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Ridley Scott Regrets Choosing to Direct Alien: Covenant Over Blade Runner: 2049

In 2016 Sir Ridley Scott had to make a choice. Which of his landmark science-fiction films would he choose to direct a sequel to? Alien or Blade Runner. Ridley Scott choose to direct Alien: Covenant, and it’s a decision he’s since come to regret. In a recent interview with Empire (reported on by Deadline), the legendary director lamented choosing to helm 2017’s Alien: Covenant over Blade Runner: 2049.

“I shouldn’t have had to make that decision, But I had to. I should have done Blade Runner 2.”

Ridley Scott Alien Covenant Set Ridley Scott Regrets Choosing to Direct Alien: Covenant Over Blade Runner: 2049

Ridley Scott was originally attached to direct the long-time coming Blade Runner sequel, but Denis Villeneuve would come onto the project in that role after a scheduling conflict for Scott with Covenant. Scott has previously expressed conflicted emotions surrounding Covenant, such as admitting he was wrong about ‘the beast being cooked,’ and then reiterating that sentiment yet again.

Scott is now finally returning to the world of Blade Runner as producer for the upcoming Amazon Studios series Blade Runner: 2099. His producer role has also brought him back to Alien, being attached to both the upcoming Fede Álvarez directed ‘Alien: Romulus’ as well as the currently in production Alien series helmed by Noah Hawley.

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  1. Gryf
    You're so right, Ridley. You should have directed Blade Runner.

    I'm still waiting for someone top undo his mess he created on the Alien Franchise.  :'(



  2. Sgarden91
    I can understand why. He was forced to make changes to Covenant that he never wanted to and he's always been proud of BR. I'm not sure I'd prefer it, but I think he'd have done a better editing job and trimming the fat a little bit.
  3. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: SiL on Aug 18, 2023, 07:59:55 AMExcept back then people could still tell him no.

    Ridley wanting to have the Alien bite someone's head off and talk in their voice would probably make it to test screening these days.

    Yeah, I mentioned that in an earlier post in this thread as well.

    But you also need to counterbalance that with the fact that with Prometheus and Covenant, Scott was now involved with major franchise movies which inevitably comes with a lot of studio restraints. We've seen several instances where the studio overrode him on Prometheus and Alien Covenant. For good or for worse.

    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 15, 2023, 03:44:36 AMHe should have made Prometheus as a totally separate film that fans could speculate and say it's in the alien universe, as some do with blade runner.

    It seems it was supposed to be something like that at one stage, but likely the studio (Tom Rothman essentially), steered it back into Alien franchise territory.
  4. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: TheBATMAN on Aug 15, 2023, 09:23:17 AMI think he just has too much influence on the writing side of things.

    You could see it in Prometheus when Jon Spaits said he'd turn his pages in and Ridley Scott would randomly say 'what if there is an orrey?' So he would then throw his script out and rewrite just to incorporate what Scott wanted

    That was the case on Alien and Blade Runner too. Not many people complaining about those two flicks. It is what Scott refers to as "evolving" the film.

    When Scott hired David Peoples and "fired" Hampton Fancher, Peoples took one look at the Blade Runner script and told Scott he didn't think he could improve on it. Scott told him not to worry because he would be telling him exactly what to write.

    The difference here is that the Prometheus script was not very good at all. None of Spaiths drafts were good and Lindelof was probably the worst person to hire and try and get it up to scratch.

    With The Martian and The Last Duel, Scott landed two great scripts and made RT 90%+ films.

    That's why you always see when Ingwar or I start a new Ridley Scott film thread, the first comment we make is always, "lets hope the script is good".


  5. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Dunno if they'll ever provide closure resolving the prequel era transitioning the storythreads into the original Alien, Hope the series overall finds new life and delivers for fans, a year to go for the release of Alien Romulus.
  6. oduodu
    It was roundabout this point that Fox brought Lindelof in . There are rumours that wasn't what Scott wanted. Hence the  Prometheus script not the result of Scott ONLY OR PRIMARILY.

