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Fede Alvarez Talks Sir Ridley Scott’s Response to Early Alien: Romulus Cut

Production on Alien: Romulus, the upcoming Alien film from writer/director Fede Alvarerz, wrapped back in July and Fede has been working away on assembling his cut of the film! Talking to Guillermo del Toro while on stage at Directors Guild of America Latino Summit, Fede told del Toro and the audience (at 18:34 in this video) that he had completed his Director’s Cut and spoke about handing Sir Ridley Scott his edit.

I finished the Director’s Cut a week ago and had to go through the incredible tense process of obviously sending to Ridley. I wanted him to see it before anybody. And everyone gave me the head’s up that Ridley is really tough. He’s really tough, particularly if it has something to do with his movies. He was really tough on Blade Runner, which I thought was a masterpiece, and he had issues with it because it’s really hard for him because it’s his work.

Discussing Ridley’s lukewarm response to Top Gun: Maverick, the 2022 sequel to his brother’s original, Fede hadn’t sounded too confident about what he thought Ridley would say about his own Alien movie.

So I was like “there’s no way I win this one.” Even if he didn’t ask for it, I was gonna go there and sit at a table and look at him and get it. Even if he was gonna say “you destroyed my legacy,” I wanted to be in front of him and see him in the eye. I didn’t want to get an email where it says “Ridley says…”

I was like I wanna see him, if you’ll see me, I want to talk to him right after. I drove there. I see his executives, which couldn’t see it with him, because he wanted to watch it on his own. Because it was Alien. It was very important to him. He didn’t want to have anybody in the room. That makes me even more terrified while I’m waiting.

And then he walks into the room and he did say “Fede, what can I say? It’s fucking great.” For me it was like…ahhh…My family knows it was one of the best moments of my life to have a master like him, which I admired so much, to even watch a movie I made but particularly something like this…and talk to me for an hour about what he liked about it.

 Fede Alvarez Talks Sir Ridley Scott's Response to Early Alien: Romulus Cut

Alien: Romulus is currently scheduled for a theatrical release August 16th 2024. Thanks to Jason Martin and Darkoo for the news. 

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  1. The Eighth Passenger
    Quote from: Slutty Badger on Oct 30, 2023, 01:44:05 PMTitle's been officially confirmed on Wikipedia!

    Don't see any references?

    Alien: Covenant was also called Alien: Paradise Lost for a while on Wikipedia and @Corporal Hicks was also supposed to star in it.  ;D

    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 31, 2019, 05:13:57 PM
    Quote from: Necronomicon II on Jan 30, 2019, 11:13:57 PMImdb once had Morse listed as a character for Covenant if I recall correctly. That place needs to be erased.  :D

    We had Hudafuk on the cast list for a little while as well, back when Covenant was still known as Prometheus II. He was going to play Janek's white twin brother, Jenak.  :laugh:

    On Wikipedia some wag (wasn't me honest!) had Corporal Hicks (to be played by Aaron Percival) on Covenant's cast while it was still in early development.  ;D
  2. Slutty Badger
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Oct 29, 2023, 11:48:06 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 29, 2023, 10:54:24 PM
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 09:30:38 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 28, 2023, 09:01:53 PMTell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.

    This is either a very dedicated troll, or it's charmingly naive.


    You don't want to boast about what home theater system you have or whether you really have it at all, because there's nothing to brag about, you probably have a TV for the price of one of my audiophile power cords.

    You good naive girl, go take better care of elderly people for a pittance.

    God, I didn't think there would be such jealous people here.



    You're just a scumbag.

    Seconded.
  3. zak098
    It's probably better to watch your favorite Alien with Dolby Atmos sound on 13 or 15 expensive high-efficiency cinema speakers.
    Than listening to this movie with stereo headphones or small TV speakers. I guess that's obvious.


    I want to talk about Romulus when I get some photos from the set or a trailer. Archie Renaux is my man.
  4. Acid_Reign161
    Quote from: SiL on Oct 29, 2023, 11:05:11 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 29, 2023, 10:54:24 PM
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 09:30:38 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 28, 2023, 09:01:53 PMTell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.

    This is either a very dedicated troll, or it's charmingly naive.


    You don't want to boast about what home theater system you have or whether you really have it at all, because there's nothing to brag about, you probably have a TV for the price of one of my audiophile power cords.

    You good naive girl, go take better care of elderly people for a pittance.

