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Nuked from orbit, it was the only way to be sure. (Alien Prequel is cancelled)

AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was RightGates of SteelRegistered User regular
edited January 2011 in Social Entropy++
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/foxs-alien-prequel-morphs-prometheus-72052
Fox has announced that instead of making a much-talked about Alien movie, the project has been reconfigured as an original sci-fi movie, titled Prometheus, with Scott still at the helm and with Noomi Rapace to star.
Damn.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, what could they have done GOOD with another alien movie?

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Noomi Rapace looks like she'll be good in the remake of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    As long as Ridley gets back to making sci-fi I'm good with it

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I still want a proper aliens vs predator movie with space marines

    I ain't care about none of this jibba jabba

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    How was Predators by the way?

    I get mixed ideas.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Uriel wrote: »
    How was Predators by the way?

    I get mixed ideas.

    it was fun

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    my thoughts on this:

    it was bound to be cancelled

    ridley scott apparently went insane in terms of budget, wanting many hundreds of millions of dollars from Fox for a budget

    Fox said they would do so, as long as they could choose who appeared in the film

    ridiculous names (some really fucking ridiculous) came to mind

    shit went downhill

    i just hope this Prometheus thing is good

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Predators was decent but nothing amazing. On par with 2 maybe.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    good

    i like alien and aliens but that franchise should stay dead

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    alien resurrection was when the franchise went downhill

    even alien 3 was kinda alright

    but alien resurrection brought the series to a downward spiral it never recovered from

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    they were getting HR Guiger to redesign the aliens! it had promise!

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    they were getting HR Guiger to redesign the aliens! it had promise!

    but then Ridley Scott reminded us all of how batshit insane he is

    promise suddenly pissed away

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    ridley scott is awesome

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I do want a good sci fi movie.

    Last sci fi movie I saw was Avatar.

    That wasn't bad, just WAY too long.

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I kinda wish we could get both this and the Alien prequel...

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Man I wanted some space jockeys.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I really disliked predators

    Adrian Brody had a batman voice and it was really dumb

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I dislike prequels pretty-much on principal, especially for franchises that weren't written to have prequels.

    That is the kind of shit that spawns things like Jango Fett.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Noomi Rapace is fuckin' awesome.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    weren't written to have prequels.

    think you might want to have a peek at the opening sequence of a new hope one more time

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    bsjezz wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    weren't written to have prequels.

    think you might want to have a peek at the opening sequence of a new hope one more time

    Not a very good case in favor of prequels.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    am i arguing in favour of prequels?

    maybe i'm just saying they end up shit even if they were written to have them. huh?

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I guess we now don't have to be inevitably disappointed in an Alien prequel, because chances of it not turning out good were probably pretty high.

    An original premise has a lot less riding on it's shoulders.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The other night I watched Pandorum just for funsies.

    It actually wasn't that bad. I mean, it had its shortcomings, but it was nice to see a sci-fi thriller.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    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. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.

    Sounds good to me

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Not upset about this at all. Sure I would've liked to have seen another Alien movie by Scott, but this could be just as good. Just not without any baggage. I don't think I could have gotten the sour taste of the last couple couple Aliens movies and the shitty AvP movies out of my mouth. Even though this was supposed to have been a prequel. All of it would have been lingering on my tongue like a pack of cigarettes, and a stale pot of coffee.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited January 2011
    speaking of movies that had problems in development, the green hornet was actually kind of awesome

    in a way that I realize some people will hate

    but it was super fun, hilarious in a lot of ways (christoph waltz is amazing in it), and there were some really neat visuals just randomly happening

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yeah just so long as this Prometheus jazz turns out good, I can live with the world.

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  • DraperDraper __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The way I see it is this:

    Fox realized this was turning into something amazing, but potentially not a big audience draw, and they couldn't risk tarnishing the Alien franchise's new pedigree of money-making pieces of shit.

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  • Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    I dislike prequels pretty-much on principal, especially for franchises that weren't written to have prequels.

    That is the kind of shit that spawns things like Jango Fett.

    The guy who was better than Boba in ever conceivable way, sure

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    I dislike prequels pretty-much on principal, especially for franchises that weren't written to have prequels.

    That is the kind of shit that spawns things like Jango Fett.

    The guy who was better than Boba in ever conceivable way, sure

    Boba wasn't conceived, he's a clone.

    That joke worked better in my head.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Noomi Rapace looks like she'll be good in the remake of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

    She was in the original, not the remake

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Much as I would have liked to see another alien film by Ridley Scott

    Another sci-fi film by Ridley Scott works for me just fine

    I think that we need new sci-fi films and concepts to become classics, and not get taken downhill by sequels (for example, the Matrix was easily one of the best cult sci-fi films in the last decade or so, ruined by it's sequels)

    So all power to Scott for this

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I really disliked predators

    Adrian Brody had a batman voice and it was really dumb

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygI-2F8ApUM

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  • BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Damn, i was looking forward to seeing what the space jockeys were all about.

    Still, Ridley Scott doing a scifi film again should be ace.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    yes volyu I loved Pandorum

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    man do they really need to remake girl with the dragon tattoo? that movie just came out

    (plus it's kind of awful)

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Man release Colonial Marines already!

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    bsjezz wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    weren't written to have prequels.

    think you might want to have a peek at the opening sequence of a new hope one more time

    you're saying a movie series starting at 4 intended to have prequels? Unheard of!

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