Every now and again news comes along that brings a smile to my face. Genre legend and still smokin’ hot Sigourney Weaver has been doing a little talking lately about two projects that are near and dear to every horror fan’s heart: Ghostbusters 3 and Alien 5!
First Weaver spoke with MTV’s Movies Blog about returning to Ghostbusters:
“I’ve heard about it,” Weaver tells MTV, adding, “I’m supposed to get in touch with Bill [Murray] next week.” Weaver also wonders if their characters from the film ended up together long term. “Does he think we got married or something? I would hope that my little Oscar [her baby in the film] would be one of the Ghostbusters even if I’m not in it!”
From there Weaver also revealed to MTV that she’s been in contact with Ridley Scott about a potentially radical overhaul of the Alien franchise. Here’s where things got really interesting.
“Both of us [Weaver and Scott] feel a kind of commitment to that woman. He’s as much responsible for who she is as I am. We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the alien],” said Weaver. “Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]. What we’re interested in is taking the character of Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story we can tell about someone who has lived several lives.”
What does that mean exactly? An entirely new story void of the Xenomorphs? Doubtful, but one thing’s for sure — we’re gonna be paying a whole lot of attention as to how this all plays out.
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