    God, I didn't think there would be such jealous people here.



    Nobody's jealous - or envious - of your overpriced Oppo setup.

    You don't even understand film vs tape vs digital and you think anyone cares about how many decibels the Nostromo lands at in your poorly optimised speaker setup.

    I watch Alien on a cheap 55" 4K and I enjoy the experience more than you ever will in your home theatre. You've spent so much time and money on chasing numbers that you've forgotten what it means to watch a movie.

    Yup... gotta agree with SIL. You came here boasting, and I'm not really sure what you were expecting. Did you think everyone was going to fawn over you or be super impressed just because you spent the amount of a small property on an entertainment system? And bragging that you paid more for a lead than someone's TV just sounds... well, stupid. When I used to work in sales at an electrical entertainment store, you'd be exactly the kind of shmuck I'd see waving the cash, and I'd target to sell you the top priced, gold-rimmed cables for a nice commission bonus (throwing in the 5 year warranty that cost only a 5th of the cable price completely free, just for you!) telling you all the store's bullshit spiel about better quality with the incredibly bogus demo video showing that 'special cased wiring' within, knowing damn well it did absolutely nothing different than the cable on the bottom shelf in a clear plastic bag for £2.99... because as soon as the world switched from analogue to digital/optical, it's very simple, you either receive the signal, or you don't. If one part of the cable wasn't working, you simply don't get a picture or sound. Hell, there was a whole episode of 'The Gadget Show' on UK TV where they debunked the 'premium cable' myth by buying two identical TVs, two identical blu-ray players, two copies of the same movie, with two identical audio setups, but one used budget cables, and one used "premium" cables... and there was absolutely no difference.

    So ya, perhaps try a bit of modesty next time. A rich fool is still just a fool at the end of the day. Ramming it down people's throats is more likely to result in people publicly calling you out on it. 😅

    Now, are you ready to start talking about 'Alien' on this Alien thread? If so, welcome to the chat! 😃 (might I recommend the 'Egg on the Sulaco' thread? It's a premium egg that releases a super facehugger capable of laying TWO embryos! - much better than your standard run-of-the-mill egg! Guarantees a queen every first impregnation! Better compatibility too - its premium size and armoured exterior mean it can face-rape an ox; and it can withstand several meters submerged in salt water! You often find cheaper huggers die after the first impregnantion ...(join the chat there today and I'll even throw in a free cryo-tube glass repair kit worth 149.99 in adjusted dollars).
  5. BlueMarsalis79
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 29, 2023, 10:54:24 PM
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 09:30:38 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 28, 2023, 09:01:53 PMTell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.

    This is either a very dedicated troll, or it's charmingly naive.


    You don't want to boast about what home theater system you have or whether you really have it at all, because there's nothing to brag about, you probably have a TV for the price of one of my audiophile power cords.

    You good naive girl, go take better care of elderly people for a pittance.

    God, I didn't think there would be such jealous people here.



    You're just a scumbag.
  6. Local Trouble
    Dear zak098,

    Oh, what a delight it was to hear about your spectacular €60,000 home theater! Truly, only a connoisseur of the finer things in life, like yourself, would invest such a considerable sum into crafting the perfect cinematic experience. I must say, the choice of 'Alien' to showcase the potential of your setup is just brilliant. Such a subtle nod to the classics, reminding us all of the golden era of cinema. It must feel as if Ripley herself is right there in the room with you!

    I can only imagine how the groundbreaking visuals and sound effects of 'Alien' come to life in your dedicated space. I'm sure the screams of the crew and the hisses of the xenomorph resonate all the more chillingly, giving everyone goosebumps. It must be an experience akin to attending the film's premiere, but with the added comfort of being in one's own home.

    And, let's be honest, €60,000 is but a trifle for an experience of such magnificence. One can't put a price on perfection, after all. It truly warms my heart to know there are individuals like you, zak098, who continue to uphold the sanctity of cinema in such a grand manner.

    I eagerly await an invitation to partake in this out-of-this-world viewing experience. In the meantime, do enjoy your splendid setup and continue to regale us with tales of your impeccable taste.

    With utmost admiration,

    ChatGPT
  7. SiL
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 29, 2023, 10:54:24 PM
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 09:30:38 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 28, 2023, 09:01:53 PMTell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.

    This is either a very dedicated troll, or it's charmingly naive.