    If said rumour is true.

    suspicion
  7. TheBATMAN
    I think he just has too much influence on the writing side of things. You could see it in Prometheus when Jon Spaits said he'd turn his pages in and Ridley Scott would randomly say 'what if there is an orrey?' So he would then throw his script out and rewrite just to incorporate what Scott wanted.

  8. littlesprout
    Quote from: Kimarhi on Aug 14, 2023, 10:16:46 PMHis time is over.  His input into the series should be over.  Especially after he put the poor dog down with a bullet to the head in the Alien series with covenant's BO. 

    People keep acting like his stamp on a sci-fi project means something. 

    I literally grown when I see his name pop up now. 

    I do concur.

    Especially how most Alien fans still obsess over Scott. He could literally say "I f***ing hate alien" and spit in fans faces and the second he wants to make a new alien film people will allow him. Strictly within the alien universe I absolutely hate to see his name tied to alien after the disrespect and lack of care he has shown the franchise. I can find the good in both the prequel films, but still can't believe for the life of me that's what we got.

    He should have made Prometheus as a totally separate film that fans could speculate and say it's in the alien universe, as some do with blade runner.
  9. Kimarhi
    Scott just wanted a chance to kill another franchise and is sad he didn't get it. 

    His time is over.  His input into the series should be over.  Especially after he put the poor dog down with a bullet to the head in the Alien series with covenant's BO. 

    People keep acting like his stamp on a sci-fi project means something. 

    I literally groan when I see his name pop up now. 
  10. Still Collating...
    Quote from: Ingwar on Aug 13, 2023, 05:54:17 PM
    Quote from: RidgeTop on Aug 13, 2023, 05:50:48 PMI think Covenant was a victim of failing as both a Prometheus Sequel and an Alien prequel, it tried to be both and just couldn't do it, in my opinion.

    True, but it wasn't Scott's call. It was the studio, wasn't it?

    My take is that he's too easily swayed by bad ideas and writers. It seems interesting to him, but it's never thought through completely. A lot of work is put into his stuff, but the logic and reasoning of things doesn't quite add up in his Prequels mostly.

    But it's his responsibility and taste that governs the final result. And I find it hard to believe a man of his age and experience can't recognize or find a good script. Saying that a Director that's that hands on as he is, to have a blind spot for good scripts is baffling to me. And he was very hands on with the editing of Prometheus and cut out so much interesting stuff, he had no regrets about that. If he's great for visuals, than just have him be a the Visual Director or the Producer of a project.

    IMO a Director should understand stories and writing better. And if he doesn't, he should've been aware of that by now.

    Saying this as someone who really likes Prometheus and Covenant! But also hate parts of those movies and the fact that so many better ideas have been thrown around to Scott before and weren't capitalized on.     
  11. aliens13
    Quote from: SiL on Aug 13, 2023, 08:40:07 PMI don't doubt that Scott is still a great artist and cinema will be worse off without him.

    What I do object to is this notion that he's the best person - or even simply the right person - for the Alien franchise now because of Alien, a film Scott would never make today.
    Ridley Scott already had his chance with Prometheus and Covenant, although I liked some things of Covenant he failed. I think that he should take a step to the side and let that other people try to make what did Alien great. Let's see what happens with Romulus
  12. SiL
    I don't doubt that Scott is still a great artist and cinema will be worse off without him.

    What I do object to is this notion that he's the best person - or even simply the right person - for the Alien franchise now because of Alien, a film Scott would never make today.
  13. littlesprout
    Quote from: Ingwar on Aug 13, 2023, 10:06:24 AMThey are superb craftsmanship of cinema.

    Agreed.

    QuoteScott is dull?

    No...
    Quotebut they're still an entertaining recipe.

    Quoteonce he's gone you all will miss him. He's exceptional filmmaker.

    Agreed...
    QuoteI mean hell, I'll still see any movie he makes.

    QuoteAlso, Nolan as much as I respect him and like his movies, is a prime example of someone who makes "the same" movie and he can be dull as hell

    Strongly, strongly disagree. But that could be discussed in another thread.

    QuoteHis production design and cinematography is still among the best

    Absolutely, and I'm anxiously awaiting Napoleon. It looks like it could be one of his top films ever.

