Walter Hill Sent Sigourney Weaver a 50-Page Alien 5 Treatment!

Started by Corporal Hicks, Jun 11, 2020, 05:45:25 PM

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Walter Hill Sent Sigourney Weaver a 50-Page Alien 5 Treatment! (Read 77,791 times)

Local Trouble


Kradan

Nothing wrong about some Magic Eggs

BigDaddyJohn

When it spawns such a great movie, I'm all for it.

Local Trouble

Quote from: Kradan on Sep 13, 2022, 06:02:26 AMNothing wrong about some Magic Eggs

They upset people though.

Kradan

People should get over it

Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: Local Trouble on Sep 13, 2022, 03:41:15 PM
Quote from: Kradan on Sep 13, 2022, 06:02:26 AMNothing wrong about some Magic Eggs

They upset people though.

That's cool. I like lots of stuff that upsets people. And other people like lots of stuff that upsets me.

OpenMaw

Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Sep 13, 2022, 03:39:44 PMWhen it spawns such a great movie, I'm all for it.

I can't argue with that. Though Alien 3 is like Schrodinger's movie. Did Golic release the alien? Was it captured? Dog or Ox? Where did that one bald british bloke actually die?

Speaks to the brilliant direction of David Fincher that the movie still has so many great moments even with the myriad of problems.

Quote from: Kradan on Sep 13, 2022, 05:56:14 AMNothing wrong about some lovecraftian horror in an Alien movie

Oh I agree. I'm all for that.

I just don't think it should be from the result of not knowing what to do with a scene so you just put some stuff in there and hope it sorts itself out.


skhellter

skhellter

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alien3 is the perfect example of a very good filmmaker and committed cast and crew elevating the f**k out of a mediocre script.

Fincher wrings every page for all possible available drama.

If anyone else had directed it, no one would be talking about it still.


...Imagine Renny Harlin handling this material.

BigDaddyJohn

Was the script that bad though ? And thank god for no Renny Harlin lol.

KiramidHead

Harlin would have done fine with Twohy's script, but the prison idea didn't interest him. I've only skimmed the Giler/Hill drafts, but they're not their best work.

BigDaddyJohn

I don't see Harlin good for any type of Alien story. He's okay for Cliffhanger and stuff like that.

OpenMaw

Renny Harlin wanted to take it to Earth. Which they kinda went "Yeah! ... No!"

Then he wanted to go to the Alien Homeworld.

Either one would probably work okay for the end of the trilogy, but... eh.

I don't think we would have gotten anything much better than what we got. Unless Gibson got a crack at a third draft and iterated refinements in that in the same direction he was going with draft 2. Draft 2 is my favorite Alien 3 script.

Whiskeybrewer

I still want to see the next draft of the Ward version and the Seven Dwarfs one lol

Kradan

Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Sep 21, 2022, 03:30:59 PMI still want to see the next draft of the Ward version and the Seven Dwarfs one lol

Same

razeak

Quote from: SiL on Sep 06, 2022, 01:09:38 AMYeah they only produced two classic movies and saved the original from Roger Corman.


Oh my LOL. Yeah, I should clarify. You're right. I think they have steered it downhill big time SINCE Alien and Aliens. Yeah, they helped knock the series out of the park. They also helped knock it off the rails. They absolutely deserve praise and criticism equally.

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