Alien V - Facts and Rumors Compilation (Provide Links)

Started by Perfect-Organism, Feb 27, 2015, 09:37:01 PM

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Nightmare Asylum

Blomkamp's answers in bold:

QuoteAlright, I saw Walter Hill came out recently and said Disney wants to go a different direction with Alien. I enjoyed the production designs you posted on Twitter...

It's hard to define how little I care about what happens with Alien.

Okay. Well, I think you just defined it pretty well, just with that statement.

Yeah. So I guess I don't want to talk about that either. I want to talk about Gran Turismo or we shouldn't talk about...

Sorry, I didn't hear that last part you said.

Let's just focus on Gran Turismo.

https://uproxx.com/movies/neill-blomkamp-gran-turismo/

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Still Collating...

Didn't know it went that badly. Someone's bitter.

Local Trouble

He didn't seem to mind talking to America's favorite thumb about it.


BlueMarsalis79

Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 22, 2023, 10:31:43 PMBlomkamp's answers in bold:

QuoteAlright, I saw Walter Hill came out recently and said Disney wants to go a different direction with Alien. I enjoyed the production designs you posted on Twitter...

It's hard to define how little I care about what happens with Alien.

Okay. Well, I think you just defined it pretty well, just with that statement.

Yeah. So I guess I don't want to talk about that either. I want to talk about Gran Turismo or we shouldn't talk about...

Sorry, I didn't hear that last part you said.

Let's just focus on Gran Turismo.

https://uproxx.com/movies/neill-blomkamp-gran-turismo/



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Mike’s Monsters

It's because his idea was horrible and he didn't like being told no about things. Fans would have ripped him apart with his vision and what he had in store for us. Said it before and I'll say it again, we dodged a bullet. I can't deny he probably was pushed and pulled around at Fox, but he's kinda been vocal about studios not being is favorite thing anyways. So hard to say he's not tough to work with too.

skhellter

how long till someone writes a tell all about the development?


It still strikes me as deeply wrong that they developed this thing for 2 years before pulling the plug.
Just not respectful.

If the studio truly didn't like his idea, they should've just cancelled it way sooner.

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Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Aug 23, 2023, 01:47:45 AMIt's because his idea was horrible and he didn't like being told no about things. Fans would have ripped him apart with his vision and what he had in store for us.

How well would it have gone down with the general public though? The more "casual" fanbase who only wants Pulse rifles, Colonial Marines, Kenner Aliens, Dropships and think Hicks and Newt should still be alive?


BlueMarsalis79

Admittedly I am also curious myself, hope the information gets out sometime in the next few months somehow.

Mike’s Monsters

I think general audiences would have jumped on it, but the end results would have been "what is this?" from them too. Established story being reset could be hard for general audiences to understand. But the actual concepts of the film would have been so whacky and weird, way away from Alien, that I think it really would have turned people off.

Established Xenomorph biology and lifecycles were changed. How the Xenos came to exist and everything was tackled, along with Ripley taking them out. Too big of ideas that didn't seem thought through. The way that played out was weird, disrespectful and just bad. It wasn't even fun Kenner vibes, it would have just been a slap in the face.

There is one thing I wish, wish, WISH I could just say to confirm this all. When I found out it got a giant "What the actual f**k? No thank you. Nope." when I was given the plot of the film. Seriously happy we didn't get it. Kind of how we've come to find out more on the AvP anime, the more a lot of us feel like we might have been lucky they weren't released. Concept sounds great on paper, just like Blomkamp directing sounded great. But ultimately we may be glad we didn't get them in the long run.

skhellter

so it was an "alternate ending" to the series being developed at the same time
as Ridley mounts his big plan to "expand" the series with his own ideas for the xeno's creation.

Absolutely incompatible projects, then. Why was Blomkamp's even allowed to be in preproduction for a while? Why wasn't this cancelled at the pitch stage? 

The alien series is so mismanaged lol absurd choices.

ralfy

Just come up with something to finish off that part of the storyline, with no need to retcon, etc.

TheBATMAN

Blomkamp tackling the origins of the xenomorph was always going to rile up Ridley Scott. It's no wonder this got scrapped.

I too hope the full story comes out one day. Even the film's title is said to be a spoiler. I'd heard whispers that the xeno outbreak was because the actual biomass of the captured derelict started contaminating the surrounding atmosphere and that the lead scientist behind the project was an android. Ripley and Hicks had to team up with mercenaries to get inside the secure compound where the derelict was held.

But no idea if any of that is true, could just be someone's guess based on the concept art.

T Dog

Quote from: ralfy on Aug 25, 2023, 05:20:23 AMJust come up with something to finish off that part of the storyline, with no need to retcon, etc.


My idea has always been - do a movie post Resurrection and post Covenant where Ripley 8 finds her way to a biomechanical planet where David has been living and continuing his work for whatever amount of years is necessary.

In addition to that have the Space Jockey from Alien be a one off entity who is a part of a circle of creators, each one distinctly biomechanical in their own way, each creating life and abnormal beings in their own section of the Universe.

Mike’s Monsters

Quote from: TheBATMAN on Aug 26, 2023, 11:08:37 AMBlomkamp tackling the origins of the xenomorph was always going to rile up Ridley Scott. It's no wonder this got scrapped.

I too hope the full story comes out one day. Even the film's title is said to be a spoiler. I'd heard whispers that the xeno outbreak was because the actual biomass of the captured derelict started contaminating the surrounding atmosphere and that the lead scientist behind the project was an android. Ripley and Hicks had to team up with mercenaries to get inside the secure compound where the derelict was held.

But no idea if any of that is true, could just be someone's guess based on the concept art.

I can confirm that this was not the plot of his film.

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