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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
psych

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

Maybe they'll just unfreeze like a daycare class at a time, let them get old enough to take care of the next generation, rinse, repeat.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Monday, 14 August 2017 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't think any film with the whole frozen embryo scheme ever implies the intention is for all of them to show up at once. You let the first wave age to a point where they're autonomous, then one that can participate in childcare, and then can stagger the population waves a little more quickly after that.

mh, Monday, 14 August 2017 14:14 (three months ago) Permalink

You no what? I did really like the creepy ambient score.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 August 2017 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I guess there is a lot of janky modem noise. You know the logical endpoint of this is Scott remaking Alien, right? To modernize all the effects and tech and stuff?

― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:42 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I thought this was a remake of all 3 first Alien films morphed into a new story.
Seems to echo visually and several scenes seem to be semi lifted from elsewhere.

I did think it was a bit more coherent than Prometheus but that isn't difficult.

I assume there's a 3 coming sometime in the not too distant future.

seemed odd that James Franco was in such a small cameo in this. Looks like his role was originally at least a bit larger.

Stevolende, Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

he had the best scene in the film, though.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Franco appears as the captain in that youtube prequel thing

his casting seemed like some sort of in-joke though

Number None, Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:16 (three months ago) Permalink

supposedly the home release has slightly different editing and screws up some of the homoerotic android-on-android action! unacceptable

mh, Sunday, 20 August 2017 01:56 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just watched Covenant, haven't read thread.

As usual lovely design and photography. Loved the solar sails, the location shots of the planet. And pale alien hybrid things why not.

What I didn't like was lots of stuff, and in particular:

- really stupid impulsive decisions taken by crew members that would have worked if acted out properly but no (e.g. 'man of faith' captain deciding to go off-course to that planet, man in white hat deciding to take the ship down into the storm instead of thinking of the colonists)
- supposedly professionals who scream and run around
- stupid shower sexy time punishment by the xenomorph. That can't be right surely. Killing as punishment for sexy showers is straight out of a slasher movie and it even tickled them with its tail before doing so. Fuck offfff.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Sunday, 24 September 2017 20:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Going back itt:

this movie has two different scenes of someone getting offed by an alien when they think it's all over and go to take a shower. i mean come ON.

And it had to be a two-person sexy shower because they had an extra character to get rid of.

and I haven't even gotten into the garbage last sequence on the spaceship, or the mean-spirited twist, which you see coming for so long that it's only surprising because it's been obvious for SO long that you finally go "huh, well, i guess they're NOT going to.. oh no wait, they are, there it is." so i guess david's going to commit more heinous atrocities but after seeing him murder possibly an entire civilization (or maybe a backwards antique branch with no security or defense systems, who knows really, film doesn't care) what's a couple thousand colonists?

Androids much better just unblinkingly watching people die and they might or might not be chuckling about it or planned it that way rather than openly genocidal

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 25 September 2017 10:03 (two months 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.

I do take this point - in this and Prometheus you can see that at least part of the intended vibe is meant to be terrible things happening in a free associative way, things that no human can even understand! - it's just that this is one of several competing vibes which, as it plays out, get drowned out or clash against each other.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 25 September 2017 10:06 (two months ago) Permalink

life under trump has made general dumbness of characters thrust in absurd positions of responsibility a prerequisite now.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 25 September 2017 16:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Agree wiith all the above disdain for Covenant. Ebert's Idiot rule employed so repeatedly in a visually dark and blandly staffed film made this a slog to view. Having watched Life recently, seems like quarantine protocol gets the same respect the Prime Directive got in original Trek. How hard would it be to write the characters as sensible, and tighten the plot? And the sexy shower scene? Wish I could say that's when the movie reminded me of later Nightmare on Elm Street movies, but that was much earlier. Clumsy and bad.

On the plus side, it was a free library borrow, so just out the time.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:13 (one month 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 month ago) Permalink

I can only laugh at this point

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

lol mark

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

otm

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

Alien: Fisting

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

they don't call him Fistbanger for nothing

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

xpost Gonna have to evolve some opposable thumbs first.

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

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

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

its modal phase, i guess

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

that was basically in this movie, and it was terrible

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

No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams

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

The Counselor was such a hilarious misfire, latebloomer otm

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

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

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

ayyyyy i'm chestburstin' over heah

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


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.