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Author Topic: Neil Blomkamp Has "Moved On" From Alien 5  (Read 36288 times)



SM
Jan 03, 2018, 06:01:05 AM
Reply #32 on: Jan 03, 2018, 06:01:05 AM
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And adjusted for inflation, Aliens is way out in front.


Scorpio
Jan 03, 2018, 06:11:21 AM
Reply #33 on: Jan 03, 2018, 06:11:21 AM
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Worldwide box office for Prometheus is much higher than Aliens, even taking into account inflation.


SM
Jan 03, 2018, 06:24:38 AM
Reply #34 on: Jan 03, 2018, 06:24:38 AM
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You can't accurately inflate worldwide box office receipts due to there being too many fluctuations in different currencies, which is why they restrict inflation adjusted figures to US domestic.


Gash
Jan 03, 2018, 06:49:14 AM
Reply #35 on: Jan 03, 2018, 06:49:14 AM
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Worldwide box office for Prometheus is much higher than Aliens, even taking into account inflation.

It's still a prequel. I chose the description as Aliens being the most successful sequel quite carefully.


Alionic
Jan 03, 2018, 07:02:26 AM
Reply #36 on: Jan 03, 2018, 07:02:26 AM
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How is it stagnant?  They've gone off in different directions with Engineers and androids and black goo.

It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but they're not simply repeating the same thing over and over.

Same film beats, three different times, from Ridley. Each with diminished story returns. Also, Engineers? Killed, Black Goo? Gone. The only constant is Michael Fassbender as an Android. Real fresh, gotta love that schizophrenic kind of story telling. Not too mention his love/hate relationship with the Xenomorph.

The only thing that can remotely be called schizophrenic here is your complaint that the prequels are "unoriginal" (a false claim FYI) juxtaposed with your demand that Blomkamp's unoriginal remake of James Cameron's movie get made.


AVP-CAPCOM
Jan 03, 2018, 07:22:17 AM
Reply #37 on: Jan 03, 2018, 07:22:17 AM
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Oh come on we all know an "ALIENS-esque" type film, set in the future, with military hardware is in the works.

I haven't seen this much pre-production hype since the proposed, and maligned, "ALIEN remake" proposed to be produced by Ridley Scott and Directed by his ex-son-in-law Carl Rinsch (47 Ronin).
The idea, which would expand the original ALIEN mythology and unused "dissecting the derelict" a retrospective blog post talking about Ridley Scott's ambition to tell a larger story back-story to the Space Jockey and a, then, seperate race of Engineers.
http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/dissecting-derelict-scene-on-acheron.html
Of course that movie became Prometheus (2012) and the results were variable (but a relative hit at Box Office).

Its obvious from the off-set that retconning those lucrative ALIEN boxsets (which get almost annual updates) is a daft idea. Make a stand-alone sequel, get a new story, new actors and some originality in production design. Do we really need Vietnam imagery of the 1986 dropship in 2018 onwards?
Fan-wanks do not make great films.


Alionic
Jan 03, 2018, 07:24:27 AM
Reply #38 on: Jan 03, 2018, 07:24:27 AM
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lol "Screenrant.com."

Disney is inevitably going to make their own Alien film independent of Scott's involvement. I'm sure they have Blomkamp's contact info.


Corporal Hicks
Jan 03, 2018, 08:23:59 AM
Reply #39 on: Jan 03, 2018, 08:23:59 AM
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Split from the pre-prod topic and merged with another topic about the tweet.


whiterabbit
Jan 03, 2018, 08:56:31 AM
Reply #40 on: Jan 03, 2018, 08:56:31 AM
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Bloomkamp reminds me of that Lawyer from Jurassic Park.


Scorpio
Jan 03, 2018, 09:12:01 AM
Reply #41 on: Jan 03, 2018, 09:12:01 AM
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You can't accurately inflate worldwide box office receipts due to there being too many fluctuations in different currencies, which is why they restrict inflation adjusted figures to US domestic.

Prometheus
Domestic:    $126,477,084      31.4%
+ Foreign:    $276,877,385      68.6%

Aliens
Domestic:    $85,160,248      65.0%
+ Foreign:    $45,900,000      35.0%

35% vs 68.6% lol



SM
Jan 03, 2018, 10:22:03 AM
Reply #43 on: Jan 03, 2018, 10:22:03 AM
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Rank Title             Adjusted Gross
1      Alien             $280,867,700 
2      Aliens            $204,981,400
3      Prometheus   $139,725,200

« Last Edit: Jan 03, 2018, 10:24:03 AM by SM »

Kelgaard
Jan 03, 2018, 10:23:17 AM
Reply #44 on: Jan 03, 2018, 10:23:17 AM
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It was an amazing chance to work in the world Ridley and James Cameron created. And collaborate with Sigourney.


Neill is always going to say it's not happening until it is, enticing us all the while.


 

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