    QuoteTrue, but it wasn't Scott's call. It was the studio, wasn't it?

    This is what still baffles me, if what you infer is true. How at his age and experience/reputation is the studio jumping in for such big changes that directly could affect the entire film you're eventually going to get. Not small input but big changes like a script flip halfway etc...Nolan/ Tarintino (since we mentioned them earlier) are prime examples of full artistic control throughout the process.

    And In regards to Scott needing a good script. I still think him as director he has the final say of what makes the cut and what doesn't, so the blame remains with him. It's like the decision to cut the egg morph scene...that would have completely changed the lure that most fans go by - even though some except both. But there were many more scenes he cut to ensure the film remained suspenseful and fit his vision and pace, not the script writers.

  14. RidgeTop
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 10, 2023, 08:28:32 AMTopic was already discussed days ago in the Blade Runner thread RidgeTop.

    Eh, figured it was newsworthy and could use its own thread. It had been going around online.

    Yeah there's no denying Ridley still knows how to direct well and put together incredible visual and design elements. Haven't seen his most recent films House of Gucci or The Last Duel but I heard good things. I think Covenant was a victim of failing as both a Prometheus Sequel and an Alien prequel, it tried to be both and just couldn't do it, in my opinion. Still was visually incredible but it certainly wasn't as critically acclaimed as 2049. Blade Runner is in an interesting place as after 2049 it's finally starting to get some new media and be built as a franchise a bit.
  15. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 13, 2023, 10:00:09 AMPersonally, I'm not sure I'd say he still has the best eye in the industry. Especially if he has to rely on the script to be perfected by the time it reaches him.

    By "best eye in the industry" I mean he still delivers visually. His production design and cinematography is still among the best, both departments where he has significant input and influence. Remember when the Prometheus trailer came out? Everyone was blown away. Unfortunately the subpar script and shoddy editing essentially scuttled the film for many.

    Note, the term "best eye in the industry" with regards to Scott is not mine, it was coined by the big players in the film business.

    QuoteBut with that being said Scott still totally killed the mystery of the space jockey and how the alien eggs came to be. And ultimately had his AI robot obsession be responsible for the Alien. After 50 years I think it could have been executed way better than what we got and with him at the helm he deserves 100% blame.

    I don't really mind the space jockey/engineers or David creating the Alien. They're both interresting twists, but I think it could have been executed better, which again boils down to the script. But yeah, Scott is a very experienced director and he should know a good script from a subpar script by now. Yet it still remains his Achilles heel after all these decades.
  16. Ingwar
    Scott hasn't exited for decades? What about Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), The Marian (2015) and The Last Duel (2021). They are superb craftsmanship of cinema.

    Scott is dull? He's one of the most diverse director ever. What other director made sci-fi masterpieces like Alien/Blade Runner and then feminist classic Thelma & Louise? Then we have swords and sandals Gladiator, modern war Black Hawk Down, thriller Hannibal and ... black comedy/con movie Matchstick Men. He still wants to make pirate, Western and musical. Who is as diverse as him? Spielberg maybe.

    Scott is at his best when the script delivers. After G.J. Jane he made Gladiator. He did Exodus and The Martian was next. As @The Eight Passenger said, he still has the best eye in the industry and his films still has his distinctive look and signature. Believe me, once he's gone you all will miss him. He's exceptional filmmaker. And I cannot wait for him to tackle Alien and Blade Runner TV series.


    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 13, 2023, 10:00:09 AMChristopher Nolan is a prime example of someone who can do most of the development himself and is bringing fresh concepts into each new film.

    Scott (85) is first and foremost director. Nolan (53), like Tarantino writes his stuff. There is no wrong or bad, just different approaches. Also, Nolan as much as I respect him and like his movies, is a prime example of someone who makes "the same" movie and he can be dull as hell. I've seen Oppenheimer recently and I couldn't wait it to finish. It's highly overrated.
  17. littlesprout
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 13, 2023, 09:01:47 AM
    Quote from: SiL on Aug 12, 2023, 08:31:54 PM
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 01:08:55 PMNope, still the same guy. Give him a good script to work from and he still works magic.
    What a dull life to live 40 years and be precisely the same person with the same philosophies and perspectives and interests at the end of it.


