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Old April 24 2010, 11:22 PM   #31
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Re: "Alien" prequel rumours

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the prequel takes place about 30 years before the first movie, in 2085. Weyland-Yutani doesn't exist yet, but Weyland, pre-merger, does. And it's very much in the terraforming business. Adds Scott:

It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle - there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. Remember that? And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says "There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out - what was that?" I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey - we call him the Space Jockey - I'm explaining who the space jockeys were.
Not something that I ever thought needed explaining.
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Old April 24 2010, 11:23 PM   #32
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Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

i think it would be interesting to see an alien movie in 3D as i bet it will be scary. but at the same point i dont believe that any more alien movies should be made, as i believe it wont be as good as the others. the last i heard sigourney weaver had actually refused to do another alien movie. as she beleived the 4 was enough. but this was a while ago and i know people change there minds. if there is money to be made from a 3D version of alien then they will probably do it.
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Old April 25 2010, 12:18 AM   #33
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i bet it will be scary.
You have got to admit this is a little like George Lucas starting up the prequel in 1998 for Star Wars after not having done one for 15 years. Although there have been other Alien films Ridley Scott has not been involved in them and it will be 32 years since he's done the first one.

I wonder what kind of atmosphere Ridley Scott would have in this prequel film?
horror & heavy tension like Alien (1979) or or more of a horror scifi film like Event Horizon (1997) or a glossier scifi film with some horror elements?
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Old April 25 2010, 02:21 AM   #34
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Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

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TWO prequels??
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Old April 25 2010, 03:31 AM   #35
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Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

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So apparently Alien and Star Wars art director Roger Christian
Not putting 'director of Battlefield Earth' on his resume, is he?

I can't fathom why.
Were the FX that bad in that movie?
(BFE)

I never watched it after seeing paned worse than a Simon Cowel verbal bashing.
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Old April 25 2010, 10:03 AM   #36
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the prequel takes place about 30 years before the first movie, in 2085. Weyland-Yutani doesn't exist yet, but Weyland, pre-merger, does. And it's very much in the terraforming business. Adds Scott:
Not something that I ever thought needed explaining.
I agree -- I think it's best left as a mystery. Trying to explain something like that will no doubt ruin some fans' expectations.
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Old April 25 2010, 10:43 PM   #37
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I think given that this is Ridley Scott we're talking about, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. I mean just look at the man's filmography for goodness sake and it's not like he's made a habit of churning out sequals or spinoffs (crappy or otherwise) from any of his other films.

Hell if Ridley Scott made a prequel to 'Wizard of Oz' which explains how Dorothy ended up orphaned and colour blind, or a sequel to 'Seven Samurai' where the dead ones come back as zombies and start up barbershop quartet on a Mississippi steamboat, I'd go see them!
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Old April 27 2010, 10:04 AM   #38
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Director Sir Ridley Scott has revealed that his 3D Alien prequel will be "really nasty" and will respond to the standard set by James Cameron's Avatar.
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Old April 27 2010, 10:10 AM   #39
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Well I'm gladd Scott is involved, but the prequel idea makes me nervous, and God does everything have to be in 3D now?
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Old April 27 2010, 10:19 AM   #40
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I wonder if Russell Crowe will be in it?
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Old April 27 2010, 11:52 AM   #41
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ha ha, I have visions of Crowe punching out an alien now!
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Old April 27 2010, 12:30 PM   #42
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Apologies if this is already posted

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Director Sir Ridley Scott has revealed that his 3D Alien prequel will be "really nasty" and will respond to the standard set by James Cameron's Avatar.
God - I don't want to think of "Alien" and "Avatar" mixing.

Will the xenos be smurf blue?



Yeah and I KNOW that is not what Scott meant but I just have to vent that Avatar is being used as some kind of benchmark.
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Old April 27 2010, 03:54 PM   #43
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...God does everything have to be in 3D now?
Yes.

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...I just have to vent that Avatar is being used as some kind of benchmark.
And it will be until it's surpassed in any way. Movies are made by people who are in the business of making movies and understand that business, not by fannish critics. They can go ahead and ignore Avatar and become irrelevant; they know that.
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Old April 27 2010, 04:23 PM   #44
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...God does everything have to be in 3D now?
Yes.
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Old April 27 2010, 04:32 PM   #45
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There will be 2D films produced for a long time, just as black-and-white commercial films didn't disappear overnight. That said, big-budget wide-release movies are going 3D.
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