another forum about this same sort of topic), had language to suggest that the egg chamber was subterranean, and not actually part of the derelict craft. The movie novelization (which I also have not read, but saw excerpts from it on the same forum), says this a little more explicitly. The material seems to be suggesting that lv 426 was, or might have been, a storage facility for the eggs similar to lv 223 in prometheus. There might not have been crumbling buildings scattered around, but in prometheus most of the structures were tunnels and subterranean caverns of artificial origin. I think it's reasonable to assume civilization might have existed on lv 426 before, maybe not widely distributed, but still might have existed nonetheless. But again, I like to think lv 426 was completely barren and uninhabited.

    As for your other comment, relating to scanning lv 426 to determine whether it was suitable for terraforming, this might be off topic, but when you mentioned the radiation poisoning part it reminds me a little bit about something I previously (and recently) posted. If you haven't seen it already head to the link below; I'd love to hear some feedback from you and anyone else who might be interested! :-)

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=53083.0
  21. pred169
    Not now, no.

    No reason it couldn't once have been and the reason for all those bone-shaped rocks is because it's ancient fossilised hive material.
    Yes that would be an interesting way to look at it but the question still remains how or why would you do it on LV 426? that's a bit cliche to me. I mean Blomkamp has already stated that the film will take place after the events in aliens. So if we're talking about doing an entire planet made of hive material that has been overrun with aliens then why would we go back to LV 426?
      Don't get me wrong i see where you're coming from and it's not a bad idea at all. But I don't think they'd be able to use LV 426 simply because there were terraformers there for over 40 years. They would have found some type of remains of a lost civilization. Building remains, fossilized skeletal remains,... something. I would suggest a different planet for this very reason.
      Maybe go back to LV 426 and find the derelict. Upon examination of the derelict (Which we've seen concept pics of) they stumble upon the coordinates of the another planet like earth. Maybe another one of those funky holographic videos where the engineers intercepted a distress beacon from this planet. Marines go to investigate and give aid but by the time they've arrived, the team back at the derelict learns that the engineers had planted the eggs on that planet and it's determined that the planet is now overrun with aliens. But because they are so far away the transmission doesn't reach the marines in time to stop them from landing.

    "Over 20 years" not 40... And it took them long enough to find the derelict which was out in the open, it didn't require much looking/digging to find it.
    Yes 20 my mistake. Thanks for correcting that. And yeah it did take them that long to find the derelict. But in the process of building the hadleys hope community you would think that during the excavation they would have found some type of remains or evidence of a past civilization. And it is possible to overlook something as large as the derelict out in the open. They found an entire Mayan city not too long ago that had been just previously overlooked. So it's possible. Unlikely....but possible.
      Besides I'm sure they sent out survey teams long before the terraforming crew arrived. I feel they would have done an atmospheric survey of types. Something that would check elemental levels as well as surface scans in an attempt to find any signs of life or previous life. Don't want to terraform a planet where all the former inhabitants died from extreme radiation poisoning. Missing the derelict in these scans would be easy but missing an entire city the size of Los Angeles or new york.....well that's another story.
      And that's what I'm proposing an entire planet that has fallen to the alien species. Collapsed buildings, decaying structures, etc..
  22. Engineer
    Not now, no.

    No reason it couldn't once have been and the reason for all those bone-shaped rocks is because it's ancient fossilised hive material.
    Yes that would be an interesting way to look at it but the question still remains how or why would you do it on LV 426? that's a bit cliche to me. I mean Blomkamp has already stated that the film will take place after the events in aliens. So if we're talking about doing an entire planet made of hive material that has been overrun with aliens then why would we go back to LV 426?
      Don't get me wrong i see where you're coming from and it's not a bad idea at all. But I don't think they'd be able to use LV 426 simply because there were terraformers there for over 40 years. They would have found some type of remains of a lost civilization. Building remains, fossilized skeletal remains,... something. I would suggest a different planet for this very reason.
      Maybe go back to LV 426 and find the derelict. Upon examination of the derelict (Which we've seen concept pics of) they stumble upon the coordinates of the another planet like earth. Maybe another one of those funky holographic videos where the engineers intercepted a distress beacon from this planet. Marines go to investigate and give aid but by the time they've arrived, the team back at the derelict learns that the engineers had planted the eggs on that planet and it's determined that the planet is now overrun with aliens. But because they are so far away the transmission doesn't reach the marines in time to stop them from landing.

