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Ridley Scott on a Stand Alone ALIEN film with Sigourney Weaver

Hey folks, Harry here with a tidbit out of that really cool Japanese DVD magazine, Famitsu Wave... This seems to give hope that a quality ALIEN film as well as a stand alone PREDATOR film may be on the rise after the release of ALIEN VS PREDATOR, which I genuinely hope Paul W.S. Anderson did a good job on, otherwise these plans may all get fucked to hell. Here ya go... sounds promising...

Top of da' morning to ya!

Ridley's been promoting "Matchstick-Men" on DVD. Here's the interview from 'Famitsu Wave', or some of the good bits, he did with in which he touches on these "Alien 5" rumors. Still soundz a little up in tho air, but interstsing all the same. if you can use, good, if not, keep on the good news!

FW : Is Nicolas Cage an easy man to work with?

RS : Nic is the most gracious, giving, talented person one could hope to work with. He's so far removed from everything Hollywood represents. Best thing about Nic is he can do anything - anything..

FW : Do you think he tarnished his career by doing popcorn action movies?

RS : Not at all, money talks sir. If there's room for him in the new Alien movie, we'd love to get him. He's a guy that chooses the movies he does on the terms 'would he like to see this movie'?

FW: And what of the rumor of another Alien movie?

RS : We have been talking about doing another one for years. It's been a complex situation. At the end of the day, a studio has to be pleased, a core audience has to be pleased, and a director has to agree to all that. I am glad to say things are progressing...

FW : With you as Director?

RS: I don't think I'll be directing, but I will have some involvement. It'll probably be based on an idea I have, so I hope I'm asked to be involved.

FW : Can you talk about the idea?

RS : In broad terms, It's something for those folks that want to see Ripley's Journey come full circle and..

FW : Does that take her to the home planet of the Aliens?

RS : She won't necessarily see the home planet, but you might...

FW : Do you know when this will happen?

RS : Fox are waiting to see how Aliens vs Predator does, and then they'll do the Alien movie, and I believe a Predator film too. Again, if I'm involved in it, great, if not, then that's luck of the draw.

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  • March 22, 2004, 8:52 a.m. CST



    If it happens.

  • March 22, 2004, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by bennybenbenj

    We'll see RIDLEY's Journey? Ripleys? Or his...?

  • March 22, 2004, 9:02 a.m. CST

    It was obviously a typing/spelling error you tit...

    by Coatsy UK

    Ridley Scott should be the man to lay the series to rest.

  • March 22, 2004, 9:09 a.m. CST

    He doesn't need to worry. "Aliens vs Predator" will be huge.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Even if it stinks, it'll do major box office. You just watch. sk

  • March 22, 2004, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Man as much as Alien 5 would be cool I'm still more exited at th

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Predator's only got two notches up and there's way more life yet in that sucka. The concept is SO simple that it SHOULD be too hard to fuck up, but then nothing is. The basic concept is "Intergalactic big game hunters on Earth" then just take it from there. I think it's time for a bit of a buddy film, eighties nostalgia is upon us and so it's time to once again revive the dormant 80s style male-bonding action buddy film starring two or more of today's Hollywood Nietzschean Supermen. Like Dwayne The Rock Johnson and fuck I don't know, it's too pat to just say Vin Diesel, so... um, whoever else is gonna draw the guy bucks 'cause he's cool and the chick bucks 'cause he's in good shape, then throw in Dolph Lundgren in a dies in the first fifteen minutes role like Seagal did for Executive Decision and some cameos from Arnie and Danny and you could even work in a pissed off Jake Busey if you want. Then set it somewhere exotic like on some angry native infested South Pacific Islands where some kind of Marshall force has been called in to keep the peace when BAM!! all of a sudden people stated turning up skinned alive and you've got your movie.

