Now here's some great news to kick off your morning with. Despite reports of disagreements, etc, Ridley Scott's Alien prequel(s) are gaining some serious momentum! As per New York Magazine's Vulture:
So, maybe Ridley Scott and Fox aren't really that tied up over budget and ratings discussions. Despite whatever problems may or may not be happening behind the scenes, the studio has begun the search to find its Ripley-esque strong female lead!
We've all been waiting patiently for something new to report regarding Ridley Scott's proposed 3D Alien prequel(s), and if this latest tidbit of news is any indication of what's going on behind the scenes, it looks as if we'll be waiting for a long while.
If there's one thing we know about the proper Alien sequels, it is that Lieutenant Ripley kicked ass in every one of them and the character made famous by Sigourney Weaver has taken her rightful place as one of the strongest female characters in film history. So with two 3D prequels to Alien in the works, will director Ridley Scott be looking for another badass babe to pave the way for Ripley? You betcha!
We're so ready for the Alien franchise to get back on its feet again. Thankfully the director challenged with making that happen is the great Ridley Scott, who just spoke a bit about what to expect from his two upcoming 3D prequels. From an article in the Independent:
Could it be? One of the men responsible for the ever so flaccid ending of "Lost" is about to ply his trade by working on rewrites for Ridley Scott's 3D Alien prequel? Steady yourselves, fans. Steady ...
As Elaine mentioned in her list of "Summer Reading to Chill Your Bones", Justin Cronin's The Passage is turning into THE book to read this summer so no doubt Fox 2000 will be fast-tracking its screen adaptation, on which Cronin recently provided a small update.
The debate about 3D filmmaking is a truly heated one. Do 2D to 3D conversions hurt the experience? Even if a film is shot in 3D, is the experience worth the extra four bucks at the box office? With Ridley Scott helming two prequels to the horror classic Alien, both of which are to be shot in 3D, the visionary director decided to chime in on the subject.
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.
It's been nearly two entire months since last we spoke about director Ridley Scott's upcoming prequel to Alien, but wow are we about to make up for lost time. Pull up a chair, folks! There's lots to tell.
It's been a good long while since last we heard anything about the Ridley Scott directed prequel to the now classic film Alien, but finally some news broke today that will have the Xenomorphs jumping off of the screen and into your laps!
It's really happening. Ridley Scott is making another Alien movie. Today we've learned a little bit more about the project, which is all kinds of intriguing.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a story about Ridley Scott adapting Little Red Riding Hood (imagine that), but rather a police procedural thriller that Scott will direct from a Steven Zaillian script for Columbia Pictures.
Normally the name Ridley Scott mentioned in the same sentence as the words "new vampire film" would have us giddy like a schoolgirl, but we're still busy celebrating the man's return to the Alien franchise! Yet, there is indeed life after Xenomorphs, and Fox 2000 is busy developing a project that would reunite the director with screenwriter John Logan, who worked with him on Gladiator.
It felt so good to type that I think I'll do it again. Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel. Now in bold -- Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel. Now in bold and caps. RIDLEY SCOTT TO DIRECT ALIEN PREQUEL! On Earth everyone can hear fans breathe a sigh of relief.