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

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latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

They already remade that.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:19 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

Starring Leeza Gibbons as Ripley.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

it stars sigourney weavers wrinkled bean as the alien

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

& John Tesh as The Alien?

xpost - same thing.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

HA! Its also plays the key-tar.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

shes playing the android, ash!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

all the characters were written as geder-neutral anyway.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doooooooooo

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

*gender-neutral

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 16:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

What's the point?

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

The point?

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:18 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

Then I'm all for it!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:24 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

4 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

shia lebeouf will def be alien

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:42 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Alien 3D

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

henry s, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:02 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

also i hope it is set at alien academy

s1ocki, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:03 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

also i hope it is set at alien academy

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Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:15 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

that granddaughter? veronica cartright.

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:20 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't that the plot of Erin Brockovich?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's a tribute script.

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:30 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Would pay to see Ordinary Aliens dir. by Redford.

resistance is feudal (WmC), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Chestburst On The 4th Of July

StanM, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

AVPVSW

Alien vs Predator vs Sand Worms (from Dune)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

all human roles portrayed by Tracy Morgan

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

the predalien, duh

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:37 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Alex Jones weighing in:

lold jamar (lpz), Friday, 26 September 2014 04:59 (8 months ago) Permalink

My earlier post got eaten but yeah, Chariots of the Gods was all over the 70s, wasn't it? To the point of Glen Larson reffing it in the original BSG

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Friday, 26 September 2014 06:16 (8 months ago) Permalink

I still think the line "Damn it, just give me a space abortion!" should have been in the film

⌘-B (mh), Friday, 26 September 2014 13:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

"I'm sorry, you have to wait 72 space hours and get a space sonogram."

bippity bup at the hotel california (Phil D.), Friday, 26 September 2014 13:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

;_;

⌘-B (mh), Friday, 26 September 2014 14:00 (8 months ago) Permalink

A. J. is the worst but I have to say, an issue of LIFE from the '60s is a pretty dope prop

los blue jeans, Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

how excited are the prometheus lovers on this thread for this?? http://thedissolve.com/news/3822-ridley-scott-to-executive-produce-a-2001-a-space-o/

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 3 November 2014 22:34 (6 months ago) Permalink

Ridley Scott to nod in the general direction of Syfy mini-series

da croupier, Monday, 3 November 2014 22:37 (6 months ago) Permalink

Scott's also an EP on a miniseries based on a Bill O'Reilly book that starts next week

da croupier, Monday, 3 November 2014 22:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

do people usually get excited about someone executive producing something? especially someone who has executive produced like 10 things a year for the last 10 years?

-a lover of promethus

slam dunk, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 05:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

Those later Clarke books aren't exactly great.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 05:48 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Ridley Scott on Prometheus 2:

“it’s fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Rather than a dragon, Scott describes his original Alien as “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf . . ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history,” Scott says. “So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” The Prometheus “baby” alien was, he concedes, “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver. His next one promises to be very different.

http://www.scified.com/site/prometheusmovies/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-2-gets-away-from-gods-and-dragons

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:42 (6 months ago) Permalink

...dragons?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:43 (6 months ago) Permalink

I thought Ridley Scott was just having a senior moment until I looked at the top grossing films of the year:

1. Transformers: Age of Dragons
2. Draconians of the Galaxy
3. Maleficent the Dragon
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (and Dragons)
5. Captain Dragon: The Winter Dragon
6. The Amazing Spider-Dragon 2
7. Dawn of the Dragon of the Dragons
8. How to Train Your Dragon 2
9. Godzilla (A Dragon)
10. Rio 2: DRAGONS

It's A Living! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:53 (6 months ago) Permalink

well, it's true that promethus did drag on

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

of the films he's directed in recent years, The Counselor was mostly dragons

jenny holzer, ilxor (mh), Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:55 (6 months ago) Permalink

Man, Ridley-speak is hard to parse sometimes

I reckon he means generic movie beasts. Maybe the next alien is fluffy.

Punny Names (latebloomer), Friday, 21 November 2014 02:02 (6 months ago) Permalink

Is he telling us the OST will be by Imagine Dragons?

StanM, Friday, 21 November 2014 04:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"will noomi ridley of this somnolent Scott" was p fuckin ace imo

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:09 (3 months ago) Permalink

Someone should remake "Prometheus."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

I will admit to reading comics that take continue the story of the planet in Prometheus. Also, they cross over with Predator (why, because everything is better with predators) and you get to see a predator kill one of those giant blue dudes

mh, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:13 (3 months ago) Permalink

I've never understood the need to mix Aliens and Predators. It's like doing a crossover between characters from Star Wars and Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn.

