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The director of Alien Awakening is............

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Jay Johns

OvomorphMember39 XPJul-25-2017 2:02 PM

I am a HUGE fan of Ridley Scott!!!! As a matter of fact my Youngest son's name is 1st name Ridley, middle name Scott. As much as I like the prequels and Alien, with all the negativity that surrounds the prequels Fox may be looking at replacing Ridley with a new director. And that's even if they continue with the franchise. I have thought about this and 2 directors have come to mind. I like the story but maybe they need to beef up the horror and suspense. The 2 directors I came up with is James Wan and Fede Alvarez. Opinions?

44 Responses to The director of Alien Awakening is............


PraetorianModerator2414 XPJul-25-2017 2:25 PM

Ridley Scott. it won't be anyone else until this prequel story is finished


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 2:38 PM



PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 2:38 PM



PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 2:39 PM

...Mr H.


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 2:39 PM



PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 2:40 PM

...the alien Queen.


PraetorianModerator2414 XPJul-25-2017 2:47 PM

haha Ati nice. Maybe

Executive Producer: BigDave


Writer: Blackwinter-witch

Director of Photography: Ati

Soundtrack: iRaptus

Narrated by: Mr H

Starring: dk and the alien queen



Lawrence of Arabia

ChestbursterMember936 XPJul-25-2017 3:02 PM

IRaptus I agree, Ridley Scott, let him finish his story.

I would also watch what Ati suggested XD

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


PraetorianModerator2414 XPJul-25-2017 3:11 PM

hopefully Covenant is just setting the pieces for a big climatic third film, something huge like a war between engineers and humans + David on Origae-6 using Xeno's as a bio-weapon against each other. Total chaos and destruction.




PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 3:24 PM

Huge! IRaptus, you know something. :)

Lawrence of Arabia - Ha! So would I! :D

Lawrence of Arabia

ChestbursterMember936 XPJul-25-2017 3:27 PM

IRaptus Exactly! :-) I heard elsewhere though that LV-426 is a moon to a planet on the other side of the galaxy from where Origae-6 is.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


OvomorphMember88 XPJul-25-2017 3:29 PM

20th Century Fox would be wise to end the speculation about the future of the Alien movie series and state that Sir Ridley Scott will be allowed to direct the next installments, with hopefully a larger budget.

Ridley Scott has made 20th Century Fox a ton of money over the years and he should be given respect and the freedom to make the next movie how he wants.

Lawrence of Arabia

ChestbursterMember936 XPJul-25-2017 3:38 PM

JOHNNYMORPH This. Exactly this. He also created the franchise and he's been good to Fox.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 3:40 PM

What a beautiful thread! :)


What a beautiful thread it was.


PraetorianModerator2414 XPJul-25-2017 3:47 PM

JOHNNYMORPH I agree also. They need to back Ridley Scott's vision for at least a third film to tie the prequels to Alien, can't leave it randomly hanging in limbo.

Once the prequels are done, I feel they should move forward quickly with a new direction/vision. Maybe then give someone else a shot at taking the helm.  


PraetorianModerator2414 XPJul-25-2017 3:47 PM

Jay Johns upvoted just for naming your son Ridley :)


NeomorphMember1541 XPJul-25-2017 3:48 PM

Lawrence of Arabia Technically, James Cameron created the franchise because when you make 1 single movie you don't know if it is going to be a franchise or not. Ridley Scott actually pitched a second movie which was going to be just about meteorites seeding the Earth with Aliens. On the other hand, Aliens expanded the universe introducing many concepts that Ridley Scott is using today. I still prefer Alien over Aliens, but it cannot be denied the franchise probably would not exist if not for Cameron. And please Lawrence, understand I am not trying to pick a fight lol


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 3:55 PM

'Ridley Scott actually pitched a second movie which was going to be just about meteorites seeding the Earth with Aliens.'

-- something again which is not true, constantly, without end...

He had three big ideas, one of them was to discover the Alien planet in Alien II.


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 3:58 PM

Jay Johns -- I love Wan's The Conjuring movies, and Insidious 2 is a big favourite, but only Ridley Scott! Only Ridley Scott!


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 4:08 PM

It certainly should explain what the Alien is and where it comes from,” he (Scott) told Omni’s Screen Flights/Screen Fantasies in 1984. “That will be tough because it will require dealing with other planets, worlds, civilisations. Because obviously the Alien did come from some sort of civilisation. The Alien was presented, really, as one of the last survivors of Mars – a planet named after the god of war. The Alien may be one of the last descendants of some long-lost self-destructed group of beings.”

