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Scott talks Alien Prequel

Alien.jpgLet's face it, since the announcement was made that there was going to be a prequel to Alien and Ridley Scott would be directing it, we've been desperate for more information. I for one have anyway. I'm desperate to understand what the film will be like, what it will cover, and if Scott will be able to return to his former glory without reverting to playing around with camera effects that over stylise everything.

Well he's mentioned something about the film and he's revealed a little about the idea for it. No, it doesn't look like the film will be an immediate prequel to Alien, and so we won't know much about the fate of the huge creatures on that ship where they discovered the eggs, or will they?

The idea that Ridley Scott will direct the Alien prequel is exciting enough for some, yet I remain a little sceptical. I am concerned he'll take that stylised look he has to a lot of his latest films and try and apply it to this new one, when the original achieved so much on concentrating on so little.

Finally, at the London Film Festival through Empire, he's spoken about the film and revealed a little about the intentions for it.

"We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It's very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior."

Some are taking this to suggest that the film won't be focussing on these creatures now and that the film will go back to something before then, however thirty years might be a nice tie in to those events, and perhaps it'll get touched on near the end of the film, or perhaps they'll just take the story right back to something totally new.

Looking at Ridley Scott's words I'd suggest that the film is looking at something completely new. Right now there's no way of telling, all we know is it could be about thirty years before the Alien we saw. Anyone have any ideas?



Thirty years isn’t all that long before Alien. I wouldn’t rule out a movie involving the mysterious beings from the original. You should take into account that they found the vessel abandoned and intercepted a signal which, as you know in sci-fi films, can take a while before it reaches anyone. That being said it would be interesting to see the “beginnings” of the alien creature: how it came to be, does it have its own planet? Was it created? And so on. I think it’d be great if the story could get back to the menacing threat of the individual alien as in the first film, as opposed to their overwhelming numbers in the later films. If that were to happen then perhaps this movie can in fact get back to the glory days where one creature’s zoomed-in snarl was enough to make an audience squeal.

Yeah, it's perfectly feasible that they could concentrate on what happened to those creatures, but there is a distinct feeling that they are going to look on something new, or rather old.


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