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Ridley Scott Talks Alien in 3D and Confirms Two Prequels





While doing press for his upcoming Robin Hood feature, it was only a matter of time before the journos in attendance turned the conversation toward the four-hundred-pound Xenomorph in the room -- the Alien prequel.

According to one of many sites on the scene, HitFix, Scott confirmed a couple of things, mainly that it will definitely be in 3D. "Of course it will be in 3D," said Scott. That's a pretty rock solid confirmation if we ever heard one.

Given how amazingly visual a director Ridley is and the fact that he made Alien with little tech at his disposal, it's going to be great seeing what he can cook up with all of today's advancements.

"I had no digital technology at all," Scott said at the junket. "The movies that followed us in the series, they all had tech. But I had no computers at all. 'Alien' was all physical. Even the spaceship, which was about the size of this table. You'd just hang it from a wire and the camera would push in underneath... I was the operator on it myself. You'd try to keep it steady with this fan and all this dry ice blowing to give some sense of movement. That was it. And it worked pretty good, actually."

Even more interesting ... as the junket was coming to a close, Devin Feraci of CHUD.com and the others mentioned to Scott that they're all really curious as to what kind of a prequel he has on tap for everyone, to which Scott replied, "Prequels. Two films," leading up to the events in the original Alien.

Oh, happy day. Ridley doing one more entry in the Alien franchise was great news, but now two? Hell yeah!

Ridley Scott Talks Alien in 3D and Confirms Two Prequels

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Terminal's picture

Seriously Floydian you are so ignorant it's insane. I'm about done paying attention to you for the day, we'll pick this up tomorrow as we usually do, but seriously:

You're pushing your flag waving, bleeding heart, close minded, moronic, country music toting agenda and comparing an empty war filled with propaganda that spawned a bad movie filled with propaganda to a movie about a race that was almost snuffed off the face of the Earth for no apparent reason?

Are you just goddamn stupid or so desperate to convince us you're Captain America incarnate?

Little kids were skinned and the elderly were pushed in to ovens, how does that even compare to an empty pointless war where soldiers who volunteered were killed?

That was a hypothetical, I don't want an answer and frankly I won't be reading it or giving a shit if you do answer it.

My point is:

Ridley Scott's filmography is tattered with bad movies, and Black Hawk Down is one of them. I could give two flying flipping fucks if it was a true story, it was one in a series of really bad war movies made after 9/11 to capitalize of the war like sentiment the American public had and brought on some awful performances, cheesy story, and a lame ass ending.

Done. I'm through with you Sergeant Slaughter.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 8:28pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

How am I flag waving? I couldn't be unhappier with the US government right now in the position that I am in. I want to defect to Canada for Christ's sake. If anything Black Hawk Down showed how idiotic and wasteful the whole thing was. Clinton pulled everyone out after the conflict and we ran with our tail between our legs. It was incredibly pointless in the end though someone had to try and do something about all those people being allowed to starve to death. It was genocide. No different than what Hitler was doing. Do you even know how many Somalians died because the warlords took the food away from them? Or let me guess you just don't care. The UN couldn't do a damn thing about it.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 8:41pm.
LifeMi's picture

I don't think Floydian's being ignorant; he's just taking it too seriously. We're just talking about movies, after all.


Submitted by LifeMi on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 8:37pm.
Terminal's picture

No if you examined politics before going to a war, you'd be an actual American. Americans question their government, they don't go in to battle blindly. There are thousands of graves filled with "patriots" like you.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:07pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

The next time you stop a war from happening Terminal let me know. I hadn't realized you were actually the President of the United States.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:15pm.
Terminal's picture

Well now you know, kid. I am the first Hispanic president. El Presidente! Go wave a flag Nick Fury.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:20pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

The disrespect you're showing to men and women in the military is what is pissing me off. I'm not saying that it's wrong to question military action or that everyone must serve. What I am saying is that it's pretty dumb for people to think that the world is suddenly going to become some kind of Star Trekkian utopia. There will always be war and there's nothing anyone can do about it. When we're done in Iraq and Afghanistan we'll move on to somewhere else. Probably Iran who wants nothing more than to be able to nuke Isreal. Since the US is the only superpower left in the world to think that we'll ever see peace is naive. So people can decide to do one of two things. Sit back smoke pot and bitch about it or go out with fellow Americans and fight in it. Whether it's voluntary or they institute the draft again people will go but these days there's more than enough people who want to join and who would be proud to put on a uniform.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:58pm.
Terminal's picture

"The disrespect you're showing to men and women in the military is what is pissing me off."

