Posted by Brian on 06/09/2009
Source: The Playlist
According to EW, that’s what 20th Century Fox wants. And why the hell shouldn’t you want it? Entertainment Weekly is reporting via The Playlist that 20th Century Fox may have some qualms about letting Carl Rinsch direct the newly announced Alien prequel, or whatever the hell it is. While the Scotts may have given Rinsch their approval, sources at Fox tell EW that they are only interested in greenlighting the picture if Ridley Scott directs. Is it possible Tom Rothman finally had a good idea? Quite frankly, everyone would love to see Scott direct this himself and not just hand it over. Hopefully, the EW article will go up soon. And maybe we’ll actually get a good, scary Alien movie again.
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Posted by Brian on 05/30/2009
Earlier this week, Bloody-Disgusting let slips the dogs of war. They reported that Tony Scott and Ridley Scott were prepping a remake/reboot of the much-beloved first film in the Alien series, some say one of the scariest films ever made. Well, it appears those rumors are true.
Cornered by Collider making the press rounds for his new film, The Taking Of Pelham 123, Scott answered a few questions about the rumors:
Collider: 20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that?
Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.
Collider: I’m going to be blunt about this. Fox has not been doing a great job recently with their movies. They haven’t been an artist friendly studio. Are you guys going to have some creative control and make this a kick-ass film?
Tony: Yes! But Fox is our home. They finance our production company.
Collider: And I’m very happy that you guys have the financing. But a lot of the films they’ve been doing at the studio level, they’ve been nickel and diming and not giving fandom what they want. So I guess my question for you is…are you a little nervous about reengaging the franchise or are you excited.
Tony: I’m excited cause Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family.
Collider: When do you envision this film getting in front of cameras?
Tony: Hopefully the end of the year.
Collider: Will it be a summer of 2011 movie?
Tony: Honestly, I don’t know.
Props to Collider for sticking it to Tony on 20th Century Fox sucking so hard for the past few years, even moreso than usual. I’ll remain skeptical until I hear more, but I’m more open to a prequel than a straight-up remake. Carl Rinsch is a competent commercial director, but what the film really needs is a strong script. I’m hoping Ridley Scott won’t be able to resist and that he’ll be extremely hands on with this feature.
Perhaps the end of this movie should be the beginning of the first Alien, with Ripley and crew discovering the alien race. Who knows? I just don’t want another Alien movie that sucks.
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Posted by Brian on 05/28/2009
Another day, another goddamn useless remake.
BD News is reporting that Fox, all around genre rapists, are prepping a remake/reboot of Ridley Scott’s Alien. Unlike the upcoming Predator reboot, which hopes to include multiple predators, the plan is stick with one Alien on the ship. An update posted from a trusted BD source says that Fox is exploring the idea of an origin story, as opposed to a straight-up remake.
Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott and even Tony Scott are all on board to produce and have tapped commercial/music video director Carl Rinsch to bring a new Ripley to the screen. The film is being produced by Scott Free Productions, which the mysterious Carl Rinsch seems to have worked for. Please take all of this as a rumor until we get confirmation!
In the original Alien, the terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion.
There is good news in all of this. While it is still being handled by Fox (gag!), Ridley Scott is still involved as producer. I don’t think he’d let someone trash a film this well-respected and loved.
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