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Title: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM

With the first character details for FX and Noah Hawley’s Aliens series having hit the internet earlier this month, it is starting to look like production is heating up on the upcoming series and that casting has already begun. Now, Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has learnt that Noah Hawley’s Alien series is currently scheduled to begin filming March 2022 in Thailand, and possibly some Eastern European locations!

 [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!

We also got our hands on a current production synopsis that describes the series as –

Set not too far into our future, it’s the first ‘Alien’ set on Earth — and by blending both the timeless horror of the first ‘Alien’ film with the non-stop action of the second, it’s going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.

From the character details we also know that synthetics – or artificial persons – will continue to play a role in the Alien series, with the uploading consciousness seemingly being explored in Noah Hawley’s series. Previously, this has been something only teased in the Alien franchise with Aliens vs. Predator 2’s Dr Eisenberg having his own consciousness transferred to a synthetic body following an Alien attack that left him severely wounded.

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Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: seattle24 on Nov 16, 2021, 01:14:50 PM
Nice! Not long to go!

Eagerly anticipating news of the creature designers in this. Keeping my fingers crossed Odd Studios get the gig.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Xiggz456 on Nov 16, 2021, 01:26:44 PM
Guessing that it'll be 10 episodes which would roughly take about 3-5 months to film and another month or two in post which hopefully gives us a possible release in late 2022!
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 16, 2021, 01:35:35 PM
Nice to have a start date and filming location on this! Production time kicking off matches with what Hawley was hoping for when interviewed a while back - Spring 2022.

Curious to see what locales from Thailand are utilized here and how.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Samhain13 on Nov 16, 2021, 01:45:55 PM
Set on Earth? AVP 2004 already did that. Its not like they are impressing anyone with that and "Set not too far into our future", might be set before the Alien movies. Oh.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 16, 2021, 01:51:29 PM
Excited to see this moving along!

(I was just telling a bud I would have never guessed Thailand with the looming threat of an invasion by China though.)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 16, 2021, 02:09:04 PM
Perhaps that's the point?

Noah Hawley's no stranger to political messaging in his works.

Spoiler
https://youtu.be/h2hvCOHidUA
[close]
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: HuDaFuK on Nov 16, 2021, 02:16:59 PM
Thailand. Interesting choice. Has potential.

Kinda hoping we get some Aliens in the jungle, because that's a visual I've always wanted to see in live action ever since it got cut from Resurrection.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 16, 2021, 02:24:06 PM
Yes please.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 16, 2021, 02:35:23 PM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 16, 2021, 02:09:04 PM
Perhaps that's the point?

Noah Hawley's no stranger to political messaging in his works.

I was just thinking safety. It seems Taiwan is in the immediate crosshairs though...

China 'Clearly' Developing Ability to Invade Taiwan, Top General Says
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-11-03/china-clearly-developing-ability-to-invade-taiwan-top-general-says

but Thailand has their own concerns...

Are we prepared for a Chinese military 'invasion'?
https://www.nationthailand.com/perspective/30370250

I don't know. I'm no expert. That whole area there just feels very unstable at the moment.  :-\
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Master on Nov 16, 2021, 02:43:49 PM
Eastern European? Which Eastern European? Are there any auditions for local extras?   ;D ;)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 16, 2021, 04:16:35 PM
QuoteNoah Hawley's Alien series is currently scheduled to begin filming March 2022 in Thailand, and possibly other Eastern European locations!

Since when Thailand is Eastern European location ?
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 16, 2021, 04:27:44 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM
Eastern European locations

UPP Confirmed?
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Master on Nov 16, 2021, 04:59:58 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Nov 16, 2021, 04:16:35 PM
QuoteNoah Hawley's Alien series is currently scheduled to begin filming March 2022 in Thailand, and possibly other Eastern European locations!

Since when Thailand is Eastern European location ?

Since when you're trying to be mean without proper reading the first post?
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 16, 2021, 05:07:51 PM
Alright, if someone says "Thailand and possibly other Eastern European locations" (that phrasing I've copypasted from the initial post, mind you) is it so crazy to assume that he/she means that Thailand is Eastern European location ?

