Hey everyone. I figured I'd throw this up as it's own topic and let the moderator's move it, if they wish. Just so people could see it when surfing the board for new topics.
Just returned from the I V I I V I Mondo/Alamo Drafthouse ALIENS + Q&A w/ Sigourney Weaver at TOWN HALL in NYC.
I had great seats (3rd Row). Sigourney could probably smell my pizza breath.
For real though, it was a blast seeing Aliens with Sigourney and a Sold Out Theatre.
The real news here is how much she spoke about Blomkamp's ALIEN. She didn't even have to be asked, she would bring it up in conversation and she did spill some minor, interesting details.
She speaks of the script as if - as far as she is concerned - it's happening already, and in her mind is the "most satisfying" ending of the story. When first asked about working with Michael Biehn, and their flirtation/romantic relationship in ALIENS, she added "You will see a lot more of that in the next one."
She continued to say she just wrapped something else with Blomkamp which she can't talk about, in South Africa. She stated how expansive the Alien5 story is, and mentioned that, like the other films, Blomkamp's film has a very particular new vision. She made a dig about having to "Wait for Prometheus 2" or "Whatever it's being called now." Weaver also stated how fond she is of 3 and 4 and that this film isn't going to 'Wipe them out" but run parallel to them. You can take that how you want. I took it to mean, this will be an alternate Alien 3. When asked her opinion of AVP she dropped the professionalism and said "I haven't seen it and then I heard that the Alien didn't even win so I thought 'f**k THAT!' " It was very, very funny. She of course spoke very highly of Ridley Scott and James Cameron.
One of the more interesting things she said was in response to a seemingly innocent question. An audience member asked her what she thought the fate of Jonesy, the cat, would be... Her response, to paraphrase was: That she imagines that Ripley found her a good home with a friend on Gateway station (musing) but she added "when all that is over they, I imagine the THREE of them, OR MAYBE THE FOUR OF THEM NOW, will go back and pick up Jonesy."
When we left my two friends also noted that they took that as a deliberate slip of information regarding the way the next film ends and who survives...
I feel like Im forgetting something but that's all I got for now.
I got a Mondo Tee of Ripley, and a selection of the badges from ALIEN and also a set of pins, that were exclusive. It was truly an unforgettable night. If this is what ALIEN DAY will be like every year, this is the start of a beautiful friendship.