     And he still has the best eye in the industry. The issue is more that conservative Alien fans don't like the new stuff he is bringing to the table. And that probably wouldn't have been such a big issue if he had solid scripts to base his last two Alien films on.



    Personally, I'm not sure I'd say he still has the best eye in the industry. Especially if he has to rely on the script to be perfected by the time it reaches him. Christopher Nolan is a prime example of someone who can do most of the development himself and is bringing fresh concepts into each new film. Ridley's films arguably have had a stagnant feel for the last 15 years but they're still an entertaining recipe. I mean hell, I'll still see any movie he makes.

    Also, I guess I fall under "conservative" alien fan, although I prefer not to get political. Regardless, I think those films were going to fail. I'm all for the fresh take on the series and I still view Prometheus as a fantastic stand alone film, and if Alien Covenant just focused on the Neomorph without brining Xenos into it, I think it would have setup a beautiful introduction to having the alien we all know in the third film of the prequel series, and would have been widely more accepted.

    But with that being said Scott still totally killed the mystery of the space jockey and how the alien eggs came to be. And ultimately had his AI robot obsession be responsible for the Alien. After 50 years I think it could have been executed way better than what we got and with him at the helm he deserves 100% blame.

    But even with that being said i was still open to this new world he was creating all the way up until David created the xenomorph. Now you have the fan base even more divided of who is the creator of the alien, and while we speculate on fan sites such as this. It's clear that Scott wanted it to be David which is beyond dumb.

    Not to mention how cheesy it was. My friends who aren't into the alien movies like me love the first 2 films (as everyone) and at least enjoyed most of the other ones. But even they were saying that scene of the alien being born was the dumbest thing they've ever seen. One of them even joked saying how did that make it into the script.

    And it's just a few dumb scenes like that, that totally kill the recent entries by Scott. In Alien and Aliens every scene felt so perfectly executed and they still stand the test of time today. Something that hasn't been replicated in a while.
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    Quote from: SiL on Aug 12, 2023, 08:31:54 PM
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 01:08:55 PMNope, still the same guy. Give him a good script to work from and he still works magic.
    What a dull life to live 40 years and be precisely the same person with the same philosophies and perspectives and interests at the end of it.


    Ridley was always changing, always evolving even at the beginning of his career. Have you ever seen any other director with such a varied cinematography? He was never "dull".

    He also doesn't like to repeat himself. Had he made Alien 2 after Blade Runner, it would still have been a very different film to the first one. And the outcome would still have rested on the script.

    He's still very much the same person in that he is always trying something new and his films still has his distinctive look and signature. And he still has the best eye in the industry. The issue is more that conservative Alien fans don't like the new stuff he is bringing to the table. And that probably wouldn't have been such a big issue if he had solid scripts to base his last two Alien films on.

    Spaiths' scripts weren't good and Lindelof made it even worse. Covenant's script was much better but it wasn't a corker either. Also, at that point, there was no-one with enough bravado to shoot down Scott's iffier ideas anymore, as was the case on Alien when he was still a nobody in the film industry.

    With Alien and Blade Runner he was fortunate enough to land two excellent scripts even before he became involved and uplifted it even further.

    So again we come full circle, and it all rests on the script.
  19. SiL
    I feel the biggest difference between them is Villeneuve believes modern audiences have patience; Scott doesn't.

    Covenant is breathless, powering from scene to scene, never giving anything the time and gravitas to sink in like the reveal and exploration of the derelict ship from the original.
  20. oduodu
    Ralfy extend the discussion. Some nice to and fro here. 


    True. People age and have different takes on stuff. Just think he is visually unsurpassed. The 2 movies he made in sci fi alien and BR were never his own stories. Keep him away from the script. He creates concepts for stories. Cameron is like O bannon writer actor artist the whole caboodle. Where Scott is not. Sticking to the same recipe (which i find commendable and logical) ie. Same script writer same editor same production designer cast ditector doesnt always produce a great movie as Scott has tried. Too much leeway in the absence of a coherent vision like Cameron can do.

