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

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

They already remade that.

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

Starring Leeza Gibbons as Ripley.

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

it stars sigourney weavers wrinkled bean as the alien

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

& John Tesh as The Alien?

xpost - same thing.

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

HA! Its also plays the key-tar.

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

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

http://www.nndb.com/people/104/000025029/mary-hart-sized.jpg

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

shes playing the android, ash!

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

all the characters were written as geder-neutral anyway.

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

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doooooooooo

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

*gender-neutral

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

What's the point?

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

The point?

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

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

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

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

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

Then I'm all for it!

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

shia lebeouf will def be alien

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

Alien 3D

http://i39.tinypic.com/e80gld.jpg

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

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

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

also i hope it is set at alien academy

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

also i hope it is set at alien academy

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

that granddaughter? veronica cartright.

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

Wasn't that the plot of Erin Brockovich?

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

It's a tribute script.

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

Would pay to see Ordinary Aliens dir. by Redford.

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

Chestburst On The 4th Of July

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

AVPVSW

Alien vs Predator vs Sand Worms (from Dune)

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

all human roles portrayed by Tracy Morgan

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

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

the predalien, duh

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

The slog continues:

Appearing as a guest on Empire Magazine’s official podcast, Ridley Scott revealed the next proposed Alien film will explore A.I.s gone rogue.

"I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over, but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the AI might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I can only laugh at this point

mh, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm imagining someone running, running, running away from a vast rolling circular historied franchise as it bears pitilessly down on him: "Forward!" he thinks to himself, "forward! I must go forward! The only escape is forward!"

mark s, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Like, does he think people walked out of "Alien" 38 years ago saying, "What I'd love is to find out more about that Ash guy. What was up with that?"

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Monday, 9 October 2017 14:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Fine with that, at least he recognises what the most interesting aspect of the last two films has been.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:43 (one year ago) Permalink

lol mark

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Monday, 9 October 2017 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

150 minutes of infinite fassbenders demonstrating their fingering prowess on each other or gtfo

ATTACK MY RUSTY TOOLBOX (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 9 October 2017 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

otm

mh, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Alien: Fisting

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:03 (one year ago) Permalink

they don't call him Fistbanger for nothing

pulled pork state of mind (Noodle Vague), Monday, 9 October 2017 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

wasn't a robot by himself on a new planet already the setup for the last movie? i guess it could be kind of funny if it's just fassbender trying to get a thousand xenomorphs to follow his flute-based commands like the pied piper. no no, hang the drapes higher, i said, line them up with - oh god dammit let's just start over...

Doctor Casino, Monday, 9 October 2017 17:42 (one year ago) Permalink

he won't be done until he can get a xenomorph to play the flute

mh, Monday, 9 October 2017 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Started watching Covenant in short episodic bursts just to placate the awful god Curiousity. I guess it was implicit in Prometheus but I was surprised when in the first few minutes Weyland came out as an evolution denier. A very flawed foundation for the whole filmic enterprise to be built on.

angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Saturday, 14 October 2017 08:25 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost Gonna have to evolve some opposable thumbs first.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:21 (one year ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAswFNNXoAALf-3.jpg

mark s, Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

its modal phase, i guess

mark s, Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:30 (one year ago) Permalink

not that it isn't already in some respects but i would like to see the series branch towards a more 'buddy comedy' strain

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 14 October 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

read that as "buddy cop" for a sec. which i could see more easily. one's a robot, one's a xenomorph. to track a killer, they're going to have to work together.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

When one's a host and the other's a parasite, symbiosis ain't always easy!

jmm, Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe it could be like hitoshi awaaki's parasyte, where the xenomorph fails to launch and our hero is a teenaged boy with an extra inner jaw that talks back to him and thirsts for blood. or he could have a facehugger for a hand I guess but at that point they really would have to buy the rights.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

1000-year-old David is pulled from hypersleep to track down Predator: "I'm too old for this shit! I'm just two weeks from retirement!"
Arnold as Blade Runner, decapitates David: "Considuh yourself retiyahed."

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah a reboot of alien vs predator is clearly right around the corner, with david as the master of the dumb pyramid, forcing his little toys to fight. I guess you could make Guy Pearce the mastermind though and have the Terminators be the next stage in the David robot lineup.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

"I know now why you cry. It is to make tears for the rain!"

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Will take me a while to finish watching Covenant at the current rate, still at least i won't forget a single moment of ridiculousness. Like, if the ship's ai can detect something that might harm the sails, why can't it automatically retract the sails? Why would you have stasis chambers hanging like so many shirts in a wardrobe? How could a stasis chamber internally combust? (It seems like this is an expected outcome because they have a contigency plan involving a giant tool for ripping the lid off. Which doesn't work.) Why would anyone entrusted with being second in command of a spaceship say something as ludicrous as "i don't believe in luck"? Oh right because he's a 'person of faith'. Who isn't trusted to be put in charge but is trusted to be put in a position where he might have to take charge. Why are the sails all or nothing? Seriously it is apparently one huge series circuit where a single break renders the whole thing useless.

angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Sunday, 15 October 2017 11:47 (one year ago) Permalink

a friend off to watch blade runner: TNG sourly predicted on twitter the day when the BR and the xenomorph-predator franchise-universes folded into one another: except instead of "engineers" he said "navigators" by mistake

i very much want an alien-predator-replicant-dune crossover franchise-universe to come into being, it wd be lowgrade crap but it at least drown ridley scott out

(i *think* a xenomorph-the thing crossover franchise-universe already exists in comics but i too may be misremembering) (i don't read comics really, i just read about it somewhere)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 13:04 (one year ago) Permalink

That amazing Alien sax pic instantly reminded me of

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/AlecEmpireHypermodernJazz20005.jpeg/220px-AlecEmpireHypermodernJazz20005.jpeg

nashwan, Sunday, 15 October 2017 13:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I rewatched this and...it’s still good.

It’s funny that Scott made the Martian, an optimistic paean to scientific competence and human ingenuity, nearly back-to-back with this gleefully misanthropic Gothic sci-fI meatloaf with extra ketchup.

It’s as if the humans in these prequels are as David the android sees them: vain, short-sighted, foolish, doomed. There’s a lot in common here with the implicit worldview of Scott’s other recent-ish flick The Counselor. Possibly Hannibal too. A hostile universe teeming with predators of all sorts.

So in essence what I’m trying to say is I that want a scene where an alien humps the windshield of a convertible.

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

that was basically in this movie, and it was terrible

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

The Counselor was such a hilarious misfire, latebloomer otm

mh, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

except instead of "engineers" he said "navigators" by mistake

well it was originally the pilot aka space jockey, till scott decided this fabulous unheimlich biomechanoid was just a guy in a suit.

angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

still hoping for a new retcon that establish that the space jockeys are actually the Protoculture or at least the Zentradi

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

yep i entirely understand the mistake i just want to see more of this dude:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/48/fb/3b/48fb3b245b85cb5b987fcab224c397ba.jpg

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

robotech crossover already happened
https://i.imgur.com/F8M0Nlf.png

Philip Nunez, Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

When the Zentraedi attacked Macross island the Prometheus aided in the defense of the SDF-1. Supplying fighter planes and squads to back up the islands defenses, the Prometheus held in the ocean as the SDF-1 launched into space.

When the SDF-1 activated its low orbit atmospheric hyperspace fold it transported the Prometheus to the far orbit of Pluto. With the Carrier not being space functional or flight capable the SDF-1 immediately docked the Prometheus on the Port side. (Left side) After it was docked the Carrier provided great support, with it's extra fighter squadrons and flight deck, which launched the planes throughout the show. Prometheus was destroyed along with the SDF-1 later on Earth during Khyron's attack on New Macross City.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 16 October 2017 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Am done with Covenant. I started to enjoy at at one point, after they set down on the planet, as a slick but still ridiculous b-movie - well I laughed when the lander blew up anyway. But it tanked again when David showed up, hard to pinpoint the absolute nadir in a sea of minima but I think it was when he taught the new born alien to macarena.

Monogo doesn't socialise (ledge), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:00 (one year ago) Permalink

ayyyyy i'm chestburstin' over heah

midas / medusa cage match (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Ah, Riddles.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/04/ridley-scott-alien-franchise-covenant/

“People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting....

“They put two AIs together and they were communing. It already invented a f—ing language! And they couldn’t decipher what the language was so they had to switch them off. What was said and where’s it gone? They could have already implemented something we don’t know.”

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

“They put two AIs together and they were communing. It already invented a fingering language!

Dic Space has been contacted for comment. (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 December 2017 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Pray this doesn't mean he is planning a remake of Colossus: The Forbin Project.

'cause there's always been an it i can't truss (Doctor Casino), Monday, 4 December 2017 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I’m all for it. I really liked Covenant (don’t @ me) and the evolution of David into a mad scientist/Hannibal Lecter-type figure. A psychotic android wreaking havoc in space? Break out the flutes and sign me up!

The Spilling of a Sacred Beer (latebloomer), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:45 (one year ago) Permalink

A remake of Colossus: The Forbin Project is long overdue imo, but I'd probably rather have Wes Anderson do it

El Tomboto, Monday, 4 December 2017 20:57 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I'll admit I enjoyed Alien 3 - Assembly Cut, but why did they remove the theatrical ending?

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Sunday, 20 May 2018 09:32 (six months ago) Permalink

the chest-bursting was a last minute decision iirc mainly encouraged by producers, i think fincher (or someone else) found it tasteless

as obvious as it is i think it makes the scene more powerful, it’s super awkward to just see ripley falling into the lava

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 20 May 2018 12:41 (six months ago) Permalink

i also prefer the dog to the ox

but the scene in the infirmary, with the drooping alien shadow in the mattress, is so much better than what happens in the theatrical cut

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 20 May 2018 12:45 (six months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i am rewatching GODS OF EGYPT again btw

mark s, Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:07 (two months ago) Permalink

what is wrong with u ffs

CRABCORE’S NOT DEAD (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

i cleave to the ancient beliefs

mark s, Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

which include: the lesbian asps in the hellraiser maze are good not bad

mark s, Saturday, 22 September 2018 22:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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