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

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latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

They already remade that.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:19 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

Starring Leeza Gibbons as Ripley.

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

it stars sigourney weavers wrinkled bean as the alien

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

& John Tesh as The Alien?

xpost - same thing.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

HA! Its also plays the key-tar.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

shes playing the android, ash!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

all the characters were written as geder-neutral anyway.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doooooooooo

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

*gender-neutral

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:37 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 11 February 2005 16:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

What's the point?

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

The point?

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:18 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

Huk-L, Friday, 11 February 2005 18:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

Then I'm all for it!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 11 February 2005 18:24 (9 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 (9 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

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

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

s1ocki keep in mind that it is very very difficult in 2014 for any media object to attain the sort of iconic status that major media projects in the mid-1980s did

I've been wondering about this off & on lately; is there a year that pop-culture changed, or did it take a full decade? Like, there's a somewhen in there between the popularization of the internet and enough studio/media execs finally realizing that they should just make stuff aimed at the audience obsessed with nerd shit, since their consumption habits are the most predictably monetized?

Also, something about the increased output of genre flicks, where you'd have one or two in a season that could stand alone until the next one hit.

Like 95-05, maybe?

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:36 (2 months ago) Permalink

the actors (especially the guy playing apone) take to them with gusto and breathe life into them

this is totally true. i sort of chalk this up to the era, there was a looseness allowed to 80s action and comedy acting that's maybe a hangover of the freebootin' 70s? in any case, possibly because of CGI, possibly because of other, deeper, more insidious circumstances about what the vibe on a big budget film set is like in 2014, it just seems like you so rarely get the kind of jackass goofery that makes a movie feel fun and real (cf. star wars prequels as a prime example)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

People writing about Minority Report in 2002(Christ, that was 12 years ago) was the first time I can remember explicit commentary that Hollywood treated sci-fi in general(and PKD in particular) as a framework of just a buncha shit that happens to hang explosion on, original story be damned.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:40 (2 months ago) Permalink

sorry s1ocki, i always like reading you except when you are trying to harsh my vibe

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

s1ocki keep in mind that it is very very difficult in 2014 for any media object to attain the sort of iconic status that major media projects in the mid-1980s did

what? are you saying people don't quote movies lines and song lyrics and stuff anymore? if anything we live in a much more meme-ified culture!

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

sorry s1ocki, i always like reading you except when you are trying to harsh my vibe

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, May 12, 2014 12:41 PM (45 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i consider this playful volleying and i hope you feel the same!

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

With the performances of Aliens, I wonder how much of it was the life experiences if the filmmakers. Ridley Scott talked about the success and look of Star Wars allowing him to make a movie about "truckers in space," so now you have a sequel made by an actual ex-trucker

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

I have poorly formed idea that I don't know is even true or not but

maybe the loosey-gooseyness of the first movie and the fun that the actors had with the character is more of an indication that ridley was more open to them doing that, same way Lucas was, because it's early in their career and they haven't been ridden into town as heroes with parades in their name and they legit don't know if what they're doing is even going to work

whereas 30 year on and their names are carved into mount rushmore and what they want is treated as gospel and maybe not even really questioned and THAT's why there's a sort of, lifelessness because the actors are filling the requirements of what's on paper and no-one's really asking them to bring any humanity to anything because it's assumed that everything's there on paper

idk

I'm totally talking out of my ass

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

i mean you can keep twisting yourself in knots interpreting the movie as like... a wry commentary on the ineptness of cave surveyors or something but at that point its almost fanfic

i dunno, it's not really fanfic if what is objectively presented in the movie is scientists being idiots--it's only natural to sorta accept that these scientists are idiots (or more charitably, reckless and naive) as a basic framework for the movie. there's not a single human character with anything approaching wisdom, caution, or humility

ryan, Monday, 12 May 2014 16:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

and yeah vegemitegrrl otm.

ryan, Monday, 12 May 2014 16:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

No, no, there's something there. With Star Wars, you had a cast and production crew who had nooooo problem just ignoring Lucas' under-direction style(Harrison Ford especially, to the point of explicitly telling the more fresh-faced Hamill to do the same).

Empire had a stronger director, and Lucas on the other side of the planet making this movie with Spielberg.

By the time of Jedi, Lucas is in full control and on-set a lot, plus going thru a divorce with the one person in Hollywood who could tell him him "no." Previous important people like Gary Kurtz had just gotten upset and quit.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:55 (2 months ago) Permalink

i actually thought about this movie recently because i came across a discussion of a bit in aeschylus's "prometheus bound" where apparently (i haven't read it) prometheus claims that, in addition to everything else, he gave mankind the "capacity for blind hope as a way of forestalling doom."

ryan, Monday, 12 May 2014 16:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

i think for your reading to make sense, the movie would have to be operating in the mode of satire (which it clearly is not), or i guess be some sort of cautionary "ship of fools" fable, which it also doesn't really seem to be. i think the movie honestly believes these are the smartest scientists around and yet makes them do dumb things to advance the plot.

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

dumb scientists could totally work, but you'd need a cost-cutting weyland at the helm instead of the guy who outfits his ship like a luxury yacht.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 12 May 2014 17:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

well i certainly do admit there's a weird tension (possibly incoherence) in the movie in which it doesn't seem to know what it's about at times.

ryan, Monday, 12 May 2014 17:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

well i certainly do admit there's a weird tension (possibly incoherence) in the movie in which it doesn't seem to know what it's about at times.
--ryan

:: strokes chin ::

LINDELOF!!!

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 12 May 2014 19:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

could certainly have used, right after mapper dude says he's lost, yaphet kotto rolling his eyes

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 May 2014 20:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

Interesting talk abt suspension of disbelief upthread.