    Have no idea how Villeneuve operates. But he must be a very good director. 2049 was good. Still is.

    opinion
  21. SiL
    Quote from: Local Trouble on Aug 13, 2023, 01:59:28 AMI'm not convinced that Ridley Scott of 1979 would have made a good sequel either. Was he ever not mercurial?
    Yeah even his original sequel ideas seemed profoundly disinterested in the Alien itself.

    But if you handed Scott Alien today - assuming he'd even look twice at such a b movie concept - you wouldn't get the same film at all. Even if key creatives were still alive, even if everyone was still available, he wouldn't make it as slow, he wouldn't give it the time to breathe. It would be a film tailored to a modern audience, not the classic we know.

    Times change. People change with them.
  22. littlesprout
    Quote from: Local Trouble on Aug 13, 2023, 01:59:28 AMI'm not convinced that Ridley Scott of 1979 would have made a good sequel either. Was he ever not mercurial?

    Agreed. I truly think if James Cameron didn't make ALIENS, Ridley would not have done well with making a sequel. But once again he would have never made the sequel because he has this weird love hate relationship with the alien franchise. Which again I think played a factor into his egotistical decision to never let go and think he was going to save the franchise after so many bad movies. Honestly feels like the characters playing god complex he so obsessively ties into all his movies.

    The scene of David playing god and saying "Look on my works. ye Mighty, and despair." I literally think is Ridley Scotts inner thoughts.

    The truth about his prequels is that they are good, but easily forgotten average films. Nothing special. Instead of saying the beast is cooked he should have had it as alien covenant : the beast I shall cook

    With that being said still an all time director with some amazing films, but with how negatively he views and talks about the alien franchise he has no business trying to remain involved. Let the people who have a fresh take and passion for the universe deliver.
  23. SiL
    I don't know anyone who worries about Ridley dying affecting anything.

    The Ridley Scott of today would not make the Alien of 1979, which we know because he had two opportunities and didn't do it either time.

    We also saw how he changed the film into what he thought might better appeal to modern audiences when he revisited it.

    The world has changed, audiences have changed, and Ridley, as an artist who creates commercial works, has changed accordingly.

    He's still a brilliant director. But he's not the same director.
  24. BenditlikeBeckum
    I get this feeling people sympathize with an elderly experienced professional that is Ridley, but some really express if not loath the fact that leaving a beloved sci-fi dream to someone who will not be with us towards the end of our lifetime to be something that we cannot leave to chance. Is it true we really want a new peace of mind in the form of a person that can take on the legacy of sci-fi fictional dream development? I think we are all to blame on being naive to leave this franchise to the pop-machine but here we are and Ridley isn't getting any younger.

    These new directors are competent, at least I know the french guy is who directed Blade Runner. But how about the guy who directed that northern comedy series of sorts. Who do we really need? It leaves me in  a shugging state of mind. I'm sure its leaving you in that state too.

    What if we left it to game producers? Wouldn't that be a holy shit situation! Considering that a lot of them hold a fair amount of responsibility to produce a product that would sell far more units than a person watching a movie. almost 4 times the amount?
  25. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: SiL on Aug 12, 2023, 10:26:47 AM
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 08:15:51 AM
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 11, 2023, 02:23:49 AMSeriously sick of this joker keeping a foot in the Alien universe.

    Now see the door, and make sure it doesn't hit your ass on the way out!

    So the guy who auteured the best and third/fourth best film in the franchise should just f*ck off because the direction he is taking the franchise don't align with your own views?
    The guy who directed the best film hasn't existed for decades, as people change over time. The other dude, people aren't so keen on.

    Nope, still the same guy. Give him a good script to work from and he still works magic.

    I'll grant you, he's much older now, so obviously doesn't have the same stamina and energy anymore but experience can somewhat compensate for that.
  26. littlesprout
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 08:15:51 AM
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 11, 2023, 02:23:49 AMSeriously sick of this joker keeping a foot in the Alien universe.

    Now see the door, and make sure it doesn't hit your ass on the way out!