And it's not like I'm going after Corporal for that - I was just making a joke, for Christ's sake

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 16, 2021, 04:27:44 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM
Eastern European locations

UPP Confirmed?

hypehypehype
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Master on Nov 16, 2021, 05:18:16 PM
But of course You were  ;)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Xenomorphine on Nov 16, 2021, 05:23:46 PM
Taiwan's the one in immediate danger from the Chinese Communist Party, yeah. Many others (including Japan) would be very jittery if that were to succeed, but that isn't yet.

For reference, Thailand has had a lot of filming in the past. Sometimes they just like to use the urban areas to represent somewhere else. Could be it'll have some sort of reference to fictional beginnings of whatever and wherever the Yutani organisation is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_shot_in_Thailand
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: XENOMORPHOSIS on Nov 16, 2021, 05:36:16 PM
Thing to wonder is pending on how they view the success of the Predator film Prey that in the future they'd approach doing Predator as a Tele Vision series like they're doing with Alien.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 16, 2021, 05:43:35 PM
Quote from: XENOMORPHOSIS on Nov 16, 2021, 05:36:16 PM
Thing to wonder is pending on how they view the success of the Predator film Prey that in the future they'd approach doing Predator as a Tele Vision series like they're doing with Alien.

Hoping for a string of varying period piece Predator films myself!
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 16, 2021, 05:49:46 PM
I can't help but feel like the repeated use of Alien 3 screens for the AvPG coverage of this is telling us something.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Nov 16, 2021, 05:54:16 PM
I'm curious to see how this will go. Hope Ridley's shadow won't weigh too much over this project.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 16, 2021, 06:05:56 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Nov 16, 2021, 05:49:46 PM
I can't help but feel like the repeated use of Alien 3 screens for the AvPG coverage of this is telling us something.

Don't give me hope...
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Guhuhuu on Nov 16, 2021, 08:13:03 PM
 :o
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Some Old Dude on Nov 16, 2021, 09:02:46 PM
Having spent a lot of time in Bangkok I can say part of it definitely looks like it could be an 1980's retrofuturistic cyberpunk city.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Local Trouble on Nov 16, 2021, 09:27:50 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Nov 16, 2021, 05:07:51 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 16, 2021, 04:27:44 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM
Eastern European locations

UPP Confirmed?

hypehypehype

You should audition.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: RidgeTop on Nov 16, 2021, 10:48:47 PM
Quote from: Xenomorphine on Nov 16, 2021, 05:23:46 PM
Taiwan's the one in immediate danger from the Chinese Communist Party, yeah. Many others (including Japan) would be very jittery if that were to succeed, but that isn't yet.

For reference, Thailand has had a lot of filming in the past. Sometimes they just like to use the urban areas to represent somewhere else. Could be it'll have some sort of reference to fictional beginnings of whatever and wherever the Yutani organization is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_shot_in_Thailand

Most recent big one that came to my mind was Hangover Part II, a bit further back, 007: Tomorrow Never Dies.

Quote from: Some Old Dude on Nov 16, 2021, 09:02:46 PM
Having spent a lot of time in Bangkok I can say part of it definitely looks like it could be an 1980's retrofuturistic cyberpunk city.

Yeah I would imagine it could make for some great urban looks. Bangkok is such a cool city.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Enjoy on Nov 16, 2021, 11:27:48 PM
China is invested in aliens now through disney? Setting up shop in thailand might act as a cock block
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Enjoy on Nov 16, 2021, 11:30:57 PM
I Watched an interview with a street food vendor in thailand and he was asked if he was afraid of china and his response was basicly he could care less. Very zen and unintimidated .
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 12:31:03 AM
Probably an Engineer temple in the jungle full of black goo or a buried something or other 😄
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 17, 2021, 12:54:22 AM
Quote from: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 12:31:03 AM
Probably an Engineer temple in the jungle full of black goo or a buried something or other 😄

Awaiting a shipment from a certain android-controlled Weyland-Yutani colony ship, perhaps? ;)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 01:29:39 AM
It's gonna do one of two things jus coz Ridley's involved; intertwine with the prequel lore or play it safe and be totally unrelated to anything.
I think it'll stay away from the main trilogy for sure or hit Resurrection far flung timeline Territory if so..could do a cool aged Ripley 8 episode..the Xenomorph got to Earth etc that way. Prefer prequel era setup for a third film but whatever
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Nov 17, 2021, 01:31:06 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 17, 2021, 12:54:22 AM
Quote from: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 12:31:03 AM
Probably an Engineer temple in the jungle full of black goo or a buried something or other 😄

Awaiting a shipment from a certain android-controlled Weyland-Yutani colony ship, perhaps? ;)

That might make a lot of sense actually.

