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post #1 of 2189
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OK, I admit it, this is happening. Grumble grumble.

The Empire podcast is worth a listen. He said we explain the how,why and who about the creation of the Alien. Of course we don't need to know this but Scott thinks we do. At least it will look good.
post #2 of 2189

Matt Damon needs to play the Alien.

post #3 of 2189
Thread Starter 
Ralf Moellor as the leader of the big chrome dome guys.
post #4 of 2189

Maybe we'll finally see a good alien. Ripley might even ride one into the battle. This'll kicksart the Alien shared universe: good aliens fighting the evil aliens for the dominance of their home world "Alienia". Shia Lebeouf will appear as Predator in the hit television series Facehuggers.

post #5 of 2189

I recommend the Empire interview. Highlights include Ridley saying he wants to ramp up his pace to two movies a year, being unrestrained about his past achievements "I saw The Duellists recently. BRILLIANT", and displaying no indication whatsoever that he even noticed so much as cares about the hostile reaction to some of his recent stuff. Funny thing is, he gets away with it because it comes across not so much as arrogance as just being extremely sure of himself.

 

There's also a funny bit where the interviewer is obviously trying to ask him whether he'd like to make any more sequels to his earlier stuff, but Ridley's off on his own tangent going "Singing In The Rain - I'd love to do a big Hollywood musical! And there's a Western I really want to do!". Bless 'im.

 

Anyway I'm up for this one just for the visuals, though at this point I think the new Blade Runner has more curiosity value as a film. For its flaws I still think there's much to like in Prometheus, so it would be nice if this manages to tie it all together and turn it into something.

post #6 of 2189
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In another interview he acknowledged that nobody liked THE COUNSELLOR, apart from him. Haven't seen it, but Mr Beaks and Devin love the extended cut.
post #7 of 2189
"The Counselor" is Dullsville. Anyone who says they like it is lying.
post #8 of 2189
I want the musical and the western ASAP. Musical first though, in fact, why not Alien: The Musical?
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post #10 of 2189
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"The Counselor" is Dullsville. Anyone who says they like it is lying.

I'll say this. I appreciate The Counselor more than I liked it. 

 

"HOLA!"

post #11 of 2189
Everyone did put a lot of work into a big pile of boring.
post #12 of 2189
I guess I don't understand Scott. He goes on record saying how he doesn't like the "dragon" and that it's not interesting anymore. Now he's all for bringing the bitch back and going one step further in connecting it not only to Alien, but Ripley (if it's anything more then a passing reference to a refinery I'll be pissed).

This just stinks of Ridley seeing the action Neill got with his Alien 3.5 artwork and wanting to steal some of that fanboys excitement.
post #13 of 2189
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Matt Damon needs to play the Alien.
Does the alien need to be rescued?

Yeah, from Ridley.

Kaboom chick
post #14 of 2189
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Originally Posted by Paul C View Post
 

I recommend the Empire interview. Highlights include Ridley saying he wants to ramp up his pace to two movies a year, being unrestrained about his past achievements "I saw The Duellists recently. BRILLIANT"

 

The Duellists is pretty brilliant. If I made The Duellists, you probably would never get me to shut up about it.

 

Two movies a year...hey, why not. That just increases the odds of getting more good ones while he's still making films.

post #15 of 2189
The Duellists is great. It has one of the greatest final shots in cinema history.

Scott's career started out so promisingly.
post #16 of 2189
Not seeing an Alien 5 thread. So ill leave this here

post #17 of 2189
Is that a dick pic?
post #18 of 2189
I would hug
post #19 of 2189

They modified the barrel to look like a modern day US assault rifle, added a laser sight and a red dot sight?

post #20 of 2189
Is that a Xenomorph dick pic?
post #21 of 2189

Good to know that there will be pulse rifles in Prometheus 2. Thanks for the news, Neil!

post #22 of 2189

This reminds me of the shameless fucking pandering of Aliens Colonial Marines. 

 

Because that went so well.  

post #23 of 2189
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Matt Damon needs to play the Alien.

Never did we know the true evils of space botany.  

post #24 of 2189
Blomkamp tweeted that his Alien movie is on hold.

Hopefully not the "Your call is important to us" kind of hold.
post #25 of 2189
I'd honestly muster up more enthusiasm for a third super cheesy AvP flick than for this or Blomkamp's unnecessary continuation.
post #26 of 2189
Kind of get the feeling that making sequels to Alien is a bad idea, you guys.
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I love it. Blomkamp having to fold, means Sigourney and Biehn will be aged out of their roles by the time he's ready, forcing him to come up with something that's not an Aliens retread.
post #28 of 2189

Yeah, this is fine with me. Go make Chappie 2 or something, Blompsy. It's probably not too late to try and get Halo going again, either.

post #29 of 2189
AW YEA CHAPPIE 2!
post #30 of 2189

Hey, I've got an idea for a Neil Blomkamp movie. It's called Sharlto Copley Goes To the Post Office.

 

Sharlto goes to the Post Office, but it turns out they are out of stamps. He gets mad and starts yelling at everyone in a weird accent. Then it turns out all the stamps are gone because all the new Robot Postmen have become self aware, and decided to stop making stamps. They are all kept in cages in the basement of the Post Office building. Sharlto goes down there to look for stamps, but learns of their plight instead. He even falls in love with the Pink Robot Postwoman Lady. He decides to help lead the robot uprising. in the end, however, he is faced with a moral dilemma that stop him in his tracks: what about those stamps I wanted? So, he tricks the robots into walking into a hail of police bazooka fire. The special effects in this scene are spectacular. There is an ending montage where he wipes away a single tear as the Postmaster General brings in new lobotomized Postbots to make stamps. He gets the first stamp hot off the presses, and finally mails his electric bill payment. By the time he gets back to his house, though, his electricity has already been shut off. The End.

post #31 of 2189
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AW YEA CHAPPIE 2!

