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Who would you choose to breathe some fresh air into the "Alien" franchise?

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OvomorphMember69 XPMay-31-2019 2:51 AM

Hey guys. Just like I said in the last thread I opened, I searched a little bit to see if someone had opened a discussion such as this before but didn’t see any, at least recently (there should really be a “Search Thread” function in this forum).

So, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about who would be an ideal candidate to breathe some fresh air into the “Alien” franchise, given the whole deal with Disney acquiring Fox and all the new projects that the acquisition is generating. I’ve thought of a few candidates that I think “COULD” make a great “Alien” movie, and I would really like to hear yours. I’m guessing some of my candidates are kinda obvious but anyways, here I go…


Alex Garland: This would probably would be my top choice right now. From his scriptwriting work in films like “28 Days Later”, “Sunshine” and “Dredd”, to his directorial efforts in “Ex Machina” (one of my all-time favorites) and “Annihilation”, I think this guy´s work has been consistently excellent, and I'm pretty sure he could do an AMAZING “Alien” movie, full of beautiful visuals, interesting characters, suspenseful and nail biting sequences, gruesome deaths, intelligent story and just everything you would expect from a good “Alien” film.


Matthew Vaughn: This is one of the few directors of which I can say I have watched his whole filmography and literally every movie he´s made I think is awesome (Layer Cake, Star Dust, Kick Ass, X-Men First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle); they´re all incredibly entertaining, with well-defined characters, memorable visuals and action sequences, some gruesome deaths and totally unexpected plot twists. Even though he hasn’t dealt much with sci fi (except for “X-Men: First Class” I guess) I would LOVE to see what he would do with an “Alien” movie.


Denis Villeneuve: This guy has done some amazing movies with really dark subjects handled in an intelligent and very adult way, and lately he’s been doing awesome work in the sci fi genre. As I understand, “Blade Runner 2049” it’s a very good movie that was incredibly well received by critics (I can’t say because I haven’t got around to watch it yet) so, maybe he could do something similar to another seminal Ridley Scott classic?


Gore Verbinsky: I really love directors who are versatile… I don’t see anything wrong in directors who only do one genre like horror or sci fi or romance, but when I see a director that excels in wildly different kind of movies, I always think of how incredibly hard that must be to achieve, and I think you can say that about the guy who made awesome movies such as “The Ring”, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, “The Weather Man” and “Rango” (I haven’t watched “A Cure for Wellness” just yet but I’ve heard very good things about it). This guy has done goofy comedy, nail biting horror, action adventure, drama, you name it. I think it would be SUPER interesting to see what he would do with the “Alien” franchise.


Guillermo del Toro: Well, I don’t think I have to talk much about this guy cause he’s pretty well established now, especially since he won the Oscar for Best Director for last year’s “The Shape of Water”. It goes without saying he´s incredibly adept at making horror movies with awesome looking creatures and practical effects (Mimic, Blade 2, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy 2), interesting characters, gross out sequences and emotional depth to the stories.

I think it would be super ironic if he would get involved in an “Alien” film, given that, as I assume many people in this forum knows, for years he tried to get off the ground his project for making the movie “At The Mountains of Madness” based on Lovecraft’s story, and it was “Prometheus” that put the last nail in the coffin for that project given the great similarities the two projects shared with one another.


Duncan Jones: I think both “Moon” and “Source Code” were absolutely awesome sci fi movies, and despite the fact that his last couple of movies weren’t nearly as well received as the aforementioned two, I think this guy is really talented and I have the feeling he would do a great “Alien” film if he’s given the chance.


Neil Blomkamp: Well, I know this guy has quite a few haters, in part because of the incredibly negative response his last movie garnered (which I think was warranted for the most part, because “Chappie” was indeed a mess in my opinion), and in part because supposedly, according to some people with insider knowledge, his proposed script for his “Alien 5” project that would retcon “Alien 3” was really subpar, an excuse to provide fan service to the millions of “Alien” fans who were dissatisfied with all of the sequels and prequels after “Aliens”.

Still, as many other people, I really think “District 9” was an awesome movie (and to a lesser extent “Elysium” too) and he obviously has a strong love for sci fi and the “Alien” franchise, so I personally would really like to see what he could conjure up from the material if he was allowed to do the movie he wanted to do.

 So, who would be your pick and why?

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FacehuggerMember457 XPJun-13-2019 8:13 AM

Jonathan Glazer. He's done some great (and slightly weird stuff), takes his time and gets it right. Examples:

**** Beast

Under The Skin

@setaverde, I thought Morgan (Luke Scott) was a terribly dreary movie.

I'm glad that Blomkamp is back in his box. It would have only looked just like District 9 / Chappie / Elysium. He can't help himself.


DeaconMember10325 XPJun-13-2019 3:02 PM

I think the Music/Soundtrack is a Important Part of a Movie for Various Reasons.

I think just as with the Director, i feel the Choice/Style of Soundtrack and Composer really comes down to WHAT KIND of a Movie they would be working on.

Prometheus and Alien Covenant's Soundtracks were Different, and both Movies were kind of Different. One being a Space Exploration Adventure that dealt with Creationism and Search for Answers that leads to Hell Breaking Loose where Discovery Leads to a Thriller/Horror (to a degree)  the other  a Expectation of Discovering a Paradise that becomes a Thriller/Horror that is more of a Horror/Slasher Element to it.

The Prometheus Soundtrack fitted very well with that kind of Movie, and Alien Covenants was more a NOD to the Original Alien.

And so depending on the Next Movie and what it will be about would have a Impact to what kind of Score and who is best to Compose it.  A more Action Based ALIEN Movie like Aliens and Alien Resurrection would maybe not have the same Score as a Haunted House like Alien and Alien 3.

So as with the Director i think a lot depends on WHAT the Movie is to be about and WHAT style of Movie, then you find which Director and Composer would be best suited.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


FacehuggerMember457 XPJun-14-2019 6:55 AM

@BigDave, I'm with you on the Prometheus score fitting very well. I've seen the movie countless times, and I always think what a great job Marc Streitenfeld did. Superbly crafted.


FacehuggerMember457 XPJun-14-2019 6:55 AM

@BigDave, I'm with you on the Prometheus score fitting very well. I've seen the movie countless times, and I always think what a great job Marc Streitenfeld did. Superbly crafted.


OvomorphMember92 XPJun-14-2019 8:21 AM

@Decs Youtube has an area restriction. Most of Marco Beltrami's music is available only in North America. This example is available worldwide.

Marco Beltrami / Snow Walkers / Hellboy (Link)

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FacehuggerMember313 XPJun-14-2019 9:24 PM




My score- Alan Silvestri

My director- sir Ridley Scott.

Story: Stephen King

My actresses:

Amy Adams

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o 

My actors: 

Rufus Frederik Sewell (android new model)

Jared Harris (scientist)

Stellan John Skarsgård (captain)

Ioan Gruffudd

My Monster: NeoBornMorph



OvomorphMember92 XPJun-15-2019 10:01 AM

Christopher Nolan

Nearly all of his works is related to a competing film studio. This may be an issue.

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FacehuggerMember313 XPJun-17-2019 8:02 PM

NTFS, Christopher Nolan looks like a chubby David in that photo. :)



OvomorphMember92 XPOct-28-2019 5:16 AM

Christopher McQuarrie - Lots of experience with action movies.


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