  • March 22, 2004, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    Ridley sez "I won't be directing, but I hope to be involved"...kiddies that means that some studio hacks are gonna fuck this one up even worse than numbers three and four...but put Mr. Scott's name as a Exec Producer credit on it to give it some credibility....FROM RIDLEY SCOTT COMES A FILM DIRECTED BY BRETTRATNER/KAOS/PITOF/McG..... "ALIEN MAXX"....THIS TIME, IT'S BACK AND IT'S PISSED OFF!!! Starring James Van Der Beek as the Commander of the starship headed to the remote colony island where the government has been secretly growing them as military weapons until something went wrong.....And thus, yawn! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • March 22, 2004, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Harry, you've been so hard on Paul!

    by zinc_chameleon

    But the IGNFilmForce interview was everything a fan could hope for. The description of the first fight scene between an Alien and a Predator is something we've all waited to see on the screen, after enjoying the Dark Horse series. His crew is devoted --who wouldn't be--hell, I'd be happy to serve coffee and croissants at such a gig--and he's determined to push the envelope on what practical effects can do. This one's going to work, unless someone carbon-monoxides the production team. I've got a lot more hope for this one than Van Helsing, (which by the way will effectively kill any non-fan interest in Vampire Hunter D for a least a decade.)

  • March 22, 2004, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Let all the directors of the Alien films make their own personal

    by TheGinger Twit

  • March 22, 2004, 9:41 a.m. CST

    neat interview! P.S.:

    by Hud

    Red Sox suck!

  • March 22, 2004, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Cool news or smart marketing?

    by SuperTooth

    Obviously it doesn't matter if AvP sucks, it matters how much money it makes. For Hollywood that kind of movie is all about the cash, so with the idea of a new Alien and/or Predator movies depending on AvP's success, that means that even if people don't think AvP will be good or care, but want to see a new Alien or Predator movie by themselves, they have to purchase a ticket to AvP to help the chances of the other two. I think I may be rambling.

  • March 22, 2004, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    Oh they already fucked it all up. They should have done the original Dark Horse AvP script but modified it so the new Alien/Ripley from Resurrection was the female lead. She could have been kicking all kinds of ass with her super alien powers along side the Preds. Then imagine that great ending where she boards the Pred ship? Hell yeah that could have been awesome!! Instead we're getting a fucking copycat of the Stargate SG-1 premise complete with Atlantis in Antarctica? You gotta be fucking kidding me right!?!?

  • March 22, 2004, 7:40 p.m. CST

    are they going to revisit the pacifist monk idea? more Giger?

    by J_R_Kerr

    I liked the original concept for Alien 3 about the pacifist monks... anybody know more on that? I also hate the reversal of everything that was scary about the aliens for the big white endoskeleton freak in AR. Ugh. More Giger.

  • March 22, 2004, 7:58 p.m. CST

    The workprint version of ALIEN 3 was brilliant.

    by Cash Bailey

    I've been saying it all along, but there was a masterpiece in that mess somewhere.

  • I'll break it down eminem style without the rymes...Alien3 sucked! Alien4 sucked worse! Why beat an already beaten to death dead horse? Ridley Scott sucks as a director! Studios do anything to make money! Sigourney is an old hag who can't act! All alien movies since the first one sucked! This site has sucked since Harry gave Independence Day a good review! Blah blah blah. There I said it all now shut up you a-holes and wait till you actually see the movie to make up your pea-brained minds jeez.

  • March 22, 2004, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Who else should be in Alien 5

    by kferris61

    I'd like to see another Bishop it in. I've been a fan of Lance Henrickson since Aliens (did you know he was in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? I learned that recently). I also would not mind seeing Ron Perlman's character. AND I even wouldn't mind seeing Winona Ryder back. Whatever they do though.....they better not put Mork in this movie....

  • March 22, 2004, 8:44 p.m. CST

    They should call this movie "Alien 3" and forget the last two mo

    by CranialLeak

    As much as I love Fincher's other movies, as well as Jeunet's City Of Lost Children, those last two Alien movies were forgettable and "un-moving", in terms of use of the actual alien creatures. I'm pretty sure I'm going to add AvP to that list too, but hey, I'd love a pleasant surprise. Here's hoping AvP is worth a damn (probability 0.5%), and here's hoping they revive, in my opinion, this dead franchise.

  • March 22, 2004, 8:49 p.m. CST

    No more Ripley. The character was killed and then cloned for go

    by Darksider

    Ridley Scott is awesome and needs to direct another Alien film. Just get someone else in the lead. Maybe a guy this time. AVP has a female lead as well. It's been done to death in the series.