    "Over 20 years" not 40... And it took them long enough to find the derelict which was out in the open, it didn't require much looking/digging to find it.
  23. THE CITY HUNTER
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    Yeah I think the logical continuation of ALIENS would be either go to a fully infested planet or to show the Weyland/Yutani weapons program and then the application of said program to whatever the story is. For instance what/who do they want to take over with their new bio weapon?
    That's kinda what I was thinking. Maybe not the home world but a planet that had been overrun and fell to the aliens. A barren wasteland where an entire worlds population had been completed decimated by the aliens. And you could play that off several ways. It could be done as a planet slap full of aliens... or that they have all but died out and all that remains is a few aliens spread sparsely across a barren hive infested planet.
       It could be done as a derelict lands and eggs are deposited. Or the derelict crashes and eggs are disturbed.
      Which could either be shown as quick back story for explanation of what happened. Or that could be the reason the marines are headed to that planet... To help with eradication. But because they are so far away the planets inhabitants succumb to the infestation.
       This would spur heavy feelings and painful memories of her past crew mates falling to the dreaded species, prompting her to go into "ass kicker mode" again. Plus we would get to see what happens if they aren't stopped and the hive continues to multiply at a rapid rate. Maybe bring in several different hives pitting against each other for territory.
      This would all be done over a couple of sequels of course.

    More popcorn
    Do you think they should leave a hiveworld for an AVP movie.
    No I don't want to see hive world in avp. It was started with aliens... I want to see it stay with and end with an alien film. Now the alien homeworld (if there is such a thing) yes. I wouldn't mind seeing that in another avp film. Maybe do a screen adaptation of avp three world war. Or something to that effect.
      Personally I just want to see a clan of preds capture a queen from a hive. That's the epic scene I'm waiting for.
    I think the hiveworld would be in alien 6 because alien 5 would most likely be WY finding out about it that does not mean i am not worried about alien 5
  24. pred169
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    Yeah I think the logical continuation of ALIENS would be either go to a fully infested planet or to show the Weyland/Yutani weapons program and then the application of said program to whatever the story is. For instance what/who do they want to take over with their new bio weapon?
    That's kinda what I was thinking. Maybe not the home world but a planet that had been overrun and fell to the aliens. A barren wasteland where an entire worlds population had been completed decimated by the aliens. And you could play that off several ways. It could be done as a planet slap full of aliens... or that they have all but died out and all that remains is a few aliens spread sparsely across a barren hive infested planet.
       It could be done as a derelict lands and eggs are deposited. Or the derelict crashes and eggs are disturbed.
      Which could either be shown as quick back story for explanation of what happened. Or that could be the reason the marines are headed to that planet... To help with eradication. But because they are so far away the planets inhabitants succumb to the infestation.
       This would spur heavy feelings and painful memories of her past crew mates falling to the dreaded species, prompting her to go into "ass kicker mode" again. Plus we would get to see what happens if they aren't stopped and the hive continues to multiply at a rapid rate. Maybe bring in several different hives pitting against each other for territory.
      This would all be done over a couple of sequels of course.

    More popcorn
    Do you think they should leave a hiveworld for an AVP movie.
    No I don't want to see hive world in avp. It was started with aliens... I want to see it stay with and end with an alien film. Now the alien homeworld (if there is such a thing) yes. I wouldn't mind seeing that in another avp film. Maybe do a screen adaptation of avp three world war. Or something to that effect.
      Personally I just want to see a clan of preds capture a queen from a hive. That's the epic scene I'm waiting for.
  25. pred169
    Not now, no.