And yet, I'm going to be sleeping fine tonight.
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"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 6:45pm.
Gus Bjork's picture

Pretty much Obama's speech when he accepted the Noble Peace Prize this year.


Submitted by Gus Bjork on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 6:19pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

Hah, well honestly does it matter who is in the White House or sitting on Congress or how much an average American protests? War is inevitable. The politics behind them was never what I was interested in. Since I was young I have always been interested in the stories of individual men and woman who have been in them. I don't read book after book about the Vietnam War as a whole I read about the actions of men who have to fight thousands of miles from home in a war that they might not even understand only to come home and get spit on. This whole argument is about Black Hawk Down and the idea that it was merely about propaganda and not about telling the story of individuals. Perhaps some time spent with the special features on the special edition would do some people some good. They're very comprehensive.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 6:36pm.
Gus Bjork's picture

I dunno. A good share of my family were in the military and in combat at one time or the other. They never banged a drum about it. Never bragged about it or put themselves on a higher place. What stories they would tell were sad. My uncle was a navigator on a B-17 during WW2. His fingers got frozen pulling the bombadier back into the plane when the bomb doors accidently opened too soon and he become a trainer. My grandfather was a scout in the first world war (I gave a copy of his diary to my daughter for a advanced placement history class. A few years back I found it hidden away in a locked cabinet drawer. I guess thats going into curriculam). What a cluster fuck that war was. My dad doesn't talk about Vietnam at all but some of my first memories were he and my mom taking me to these peace rallies (which scared the piss out of me btw). PS When you see my dad skillfully flay a dead animal with this old wire wrapped hilt knife he's had for as long as I can remember it really kind of creeps you out.

Deal being that you can't deny that putting your life on the line for your country is a singularly special thing. Coming into age during Reagan years it was something I refused to do. Was Oliver North really supposed to be a role model? But yet the people that admire most don't claim special privilege. They did what they did. There's no 'Starship Troopers' mentality with these guys and what came from these kind, gentle, men ever made me think going to war was anything to celebrate.

(edit...B-17...? My uncle was on a Liberator....that was before the B-17 right?)


Submitted by Gus Bjork on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 8:38pm.
Terminal's picture

They're very slanted and skewed. "Black Hawk Down" was pure propaganda swill, dude. It was ho hum patriotic flag waving god bless America crap, pure and simple.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 6:53pm.
Terminal's picture

WIB once again you're correct. Anti-war and pro-war films are pretty dominant right now. After 9/11 the media enforced the whole "we have to go to war" sentiment, and now that we're in too deep we're witnessing the "we have to get out" sentiment.
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"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:40pm.
Dr Malachi Constant's picture

'Then you're not a patriotic American and have never served this country."

Dude. Are you really THAT simple? I mean, I've had my suspicions, before, but this just confirms 'em.


Submitted by Dr Malachi Constant on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:28pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

So what you're telling me Malachi is that I shouldn't be proud to have served and that we shouldn't honor the men and women who have and do and put their lives on the line every single day? That Desert Storm/Shield which I spent two years of my life being a part of was what?


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:36pm.
Terminal's picture

He's a walking cliche, what can you say?
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:31pm.
FireRam's picture

Well, here's the thing. In the cold war days, the U.S.S.R hated us. Now, other countries hate us. Why? Because of the propaganda their government fed them. Kids were taught things that weren't necessarily true about us and our country. Now, on the other hand, WE are fed information (taught if you will) that leads us to believe we are great and do no wrong. Well, that's pretty closed minded just to take that in and smile and sing God bless America. I love this country, I graduated in 1989. I tried to enter the marines when Desert Storm started. However, we(U.S.A) are not always right,we're not perfect, our government does things that are very questionable and we often do not know the real reason things get done. With that said, that is pro-realism not anti-patriotism. I love the USA, but I love it with an open mind. I know things this country does sometimes are not always right but I don't care because we're one badass mofo and I'd rather live here than anywhere else. But....I'm still realistic.


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:46pm.
Terminal's picture

We're just as bad as other countries are except we hide behind veils of self-righteousness and superiority to hide the fact we're xenophobic greedy pigs prone to believing whatever our government tells us.

