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Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Director: Ridley Scott
U.S. Opening Date: March 9, 2012
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre
he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the
most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of
scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their
physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they
will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's
Somehow along the way plans for an
Alien prequel directed by Ridley Scott,
who directed the original movie that kicked off the whole franchise back
in 1979, changed into a plan for two “set in the same universe” movies
named Prometheus and Harvest. So are they
Alien movies or not?
It doesn't seem so . . .
Director Ridley Scott had the following to say about the
"While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for
this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology
and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will
recognize strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas
tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative."
In an earlier interview he had the following to say:
"As we speak, I've got a pile of pages next to me; it's
like the fourth draft. It's a work in progress, but we're not dreaming it
up anymore. We know what the story is. We're now actually trying to
improve the three acts and make the characters better, build it up to
something [we can shoot]. It's a work in progress, but we're actually
making the film. There's no question about it, we're going to make the
"It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney
[Weaver's character Ellen Ripley is born]. It's fundamentally about going
out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was
sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle - there was a giant fellow
sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an
astronomer's chair. Remember that?"
"The main character [in the prequel] will be a woman,
yeah. We're thinking it could go down that route, yeah. When I started the
original Alien, Ripley wasn't a woman,
it was a guy. During casting, we thought, "Why don't we make it a woman?"
"Yeah, the thing about Alien
vs. Predator is, I know it's commerce, but what a pity. I think,
therefore, I have to design - or redesign - earlier versions of what these
elements are that led to the thing you finally see in
Alien, which is the thing that
catapults out of the egg, the face-hugger."
"We're hoping to have it in theaters in late 2011, or
maybe the best date in 2012."
So who knows what will happen – maybe it will all
change into a Terminator movie or something
. . .
Anyway, actress Noomi Rapace who starred in the
European Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movies will appear as a
character named Emma Shaw.
Anyway, one thing is certain: that Scott's
Forever War and
Brave New World (starring Leonardo
diCaprio) projects are pretty much dead. Also, some 20th Century Fox suits
will be seriously miffed now that they can’t sell Prometheus as an
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