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:28 (3 months ago) Permalink

but not as cool

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:29 (3 months ago) Permalink

I am not familiar with Metalstorm, but this idea might have some legs

I think most of the impulse derived from the fact both Alien and Predator are 20th Century Fox productions and both licensed to Dark Horse comics. Same with Terminator. Might as well cross them over at some point, and it was interesting enough to someone to give a couple crappy movies the green light

On the other hand, I watched Predators again the other day and it still holds up

mh, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:33 (3 months ago) Permalink

I mean, story-wise, Predators are always looking for the most difficult prey to hunt, and the alien creatures are pretty fucking deadly

mh, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:33 (3 months ago) Permalink

I always felt that way too, but actually it starts to seem nonsensical; human weaponry (sometimes quite primitive) has overcome the Predators, as well as the Aliens - the latter in fact seem totally outclassed in a one on one fight so long as the Predators have their swivel laser shoulder guns. Obv something more like ''the one hunter against the horde'' is in play but basically the Aliens are scary because they're brilliantly-designed and our heroes are usually underequipped or saddled by other obstacles (environment, treachery). In the light of day, they're just particularly slimy boogeymen.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

Also superman could totally beat the hulk btw

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

Superman hears a hissing sound, looks up, sees kryptonite impregnated xenomorphs, swallows hard

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:16 (3 months ago) Permalink

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:18 (3 months ago) Permalink

The other connection I guess is that Aliens and Predator are both Vietnam allegories, except one is about quagmire and betrayal of the grunts by the military-industrial complex, and the other is about an unleashed American virility that could have won if the enemy weren't ostensibly a bunch of sneaky, invisible cheaters. Both I guess have something of a stab-in-the-back myth but it's still basically trying to jam abstractions together and hope the result will still connect viscerally. It does, if you're 13 and still fascinated by all the other trappings and abilities of each monster.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:21 (3 months ago) Permalink

xp Hahaha should've known

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:22 (3 months ago) Permalink

lol reading the Superman/Aliens summary on Wikipedia, it's great how laborious they have to be to make it basically a generic Aliens story where it kinda doesn't matter that they're fighting Superman at all. I'm actually halfway sure I've read this at some point but none of the details ring any particular bells.

Arriving back in Earth's solar system, Superman's powers are restored just in time to stop the chestburster from emerging, allowing him to "crush" it and regurgitate out of his system before catching the falling satellite,

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:29 (3 months ago) Permalink

I hope that's a splash page

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:45 (3 months ago) Permalink

remember when Warren Ellis used an Aliens crossover as an opportunity to kill off most of the cast of an Image series

mh, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:23 (3 months ago) Permalink

The 90s were a strange fuckin' time.

then we get into the 2000s

More fun here: http://www.ferretpress.com/weblog/labels/weekend%20versus.html

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

want an archie vs punisher logo shirt

contenderizer, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 07:03 (3 months ago) Permalink

RIVERDALE HIGH
COCK HOP

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:09 (3 months ago) Permalink

The look on the Punisher's face makes it seem like it might be his first high school dance.

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

automatic weapon + high school setting means a sequel is unlikely i guess

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:29 (3 months ago) Permalink

The Punisher's Prom Journal

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

timely

America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they're in danger before it claims them all?

Number None, Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:49 (3 months ago) Permalink

I bought this for a friend last Christmas. I was going to quickly read it myself before I wrapped it, but I couldn't be bothered. Supposed to be good, though.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:38 (3 months ago) Permalink

really good writer/artist list and Dredd vs Predator is a good pitch

mh, Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

alien vs predator vs robocop vs batman vs terminator vs archie vs judge dredd vs superman vs vs jla vs stormwatch vs charles barkley

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

we had a great thread on that once

local eire man (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:58 (3 months ago) Permalink

So I finally just got around to watching this. And

I liked it a lot. As an Alien fan I was satisfied with the story behind the Engineers, and how it linked (from what we know so far) to the Alien species.

My only complaint comes with some of the characters - felt like there was an imbalance in their 'use' in the movie. And also, who chose this team for the mission ?! Some of them seemed completely incompetent in their roles, or they just didn't give a shit about anything.

But generally yeah really enjoyed it, look forward to the next one.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:47 (3 months ago) Permalink

who chose the team? an incompetent megalomaniac iirc

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:49 (3 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I wasn't sure if it was him or Theron's character.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

(X) Guy with mohawk, attitude

rabatment of the rectangle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 20 February 2015 03:18 (3 months ago) Permalink

"Okay welcome, we're on this rather quite exciting mission with the potential to discover other alien beings and..."
"YEAH WHATEVS, *EYE ROLL* ROFL, JEES"

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 20 February 2015 12:02 (3 months ago) Permalink


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