[Exclusive/Spoilers] Here’s the First Concept Art From the FX Alien Series!

Started by RidgeTop, Sep 01, 2022, 05:26:18 PM

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David Weyland

I think if Scott is involved the prequels lore will not (Thankfully for me) be trashed

Conceivable Plotline post Advent, David skills up & franchises his Covenant experiments and crashlands this ship into the Prodigy homies for his Weyland Yutani besties

BlueMarsalis79

It's either taking place just before or concurrent to Prometheus, or just maybe after Ripley's time completely but, I will be very surprised if it continues the prequel narrative in any form.

chrisr232007

I'm ok with everything as long as it's set after the events of Alien 3.

BigDaddyJohn

I'd be ok with a post Ripley story.

skhellter

i'm gonna be optimistic and say that the WY logo being the Aliens/Alien3 one is a purposeful choice that signals that timeframe this will take place in.

Here's hoping the xenos just take over the whole planet. (Explaining why Earth is f**ked in Resurrection)

Who knows.. maybe they'll even show the start of the Auton Rebellion.

Engineer

Quote from: skhellter on Sep 03, 2022, 03:26:59 PMHere's hoping the xenos just take over the whole planet. (Explaining why Earth is f**ked in Resurrection)


I don't think that would make much sense. None of the Betty's crew knew anything about the alien (hence why Call had to explain it to them and why it was so dangerous to breed them), and general Perez also commented that ripley died wiping the species out forcing them to resort to cloning to get their hands on it. If the aliens had overrun earth, they'd be common knowledge and not so hard to come by...

Nostromo

Best looking Alien since 1979............

And if you disagree, you're part of the reason for all the complaints, lol.

skhellter

Resurrection is likely to just get kicked out of the main continuity like AVP and AVPR.

Some elements from it might inspire bits in the show though.

choccy milk

choccy milk

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Quote from: skhellter on Sep 03, 2022, 04:13:28 PMResurrection is likely to just get kicked out of the main continuity like AVP and AVPR.

Some elements from it might inspire bits in the show though.
Who knows, they may kick out Alien3 too! Wouldn't surprise me at all...

Would love it if they reprised Blomkamp's ideas too. Have Hicks and Newt as characters, grown up and with their traumas, as in Aliens Book One

BlueMarsalis79

Then you need to pay more attention to the news:

https://www.avpgalaxy.net/2022/09/04/disney-not-interested-in-returning-to-ripleys-storyline/

Quote"I don't know," she said. "Ridley has gone in a different direction. Maybe Ripley has done her bit. She deserves a rest."
-Sigourney Weaver


Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Dec 13, 2021, 02:24:36 PMVanity Fair: What's next for you?

What's next for me, it looks like, an Alien series for FX, taking on that franchise and those amazing films by Ridley Scott and James Cameron and David Fincher. Those are great monster movies, but they're not just monster movies. They're about humanity trapped between our primordial, parasitic past and our artificial intelligence future—and they're both trying to kill us. Here you have human beings and they can't go forward and they can't go back. So I find that really interesting.


Where are you in that process?

I've written a couple of scripts, the first two scripts, and we're looking to make them next spring. When you get to something with this level of visual effects, there's a lot of preparation that has to go into it. What's been really illuminating is to see that the entire film industry had to take a year off and they are now trying to jam two years of production into one year. So it's very hard to look on the planet earth and see where you might make something in the next six months. Everyone is racing to make up for lost time. So, I figure let that bubble burst a little bit and we'll do it right.

Is there anything else you can share about it? Is it part of the Ripley story, or will it be original characters in a different time and place?

It's not a Ripley story. She's one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told pretty perfectly, and I don't want to mess with it. It's a story that's set on Earth also. The alien stories are always trapped... Trapped in a prison, trapped in a space ship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of "What happens if you can't contain it?" are more immediate.

Deadly things that can't be contained and the whole world at risk? Sounds relevant to the past year.

On some level it's also a story about inequality. You know, one of the things that I love about the first movie is how '70s a movie it is, and how it's really this blue collar space-trucker world in which Yaphet Kotto and Harry Dean Stanton are basically Waiting for Godot. They're like Samuel Beckett characters, ordered to go to a place by a faceless nameless corporation. The second movie is such an '80s movie, but it's still about grunts. Paul Reiser is middle management at best. So, it is the story of the people you send to do the dirty work.

How does that relate to your series?

In mine, you're also going to see the people who are sending them. So you will see what happens when the inequality we're struggling with now isn't resolved. If we as a society can't figure out how to prop each other up and spread the wealth, then what's going to happen to us? There's that great Sigourney Weaver line to Paul Reiser where she says, "I don't know which species is worse. At least they don't f**k each other over for a percentage."

Fiker

Hi. There may be some good news, at least for me behind this concept art. If it happens before Covenant then David did not create the Xenomorph. Also on concept art with the alien i think it is traped by two upgraded humans or whatever they are. You can see the whip in front and behind the Alien.

choccy milk

Quote from: Fiker on Sep 04, 2022, 03:07:36 PMHi. There may be some good news, at least for me behind this concept art. If it happens before Covenant then David did not create the Xenomorph. Also on concept art with the alien i think it is traped by two upgraded humans or whatever they are. You can see the whip in front and behind the Alien.
yeah they're still in time to retcon the david creator thing

and perhaps do away with the engineers, at last

Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: Fiker on Sep 04, 2022, 03:07:36 PMYou can see the whip in front and behind the Alien.

Pretty sure that's actually a cable that he was using to crawl up the vertical shaft that he's in that's been split by the Alien, not a whip.

DarkAshenWolf

Omg yes, looks promising

BigDaddyJohn

It definitely looks interesting. Still cautiously optimistic about this.

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