    So the guy who auteured the best and third/fourth best film in the franchise should just f*ck off because the direction he is taking the franchise don't align with your own views?

    On the contrary it's him literally telling the fan base he could give a rats ass less about alien. He's been this way for years so why does he stick around the alien franchise? Seems egotistical of him to me.
  27. David Weyland
    It is the godawful made for tv like dialogue and patchy characterisation that is the poison that unfortunately permeates the prequels.
    It's not Ridley's concepts and vision
    Think they restored some gravitas after AR & the AVPs at least

    None the less he's the director so responsibility obviously is totally on him for where they're lacking.

     

  28. SiL
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 08:15:51 AM
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 11, 2023, 02:23:49 AMSeriously sick of this joker keeping a foot in the Alien universe.

    Now see the door, and make sure it doesn't hit your ass on the way out!

    So the guy who auteured the best and third/fourth best film in the franchise should just f*ck off because the direction he is taking the franchise don't align with your own views?
    The guy who directed the best film hasn't existed for decades, as people change over time. The other dude, people aren't so keen on.
  29. Local Trouble
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Aug 12, 2023, 08:15:51 AM
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 11, 2023, 02:23:49 AMSeriously sick of this joker keeping a foot in the Alien universe.

    Now see the door, and make sure it doesn't hit your ass on the way out!

    So the guy who auteured the best and third/fourth best film in the franchise should just f*ck off because the direction he is taking the franchise don't align with your own views?

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3ornkfvsYPz5MVVugw/giphy.gif
  30. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: littlesprout on Aug 11, 2023, 02:23:49 AMSeriously sick of this joker keeping a foot in the Alien universe.

    Now see the door, and make sure it doesn't hit your ass on the way out!

    So the guy who auteured the best and third/fourth best film in the franchise should just f*ck off because the direction he is taking the franchise don't align with your own views?
  31. Prez
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Aug 10, 2023, 08:42:28 AMI can not see Ridley Scott doing this,

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5c7eaf2c840b16e8acfd756b/3536ffc8-d287-436b-a823-24ffb5b5b8d3/Screenshot+2023-04-02+at+2.52.40+PM.png
    Or this,

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/FragrantScratchyHarrier-size_restricted.gif
    Or this,

    https://gifdb.com/images/high/blade-runner-i-know-whats-real-s6g5yutwgzgdx7dg.gif
    So I am glad we got exactly what we did when it comes to Blade Runner.

    Amen.
  32. Nightmare Asylum
    I'm a person that does (kinda) like Blomkamp. I'm definitely rooting for him, at least. Not this project, though. Nothing about his Alien movie, from what we had seen, was grabbing me at all. District 9 is very good, and I like Chappie more than most people do. Elysium is a mess (both structurally and in what it is trying to say), but it looks great and there's vision there. I followed all of his Oats stuff (I liked some of those shorts more than I did others, but for the most part, it was all at least interesting in what it was striving for, even if it was a bit half baked), I watched Demonic (it was dire), and I really can't be assed to check out Gran Turismo. But hey, I'm still rooting for the guy. I want to see him take another big swing on a sci-fi project and do something genuinely cool with it. I hope he has it in him.

    But yeah, his Alien project just... was never doing it for me. He probably would have been a better fit for the Robocop movie that he got booted off of, though really, I'd rather just see him do something original again.

    I'm very happy we got the Gothic horror stab at the franchise from Scott in Covenant over what Blomkamp was trying to get made.
  33. Adam802
    Yeah, we all regret you directing Alien Covenant, Ridley...

    In fact we regret Covenant in general. 

    Can't believe Blomkamp's at least interesting looking film had to die for that trash.

    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Aug 10, 2023, 11:08:44 AMCovenant never should have even existed, had they made Prometheus right in the first place.

    Yup.  Prometheus sucked so covenant was never going to be good no matter what anyway. Glad the 3rd movie isn't getting made.
  34. Nightmare Asylum
    If only we could have gotten more Raised By Wolves. Who knows, maybe he might have had time to direct one personally in season three... :-\

    I hope he does end up directing the Blade Runner 2099 pilot, as initial reports speculated about.
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