  • March 22, 2004, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Eyegore, ya got me!

    by CranialLeak

    I guess I'm preaching to the choir here. But hey, at least I gave AvP and Alien5 a slight chance at being good, although very low! ;)

  • March 22, 2004, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding me????

    by Skraggo

    BWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Yeah, just what ANYBODY wants to see.... an "Alien" movie with Nicolas fuckin' CAGE in it!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?! Well that ought to just about put the absolute final smudge of rouge on the cheeks of this franchise's corpse. Why not also sign up Elijah Woods to play the new resident Synthetic. Then Nic and Frodo could make big, wide, sad, droopy eyes at crappy CGI Aliens for 90 minutes. I still pray every night that we will someday see Nic Cage as Superman, JUST so I can see him wear the wig with the little curly fore-lock on it. Bwwaaahahahahaha. "Lex... I said Put Down That Bunny!"

  • March 22, 2004, 9:59 p.m. CST

    J_R_Kerr, about the 'pacifist monks' that were slated for Alien

    by CKnightShift

    I read a very early draft of Alien 3 many years ago that has the planet populated by the monks, living in even more primitive conditions than what wound up being depicted in the final version. Oh yeah, get this: the planet that the Sulaco crew crash-lands on was going to be made entirely of WOOD!!! Yeah a wooden planet. Who knows what they were smoking when they came up with THAT idea...

  • March 22, 2004, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Alien 4

    by REDD

    "As for Alien 4.. name me 20 better science fiction movies." Not much of a challenge. Come on, somebody do it. I just don't feel like it. LOL

  • March 22, 2004, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Ever since Resident Evil I have not forgiven Paul Anderson

    by ranting_dude

    Damn you Anderson! You messed up one of my favorite videogames. I remeber renting that piece of crap from Blockbuster and laughing my ass off. Literally, my older brother and I were just tearing that bastard apart through out the whole thing. One of my friends hasn't seen it but I keep telling him to see it just to laugh at it and see what is wrong with it. Because he is a serious videogame player and knows more than I do. Mortal Kombat on the other hand I have not seen in so long. But from what I remember back when I saw it in theatres it was okay. So as a result I have no hopes on AvP or any other Paul Anderson flick. Also I'm not much of a fan on the Alien series but what I can gather from here is that Alien and Aliens were pretty good.

  • March 22, 2004, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Ancient Maps - Antarctica

    by REDD

  • March 22, 2004, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I would be so damn happy if they follow through with this.

    by Psyclops

    I'm actually excited about ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, regardless of how I feel about Paul Anderson's directing and writing ability. I would love to see Fox greenlight a final ALIEN film with the right people involved. In all honestly, I've always wanted to see the franchise return to the style of the second movie (marines, tons of Aliens, explosive action) but I would be more than happy to see Ridley explore the mystery behind the Aliens and their homeworld. Can you imagine a biomechanical world completely designed by H.R. Giger? Man, that would be sweet.

  • March 22, 2004, 11:16 p.m. CST

    lynxpro your Atlantis theory explanation is a little too simplif

    by Smeg For Brains

    Trust me I'm an Atlantis freak, and I have read everything I could get my hands on about it, but you are simplifying an extremely complex theory. In order for Antarctica to actually be Atlantis you have to believe in the theory of total earth crust displacement. This is a pretty big jump (though granted even Einstein thought it possible), but it is the only way to explain how Antarctica could have been habitable in 4000 B.C. ONE of the maps showing antarctica, and probably the one you are talking about, is a very rough drawing that could possibly be interpreted as Antarctica free of ice. I personally don't see it as all to convincing of an ice free Antartica. it actually just shows that Antarctica was well known much earlier than ever believed (as it wasn't "discovered" until1818). The other more impressive map actually just shows a section of coastline called Queen Maud Land, and it was ice free until 4000 B.C. This map was made in 1513 and was based on older and some ancient charts. This just shows that there could have been a lost civilization that was advanced enough to create the chart that was used in 1513 to make this map (which would have been impossible based on modern accepted theories of the developement of human civilizations). I completely believe that there is enough global evidence to say that there was an extremely advanced society in ancient times that traversed, and probably influenced most civilizations across the entire globe, and for some reason wound up fading into oblivion. My bet is on South America as the center for this society.