"Set on Earth ... not so far in the future" = David was successful in sending us something in order to kill us.  :laugh:
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 17, 2021, 09:28:52 AM
I'm curious to hear about other shooting locations too. Would never have expected Thailand. I had a quick Google and didn't see any obvious sci-fi shot there.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2021, 09:39:57 AM
Sections of Bangkok with a bit of cgi enhancement.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kane's other son on Nov 17, 2021, 10:37:22 AM
Ι hope "not too far into our future" means it's set in a century or so from now, during the prequel and original move era.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2021, 10:56:14 AM
Alien is only a hundred years from now. In scifi terms that's pretty soon.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kane's other son on Nov 17, 2021, 11:05:27 AM
That's what I'm hoping for. That "near future" just means it's not set in a Star Trek like environment with magical technology.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:34:52 AM
I really hope it does it's own thing. 
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 17, 2021, 12:53:32 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 17, 2021, 09:28:52 AM
I'm curious to hear about other shooting locations too. Would never have expected Thailand. I had a quick Google and didn't see any obvious sci-fi shot there.

Perhaps they won't be utilizing locations in Thailand at all, but rather just soundstages and backlots and taking advantage of that terrific currency exchange rate.

https://www.thestudioparkthailand.com/
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: LV-12986 on Nov 17, 2021, 01:58:54 PM
I'm quite looking forward to this  ;D


I'm quite looking forward to this  ;D
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Evanus on Nov 17, 2021, 03:32:15 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 17, 2021, 12:54:22 AM
Quote from: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 12:31:03 AM
Probably an Engineer temple in the jungle full of black goo or a buried something or other 😄

Awaiting a shipment from a certain android-controlled Weyland-Yutani colony ship, perhaps? ;)
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/2e46a133784a21f50a4fec9c7da4940d/tumblr_o161mpQHK61qcerkko2_500.gif)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 17, 2021, 03:41:27 PM
Quote from: LV-12986 on Nov 17, 2021, 01:58:54 PM
I'm quite looking forward to this  ;D


I'm quite looking forward to this  ;D

(https://c.tenor.com/vjlozeBNuwEAAAAC/ive-been-looking-forward-to-this-dooku.gif)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:31:27 PM
Quote from: Some Old Dude on Nov 16, 2021, 09:02:46 PM
Having spent a lot of time in Bangkok I can say part of it definitely looks like it could be an 1980's retrofuturistic cyberpunk city.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDzLJs_VUAATSxp?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDzLMW6VQAIs1eL?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBwdMogVcAU7DrB?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAbFapJVQAEEOjq?format=jpg&name=large)


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM
Thailand

Arcturians confirmed?

Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: darkvegett0 on Nov 17, 2021, 04:57:43 PM
Hopefully this gets canceled last minute...
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:58:44 PM
Sir Riddles can arrange that for you.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 05:02:00 PM
Like... why?


Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:31:28 PM
Quote from: Some Old Dude on Nov 16, 2021, 09:02:46 PM
Having spent a lot of time in Bangkok I can say part of it definitely looks like it could be an 1980's retrofuturistic cyberpunk city.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDzLJs_VUAATSxp?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDzLMW6VQAIs1eL?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBwdMogVcAU7DrB?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAbFapJVQAEEOjq?format=jpg&name=large)


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 01:10:26 PM
Thailand

Arcturians confirmed?

Oh yeah.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 17, 2021, 05:10:39 PM
Quote from: darkvegett0 on Nov 17, 2021, 04:57:43 PM
Hopefully this gets canceled last minute...

Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 05:02:00 PM
Like... why?

Because it's SUPER-WOKE ! Olololololololo !!!!

(https://c.tenor.com/E2CbHRInEb4AAAAC/spongebob-speech.gif)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: HuDaFuK on Nov 17, 2021, 05:14:23 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:31:27 PMArcturians confirmed?

:laugh:
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Nov 17, 2021, 08:39:27 PM
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Nov 17, 2021, 05:14:23 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:31:27 PMArcturians confirmed?

