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 Post subject: Film: Prometheus (Ridley Scott Alien prequel..sort of)
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Ridley Scott is apparently planning to make his new Alien prequel in 3D.

Star Wars and Alien art director Roger Christian told movie blog Shadowlocked.com: "Ridley's doing the next Alien in 3D."

He suggested the film could pave the way for more Alien movies, revealing: "Ridley told me some of his ideas, he has a very clear understanding of where this should go - they kind of stopped dead one of the greatest horror franchises there's ever been, and it had legs to go on."

He added: "So I'm hoping he'll revive another three. The world certainly wants it, and the fans want it - everybody."

Christian hopes to be involved with the new movie.

He said: "[Ridley and I] had a chat to catch up, and he was going on about how much I'd 'got it' on the first one. I guess that's because of Star Wars, where I had a trained crew with me... and we learnt how to do it. It's not a technique that's easy to do - it's something I'd learnt. So [Ridley] kept saying how I was the one responsible, really.

"I always made only one promise to myself. I said if ever I went back to designing, the only film I would ever want to design is Alien, if Ridley re-did it.

"I could never understand why they didn't pull him back in."

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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First official picture:

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There's also some leaked screencaps floating around the internet.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Except it's not a prequel to Alien anymore; it's called Prometheus, and it's a stand-alone movie that spawned from the aborted prequel project.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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What else can you tell us, jorge?

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Except it's not a prequel to Alien anymore; it's called Prometheus, and it's a stand-alone movie that spawned from the aborted prequel project.


It still is, according to Damon Lindelof:

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"It started as an Alien prequel. That is what everybody wanted it to be. Obviously, Ridley Scott has not made a science fiction movie in 25 years, since Blade Runner, so the idea that he’s returning to this genre is huge. But there is a real issue which is — what is the state of the Alien franchise at this point in our lives? There has been Alien vs. Predator and all these things, and its been completely and totally diluted.

I’ve always felt that really good prequels should be original movies. And the sequels to those prequels should not be the movie which already exists because, with all due respect to anyone who makes a prequel, but why would you ruin the greatest twist in the history of cinema, “Luke, I am your father”, by showing me three movies which basically spoil that surprise. You can do movies which take place before Star Wars, but I don’t need to see the story of the Skywalker clan. Show me something else which I can’t guess the possible outcome of. There is no suspense in inevitability.

So a true prequel should essentially proceed the events of the original film, but be about something entirely different, feature different characters , have an entirely different theme, although it takes place in that same world. That was my fundamental feeling about what this movie wanted to be.

I also do feel that this movie is the movie I would want to see as a fanboy, take place in that 'Alien' universe, which precedes the events of the original 'Alien,' but is not necessarily burdened by all the tropes of that franchise with Facehuggers and Chestbursters, and all that stuff that I love… but its sorta like, we’ve seen it before, can we do something different this time? And that's the movie that Ridley wanted to make. And when you’re working with an auteur, you basically just shut your mouth and listen and try to transcribe and channel the vision of that person, and get out of the way."

Link: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/21031/ ... e-clearer/

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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So it's really not a prequel at all. Gotcha.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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It takes place in the same universe and before the first film. How is that not a prequel?

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Smallville is a prequel to Batman Begins

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Star Wars is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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bart d. wrote:
Star Wars is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Images from Entertainment Weekly:

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Ridley Scott is about the only thing that could possibly entice me back to the Alien franchise.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Based on that second screencap, I'd say we have confirmation this is an Alien prequel (or maybe even sequel).

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Holy shitz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... idSf4q2fVI

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Ensign9 wrote:


I assume you're reacting to the horrible "it's" from the trailer's end.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Simple Torture wrote:
Ensign9 wrote:


I assume you're reacting to the horrible "it's" from the trailer's end.


Wow, what a fucking cockup.

As for the film though, it looks like pretty generic sci-fi to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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its not there anymore...was it the official trailer?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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It was a bootleg of an unfinished trailer, with watermarks and spelling errors. It looked like someone filmed it with their camera phone off another person's computer.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in 3D
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Another link to it: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52085

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