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Author Topic: Ridley Scott Talks Alien Prequel  (Read 6591 times)

Darkness
Oct 29, 2009, 12:22:58 AM
Topic on: Oct 29, 2009, 12:22:58 AM

Ridley Scott has finally spoken about the upcoming Alien prequel for the first time in an interview with Empire. The article implies that they won’t revisit LV-426 or the space jockeys in the prequel. The story will take place about 30 years before Alien, however.

Since the prequel was announced, it’s been assumed that it would tell the story of how those nasty, slavering xenomorphs came to land on LV-426 in the first place. But after listening to Sir Ridley, suddenly we’re not so sure…

“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” said Sir Ridley. “We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior.”

Interesting. And damned intriguing, to boot. Presumably, rather than make a film about how those massive elephantine aliens (remember the giant pilot with his chest blown outwards in Sir Ridley’s original?) were decimated by the acid-blooded bastards, Sir Ridley and his writer, Jon Spaihts, have decided to reboot the story in an attempt to give it a human focus.

“I never thought I’d look forward to a sequel,” said Sir Ridley. “But a prequel is kind of interesting. I’m looking forward to doing that.”

Thanks to Harvey Weinstein for the news.

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ShadowPred
Oct 30, 2009, 12:53:03 AM
Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2009, 12:53:03 AM
YAY, no Space Jockey Origin story!



Xeno
Oct 30, 2009, 01:22:15 AM
Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2009, 01:22:15 AM
WTF??? No Space Jockeys?Oh come on !!!   >:(  


CANNON
Oct 30, 2009, 02:02:00 AM
Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2009, 02:02:00 AM
All i got to say is, you alien fans are extremly lucky. Because you have original and genius directors who take the project seriously. Us predator fans are let down by a over the top Robert Rodriguez script.. im looking foward to this alien movie more than i am predators. And im a huge pred fan...


stealth bunny
Oct 30, 2009, 02:04:38 AM
Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2009, 02:04:38 AM
We've got to trust ridley, he kinda knows what he's talking about !! , I'm looking forward to hearing more.


dachande89
Oct 30, 2009, 03:41:00 AM
Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 2009, 03:41:00 AM
I'm happy they are staying away from the Jockey scope. So it's going to be with humans, and maybe it will explain how Weyland- Yuatani knew that there was a signal on the derelict about the Alien (i know it says not involving LV-426, but maybe it would give a background idea or something).


Bakub
Oct 30, 2009, 04:08:44 AM
Reply #7 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:08:44 AM
This film is going to be good.  But the predators.....ermm...eehh...N O!!!!!!!!!


JRZNIN
Oct 30, 2009, 04:10:32 AM
Reply #8 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:10:32 AM
For god's sake please cast some real actors in this film. And perhaps people who can fit the role?


Cellien
Oct 30, 2009, 04:27:05 AM
Reply #9 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:27:05 AM
Watch out folks 'cuz Sir Scott is a PIAMP!


Sh0dan
Oct 30, 2009, 06:31:09 AM
Reply #10 on: Oct 30, 2009, 06:31:09 AM
Sounds good to me.  Seems like Scott is distancing the prequel from the current movies. Very smart if you ask me. I like the idea that our technology wont be quite as advanced as it is in ALIEN.  Spaceships will hopefully look closer to the sort of thing NASA puts in space, closing the gap, it'll probably look more like 2001: A Space Odyssey or maybe Danny Boyles Sunshine.


daniel clavette
Oct 30, 2009, 06:49:45 AM
Reply #11 on: Oct 30, 2009, 06:49:45 AM
That is great news about new alien movies i can,t wait see origins of alien.


Rob
Oct 30, 2009, 06:57:51 AM
Reply #12 on: Oct 30, 2009, 06:57:51 AM
Im liking the sound of this!


MasterRich
Oct 30, 2009, 07:03:46 AM
Reply #13 on: Oct 30, 2009, 07:03:46 AM
awesome! If he can make Alien Prequel look like it was 30 years prior to ALIEN and the two movies transition well then it's a pure win!    ;D  


predalien27
Oct 30, 2009, 08:01:36 AM
Reply #14 on: Oct 30, 2009, 08:01:36 AM
Good that all the mysteries of this franchise are not going to be figured out.  The later Alien movies explained the Aliens to not being that freightening.  The Space jockey is the franchises biggest mystery.


 

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