You're goddamn right. I'd watch it in a heartbeat.
post #32 of 2189
Thread Starter 
Hopefully the kind of 'on hold' where you hear elevator music for 10 minutes and then the phone goes dead.
post #33 of 2189
The only thing I don't like is how Ridley suddenly got back on the Alien train. He sat there, smug, calling the Alien a dragon and saying there was nothing more to do with it. Now after Alien 3.2 gets announced, he is like "wait! I want to include the beast in my next Prometheus film... and also call it Alien". He comes off like a kid who has no desire to play with his toys until his little brother picks one up.
post #34 of 2189
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He comes off like a kid who has no desire to play with his toys until his little brother picks one up.

 

<sigh> we'll never get a Tony Scott-directed ALIEN film. I'd build a church for that.

post #35 of 2189
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Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
 

Hey, I've got an idea for a Neil Blomkamp movie. It's called Sharlto Copley Goes To the Post Office.

 

Sharlto goes to the Post Office, but it turns out they are out of stamps. He gets mad and starts yelling at everyone in a weird accent. Then it turns out all the stamps are gone because all the new Robot Postmen have become self aware, and decided to stop making stamps. They are all kept in cages in the basement of the Post Office building. Sharlto goes down there to look for stamps, but learns of their plight instead. He even falls in love with the Pink Robot Postwoman Lady. He decides to help lead the robot uprising. in the end, however, he is faced with a moral dilemma that stop him in his tracks: what about those stamps I wanted? So, he tricks the robots into walking into a hail of police bazooka fire. The special effects in this scene are spectacular. There is an ending montage where he wipes away a single tear as the Postmaster General brings in new lobotomized Postbots to make stamps. He gets the first stamp hot off the presses, and finally mails his electric bill payment. By the time he gets back to his house, though, his electricity has already been shut off. The End.

 

But who actually mails stuff anymore?  It's all electronic.  Your script needs more THE POST OFFICE IS DYING pathos to really sing to Blomkamp's social outrage sensibilities.

post #36 of 2189
I guess count me in as disappointed. I was looking forward to seeing Sigourney back, kicking ass once again.

I have more faith in Ridley now after the Martian. He just needs some damn good writers for Prometheus 2. No more Lindelof shit. Fuck that guy
post #37 of 2189
Would have been disappointed before Blomkamp turned out to be the violent version of Andrew Niccol.
post #38 of 2189
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But who actually mails stuff anymore?  It's all electronic.  Your script needs more THE POST OFFICE IS DYING pathos to really sing to Blomkamp's social outrage sensibilities.

 

It actually takes place in 2079, after the great E-Mail Wars. Google suicide attacked all the other Email servers, even noble and gentle Hotmail, rather than concede defeat. Now all that's left is traditional snail mail. But the demand for stamps has risen so suddenly and sharply that the government has run low on stamp glue. With horses all extinct too (or did they return to their home LV-427?), the government had no choice but to harness the excess human population for their glue source. That's right...stamps are people. The whole movie was actually a stealth sidequel/retcon of Soylent Green.

post #39 of 2189

 Covenant wraps up the storyline teased in 2012’s Prometheus, the film that picked up the storyline he started with his groundbreaking Alien.

http://deadline.com/2016/01/ridley-scott-the-prisoner-the-martian-patrick-mcgoohan-alien-covenant-1201678547/

 

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  Covenant wraps up the storyline teased in 2012’s Prometheus, the film that picked up the storyline he started with his groundbreaking Alien.

 

Looks like someone at 20th Century Fox talked Scott out of those three Prometheus sequels. With news of all the Xenomorphs returning, makes a whole lot of sense. Whoever that was that did it deserved a prize.

post #40 of 2189

That article doesn't state that the plan has changed, so I'm betting that it's just an error on the writer's part regarding the new ALIEN trilogy.

post #41 of 2189
So, officially no Liz Shaw.
That's a good sign.
post #42 of 2189
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So, officially no Liz Shaw.
That's a good sign.

That is a terrible sign. The one worthwhile thing about Prometheus(outside of the visuals) was Shaw and Head-David going off to find the Engineers, that is a decent hook for a sequel. Now we are just going to get another crew of a space ship stumbling upon blah blah blah.

post #43 of 2189
She was awful. Both the character and the portrayal. We are getting David back which is all we need from the first one.
post #44 of 2189

I have no real investment in the Shaw character, but I'm usually not a fan of just dropping plotlines and characters, especially when the end of the previous film positioned that character's journey as being central to the story going forward.  If they can find a way to justify the character's absence in an interesting way, then fine; if it ends up being like the opening of ALIEN 3, though, that would strike me as incredibly lazy.

post #45 of 2189
She died from massive infection from an emergency caesar, then running around and abseiling and wotnot.

Job done.
post #46 of 2189

Ridley Scott gets ten Saxon points if David's head is now fastened atop Shaw's blood-covered body and nobody in this movie ever mentions it.

post #47 of 2189

Ugh.  Saxon points.  More useless than Disney dollars.  

post #48 of 2189

Nonsense! I'd kill you for Saxon points.

 

All of you.

post #49 of 2189

Brown noser. 

post #50 of 2189
The crew of the new ship stumble across David's head and a weathered human skull, both just chillin'. Both have been there for centuries by the time the sequel takes place.
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