They're Remaking 'Alien' -- the 'Prometheus' thread

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latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They already remade that.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

its a shot-by-shot remake by gus van sant's cousin's uncle's son.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Starring Leeza Gibbons as Ripley.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it stars sigourney weavers wrinkled bean as the alien

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

& John Tesh as The Alien?

xpost - same thing.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

HA! Its also plays the key-tar.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In space, no one can check out your legs...

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shes playing the android, ash!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

all the characters were written as geder-neutral anyway.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doooooooooo

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

*gender-neutral

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For the Aliens remake, Pat O'Brien can be the Paul Reiser character. Or he can just be the chest burster in this one.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What's the point?

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The point?

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Is that still gonna be a Predator ship in the beginning?

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I just think someone's trying to make some money or something.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's actually a fundraiser for the South Laguna Public Library Defense Fund.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Then I'm all for it!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What's the point?
-- jel -- (freeduni...), February 11th, 2005.

see post at the tippy-top o' the thread;-)

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

I want to cry.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16328

In January we broke the news that Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios would be producing a reboot of Predator for 20th Century Fox. Our regular tipster was proven correct once again as the story was confirmed in April. Our tipster even scooped us on who would be penning the remake, now titled Predators.

So Mr. Anonymous is back again. And being that 20th Century Fox is remaking Predator, it doesn't surprise me at all that Fox is also going back to their catalog for a reboot of Ridley Scott's Alien.

What our tipster informed us is that - opposite the Predator situation - the plan is to stick with the original concept of only one alien on the ship.

Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott and even Tony Scott are all on board to produce and have tapped Carl Rinsch to get beyond the camera and bring a new Ripley to the big screen.

Who is Carl Rinsch? I'm being told he's a commercial/music video director and does work for Scott Free Productions, who is also producing the remake.

In the original, the terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, Aliens (my favorite film of all-time).

We'll keep you posted on any updates, but that's what we got for you this evening. Remember to take it as rumor until confirmed as many projects change through the course of development.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

look what you did

Obama seems to have the views of a 21-year-old Hispanic girl (HI DERE), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

shia lebeouf will def be alien

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

I figured this would happen, being that after all the bad sequels and AVP flicks the only logical way to milk the series was to go back to square one. But it doesn't hurt any less.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

What is the purpose of this?

Predator, who cares. It was stupid to begin with and can probably only improve in Rodriguez's hands. But Alien was absolutely perfect as is. Waaaaaah!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

However, if Pat O'Brien is actually cast as the Alien this will become a must-see

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

robert rodriguez isn't 1/10th the director that mctiernan is

blair underwood: "man up" (omar little), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Alien 3D

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

henry s, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hope this is like star trek, showing how the young version of the original alien learned how to become the alien he is today

s1ocki, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

also i hope it is set at alien academy

s1ocki, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

do you mean the lumen of a person's gut???

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

also i hope it is set at alien academy

― s1ocki, Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:03 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's that company that makes knockoff movies to coincide with releases? I have this theory that the only way to stop this revival madness is to saturate the market with so many degraded versions that any public appetite for them would be obliterated. ALIEN FANFICTION TO THE RESCUE

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

x-post

It could be like a more tragic Top Gun, where a fresh young facehugger falls in love with his instructor, a human woman. She dies in an accident, but a hundred years later he meets her great-graddaughter in the events of the first Alien.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

that granddaughter? veronica cartright.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Legally Blonde Alien, with Reese Witherspoon

When a blonde sorority queen alien is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to his planet to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Alien Brockovich, with Julia Roberts

An unemployed single alien mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a global power company accused of polluting a planet's water supply.

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wasn't that the plot of Erin Brockovich?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's a tribute script.

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

How's this for high-concept: A remake of Predator starring the Alien as Predator.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

re: alien brockovic -- I was making bad joke about Julia Roberts looking not quite human, having second mouth.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would pay to see Ordinary Aliens dir. by Redford.

resistance is feudal (WmC), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Chestburst On The 4th Of July

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

AVPVSW

Alien vs Predator vs Sand Worms (from Dune)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

all human roles portrayed by Tracy Morgan

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

the predalien, duh

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would like to see a movie about an alien-human war done in the style of the thin red line

s1ocki, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Why is it that every movie franchise is all about remakes and reboots these days? Doesn't anybody believe in sequels anymore? Personally, I would've wanted to know what happened after the ending of Alien 4, but apparently no one else cares.