  • March 22, 2004, 11:47 p.m. CST

    "A studio has to be pleased..."

    by BurnHollywood

    What a chilling thing to say, especially when it comes to the "too many cooks" of Twentieth Century Fox, who could f*** up a two-car funeral...

  • March 23, 2004, 12:03 a.m. CST

    AVP's tagline is "Whoever wins...we lose." But if it's a preque

    by FrankDrebin

    Anyway, I hate Nicholas Cage, so I'd actually pay to see his face bitten off in ALIEN 5. Him or Woody Harrelson.

  • March 23, 2004, 12:18 a.m. CST

    More Than Twenty Better Science Fiction Movies Than Alien: Ressu

    by ChaseSequence

    In no particular order: Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek 3: The Quest for Spock, Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Predator, Predator 2, the Abyss, Terminator, Terminator 2, Terminator 3, Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Pitch Black, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Matrix, don't anyone even THINK I'm saying Matrix 2 or 3 because those films sucked my ass, the Cowboy Bebop movie, Highlander, Robocop, Blade 2, A Clockwork Orange, ET, Frequency, Contact, Planet of the Apes, Solaris (the Russian version), Mad Max, the Road Warrior, Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Back to the Future, Metropolis (the Japanese one), Metropolis, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dark City, 2001 if you ignore the cavemen bits that no one else besides me ever seems to think is just plain retarded and the nonsensical cosmic baby stuff at the end but all the Hal stuff is great ... and that's just movies I've seen.

  • March 23, 2004, 12:22 a.m. CST

    ... er

    by ChaseSequence

    the Search for Spock, wasn't it? Fuck. No Star Trek geeks flame me over that, okay?

  • March 23, 2004, 12:26 a.m. CST

    20 better sci fi movies?

    by MaulRat

    I'm sure plan 9 from outer space would rank somewhere above the 4th Alien movie. I decided not to see the 4th one in the cinema mainly because of the signing of Junet as director.. I read Joss Whedons early draft of the script and it sounded pretty cool, it needed flash and scope to it though, not a rehash of set pieces from Alien 3.. the second I knew te picked Junet as the director, I knew he'd bring a quirky off-beat feel to it that just wouldn't sit right with fans of the first 2 or even 3... Not saying I dislike his work, I happened to enjoy City of Lost Children, but that was his niche, not a mainstream sci fi movie, if you MUST have a cheese eating surrender monkey as director, at least get one thatt could deliver the action, sci fi, scares, drama, flash, and scope... If that was the case they should have given it to Besson straight off his Fifth Element success.. my two cents... *BAMF*

  • March 23, 2004, 12:52 a.m. CST

    20 better films!!!!

    by erichg

    Metropolis, Destination Moon, War of the Worlds, Them, The Thing from Another World, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001, Planet of the Apes, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, Alien, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, The Empire Strikes Back, John Carpenter's The Thing, E.T., Star Trek II, The Terminator, Aliens, Star Trek IV (a better nominee for best fourth entry in a series), The Terminator 2: Judgement Day, (oops, I'm over 20 movies) . . . I could go on and on. Also, I'm not sure 2001 works without the "dawn of man" and "star child" sequences. I mean, you introduce the alien entity (represented by the monolith) as being older than man. It leads primitive humanity along the path of evolution. Eventually, following a journey into space, Bowman is re-born as the star child. It's the next stage of our development (or maybe the final one). Also, the being serves as a link between the alien species and our own. You see 2001 isn't really about a computer that malfunctions. It's about the path human beings take toward evolving into a higher order of existence - aided by an unseen race of superior lifeforms (or maybe God itself). At least that is my quick take on the subject. Oh well, peace.

