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...

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

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

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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

shia lebeouf will def be alien

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

Alien 3D

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

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

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

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

also i hope it is set at alien academy

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

that granddaughter? veronica cartright.

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

Wasn't that the plot of Erin Brockovich?

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

It's a tribute script.

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

Would pay to see Ordinary Aliens dir. by Redford.

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

Chestburst On The 4th Of July

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

AVPVSW

Alien vs Predator vs Sand Worms (from Dune)

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

all human roles portrayed by Tracy Morgan

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

Who won when Alien fought Predator?

the predalien, duh

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

Imagine if Cronenberg had cast Fassbender as Freud and Jung.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

naked fassbender or just the regular one?

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

All Fassbender is Naked Fassbender

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ppl were like "wow the crew in this movie is the dumbest yet" but nah other than the lady who broke quarantine and fired on a bunch of oxygen tanks no way do they make dumber decisions than anyone in prometheus

Bad robot: hey captain come peer into this monster egg I promise it isn't a monster egg

Captain: ok well I just found out you're the bad guy so *sticks entire face right the fuck into the monster egg*

in a soylent whey (wins), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^^^as dumb as any of the decisions in prometheus, maybe. dumber? no

mark s, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol fair, I'd say the same of the woman who shot up the oxygen tanks actually - all about equally dumb

in a soylent whey (wins), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bad robot: hey captain come peer into this monster egg I promise it isn't a monster egg

Captain: ok well I just found out you're the bad guy so *sticks entire face right the fuck into the monster egg*

― in a soylent whey (wins), Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:02 AM (twenty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

eh, i'll allow it if it causes billy crudup to die horribly

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

as a friend said, at least there wasn't an unmotivated suicide in this one

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Crudup was beautiful once.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also i'm pretty inured to horror movie logic so "peering into something that is obviously going to kill you" is fine with me in a way that, say, "charlize theron gets flattened by a spaceship bc she's only capable of running in a straight line" isn't

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i revisited prometheus before watching the new one, the anger is fresh

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I went to the local theater that has the beer/food delivered to your seat and they seat you early to get orders, and show a reel of material related to the movie. Included was one of those youtube "honest reviews" or w/e for Prometheus, which would normally drive me nuts because it's nitpicking, but with Prometheus... they were pretty on point

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Which was the unmotivated suicide?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

idris elba sacrificing himself and two other undeveloped crew members by flying the prometheus straight into the side of the engineer's ship... because....noomi rapace said it was a bad ship????

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

He'd already seen the armaments by then, and had a conversation with her about how that ship could never reach earth.

(I assumed you meant The Boy with the Worm in his Eye)

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes i also remember the scene where idris started speaking in pure exposition

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ugh

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thrilled that covenant doesn't follow up on "why did that one guy turn into a wolf zombie"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

so is it too explained, or unexplained? it can't be both (lol or maybe it can)

in re new one, yes the captain is egregiously stupid but it's very baked into his character and the script

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

so is it too explained, or unexplained? it can't be both (lol or maybe it can)

i mean, maybe i was really tired when i watched prometheus the other day but imo yeah it totally can bc the character relationships are so arbitrary and unformed

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i saw prometheus on t.v. long after it had come out and had zero expectations and i was probably drunk and i didn't mind it. remember thinking a movie about the alien dudes and no earthlings would have been cool.

scott seward, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

How about a movie about the alien dudes and just a few earthlings?
https://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/stills/132359-f817877867d4b2a6514f9fc3f7b7faba/Film_820_FantasticPlanet_original.jpg

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm just always hoping to see a big budget sci-fi movie where the cast doesn't look like it just got off the hollywood freeway 20 minutes before a scene was filmed. but that's mostly what you get. stupid american generics who sound like they are from 1992 and their ship.

i liked that one about the monoliths that land on earth. except for all the people in the movie.

scott seward, Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

was good fassbender's accent supposed to be generic american or irish?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when will they finally make an Alien movie where the characters all make smart choices, avoid danger and get to their destination safely?!

Darin, Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Alien: Avoid

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol Darin

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Once again, the people generally make smart decisions, and at the very least make in-character ones. That this isn't enough to get them all out alive is part of what makes the alien so terrifying! The Covenant crew seem like they'd have ended up the same way faced with the rascally rodent from "Mouse Hunt." So, not such a fun summer horror movie.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ER I mean "the people in the original Alien"

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

see, for me, the awful choices and general dumbness of the characters just adds to the nightmarish sense of dread. maybe I'm just more eager to dump my suspension of disbelief for this franchise I dunno.

Darin, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

or I should say hold on to my suspension of disbelief

Darin, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I mean if you genuinely can't see a difference between wanting characters who are infallible and wanting ones who can turn left, if those two things look the same from where you are standing... I have a mission for you

in a soylent whey (wins), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the only thing that REALLY bugged me was the very end w/whatsherface hopping in her sleep chamber all willy nilly w/out questioning Walter/David

Darin, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Dude I'm such a moron it literally never occurred to me

I was like "Why does Walter seem slightly amused by this alien chase"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha

I immediately thought, when "Walter" emerged from the fight with David, "IT'S DAVID!!! WATCH OUT!!"

I was starting to question whether they actually let Walter win, but then remembered that David had a really strong case to play the long game -- thousands of humans and embryos for experiment fodder. So, no matter how nice he seemed or how scorched his arm looked, I knew that fucker was David

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

walter turning evil would have been a better twist. also funnier if walter ended up severing david's head and smuggling it back with him.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's kind of a cheat, we don't know for sure if Walter is dead or just incapacitated when they leave the planet. So there's the opportunity to continue from this movie with Fassbender once again being the only recurring actor

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Guy Pearce is in both films too

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'd blocked out that awkward David intro

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tbh i love that intro

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I liked it, but Ridley's tendency to do these mood pieces and then jam them in at random spots is not so hot

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Was there a suggestion that Demian Bichir and the guy who spawned the second alien were a couple, or did I make that up? Rest of the crew was couples, and those two seemed to have a moment.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's implicit iirc

mh, Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

What if this film and Prometheus are about not only the production of aliens as a species but of Alien as a franchise

And thus our protagonists are Walter (Hill) and David (Giler)?

Harthill Services (Neil Willett), Saturday, 3 June 2017 22:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

What a weird piece. Spends all that time coming around to saying things that people were saying about his general aesthetic and approach to film over thirty years ago! What's he going to write next, a semi-breathless piece about how Michael Bay likes shooting action scenes?

Meantime, Ridley's gearing up!

Ridley Scott revealed the next Alien film will feature a return to the ruined home world of The Engineers.

"We’re being written now. There’ll be three or four different players coming in to investigate. One of which will be the Engineers arriving back to find their planet decimated. I think those ships come and go on regular intervals. I see them as the gardeners of space.

"Where we go next is obvious. We’re gonna actually go to the planet. In so doing…I’m not going to tell you the story!"

I know you're all thrilled.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:56 (five days ago) Permalink

There’ll be three or four different players coming in to investigate

aliens vs predators vs humans vs muppet babies

total eclipse of the beefheart (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:59 (five days ago) Permalink

I know you're all thrilled.

I am!

glumdalclitch, Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:04 (five days ago) Permalink

the underrated weirdo essay needed the title PYGMALIEN or gtfo

mark s, Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:18 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah idk after covenant i'm sorta excited for whatever the next one is, though it sounds like there'll be fewer gay robots, which, dud

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:21 (five days ago) Permalink


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