Alien 5 with no Alien?
Rumours of a fifth Alien film never seem to go away. Every now and then, news comes out that Sigourney Weaver might be interested, only for nothing to happen.
But she has been talking about it again, and it sounds like she and Ridley Scott are seriously thinking about it. Only thing is there might be no Alien in it.
The last time [Ridley and I] saw each other we talked about it. The character is still interesting [and] I'd love to work with Ridley again...But Fox has effectively killed it because of 'Alien vs. Predator.' What else can you do with the creature? You can take the situation, you can go back to where they came from...
...To play someone who ages a couple hundred years was fascinating," she added. "[But] let [Ripley] rest.
Sounded pretty firm. Only then in July she sounded more interested, as long as Ridley Scott was involved, and they had a good story. Now Weaver is back talking about it again to MTV, but still has a problem with those pesky Alien vs Predator films, you're not the only one...
..whether there’s unchartered territory for a creature who’s become somewhat debased by this computer generated thing. I haven’t seen ["Alien Vs. Predator"] but I just think if you overexpose the creature, that’s a mistake.
I kind of agree with that, it loses something having it appear in separate films, dilutes it almost. With that in mind, she and Ridley Scott have been talking about a fifth film.
Both of us feel a kind of commitment to that woman. He’s as much responsible for who she is as I am. We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the alien]. Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film].
The most interesting aspect of a new Alien film comes next, the infamous Alien may not appear at all.
What we’re interested in is taking the character of Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story we can tell about someone who has lived several lives.
Wow. So that could mean the same character but in a totally different setting. I'm not sure how you get round that without having the Alien in it. Ripley is after all part Alien. Do we just forget that?
Would the story be Ripley back on Earth after the end of Alien Resurrection? It would make for an interesting story, given how long she has been away for. And then there is the possibility of the Aliens having made it to Earth. It has definitely got me interested. What about you?