Tuomas, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

for one thing there more than 1 robot, sort it out scriptwriters

Django Chutney (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 1 April 2017 13:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i did watch gods of egypt on netflix recently and all i could focus on was gerard butler's accent, which literally changes from scene to scene - it's the laziest performance i've seen in forever, even by big gerry's usual mahogany-laden standards

tony orlandoni, cheese engineer (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 April 2017 13:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i am rereading this entire thread while rewatching gods of egypt

i've got to the bit -- which seems to have occurred before many ppl saw prometheus -- where ridley cites the agreement of three most important authorities on the "big questions" viz the Vatican, NASA and Erich von Däniken

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Total road comedy there

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

gods of egypt >>> prometheus is all departments, including sci-fi look and "answers the big questions abt where we come from"

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i post this while watching the "giant lesbian asps in a hellraiser maze" section

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

a teeny-tiny lawrence-of-arabia thing that puzzled-annoyed me while rewatching the space-caesarian of a thread-topic movie yesterday

david watches peter o'toole saying "the trick, mr potter, is not minding that it hurts", and quotes it to himself as he slooches his hair into a version of o'toole's fey do (iirc while he goes back to minding the ship alone while all sleep == the good-idea-for-a-film-within-a-bigger-bad-film)

except he doesn't quote it right, he entirely misses the (also somewhat fey) emphasis o'toole gives the word "minding" -- but he's a robot, why does he decide NOT to get it right, NOT to repeat it exactly?

(of course it's a p bad scene in the david lean movie, in that mr potter is a clumsily signalled comedy cockney and the point, abt burning yrself with a match, is do-you-see obvious, L0A being a big-budget film that looks great but doesn't really know what it's saying, ho hum nothing new under the giant desert sun)

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

L0A being a big-budget film that looks great but doesn't really know what it's saying

had to double-check you weren't talking about prometheus there

tony orlandoni, cheese engineer (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

<i>(iirc while he goes back to minding the ship alone while all sleep == the good-idea-for-a-film-within-a-bigger-bad-film)</i>

This very OTM.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oops

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(iirc while he goes back to minding the ship alone while all sleep == the good-idea-for-a-film-within-a-bigger-bad-film)

They wake up. They're already on some planet. Bad robot. Bad BAD robot. etc etc -- yeah, this would've been cool.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 1 April 2017 15:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

had to double-check you weren't talking about prometheus there

i assume much stupid blogging ink has been spilled on how LoA is the crypto-key to prometheus, i just wanted to get the much bigger similarity into print viz both films are bad

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 16:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

still rereading (gods of egypt long over): passage where tuomas suddenly starts posting needs more backstory

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 17:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

threadread completed, good work ilxor

mark s, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Various new TV spots, etc. etc. plus this bit of weirdness involving John Denver and what may have happened to Rapace's character:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/new-alien-covenant-footage-teases-the-grim-fate-of-noo-1793989478

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That alien smashing its head against the glass so it can eat Danny McBride looks so bad it's putting me off this entire movie. Well, that plus the presence of James Franco and Danny McBride, who are both deal-breakers for me. But seriously, that alien actually looks worse/dumber than the human/alien hybrid from 4.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

maybe they're planning to honour alien 3 by opening with the discovery of her corpse in a broken hypersleep chamber and that'll be the extent of her involvement

― Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:08 (three months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

💅

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You guys get het up about the dumbest shit.

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

BTW - http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3430628/alien-day-prepares-covenant-theatrical-release-original-1979-film-prometheus/

Alien Day returns on April 26, a nod to planet LV-426 from the iconic Alien films, as the countdown continues for the highly anticipated new chapter in Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking Alien sci-fi thriller, Alien: Covenant, releasing in theaters worldwide beginning May 10.

Cast members from Covenant will join fan-focused festivities including a live streaming event, an interactive trivia challenge, worldwide screenings, all-new product launches, special reveals and more.

The biggest surprise, however, if a theatrical re-release of Prometheus, which sets the stage for Covenant.

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

jared kushner is basically gob bluth in that episode of arrested development where he

You guys get het up about the dumbest shit.

mods new board descrip pls

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

well that was weird

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Jared Kushner, xenomorph

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Prometheus and, I'm sure, Prometheus 2 are the dumbest shit but are people really getting het up about it

in time of lost search (wins), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xxp I don't know what you expected.