:laugh:

With some poontang, even better.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: darkvegett0 on Nov 17, 2021, 09:04:07 PM
Because it takes us further away from the original theme of alien. But maybe you like the whole David creates the alien garbage.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 17, 2021, 09:32:28 PM
Quote from: darkvegett0 on Nov 17, 2021, 09:04:07 PM
Because it takes us further away from the original theme of alien. But maybe you like the whole David creates the alien garbage.

If that's garbage then I wanna be a garbage truck driver

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/88ac9a64389e894b7da4248e9ed24ef1/4fda0f94ba6bc465-6a/s500x750/72821e45286f4b3f4aa99d3b43c4720be464aacb.jpg)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: David Weyland on Nov 17, 2021, 10:40:27 PM
Word
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 17, 2021, 10:43:35 PM
Sign me the f**k up for a big steaming plate of Ridley Brand garbage breh.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 10:58:50 PM
Call me crazy but I am okay with the Alien Anthology being... an anthology, and not the same thing over and over.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2021, 11:08:06 PM
Call me crazy but I am okay with the Alien Anthology being an anthology about the Alien, not cyberpunk existential crises.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:15:24 PM
It was always part of the cyberpunk genre.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2021, 11:30:14 PM
Focused on entirely the wrong word there.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:36:00 PM
I know what you're saying but to me that gives it license to do anything it wants within that genre.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2021, 11:50:16 PM
And I'm disagreeing.

I wouldn't want a Blade Runner series to focus on dealing with acid-bleeding space monsters, I don't want an Alien series focusing on what it means to be human.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:52:29 PM
I do not like Prometheus a lot as a film, but I am really glad that it being essentially about nothing in particular and thus anything you want to take from it, lead to this environment of using the universe to tell stories that do not necessarily have to even feature the titular Alien but definitely exist in that space with it.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 18, 2021, 12:04:23 AM
Being about anything effectively makes it about nothing. The IP becomes meaningless -- when you pick up an Alien title are you getting a story about Aliens, or are you getting another generic scifi?

General public sees Alien, wants Aliens, which is how IPs work.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Nov 18, 2021, 12:51:18 AM
A series could delve philosophically into synthetic people. Not necessarily like in Blade Runner, but as its own thing. Also, I wouldn't mind something like existential horror in Alien's world.

Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Nov 17, 2021, 08:39:27 PM
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Nov 17, 2021, 05:14:23 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Nov 17, 2021, 04:31:27 PMArcturians confirmed?

:laugh:

With some poontang, even better.

The idea of Arcturians as future transgender people rather than aliens was always stronger in my mind.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 12:52:50 AM
Alien series is now about acid-blood monsters; ANCIENT ALIENS IN SPESS and gay androids.

It's not going back to being purely about acid-blood monsters, no.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 18, 2021, 12:54:05 AM
Quote from: SiL on Nov 18, 2021, 12:04:26 AM
Being about anything effectively makes it about nothing. The IP becomes meaningless -- when you pick up an Alien title are you getting a story about Aliens, or are you getting another generic scifi?

General public sees Alien, wants Aliens, which is how IPs work.

Yes that's an issue I have with Prometheus as a single film.  (Four Seasons of Black Mirror beg to differ in terms of the general concept though of the subject matter changing substantially episode by episode.)

Besides I never said it can be about just anything, just that Prometheus' indecisiveness opened the door a lot wider, for all that room in the genre itself.

As for the public wanting Aliens... and yet Prometheus still struck gold financially anyway.

It's enough to have the "DNA of the Alien" in it, if you can not find an appropriate place for it, we will all have to get used to this being the status quo going forward anyway:

Because the Aliens will not be appearing episode by episode, so you will hopefully have great episodes that by necessity will not feature the Alien once at all, and like a recent horror on Netflix that might even be the best part.

