Posted Jan-08-2017 2:50 PM
If you have not read the original Alien: Engineers script, you guys definitely should! In it, we find the concepts of David overcoming his programming as is rumored in AC, we see the concept which we are getting this year in the form of the Neomorphs, we see the Ultramorph in action, a primative version of the facehugger, etc. etc. it's really a fascinating read! It does have some story issues of its own, but it's a really neat first draft.
Posted Jan-08-2017 9:29 PM
We covered it a while back, there's a link to the download in this article if you wish. It is a great read and yes - many of its concepts are being explored in more detail in Alien: Covenant. It also featured an epic Engineer vs. Alien battle where an Engineer literally picks up a Xenomorph and snaps it in half almost, over his leg... like a boss. Engineers are bad MFers.
Posted Jan-09-2017 2:04 AM
u can read it on simply scripts, they have loads of unproduced alien screenplays including several alien 3 concepts such as the wooden planet that fincher wanted to do. it wouldn't be the first time someone has read a script n changed it but said 'I love the ideas in this script but I think theyd work out better in the sequal'
Posted Jan-09-2017 4:17 AM
theres one that is set similar to finchers film where they r on a prison planet and theres a xeno down in the basement, not sure whos that is tho. but fincher wanted to do the one set on the wooden planet with monks. was the one u read the one where its starts with the young military guy gets ripped to pieces and put back together but he and his buddy have been labotomised?
Posted Jan-11-2017 7:44 AM
I have read it, it is a lot better both compared to Lindelof because it has far better characters and focuses more on the Xenos and compared to the final movie. That is what they should have made the movie based on instead of the screw up that we got. This is not to say that everything in Spaight’s script is good but at least it is better.
For example, Shaw was less naïve in AE than in what she became in the movie and she was also better written in Spaight’s draft compared to Lindelof’s. Holloway said something about (in Spaight’s script) that there could be things there that they don’t understand. Compare this to Prometheus where he acts like a reckless kid (“it is Christmas and I want to open my present”, stupid line) or when he removes his helmet.
Things are less vague in Spaight’s draft and it is easier to follow which is a plus.
Even though I think that Janek was alright I didn’t like the scene where he says that it might be a glitch when he is talking to Fifield and Milburn and then jokes “try not to bugger each other”. I don’t know I think that this line was out of place and a lame attempt at humor even though I think that the captain was alright in general. This was not in Spaight’s script so it might have been some lame thing that Lindelof added.
David was more evil in AE something that I didn’t like. He was the one that woke the Engineer up not Weyland. I like that they changed that in Prometheus. There still wasn’t any sub-titles to the Engineer speech in Spaight’s script something that was lame but David explained that later in some line.
I am not sure if I like that they changed it from Weyland’s idea of terraforming into wanting more life, whatever. It could have worked if they would have put sub-titles when he spoke to the Engineer.
Even in Spaight’s draft Chance and Ravel have some lines that they speak, they become more like humans rather than some side figures that you don’t know why they were here. They become easier to relate to. In Lindelof’s draft they are more passive. Yes, there are differences between Lindelof’s draft and the final movie where they are just like background pieces in a museum or something.
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