Scott’s ideas:

The Alien, merely stunned by its close encounter with the shuttle engines, manages to survive outside the craft and reaches civilisation along with Ripley.

A second expedition to the planetoid is stranded there and, weathering a storm within the derelict and their own ship, its members deal with a group of Aliens, climaxed by the appearance to whose race the Space Jockey belongs.

A prequel, rather than a sequel, telling the tale of the Space Jockey and ending where Alien begins, with the arrival of the Nostromo crew.

The planetoid of the Alien explodes, sending Alien eggs to Earth where a whole flock of the monsters run rampant.

But despite all of Ridley’s theorising and the commercial and cultural success of the original, the sequel did not appear. The reason for this is perplexing but simple: Twentieth Century Fox did not want it. Alan Ladd Jnr., the head of Fox who had heralded both Star Wars and Alien (and affectionately called ‘Laddy’ by Ridley Scott and co.) left the company in 1979 to found his own production firm, The Ladd Company, whom most will recognise as the producers of another science-fiction classic, Blade Runner. Ladd’s replacement was Norman Levy, who, according to Giler, opposed the very notion of an Alien II.


NeomorphMember1541 XPJul-25-2017 4:09 PM

Ati Whatever. What Ridley Scott's Alien 2 was going to be about is not relevant to the point I wanted to make. I just remembered it is even worse: the Alien was supposed to be from Mars.

Dr. Curt Connors

ChestbursterMember661 XPJul-25-2017 4:10 PM

If this terrible movie is going to happen anybody but Ridley should direct it, the dude has lost it. Hopefully nobody directs Awakening which means the movie won't happen and it will never exist.


NeomorphMember1541 XPJul-25-2017 4:14 PM

Ati "The planetoid of the Alien explodes, sending Alien eggs to Earth where a whole flock of the monsters run rampant."

See what I mean? and you posted it yourself. It sounds like a 50's B movie idea to me. Anyway my point is James Cameron (not my favorite director ever) allowed this franchise to flourish.


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 4:15 PM

joylitt - Totally relevant because your comments are full of misleading, false and manipulative pieces of information trying to ridicule Ridley Scott. Nothing has changed. That's all!


NeomorphMember1541 XPJul-25-2017 4:17 PM

Thank god Ridley Scott focused on making Blade Runner, which for ever will be my favorite movie.

Lawrence of Arabia

ChestbursterMember936 XPJul-25-2017 4:18 PM

Jay Johns That is an awesome name for your kid! After Ridley, I can see James Wan.

joylitt You have a point. Cameron really helped create the franchise with his popular Aliens and created/cemented a lot of the mythos. Ridley and Cameron were actually working together at one point to create a prequel before AvP happened. Though, Alien is really Ridley's baby. It was his seminal work and without him we wouldn't have the same film from Dan O' Bannon and Ron Shussett. I appreciate you not being antagonistic, I'm not trying to pick a fight either. I really just want to enjoy this universe with like-minded individuals and those who love it as well.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 4:20 PM

joylitt --- Man, you had claimed in your previous comment that that was his only idea. That's why I copied the line from my own topic to show that your statement is false, because he had several other ideas as well!


NeomorphMember1541 XPJul-25-2017 4:27 PM

Lawrence of Arabia Thank you for being sensible, man. We are all on the same boat and I don't want o be at war with anybody :-)


PraetorianMember3378 XPJul-25-2017 4:52 PM

'Starring: dk and the alien queen'

IRaptus - Is it going to be an adult movie? :D

Capt Torgo

FacehuggerMember176 XPJul-25-2017 6:34 PM

Joylitt, I'm with your philosophy of the franchise's existance. Both parts equally almost being Ridley and Cameron. For ridley the negative is he just put it together well on film but creatively it was a perfect storm. Cameron had a foundation but the sheer brilliance of him and his wife(producer) WRITING and directing those amazing characters with a Vietnam War analogy is just balls out galactic badassery! JC's negative is well, I can't think of one. But I really appreciate the original poster showing his love for what Sir Riddles has accomplished but has made peace with the fact that Covenant bombed and the sequel could be on life support with Scott not even having a chance to make it right for the ones that feel let down. He's acknowledging that RS is NOT the be all end all & that there are two directors he feels could be quite capable. I feel the same way but I like 'Get out" director and "It Comes at Night" director.

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