There were times when I thought this film believed in itself too much, and other times when it didn't believe in itself enough. Whereas perhaps a good fantasy film should do the opposite, not be too leaden and serious about itself, but also really believe in itself at the crucial times.

cardamon, Monday, 12 May 2014 21:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

One of the things that perhaps Scott should have just 'believed in' being the simple symbolic power of the mysterious image of the navigator found dead in the boneship in Alien - that one scene tells a huge story in a flash: here's this obviously huge and powerful being, that has fallen. Scene could just have been left there, if Scott had 'believed' in it, but unfortunately he 'believed' it was possible to make a good film out of explaining it. Etc.

Actually Prometheus is sort of 'Scooby Doo ghost is actually an irritable carney performer' moment writ large isn't it.

cardamon, Monday, 12 May 2014 21:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

i thought wakened Powder dude was satisfyingly violent and inscrutable. as i said before, i tht the greatest moment in the movie was when old millionaire finally comes face to face with the creature he thinks can grant him eternal life or whatever and the alien just fucking houses him

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 May 2014 21:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

What was the deal with the giant head sculpture in the biological containment room place? And the mural on the ceiling that was changing?

I have lots of questions about this movie.

jmm, Monday, 12 May 2014 22:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

the giant head sculpture was a giant head

the mural on the ceiling changed

~cool depth to the movie~

james lipton and his francs (darraghmac), Monday, 12 May 2014 22:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

i thought wakened Powder dude was satisfyingly violent and inscrutable. as i said before, i tht the greatest moment in the movie was when old millionaire finally comes face to face with the creature he thinks can grant him eternal life or whatever and the alien just fucking houses him

^^^
this.

The first sequence was great, everything inbetween was ridiculous. If only they would have kept to 'mostly wordless/semi-abstract/violent/inscrutable' it would have been a pretty winning movie. But really Lindelof's involvement doomed it no matter what.

lauded at conferences of deluded psychopaths (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 12 May 2014 22:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

Don't know if this is really the best thread for this but HR Giger has died, apparently from injuries sustained during a fall.

goth colouring book (anagram), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

H.R. Giger ist tot
Mit seinen düsteren Skulpturen und Möbeln erlangte er Berühmtheit: Der Schweizer Künstler H.R. Giger ist gestorben.

RIP

Slumdog Baseballionaire (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

:(

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

For some reason I was skimming through the thread and my favourite thing was this Super Furry Animals callout:

important questions to be answered in prometheus sequel

1) are there space jockey women

2) do they have hair

― the late great, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:54 (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

popchips: the next snapple? (seandalai), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 18:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

jolly white giant as a giger/brothers quay stop-motion puppet instead of what we got was another missed opportunity.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 18:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-051514.html

I still haven't seen the movie, and I can't vouch for the quality of the event either, but this is happening in DC on Thursday.

how's life, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 19:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

Prometheus woulda been a great movie if midway thru they had cut to The Last Starfighter

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

This makes me think there's potential in a Turkish Star Wars version of Prometheus

lauded at conferences of deluded psychopaths (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

Why did David the android infect the dude scientist with the alien disease? Was that ever explained?

jmm, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

oh man if you missed that the the entire movie made no sense whatsoever!

james lipton and his francs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

wish it was like BATS and he got to proclaim, when asked why he would betray everybdoy and create these horrible monsters, ''I'm a robot. It's what we do.''

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

I saw that most recent Liam Neeson movie, the one on the plane, and after this long, convoluted, complicated, pretty much impossible bad guy scheme plays out, and the bad guy is revealed, the bad guy goes on a rant that ends with the actual words "And it was so easy!" And yet the bad guy never explains how the bad guy did any of the near-impossible things the bad guy did. More movies should be that wave-the-hand audacious. Maybe this one wanted to be. Because it's about the questions, maaaan, not the answers. It's about making you think.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

Man, this movie must be one of the most impressively and confidently filmed pieces of shit ever. They should have let the CGI team have a crack at the script.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

Otm

Great looking and sounding and reasonably well cast and performed, great setup and goodwill towards it, great trailer, stinking piece of crap throw shit at a wall story

james lipton and his francs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Haha wow this movie really was insanely stupid

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 June 2014 20:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

..ly awesome

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 20 June 2014 13:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I love how the magestic engineers just decide to whop ass when meeting the humans

sequel??

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Monday, 21 July 2014 17:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah does look like it intended to set itself up for the further adventures of kickass female archaeologist and headless android in space looking to teach 'God' a lesson.

Stevolende, Monday, 21 July 2014 17:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

they could also do a further adventures of the lil first alien baby

da croupier, Monday, 21 July 2014 17:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

God this movie makes me so angry every time I think about it. The thing in the top picture is not a big bald guy in a fucking spacesuit like in the bottom picture, fuck you Lindelof and Scott 4ever.

brimming with misplaced confidence (Phil D.), Monday, 21 July 2014 18:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hey, elephant-head spacesuit fashions change, man.

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 02:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah that part in Alien is really good and weird. mysterious. another mystery ruined by revelation

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

in the sequel, on the engineer home planet, they explain that humanity (you) are a tangent to their own ego (I)
(You) Tan (I)
yutani
Weiland-Yutani

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Also, we('re) on an i(s)land... like metaphorically or something.

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 24 July 2014 01:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

Medieval diving suit design:

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:49 (6 days ago) Permalink

they could also do a further adventures of the lil first alien baby

― da croupier, Monday, July 21, 2014 12:56 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol yes

mh, Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:00 (6 days ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:13 (6 days ago) Permalink


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