    No reason it couldn't once have been and the reason for all those bone-shaped rocks is because it's ancient fossilised hive material.
    Yes that would be an interesting way to look at it but the question still remains how or why would you do it on LV 426? that's a bit cliche to me. I mean Blomkamp has already stated that the film will take place after the events in aliens. So if we're talking about doing an entire planet made of hive material that has been overrun with aliens then why would we go back to LV 426?
      Don't get me wrong i see where you're coming from and it's not a bad idea at all. But I don't think they'd be able to use LV 426 simply because there were terraformers there for over 40 years. They would have found some type of remains of a lost civilization. Building remains, fossilized skeletal remains,... something. I would suggest a different planet for this very reason.
      Maybe go back to LV 426 and find the derelict. Upon examination of the derelict (Which we've seen concept pics of) they stumble upon the coordinates of the another planet like earth. Maybe another one of those funky holographic videos where the engineers intercepted a distress beacon from this planet. Marines go to investigate and give aid but by the time they've arrived, the team back at the derelict learns that the engineers had planted the eggs on that planet and it's determined that the planet is now overrun with aliens. But because they are so far away the transmission doesn't reach the marines in time to stop them from landing.
  26. THE CITY HUNTER
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    Yeah I think the logical continuation of ALIENS would be either go to a fully infested planet or to show the Weyland/Yutani weapons program and then the application of said program to whatever the story is. For instance what/who do they want to take over with their new bio weapon?
    That's kinda what I was thinking. Maybe not the home world but a planet that had been overrun and fell to the aliens. A barren wasteland where an entire worlds population had been completed decimated by the aliens. And you could play that off several ways. It could be done as a planet slap full of aliens... or that they have all but died out and all that remains is a few aliens spread sparsely across a barren hive infested planet.
       It could be done as a derelict lands and eggs are deposited. Or the derelict crashes and eggs are disturbed.
      Which could either be shown as quick back story for explanation of what happened. Or that could be the reason the marines are headed to that planet... To help with eradication. But because they are so far away the planets inhabitants succumb to the infestation.
       This would spur heavy feelings and painful memories of her past crew mates falling to the dreaded species, prompting her to go into "ass kicker mode" again. Plus we would get to see what happens if they aren't stopped and the hive continues to multiply at a rapid rate. Maybe bring in several different hives pitting against each other for territory.
      This would all be done over a couple of sequels of course.

    More popcorn
    Do you think they should leave a hiveworld for an AVP movie.
  27. Corporal Hicks
    If it does go the Aliens-action orientated road, I would expect it to be more Aliens than Aliens-on steroids. Alien Resurrection is more of a comic book action film and considering that we're expecting him to ignore Alien 3 and Res, I'd expect him to keep away from the tone of those films too. 
  28. HuDaFuK
    At least with an action prone director like Blomkamp.

    District 9 struck a great balance between action and plot. Sure, it had some crazy action movie carnage, but only in the final ten minutes. Most of the rest of the film was far more character-driven. You could say the same about his other films too, except crucially the scripts just weren't strong enough to carry the non-action parts.

    That said, I am slightly concerned they might be going for the comic-book, please the children, Aliens-on-steroids approach with the new film. I really hope they aren't.
  29. whiterabbit
    Not now, no.

    No reason it couldn't once have been and the reason for all those bone-shaped rocks is because it's ancient fossilised hive material.
    I always took those rocks as being natural formations caused by erosion from the severe single direction winds...
    I always imagined those formations being the remains of humongous aliens... you know, the dorsal tubes sticking out of the ground but I think your idea makes more sense. That or alien drool collecting like Stalagmites in the wind.
  30. pred169
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    Yeah I think the logical continuation of ALIENS would be either go to a fully infested planet or to show the Weyland/Yutani weapons program and then the application of said program to whatever the story is. For instance what/who do they want to take over with their new bio weapon?
    That's kinda what I was thinking. Maybe not the home world but a planet that had been overrun and fell to the aliens. A barren wasteland where an entire worlds population had been completed decimated by the aliens. And you could play that off several ways. It could be done as a planet slap full of aliens... or that they have all but died out and all that remains is a few aliens spread sparsely across a barren hive infested planet.
       It could be done as a derelict lands and eggs are deposited. Or the derelict crashes and eggs are disturbed.
      Which could either be shown as quick back story for explanation of what happened. Or that could be the reason the marines are headed to that planet... To help with eradication. But because they are so far away the planets inhabitants succumb to the infestation.
       This would spur heavy feelings and painful memories of her past crew mates falling to the dreaded species, prompting her to go into "ass kicker mode" again. Plus we would get to see what happens if they aren't stopped and the hive continues to multiply at a rapid rate. Maybe bring in several different hives pitting against each other for territory.
      This would all be done over a couple of sequels of course.