And if it follows the structure of Fargo as I expect it will to a degree as an Anthology as originally reported years ago, and it is successful enough to continue on, you will inevitably get whole seasons without an Alien to be seen.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: SiL on Nov 18, 2021, 01:16:11 AM
Black Mirror is a terrible example. It started as an anthology - that was the expectation from the outset.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 18, 2021, 01:29:36 AM
But as already said... I used it as an example of that kind of science fiction being good and also being successful, nothing more, I thought putting it in brackets might make it clear that it's an addendum not part of the main response- my bad on that.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Nov 18, 2021, 03:00:49 AM
I believe something with the Prometheus scope would have worked better as a TV series, than as a 2 hour movie, and you definitely can't have hours and hours of TV show centered around an acid-blood monster. I agree, however, that the themes shouldn't undermine the Alien, but you need to use other concepts for wolrdbuilding and character development.

https://twitter.com/BFI/status/537718213736296449

I put that quote since I couldn't find the one about exploring the people of the future, who walk around in dirty sneakers aboard a spaceship.  :laugh: But seriously, I cannot omit my personal taste for anthologies, since it opens up the possibility of exploring different tropes of the universe. Also, I wish someone like Alex White were a creative consultant, as it would be superb.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 02:12:13 PM
as much as i like Alex White, i fear that a lot of their contributions to the series would be... "why don't we make this a bit closer to the Expanse?"
which is exactly what Into Charydbis feels like before the aliens show up.

And that was a wonderful book.. as a one-off.

That's not what the ALIEN IP as a whole ought to be: the space politics of faction X vs faction Y.

Pretty sure this first season is gonna be about WY conspiracy stuff.. and.. that's fine... as a one-off.
After that, if the 2nd season doesn't go somewhere out into space and explores some actual cosmic horror mystery (a big part of the appeal of the first alien movie...) then it'll be a gigantic waste of imagination.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 18, 2021, 02:55:35 PM
It's funny you say that actually, because Legion, already did conspiracy in the middle of the show inside a building, with androids, a brother finding out his sister's inhabiting someone else's body... black insect like monsters... a giant pervasive burecratic entity they all live under and a retro futuristic aesthetic...

...hold on!
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 18, 2021, 05:56:11 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 02:12:13 PM
And that was a wonderful book.. as a one-off.

That's not what the ALIEN IP as a whole ought to be: the space politics of faction X vs faction Y.

Well, settle in, 'cause that book sets up a whole goddamn galactic war !
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 06:24:33 PM
looking forward to never reading that junk
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 19, 2021, 01:18:53 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Nov 18, 2021, 05:56:11 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 02:12:13 PM
And that was a wonderful book.. as a one-off.

That's not what the ALIEN IP as a whole ought to be: the space politics of faction X vs faction Y.

Well, settle in, 'cause that book sets up a whole goddamn galactic war !

Adored Into Charybdis. Without a doubt in my mind, the best Alien novel I've read.

I have zero interest in that followup book from another author with the family members of Shy and Ripley.
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Nov 19, 2021, 02:48:48 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 19, 2021, 01:18:53 PMAdored Into Charybdis. Without a doubt in my mind, the best Alien novel I've read.

My sentiment as well!
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: HuDaFuK on Nov 19, 2021, 02:52:53 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 19, 2021, 01:18:53 PMI have zero interest in that followup book from another author with the family members of Shy and Ripley.

Agreed.

I was stoked for a galactic conflict follow-up, but then I found out White wasn't writing it and it was full of an improbable number of relatives of people we've met before :(

(No disrespect to Barnett, hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised, but I feel like White did such a good job building that world it kinda belongs to them.)
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: skhellter on Nov 19, 2021, 06:36:33 PM
that new book is 100% gonna feel like "licensed Alex White fan fic"


Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 19, 2021, 01:18:53 PM
I have zero interest in that followup book from another author with the family members of Shy and Ripley.

who have some incredibly funny names too.

Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Nov 19, 2021, 08:29:01 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Nov 18, 2021, 02:12:13 PM
Pretty sure this first season is gonna be about WY conspiracy stuff.. and.. that's fine... as a one-off.
After that, if the 2nd season doesn't go somewhere out into space and explores some actual cosmic horror mystery (a big part of the appeal of the first alien movie...) then it'll be a gigantic waste of imagination.

I would like to learn more about human civilization in the Alien future. Sometimes that can make the Alien even more alien imo, if it is handled in a smart way. I'm a fan of The Expanse by the way.  :laugh: But I must admit that I am more interested in the alien mysteries that might be there in the dark corners of space as well.  8)

Quote from: skhellter on Nov 19, 2021, 06:36:33 PM
that new book is 100% gonna feel like "licensed Alex White fan fic"

Nailed it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: [Exclusive] Noah Hawley's Alien Series To Start Filming March 2022 in Thailand!
Post by: Predalien39 on Nov 19, 2021, 10:44:42 PM
Tremors 7 shot in Thailand....