Michael Moore was crucified for speaking out against the Iraq war in Fahrenheit 9/11. Now he's deemed as someone with immense foresight.

Granted, I don't like Moore, but he's laughing his ass off screaming "I told you so! I told you so!" This country is in the toilet in every form and that's because dumb Americans bought whatever their government fed them.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:49pm.
FireRam's picture

True.
Side note: Right or not I can't fucking stand Moore. There is just something about him that just the sight of him makes me angry and I just want to knife hand strike him to the larynx.I don't know what it is. I just get a noticable feeling of contempt when I hear him.


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:01pm.
Terminal's picture

You mean I'm not a sap who fought a pointless staged war started by a greedy American who ran this country in to the ground and is now letting an incompetent man be blamed for it while pretending his run as presidency was not so bad?

Nope. Oh god, did I offend someone? I hope not.

Floydian I really have to pick that brain of yours sometimes. It's got to be a wild wondrous trip.

Either way, Scott is not invincible.
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"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:43pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

To respond to both of you I was in Desert Storm. What was wrong with the US intervening in genocide? Who else went to their aid? Hardly anybody was even aware that we even went to Somalia and that it turned into the bloodiest fighting since Vietnam at the time. The movie was about awareness. I did read the book first and while the movie is different, to be expected, it captured the important aspects of the fighting and bravery better than anyone else could have done. My gf, who's ex was in the Marines for 18 years starting out as a Ranger and becoming a Green Beret who was courted by Delta, watched it in the theatre with guys who were there and gave her a running commentary. They liked the movie and only said that it didn't quite capture the brutality of it all. So if the men who were there liked it then that's the best endorsement the movie could get, imo.

Besides, Black Hawk Down showed the highest level of cooperation from the DoD that has ever happened in film because of its importance.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 2:58pm.
FireRam's picture

First off: Thank you for serving. And I did like Black Hawk Down. I even have the soundtrack. Point I was trying to make is we need to have an open mind and not be blindly patriotic.I would be willing to bet that not everyone who has served or is serving necessarily "agrees" with why their there. (Vietnam,Desert Storm,Present day Iraq and Afghanistan)


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:29pm.
FireRam's picture

F! I meant They're there(not their).
I'm the first to go and laugh at someone who fucks up were we're and where, and there,their and they're, and I fucked it up haha. Good thing about me though....I'm the first to admit my own mistakes haha.


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:39pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

I thank every service member I run into vet and currently serving. I don't care if they were in Saigon or fresh out of boot camp. I wrote a paper on the fact that our entrance into the Vietnam War was a set-up and government conspiracy. That doesn't mean I think the men who were there aren't honorable. I'm talkiing about the men and women here, not the politics but people who haven't been a part of it probably just don't understand that.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:46pm.
Terminal's picture

See? Not to press the issue further but I don't get why we thank soldiers. I mean no one tells firefighters, "Thank you for doing your job," or officers "Thank you for arresting me." It's weird. I'm going to thank my McDonald's attendant for giving me extra ketchup.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:36pm.
FireRam's picture

I ALWAYS thank McDonalds employees for ketchup. Dude, getting condiments from those mofos is NOT easy! You'd think there was like a world wide ketchup shortage or something! And if you're going through a drive-thru....sheesh.


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:13pm.
Terminal's picture

Ain't that the truth, hehe. What's so bad about giving someone more than two packets?
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"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:18pm.
FireRam's picture

I think if they get caught on camera (which takes us back to the conversation we were all having the other day about being watched over on Eyeborg)putting more than the alloted TWO ketchup packets in a bag they get eloctroshock next time they use the cash register. Either that or they deduct the cost from their pay. AND.....before ANYONE says something (you must be sleeping Terminal anyone else you would have been all over this haha) I should have said world wide tomato shortage. Not ketchup shortage. I know where ketchup comes from.....just sayin'


Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:30pm.
Terminal's picture

Awareness that Ridley Scott was contributing to the lame propaganda of America by making a movie about a highly questionable story in the first place. Many war stories were fabricated or distorted to help headlines. Most of the heroic shit that went on during the Iraq war was fabricated and staged.
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"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:06pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

You make me fucking sick. I am so pissed off about these comments I'm not responding anymore.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:09pm.

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