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C'mon Disney,  what are you waiting for?

C'mon Disney, what are you waiting for?

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daliens

Mar-21-2018 1:27 AM

While Disney shows no interest whatsoever for a new Alien film, the Chinese step in.

"Veteran director and producer Ridley Scott is in talks with China's Zhejiang Talent Television and Film Co. to produce Amman Mission, an action-thriller based on the evacuation of Chinese nationals in 1990 during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Titled "Goodbye, Kuwait" in Chinese, the project is in development and represented by Hong Kong-based Media Quiz at Filmart. Budgeted at $35 million, the film will be shot in the Chinese autonomous regions of Ningxia and Xinjiang, as well as in Kuwait.

Media Quiz told The Hollywood Reporter that Scott has read the first draft of the script and is awaiting a revised version. His name is on the promotion poster of the project, which also detailed how 4,885 Chinese evacuated Kuwait within 48 hours. "One motherland," it also states, recalling the Chinese patriotism in recent mega blockbusters like Wolf Warriors 2 and Operation Red Sea, which are the top two films in China's box-office history and together grossed $1.42 billion. Both movies also featured an evacuation plot, from an unnamed African nation and Yemen, respectively." (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/filmart-ridley-scott-talks-produce-chinese-action-thriller-1095829)

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

17 Responses to C'mon Disney, what are you waiting for?

ali81

Mar-21-2018 1:58 AM

I was under the impression Disney are interested in RS completing the prequels but its just not high on list of priorities. RS has other projects in the pipeline as alien isn't everything to him which is understandable considering the backlash from the 2 films hes done. I think theyl get to it and im quite excited to see what they come up with.

dk

Mar-21-2018 2:00 AM

Interesting. It's tough to know what RS will do with Alien anymore. Alien has never really been a big money maker so Disney might do well to enlist Bloomkamp.

ali81

Mar-21-2018 2:15 AM

dk, I agree. unlike their purchase of lucas film, Disney's purchase of fox is for a much broader variety of films

dk

Mar-21-2018 2:25 AM

ali81 Who knows? Alien is an old franchise but not nearly as old as Star Trek. The Star Trek reboot was excellent imo. Maybe it could go in that direction. Not that I want to see a remake of Alien, but maaybe it could start with either Bloomkamp's idea or even with Amanda Ripley from Alien Isolation. The stories and characters are there but the question seems what Disney would do- they likely want a hit with a decent profit margin. 

ali81

Mar-21-2018 2:40 AM

agree completely about the star trek reboot. I enjoyed all the films minus the last one. they can certainly go in a different direction with different characters in a different timeline and explore the expanded universe in much more detail yet keeping alive the original feel of the franchise. there r pros and cons for using Amanda ripley in a movie. some will like the attachment to the originals and some will just say why couldn't they have just brought in fresh characters but I thoroughly enjoyed alien isolation. im just an alien fan who wants to see someone come up with a good way of bringing the novels/ comic content to the big screen without damaging anything. don't just limit the alien franchise to humans and engineers on planet 4. lets go farther but keep the essence on the franchise intact. id pay to watch those movies. hell I spend money on the novels and comics and im betting most alien fans would to. alien is a profitable franchise if not in the same league as star trek or star wars but there is def a fanbase large enough to cut a decent profit. hell, AVP and AVPR managed profits.

Lone

Mar-21-2018 3:56 AM

We certainly have to be patient, don't we? and patience is not one of my strong points! :)

35 years for Sir Ridmeister to return to Sci-fi.

5 years for a sequel to Prometheus.

Now waiting....for any news at all!! 

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

ali81

Mar-21-2018 5:41 AM

yea, my patience wears thin esp when I see posts suggesting kingsman is in the same universe as alien as there is the same song in kingsman as there is in an alien movie.hurry the F*** up RS or move over lol

daliens

Mar-21-2018 5:49 AM

ali81

Dismay should hurry up,  Ridley Scott is ready and eager to film the sequel to Alien Covenant. 

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

Thoughts_Dreams

Mar-28-2018 8:22 AM

Both Alien Covenant and Prometheus are underwhelming so I would rather have them waiting until they get a good story. Having said this I am not very interested in a Blomkamp movie. You are correct Lone that there were many years between Prometheus and Covenant but I think that it is common if you look at the years between other Alien movies. What is important to me is that we get a good movie where they have learned from their mistakes, rushing it won't help.

Davefried81

Mar-28-2018 8:32 AM

Not sure what to expect with Dismay taking over.  I myself have boycotted all Dismay films and products from my life after I worked there and saw the "magic".  Cut throat company that does not care for the employees.  Are any of you excited to see what they may have in store for us die hard fans?

daliens

Mar-29-2018 2:21 AM

Davefried81 I am not excited at all to see what Dismay has in store for the future of alien franchise. I am afraid they can only produce a high tech weaponized silly PG13 blockbuster, put some children and pets in it. I am afraid that if this franchise stays with Dismay, it is the end of it as we knew and loved it.

I think a lot of fans think the same and soon all the good old merchandise, films and books belonging to the franchise will sell out.

Few fanboys however will ingest everything that has xenomorphs and guns and Marvel super heroes in it, so we cannot say the franchise has no future at all, but this franchise is brain dead with Dismay. 

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

Davefried81

Mar-29-2018 11:44 AM

daliens Pheewww....Thought I was the only hater!  It truly has been depressing lately.  Toys R Us being liquidated, Fox taken over by Disney.....At least I still have WB and DC :)

Tiwaz

Mar-29-2018 12:34 PM

Disney's Alien, hm? Too bad drones and queens are already "females" and the baddies. And Marry Sues getn facef... *cough cough* facehugged doesnt fit into the agenda...

Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.

ignorantGuy

Mar-29-2018 12:54 PM

Hmmm ... "Female" "dickheads", I wonder how does that work!

Tiwaz

Mar-29-2018 1:25 PM

ignorantGuy

They will banned for being misogynists. XD

Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.

Thoughts_Dreams

Apr-05-2018 8:52 AM

DaveFried81: I doubt that Disney is unique in that way. We would not be able to watch many movies if we would boycott every big movie company, that is what I am trying to say although I defiantly see your point.

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