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Author Topic: James Cameron Talks 'Prometheus' (And Other Stuff)  (Read 7658 times)


RobThom
Apr 13, 2014, 10:35:36 PM
Reply #1 on: Apr 13, 2014, 10:35:36 PM
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Thats pretty cool that he did an AMA.

I'm almost coerced to sign up for reddit sometimes just for those.
(I might actually still be a member from back in the Digg days.)


Xenomorphine
Apr 14, 2014, 01:40:04 AM
Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2014, 01:40:04 AM
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Seems to confirm that Scott not moving ahead on their prospective collaboration was what killed 'Alien 5' and that 'Alien Versus Predator' being made was simply found out later.


SM
Apr 14, 2014, 02:28:24 AM
Reply #3 on: Apr 14, 2014, 02:28:24 AM
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That doesn't sound like what he's saying.



BringbackJonesy!
Apr 15, 2014, 09:15:53 PM
Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2014, 09:15:53 PM
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Always interesting to read a Q + A involving Cameron.  Seems he wasn't overly fond of some of the writing/plot points that the 'Theatrical' cut of 'Prometheus' went with either.  :laugh:



SM
Apr 16, 2014, 12:45:34 AM
Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2014, 12:45:34 AM
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How is that Riddles fault?  Cameron had more clout anyway.


FiorinaFury161
Apr 16, 2014, 01:17:06 AM
Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2014, 01:17:06 AM
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James is right by leaving Prometheus is Ridley's hands and Avatar in his own.


Xenomorphine
Apr 16, 2014, 08:05:18 PM
Reply #9 on: Apr 16, 2014, 08:05:18 PM
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How is that Riddles fault?  Cameron had more clout anyway.

Because it was an agreed collaborative process. Going by other interviews, Cameron went away to get on with the writing of it. Scott did pretty much nothing and went back to his unrelated projects.

Seems as if he had got back in contact, perhaps it would have then gone somewhere.


SM
Apr 17, 2014, 12:22:45 AM
Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2014, 12:22:45 AM
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What was Ridely supposed to be doing if not these unrelated projects?  He's not a writer.  And Cameron is said to have stopped working on it he got wind of AvP.  Which means he never completed anything, leaving nothing for Riddles to do.


Xenomorphine
Apr 17, 2014, 01:57:37 AM
Reply #11 on: Apr 17, 2014, 01:57:37 AM
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The agreement was apparently for Cameron to write something up and Scott to do the producing side of it. We know from 'Prometheus' that he liked to have an on-going oar in the water, in so far as wanting to bat ideas to and fro, which didn't happen here. But besides all of that, as a prospective producer, he should have been consulting about stuff like budget requirements, prospective filming locations and other things for the pre-production phase.

I simply think he either just wasn't all that invested in it or is easily distracted.


SM
Apr 17, 2014, 02:00:04 AM
Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2014, 02:00:04 AM
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Sounds like Riddles didn't have much to work with in the first place and Fox had their hearts set on AvP.


Xenomorphine
Apr 17, 2014, 02:25:13 AM
Reply #13 on: Apr 17, 2014, 02:25:13 AM
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Sounds like Riddles didn't have much to work with in the first place and Fox had their hearts set on AvP.

Fox did, but nobody can argue Cameron is inexperienced on the directing and producing front and, judging by that quote, he seemed to feel Scott should have got back in contact during that time. Maybe it's a case of RS not thinking he needed to, but not so much as checking back with JC for updates seems like disinterest.


SM
Apr 17, 2014, 02:30:18 AM
Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2014, 02:30:18 AM
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That's an awful lot to read into a pretty basic quote...


 

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