Damon Lindelof to do re-write of the Alien prequel script
As Star Trek fans are well aware, Damon Lindelof is currently in the process of writing the script for the Star Trek sequel with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Damon is also credited as one of the five producers as well. And according to Deadline New York Lindelof has picked up some more work to "rewrite" the Alien prequel script, currently in development at 20th Century Fox, with Ridley Scott back as director. According to the report 20th Century is hoping the project will be the next that Scott directs.
I liked Lost enough, so I like Damon... but I don't see how he'll shift over to these movies. Hopefully the script is good!
I should email these guys and demand a writers credit. I deserve it. It's like the movie almost writes itself.
Risk seem to be something very few movie makers are willing to take nowadays. Forget Ripley! Forget Bishop! Both amazing character, who helped to make the films what they were BUT have no place in a prequel!
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So I think Alien fans have to be ready to accept the fact that that the movies could be retconned. Just have to hope that Ridley Scott will kick ass if people try to ruin the integrity of the originals.
Ridley Scott Creates Nasty Alien
Ridley Scott's 'Alien' prequels will be "really nasty".
The Oscar-nominated director - who was behind the first instalment of the 1979 sci-fi horror movie staring Sigourney Weaver - admits the two prequels he has planned will be a "tough" watch.
He said: "The film will be really tough, really nasty. It's the dark side of the moon.
"We are talking about Gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet."
The British-born filmmaker also claims he had to up his game following the success of James Cameron's 'Avatar' in 2009.
He said: "Jim's raised the bar and I've got to jump to it. He's not going to get away with it."
Ridley has previously revealed he will explore the origins of the "space jockey" in the prequels.
He told The Independent newspaper: "I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died on the road somewhere way back and lying in the dust, and thought what I should do is go back. In the first 'Alien', when John Hurt climbed up and over the top of the rise. There was a massive giant lying in a chair.
"The chair was either a form of engine or some piece of technology and I always thought no one has ever asked who was the space jockey?"
Not a whole lot new there, but I like the sound of "nasty", "hard to watch", and 'screw you James Cameron'
I hope they don't try turning the Xenomorphs into biological weapons or anything like that. I like the mystery and I also like that these things could be all of Mother Nature's work. I'd have no problem if the Space Jockey wanted to use them for that purpose (like the Predators for hunts) but if they start going into the origins (other than someone randomly meeting them on a planet) it takes some of the mystery away.
Plus it is a pequel, they are supposed to be more mysterious.