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Fox signals search for new stories, end of David's reign

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joylitt

MemberNeomorphSep-20-2017 1:44 PM

Acknowledging Alien Covenant was a disappointment, Fox CEO Stacey Snider signaled in a statement that the studios will prioritize originality for the sequel, for which Ridley Scott is still onboard. These are the two most important takeaways from his statement:

"I trust Ridley [Scott] and Emma [Watts] to know the right story when they find it". This likely means Logan's 3 page draft for a sequel has already been scrapped, and that new writers will be hired.

And most importantly:

"..they can also find a planet or a storyline or a villain that also lives in that universe that can be groundbreaking." This is a clear sign that David storyline will be downplayed or dropped altogether in the sequel.

I am ecstatic and we should all be, because this is great news!

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Ingeniero

MemberPraetorianSep-21-2017 7:57 AM

Congratulations Blackwinter-witch on your work and the long, hard slog towards publishing Alien: Manticore. You're a wonderful, innovative writer and I wish for you the very best (country coffer-sized wealth) upon publishing. Thank you for sharing it here.

It is wonderful to see the new eyes, writing coming to the Alien universe joylitt

Ati, I bet Ridley Scott has a mean embouchure.

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Lawrence of Arabia

MemberChestbursterSep-21-2017 8:12 AM

David isn't going anywhere :D

"I trust Ridley [Scott] and Emma [Watts] to know the right story when they find it". This likely means Logan's 3 page draft for a sequel has already been scrapped, and that new writers will be hired.

Doesn't necessarily mean they are still looking or that they scrapped Logan's draft. It could mean that but her statement could also be taken as they trust Ridley's decisions even if it's in Logan's script.

"..they can also find a planet or a storyline or a villain that also lives in that universe that can be groundbreaking." This is a clear sign that David storyline will be downplayed or dropped altogether in the sequel.

Ridley isn't going to just drop David, he's built him too much to just toss to the wayside and he created the Xenomorphs. Plus he finds the character interesting as did most audiences with them saying Fassbender was the highlight of the film. He's also the Ripley of these prequels as most of the production team noted. Snider could even be talking about David.

When universes are as rich as “Alien,” they can stay in a too familiar groove — in which case you’re in trouble

What I took away was stick less to the original formula which cooked the beast (chasing through dark corridors) and more original and new (like the Engineers, Origae-6, synthetics). Everyone complained Covenant was too familiar and it looks like they listened.

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

Ati

MemberPraetorianSep-21-2017 11:24 AM

Lawrence of Arabia - 'David isn't going anywhere :D'

Or he'll be back. :)

Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianSep-21-2017 3:11 PM

Ingeniero

Thank-you very much for you wonderful words and thoughts!

However, ALIEN: Manticore and all my ALIEN-related works are fan-fiction, so I won't make a dime from them, unless FOX offers me some kind of deal.

Who knows what the future will bring? We'll see what we see when we see it. :)

That said, these works of mine are a labor of love.
I love the ALIENverse and I feel it's pretty obvious I have a deep appreciation and respect for my fellow fans of the ALIENverse.
That's why I wrote it, and why I am steadily gaining-ground with the additional ALIENverse works.

For The Fans.
This is my way of showing the fanbase my appreciation and respect of them. :)

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphSep-22-2017 8:15 AM

  

I kind of liked Walter but having David as the main focus is getting boring. I want better human characters.

 

They tried to have David in a big role and it didn't work for many. Time for something new.

 

As far as fan fiction, I really don't care about it. There is a limit to my geekery. ;)

 

Noir1982

MemberOvomorphSep-22-2017 5:28 PM

Does this mean that they're gonna be able to tie in with the first film and not do a reboot? Wrap up the story as such?

joylitt

MemberNeomorphSep-22-2017 5:50 PM

Noir1982 I beleive so. Hopefuly it means they will tie in with the first film but they will try to find a new angle to tell the story.

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