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[AvPG]Corporal Hicks

MemberOvomorphSep-20-2017 8:31 AM

20th Century Fox CEO talks Future of Alien Franchise

Stacey Snider, the current chief-executive-officer of 20th Century Fox talked a little about the future of the Alien franchise in a new interview with Variety. While the interview covers a large range of topics, interviewer Brent Lang pointed out the disappointment over Alien: Covenant’s box office takings and asked if the franchise was now over. In response, Snider told him:

“It was a disappointment, but I trust Ridley [Scott] and Emma [Watts] to know the right story when they find it. When universes are as rich as “Alien,” they can stay in a too familiar groove — in which case you’re in trouble — but they can also find a planet or a storyline or a villain that also lives in that universe that can be groundbreaking.”

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Daszkowski

MemberFacehuggerSep-20-2017 10:02 AM

"It got great reviews and was everything we set out for it to be, it just didn't hit the note at the box office," says Fred Baron, the 20th Century Fox executive on the movie: "It will be a profitable film for the studio but whether there's another one [is uncertain]."

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/after-thor-and-aquaman-the-battle-to-land-the-next-hollywood-blockbuster-continues-20170704-gx4atr.html

ignorantGuy

MemberChestbursterSep-20-2017 10:44 AM

"It got great reviews and was everything we set out for it to be" - what is this corporate bs. The critical results were slightly worst than that of Prometheus and they stirred in an other direction. Give as a break.

ScorpioStar

MemberFacehuggerSep-20-2017 11:30 AM

I also remember that "Blade Runner" had a Deckard's voice over, but, in the end (after the director's cut was released), the studio went: "So wrong, we were sooooo wrong." ;)

I guess they've learned from their usual mistake...

colonialsoldier

MemberFacehuggerSep-20-2017 12:34 PM

I made this comment earlier, before this post was made, that the executives at Fox are not going to be quick to finance another Alien movie.  What he is saying to Ridley is, "back to the drawing board".  And Ridley is no spring chicken.

Lone

MemberPraetorianSep-20-2017 12:53 PM

Thanks for posting this Corporal Hicks! :)

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MemberChestbursterSep-21-2017 12:00 PM

Daszkowski 

Wow, that article was back in July. Glad to hear they were happy with the product though.

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

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphSep-22-2017 7:23 AM

Yes it was a disappointment, it could have been so much better. Better human characters less AI focus please.

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphSep-22-2017 7:26 AM

 (double, please delete this if possible)

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