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

On here I mean, I'm sure there's a lot of THEY RERRRNED GERRRSBERRZTZZZ elsewhere

in time of lost search (wins), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I second that new board description nomination

Is nail polish emoji the new "I would like to point out that I have been otm in this thread"?

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Prometheus and, I'm sure, Prometheus 2 are the dumbest shit but are people really getting het up about it

NO WE'RE NOT YOU SHUT YOUR LYING MOUTH RIGHT NOW

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I second that new board description nomination

Is nail polish emoji the new "I would like to point out that I have been otm in this thread"?

that's what i was aiming for, aye

stanley weebeard (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

THEY RERRRNED GERRRSBERRZTZZZ

irl tears of lol

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tombot otm otm

a landlocked exclave (mh 😏), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 20:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Huh.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/watch-elizabeth-shaw-return-in-a-short-film-linking-pro-1794675880

For Alien Day, Fox just dropped this official Alien: Covenant prologue short called The Crossing, which stars both Prometheus survivors David (Michael Fassbender) and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:07 (two days ago) Permalink

Also of note, this is the second prologue video released for Covenant. The first focused more on the crew of the titular ship, who are in space hoping to start a new world. You can watch that here.

Lots of intriguing backstory to chew on before the first frame of footage even rolls.

what a time to be alive

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:29 (two days ago) Permalink

haha wait the aliens have their own cryopod thingies? that humans (and/or human-created robots) can operate? and they work on human bodies too?? OKAY

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:34 (two days ago) Permalink

They're the USBs of the galaxy. Anyway, said cryopods were in Prometheus and all.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:40 (two days ago) Permalink

haha i think i blocked that out, along with all the other bad parts of prometheus.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:51 (two days ago) Permalink

YES THERE ARE PARTS I DO REMEMBER THANK YOU

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:51 (two days ago) Permalink

it's a pretty dope movie that way tbh, plus it's only six to eight minutes long so it slots pretty easily into your viewing schedule.

✓ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:52 (two days ago) Permalink

Could just put this on loop.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:54 (two days ago) Permalink

it's a pretty dope movie that way tbh, plus it's only six to eight minutes long

^^^

you guys are such suckers

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:56 (two days ago) Permalink

haha wait the aliens have their own cryopod thingies? that humans (and/or human-created robots) can operate? and they work on human bodies too?? OKAY

― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:34 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Of course they work on human bodies, our DNA is 100% identical according to Prometheus! Even though it results in entirely different morphologies!

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:08 (two days ago) Permalink

lol i think i forgot the whole plot? time to rewatch :D

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:23 (two days ago) Permalink

they must have cut the scene where they inflate noomi to space jockey size so she can comfortably fit in their pods.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:36 (two days ago) Permalink

They have little pods for little Engineers.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:38 (two days ago) Permalink

I hope we finally find out how the aliens became aliens and/or Spider-Man.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:45 (two days ago) Permalink

parents killed on crime alley by clarence boddiker under the direction of sauron iirc

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:55 (two days ago) Permalink

Gotta start somewhere.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:56 (two days ago) Permalink

shakey is right, i am a sucker.

OF FACES

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:56 (two days ago) Permalink

christ I was waiting for someone to step up and deliver the punchline

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:58 (two days ago) Permalink

I can't wait for Ridley to announce one day that he started ILX as a long build-up to an alien movie premise and shakey has devoted countless hours

a landlocked exclave (mh), Thursday, 27 April 2017 01:10 (yesterday) Permalink

I just got back from the "Alien Day" screening of the original Alien. Not bad! That Weaver broad, I think she's going places. (Seriously though there's something magic about seeing a classic on the biggest screen possible.)

Afterwards they showed the Prometheus bridging bit (which was pretty cool! I'd watch a movie of just that) plus a couple of scenes from Covenant which were surprisingly great. I was kinda taken aback at how intense the scenes were. I think someone upthread mentioned that this looks like Ridley Scott doing his version of Aliens and that's more or less the vibe I got. It looks to be a good ol' gory gooey time.

Fiddle Catstro (latebloomer), Thursday, 27 April 2017 02:16 (yesterday) Permalink


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