Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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  1. Daneel

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Here's the latest word from Collider:

    So... it's no longer a prequel to Alien? That's a bit surprising. Well, that doesn't really bother me, as long as the finished product is worthwhile. In any case, I'll definitely be checking it out.

    Also, Noomi Rapace, and (possibly) Charlize Theron? Sounds good to me.
     
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  2. Tulin

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    As long as xenos appear it is still an Alien film.

    I am both happy and a little bit nervous. Happy because for YEARS I have wanted a story set in the Alien universe that did NOT involve simply rehashing ideas and scenarios from the first two films. What this franchise did NOT need was another film filled with nameless, faceless, bald black men running down corridors being chased by the creatures about whom we couldn't give two flying fucks.

    Since "Aliens" I have wanted just another film set in that universe that was more about the mythology and the behind the scenes stuff with WY and the military and WHY they want the xenos and what they would do with them. I have bought and read ALL of the spin off novels(some GREAT, some not so great)and while they are fun and informative, nothing compares to a movie that is canon.

    This has the potential to be something REALLY special.
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    This isn't a prequel to aliens, an original sci-fi film. This would indicate to me that Scott wasn't pleased with any of the drafts people were turning in and decided instead to make something entirely different. I think I'm kind of interested in this now. Plus that it stars Noomi Raplace is an added bonus.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I'm not sure if I'm excited or disappointed. I was really liking the idea of an Alien prequel.
     
  5. Skywalker

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    I'm actually more interested in this project now than I was before. :techman:
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    :brickwall: Are we EVER going to find out what the Space Jockeys were all about?
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I will say that I really don't like the idea of Angelina Jolie in this movie.
     
  8. Gaith

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I hope not. I don't want to know where Yoda or Gurgi come from, either. Sometimes it's more fun to leave certain questions unanswered.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    This is fantastic news! While I was really looking forward to Ridley Scotts return to sci-fi, I was not keen at all on finding out the backstory of the space jockey and afraid they might ruin the mythology of the first film. The fact that it morphed into an original space-based sci-fi movie takes away any reservations I had towards the project and leaves only enthusiastic anticipation.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Angelina is considering the project...she's not confirmed yet. So there's still hope she won't be used. Personally I'd be fine with Noomi and Charlize.
     
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    Cautiously optimistic about the changes, but Ridley Scott making a new sci-fi movie is guaranteed to get my money anyway.
     
  13. Ethros

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    I'm sure it'll be good... but I wanted to see some Xenomorphs gorram it!!

    (and in a decent film, which hasn't been seen for quite a while)
     
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    We could take off and nuke her from orbit?
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I think this is pretty cool myself. As fun as it would be to see Scott directing another Alien film, getting a new, original scifi story from him sounds even better.
     
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    It is the only way to be sure.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    There's only one scientist named Elizabeth Shaw (who also happens to fight aliens) that I give a damn about. And she ain't got nothing to do with this crap. ;)
     
  18. crouteru

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I never liked the idea of a prequel to Alien. The origin of the derelict ship should be left a mystery, because any kind of answer would likely be disappointing.

    That said, I would like to see another movie set in the Alien universe with the Xenomorphs (and no Predators!). The question is, what kind of story can be produced that would be interesting and unique?

    That was the problem back in the pre-production phase of Alien 3, although I do think the third film ended up being quite unique, if very flawed.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I'll chime in with my agreement that this movie now interest me more than it did as an Alien prequel. Yeah, we all love the Alien movies, but prequels are rather limiting. Besides, for years the Space Jockey was just some cool looking corpse, and I'm fine with it staying that way.
     
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    :lol:
     

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