    More popcorn
  31. Jarac
    Who says it'd have to be an "epic" movie?  The fear of that pressure on all sides of the characters would be immense. The visual side would also be fantastic as well - especially if it was once a well established human colony. To see what was once a sprawling city being transformed into a literal city of bones would be fantastic. We saw that on a smaller scale in Hadley's Hope - it'd be really powerful to see it on a larger scale, say something like the size of New York.

    …which means that the movie would be a full-blown bullshit action movie with tanks, robots, exosuits, nukes, enormous hordes of cannon fodder aliens and crap like that. At least with an action prone director like Blomkamp.
    Honestly, that sounds pretty fun. I would expect all of that to be there if a prominent colony (or Earth) got invested with the terrors from beyond! Doesn't mean it has to be "dumb", but it certainly needs to be exciting, suspenseful, even scary a lot of times, and well done if it goes this route (action movie)! You sound like you just hate action in general. Your argunents have boiled down to "If it's an action movie, it will suck." If the quality is anything even close to Aliens or Terminator 2, that's a damn success.
  32. Engineer
    Who says it'd have to be an "epic" movie?  The fear of that pressure on all sides of the characters would be immense. The visual side would also be fantastic as well - especially if it was once a well established human colony. To see what was once a sprawling city being transformed into a literal city of bones would be fantastic. We saw that on a smaller scale in Hadley's Hope - it'd be really powerful to see it on a larger scale, say something like the size of New York.

    …which means that the movie would be a full-blown bullshit action movie with tanks, robots, exosuits, nukes, enormous hordes of cannon fodder aliens and crap like that. At least with an action prone director like Blomkamp.
    If an action-prone director were at the helm, like blomkamp, yea this is a strong possibility. But I dont think its the only direction a film like this could possibly take either.
  33. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Who says it'd have to be an "epic" movie?  The fear of that pressure on all sides of the characters would be immense. The visual side would also be fantastic as well - especially if it was once a well established human colony. To see what was once a sprawling city being transformed into a literal city of bones would be fantastic. We saw that on a smaller scale in Hadley's Hope - it'd be really powerful to see it on a larger scale, say something like the size of New York.

    …which means that the movie would be a full-blown bullshit action movie with tanks, robots, exosuits, nukes, enormous hordes of cannon fodder aliens and crap like that. At least with an action prone director like Blomkamp.
  34. Engineer
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    I hope that won't be the case since the last thing I want is another epic sic-fi action movie.

    Who says it'd have to be an "epic" movie?  The fear of that pressure on all sides of the characters would be immense. The visual side would also be fantastic as well - especially if it was once a well established human colony. To see what was once a sprawling city being transformed into a literal city of bones would be fantastic. We saw that on a smaller scale in Hadley's Hope - it'd be really powerful to see it on a larger scale, say something like the size of New York.

    Yea I highly doubt we'll see a hiveworld/homeworld in alien 5...

    I completely agree. But I think it would look amazing on screen at some point.
    I won't argue with that! It would look amazing... As long as it looks like the hive from aliens and not like the one in resurrection, :-)
  35. Corporal Hicks
    A Hiveworld of some variety would be nice though. I'd really like to see infestation on a larger scale.

    I hope that won't be the case since the last thing I want is another epic sic-fi action movie.

    Who says it'd have to be an "epic" movie?  The fear of that pressure on all sides of the characters would be immense. The visual side would also be fantastic as well - especially if it was once a well established human colony. To see what was once a sprawling city being transformed into a literal city of bones would be fantastic. We saw that on a smaller scale in Hadley's Hope - it'd be really powerful to see it on a larger scale, say something like the size of New York.

    Yea I highly doubt we'll see a hiveworld/homeworld in alien 5...

    I completely agree. But I think it would look amazing on screen at some point.
  36. Engineer
    Yea I highly doubt we'll see a hiveworld/homeworld in alien 5... His earlier concept art showed a derelict craft housed in a research facility; presumably owned and operated by weyland yutani. Seems to me like the company got their hands on the alien via a crashed ship (whether it's a different ship or the same one found on lv 426, only time will tell), and I don't think a derelict ship would be that much of a priority if they've found an entire planet overrun with aliens...
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