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Author Topic: Neill Blomkamp's Alien never reached film  (Read 1545 times)


Huggs
Apr 08, 2020, 01:00:22 AM
Reply #16 on: Apr 08, 2020, 01:00:22 AM
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The blue man group got no love last time.


Janek
Apr 18, 2020, 02:04:35 PM
Reply #17 on: Apr 18, 2020, 02:04:35 PM
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Blomkamp has directed no feature film since Chappie and has only been doing shorts. He was never the correct man to lead the Alien franchise to new heights. Im not saying that AC was a breakthrough though.


irn
Apr 28, 2020, 06:20:37 PM
Reply #18 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06:20:37 PM
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I'd really like to see Blomkamp's script for it along with all the unreleased concept art. I agree he was the wrong man for it, especially for the story and dialogue writing. He would have been great for the visual effects though.


Kradan
Apr 28, 2020, 06:24:09 PM
Reply #19 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06:24:09 PM
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Well, that's what screenplay writer is for, I guess


SM
Apr 28, 2020, 09:43:11 PM
Reply #20 on: Apr 28, 2020, 09:43:11 PM
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It would seem that Blomkamp likes writing his own stuff and only really works with his missus.


j0nesy
Apr 28, 2020, 10:28:25 PM
Reply #21 on: Apr 28, 2020, 10:28:25 PM
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didn't ridley scott go as far as saying there was no script?

can hicks or sm confirm?


SM
Apr 28, 2020, 10:37:42 PM
Reply #22 on: Apr 28, 2020, 10:37:42 PM
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No idea.


SiL
Apr 28, 2020, 11:01:28 PM
Reply #23 on: Apr 28, 2020, 11:01:28 PM
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I remember someone saying there was no script, just a detailed treatment or synopsis.


Kradan
Apr 28, 2020, 11:05:28 PM
Reply #24 on: Apr 28, 2020, 11:05:28 PM
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And who said that ? The man least interested in Alien 5 being done?

I'm sorry, I like the prequels but I think Ridley had a hand in burrying Blomkamp's project.

« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2020, 11:09:17 PM by Kradan »

SiL
Apr 28, 2020, 11:16:34 PM
Reply #25 on: Apr 28, 2020, 11:16:34 PM
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1) I don't remember, but I don't think it was Scott.

2) I don't think it's a secret that Scott was partially responsible for the project getting pulled.


Immortan Jonesy
Apr 29, 2020, 12:36:41 AM
Reply #26 on: Apr 29, 2020, 12:36:41 AM
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Aliens is just as loved by fans as Alien. Actually maybe Aliens wins in that one. I wonder if Colonial Marines are the key in order to make these movies box office success. I mean, a lot of merchandising is based on this particular element of the lore. Prometheus had a decent box office, but it's not really an Alien movie, and its success seems to be due to a "perfect storm" so to speak.


SiL
Apr 29, 2020, 12:53:32 AM
Reply #27 on: Apr 29, 2020, 12:53:32 AM
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Every movie in the franchise has been a box office success but only one featured colonial marines. Two films were "disappointments" -- A3 and Covenant. Even then that's because Fox didn't care much about international box office in the 90s (A3 actually made more than Aliens globally) and they hoped for more from Covenant.

We can stretch that to three disappointments with AvPR, which still turned a profit. AvP was the most successful Alien or Predator film on release.

So no, colonial marines are in no way the "key".


Immortan Jonesy
Apr 29, 2020, 01:45:10 AM
Reply #28 on: Apr 29, 2020, 01:45:10 AM
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It's just that they seem to be very popular, but fair enough.


SiL
Apr 29, 2020, 01:46:30 AM
Reply #29 on: Apr 29, 2020, 01:46:30 AM
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No doubt they're popular, they're just not a magic ingredient.

People wouldn't suddenly love Resurrection if the military had been the USCM, for example.


 

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