Performing fan service is what got us AvPR.Amen. Openly saying your movie will have "fan service" doesn't instill me with confidence.
Stick to writing a good story, not jerking off the audience.
I think "fan service" is considered one of those buzzwords that's supposed to generate hype. They don't realize it's actually quite the opposite now-a-days.
This is awesome news! James Cameron thinks Blomkoamp's script is amazing!!! That's the biggest endorsement one could receive. Finally we're going to get the movie that should have been made! I hope Cameron is a producer!
After his endorsement of Terminator Genesys, that endorsement is worth pretty much nothing.
and also stated that AvP was better then Alien 3 and A:R.
Where did he say this?
IIRC it came up in those articles asking about his opinions on AVP. I think they're on YouTube.
A film that starts in the mind as a fan service can not be good.
I mean... Paul W.S. Anderson and Strauses brother.
Blomkamp's turn now.
I still think it's important to point out that the film didn't start as this fan service retcon reboot angle. That came as a result of chatting to Weaver. Who knows how the story has changed over that.
My gripe isn't that they are rewriting Alien 3 and Rez, it's that they are bringing back decrepid actors to reprise their roles.
I would be equally if not more disappointed if they did that with Arnie in The Predator.
I think that's a little unfair. We don't know how they're going to be used in the films.
Most people here are forgetting something... this is Neil Blomkamp. Is not some wanna be fresh new director. Guy now knows his stuff and his CGI is always sober and photorealistic, while the designs in his films are pretty awesome and feasible looking and neat. An Alien film by him would make wonders to the franchise...
His effects are good, but his stories leave a lot to be desired. That's way, way more important.
Undoubtedly it's going to look gorgeous and I'm really curious to see how his Aliens look. However, as SiL says Blomkamp's strength in his stories isn't great. He has acknowledged it as being a weakness though so hopefully he's not been working on Alien 3.2 on his own.