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what wuld be your choice of director be for the alien movies onces ridley scott is finished?

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Timmy the ultramorph

ChestbursterMember559 XPAug-11-2017 5:40 PM

some of my top choices would be:

Gareth edwards.         director of starwars rouge one and the 2014 godzilla, i think he could be a good choice because he showed restraint with both of those films not showing godzilla or darth vader that much. one of alien covenants problems was that it showed the creature to much.

Danny boyle.     He directed 28 days later, sunshine, and 127 hours. I think he would be good for the job because he showed that he can make an intense scary film with 28 days later, one of the best zombie movies ever, and he can direct good blue collar sci fi like sunshine. he also showed that he can use gore and blood very effectively in 127 hours.

alex garland.     directed ex machina one of the best sci fi movies in the last 5 years, and he also worked on sunshine and 28 days later as well.

Alfonso cuaron.      he directed gravity, a very intence space thriller, and children of men witch can be argued is the best sci fi movie of the century. he knows what he is doing in terms of making sci fi intense. he also worked on pans labyrinth a brutal and fantasic fantasy film that is also quite frighting.

denis villinuve.     he directed arrival, prisnors, and sicario plus the upcoming blade runner 2049. all of these movies, especially blade runner have a similar visual style as the alien films.

james wan.       he directed the conjuring, the conjuring 2, insidious, and saw. although saw may not be a great movie, it shows his ability to use gore effectively, and both conjuring movies and insidious are some of the scariest movies in the last decade. one possible problem is that he has no experience dealing with sci fi though.


these are my choises for directors for when ridley scott  is done making making alien movies. what are your choices?


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PraetorianModerator2414 XPAug-11-2017 5:53 PM

Timmy the ultramorph thank you Danny Boyle YES! I reckon him too. Especially if he follows his Sunshine style visuals and his usual gritty near-nihilistic style writing.

It would definitely be a little different to the Scott/Cameron experiences, more like Finchers Alien 3....hopefully without the troubled production 


ChestbursterMember839 XPAug-11-2017 5:59 PM

Oh daaaamn James Wan would be CRAZY AWESOME!! I don't imagine it actually happening, but that would be pretty cool to see his crack at an Alien film. 

Going off of recent films, Trey Edward Shultz showed how much tension he can translate from script to film in, "It Comes At Night." We will never (and should never) recieve a film necessarily like Alien, but someone who really wants to go for the phsycological, really tense horror could still make something interesting and different in the Alien franchise. 


Would be pretty cool to see David Fincher come back and have a true chance to direct an Alien film in his vision. 


Maybe I will come back once I have looked back at some of my favorite movies (or just ones I  have seen). I have said before in some other topic that I don't usually pay attention to director specifically! I usually know who directs what I am seeing, but I forget about them after a little while. 


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Timmy the ultramorph

ChestbursterMember559 XPAug-11-2017 9:34 PM


IRaptus, Alien 3 is almost equal in quality to the original alien in my opinion. so underrated.

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Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPAug-11-2017 11:51 PM

I'm glad the topic is still super fresh. 

Heck, it could be Woody Allen as long as Ridley Scott has nothing to do with future ALIEN films ever again. 

I kind of doubt Waterson, McBride, and Fassbender are eager to work Scott again for the Covenant sequel; maybe low morale due to its ho-hum performance? 


OvomorphMember19 XPAug-12-2017 4:12 AM



FacehuggerMember399 XPAug-12-2017 7:48 AM

David Lynch


OvomorphMember69 XPAug-12-2017 8:34 PM

Christopher Nolan please


OvomorphMember85 XPAug-13-2017 1:38 AM

Always Ridley.After Alien (1979)  everything was garbage until 2012 Scotts return.It will be best if Ridley works with James Wan, it will be the best sci-fi horror

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