    You don't want to boast about what home theater system you have or whether you really have it at all, because there's nothing to brag about, you probably have a TV for the price of one of my audiophile power cords.

    You good naive girl, go take better care of elderly people for a pittance.

    God, I didn't think there would be such jealous people here.


    Nobody's jealous - or envious - of your overpriced Oppo setup.

    You don't even understand film vs tape vs digital and you think anyone cares about how many decibels the Nostromo lands at in your poorly optimised speaker setup.

    I watch Alien on a cheap 55" 4K and I enjoy the experience more than you ever will in your home theatre. You've spent so much time and money on chasing numbers that you've forgotten what it means to watch a movie.
  8. zak098
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 09:30:38 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 28, 2023, 09:01:53 PMTell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.

    This is either a very dedicated troll, or it's charmingly naive.


    You don't want to boast about what home theater system you have or whether you really have it at all, because there's nothing to brag about, you probably have a TV for the price of one of my audiophile power cords.

    You good naive girl, go take better care of elderly people for a pittance.

    God, I didn't think there would be such jealous people here.

  9. zak098
    Imagine that people in Europe and around the world build private home cinemas for this kind of money or even more to watch films in the available quality. In my portfolio I have a cinema that I built in Berlin in a small house of about 140 m2 for EUR 150,000, for some It's not a terrible problem to watch your favorite Alien on Blu-ray.

    I believe that for 5,000 or 10,000 Euro you can't watch the Alien movie properly, you need more expensive equipment for this purpose.


    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 28, 2023, 08:14:13 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 27, 2023, 09:34:11 PMOnly 60,000 Euro

    That's 4 times what I make in a year as a carer.


    Play your favorite Alien on BD on any device.

    Tell us more about your TV, speakers, receiver, acoustic panels, ceiling diffusers, bass traps, etc.
  10. zak098
    How to get the 1979 movie Alien. Can it be played on 35mm tape on Oppo UDP 203?

    The second thing is what about the soundtrack from such a 35mm tape? Since the BD disc has dense audio formats: DTS HD, Atmos, Auro 3D, I bet that the copy of this film from 35mm tape does not contain the latest achievements in the world of audio in home cinema.
  11. Scott Conover
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 26, 2023, 09:45:38 PMI can't wait for the premiere of Romulus, so now that it's ready, I'd like to see at least the trailer.
    It is not written anywhere what the budget will be, I assume it will be at a similar level to The Creator by Gareth Edwards.

    There is no Region code for 4K Blu-ray discs from the US for Europe, only 2K has regionization.




    Quote from: Slutty Badger on Oct 25, 2023, 07:19:25 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 25, 2023, 06:31:39 PMOut of curiosity, I wanted to find out because since the film is already ready and Fede sent it to Ridley on disc, I could watch it myself in my home cinema, instead of waiting for the premiere, maybe Fede should send every fan of the Alien series the Blu-ray with Romulus.

    Unless the film is not ready yet and has a raw version without music.

    Sure.

    An actual physical copy of a major, multimillion-dollar film set for theatrical release next year is going to be shipped to you especially so you can watch it on your home entertainment rig.

    There is an actual possibility that that could happen.


    My home entertainment equipment, as it is called, is not ordinary, it cost a mere 60,000 Euro, so it is definitely not an ordinary home cinema that can be found in every second house on the street.

    I simply have a great love for the movie Alien and that's why I built this cinema room.




    Boys, surely this means a Romulus watch party at Zak's! Thanks for the invite broski, what's the addy?
  12. ralfy
    Reminds me of pirated versions of various films copied to video tape or DVD, with timers, etc., still displayed on the screen.

    Too bad Scott didn't give a few more details, but if he liked it, then it's probably at least OK.
  13. Local Trouble
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 27, 2023, 09:34:11 PMOnly 60,000 Euro, so show off what kind of cinema system you have on which you can watch your favorite Alien.

    https://i.giphy.com/media/3owzVYk3A2E572jRSM/giphy.webp

    Quote from: SiL on Oct 27, 2023, 11:09:10 PM
    Quote from: zak098 on Oct 27, 2023, 09:34:11 PMBut on Blu-ray you undoubtedly have much higher image and sound quality than some 35mm copy from 1979

    For someone who touts themselves as striving for only the best quality, this comment reveals a great deal of ignorance on the subject.

    I bet he doesn't even allow those unsophisticated Predator movies to desecrate his home theater with their soda-drinking silliness.
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