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Ridley Scott happy Disney bought Fox, Talks Alien

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MemberNeomorphJan-05-2018 11:12 AM

In an interview with Digital Spy, Ridley Scott says Disney would be "crazy" if they don't do something with Alien. He adds: "I'm in tune with where Covenant 2 would go. We already know what we'd do with that."You've got to have a fundamental platform and target where you would take it. It's a bit like having the skeleton before the meat goes on."

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MemberPraetorianJan-05-2018 11:16 AM


MemberPraetorianJan-05-2018 12:24 PM

Thank you for the topic joylitt.

I still say they filmed more in 2016 with Lope, Rosenthal, Daniels, Tennessee, and the rest of the team on the Covenant ship because it would have been too easy with everything in place and Fassbender needed for the Walter introduction that lasted just moments in the novelization. So, hopefully that is what is meant by "We already know what we'd do with that" in regards to the Covenant crew story.

Why not film the portions of the Origins novel that included the characters from Alien: Covenant? I know I've been a parrot with this statement for most of the year but really, why not. What is left is the Engineer mythology and the fine-tuning of the biomechanical xenomorph in the next installment(s) before Alien in 2122.

By "crazy" I believe Ridley Scott says this because of Scott's spectacular delivery of on time/on budget record of late and portions of Alien: Covenant's sequel(s) are already on film. It would be crazy to shelve something that is already a skeleton that only needs the meat.

I know Ridley Scott has insisted on a couple of more prequel films but I'm not sure about that. Disney is growing it's content inventory in preparation for a streaming service of their own and I would expect we would have something from the Alien universe in that delivery system too opposed to a theater release.


MemberNeomorphJan-05-2018 12:35 PM

Ingeniero You are welcome. I don't think there is anything filmed, though. On top of that we already know there has probably been an auction with AC props already. But these statements are rather enigmatic. He is talking about a "target" while praising Disney for how the studios take care of its audience. I wonder if he would be willing to find a middle ground, maybe an Alien movie that targets a younger demographic? 


MemberPraetorianJan-05-2018 1:40 PM

"I wonder if he would be willing to find a middle ground"

Yes, scary but yes. Ridley Scott has said you have to listen to those that are giving you money. As for the props (also known as things I want but can't afford and/or justify purchase to spouse) sale...that is common.


MemberNeomorphJan-05-2018 1:46 PM

Stranger Things kids and Zendaya in an Alien movie maybe? :-)


MemberPraetorianJan-05-2018 2:03 PM

K.C. Undercover on Planet 4...sign me up. I watched every episode with my eldest.

I do think there is a huge chance we'll see the movies move to PG-13. The benefit of that is the move back towards suspense opposed to gore. That might be the only benefit though from our perspective but the most likely based on merchandising decisions.


MemberTrilobiteJan-05-2018 8:55 PM

I agree with Ingeniero in that there is footage for an up coming movie although there is no evidence. It seems to follow that considering the amount of time Rapace was there, the trailers and cutting room floor footage that was there- also considering costs and opportunities to make the most of the filming while everyone and everything was there, it would make sense to shoot as much as possible- just in case. It could at least be used as footage for flash backs and such for future movies?


MemberPraetorianJan-06-2018 10:35 AM

Scott wants more Alien movies, we want more Alien movies, everybody is happy...

This is the beginning of a beautiful future. 8D


MemberNeomorphJan-07-2018 3:55 AM

He probably means more David movies, not the alien (Xeno).

"when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it's crazy not to do something with it."

I wonder how much interest that will be left if they go on about it being about a crazy robot. Yes I know that Big Dave talks about the themes but that is how it comes off on-screen.

So now we will get a PG-13 alien movie? What I understand that means that violence must be without blood, I looked up what PG-13 means. Good luck with that in an alien movie. *rolls eyes*

"I'm in tune with where Covenant 2 would go. We already know what we'd do with that."

More David? I am already worried

Ati: More alien movies does not mean good movies. We could potentially get more AVPs so what would the point be in that? It would not make me happy at least. Quality is not the same thing as quantity. I understand that you are happy about it but think about it for a second what it could mean. Looking at the history of Alien related movies you will find that there are also some trashy ones (AVP, AR, and yes a lot of AC as well). Unfortunately after one OK prequel and one that was mostly a disappointment I do not have much hope that Scott would miraculously turn it around and deliver a great alien prequel.

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