  • March 23, 2004, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Sorry, iTylerDurden, but you've challenged me...

    by Treadhead

    "As for me 20 better science fiction movies...". No offense, bro, but this isn't even hard. Here goes (approximately from the beginning of sound movies and leaving lots of goodies out): King Kong, Things to Come, The Thing (original version), The Day the Earth Stood Still, When Worlds Collide, Forbidden Planet, This ISland Earth, Robinson Carusoe (sp) on Mars (sappy but fun), THX1138, Fantastic Planet, Soylent Green, 2001, Farenheit 451, Silent Running, Alien, Aliens, Close Encounters, ET, Jurassic Park, The Matrix (God, how could they screw up THAT series?!?!), Minority Report (in spite of Tom Cruise). Oops, did I miscount? That's 21. Aliens 4 was good only in the sense that it was better than 3, which was a cinematic travesty. I agree with Cranial Leak-- let Aliens5 be the third movie and forget the others.

  • March 23, 2004, 1 a.m. CST

    Prequel continuity?

    by vekt0r

    Not at all for AVP. They got Lucas to help out with any continuity problems in the script.

  • March 23, 2004, 1:03 a.m. CST

    More great SF....

    by Treadhead

    Man, I can't believe I left out the Terminator 1 and 2, the Abyss (Director's Cut), Bladerunner (Director's Cut) and ST: 2 and 4. I must punish myself-- where's my hammer...?

  • March 23, 2004, 1:12 a.m. CST


    by RickandAbby

    Maybe what he means by stand alone is, the continuity may drift away from Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection? Maybe it will be a movie where Newt and Hicks won't be dead?

  • March 23, 2004, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Sigourney Weaver is one DUMB broad; she didn't want guns in ALIE

    by jackburton2003


  • March 23, 2004, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Much as I like Sigourney for the sexy bitch she can be he meddli

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    We're just damned luck Cameron had the balls to shout down her 'no guns' request during the production of Aliens. I mean I'm a pro gun control small L liberal and I KNOW that guns are an almost essential part of any good action film, especially when you're facing off against hordes of ravenous acid spitting alien bugs. Alien and Aliens saw her arc completed Alien 3 should have been all about Hicks and possibly introduced a new character who could be followed through to film four. Alien 3 is what it is and it's actually a good film, now more than ever, but Alien Resurrection, as much as I enjoy watching it too, really takes a dump on what came before but that's all done now. Since cloning is now an accepted fact in the series I say thay should clone Hicks for some bullshit reason concerning his knowledge or whatever and have him contact the newly revived mutated Ripley then send the two of them off in charge of a team of grunts to chase down another SpaceJockey distress signal leading to the Alien homeworld or at least the origins of the Alien as a bioweapon of some sort. Maybe they could download Hick's memories into a clone of his body ala The Sixth Day and say that all USCMs are 'debriefed' into a database back at W/Y headquarters and their memories are stored on file or whatever. Dammit just bring back Hicks some how.

  • March 23, 2004, 1:44 a.m. CST


    by BillEmic

    I hope I wasn't the only one completely *underwhelmed* with that AvsP "teaser" or whatever that was. When I imagine a movie called Aliens versus Predator, I don't know, I think on a BIG scale. Like, larger than life...epic, extra-terrestrial combat. Not a bunch of scientists running around in a darkly lit cave. Seriously. Could they have spent a little more money on this? Will we at least get a decent digital shot of the two creatures fighting in the middle of New York or something?

  • March 23, 2004, 3:09 a.m. CST

    AvP Teaser

    by wato

    Harkins is playing some sort of teaser for the AvP movie before the feature film here in Phoenix. It shows some of the creature effects that the production has developed. I hate to be critical, but the focus of the featurette seems to be on fairly lame. The items covered in the preview are: 1) Paul Anderson (that's the director's name right?) has asked them to extend the Predator's wrist blades by six inches. 2) They have a big shoulder gun and an even bigger shoulder gun 3) They use electronics to articulate the face of the predator 4) The Predators all have slightly different masks to show their "tribal" nature and oh yeah, the masks have MORE technology in them. 5) They built a really big animatronic alien. All I'm getting is this idea of a "bigger, badder" Alien and Predator. To be honest, I don't think the Predator needs to be MORE anything. I just think the story needs to be more compelling. I was dubious of all the negative press I was seeing about AvP on this site. After seeing this teaser it just felt like all the focus was in the wrong place. I'm not saying the movie will suck, but I am going to wait for word of mouth on this one.

  • March 23, 2004, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Alien 3 was GOOD. You people are just unable to handle subtext.

    by ZeroCorpse

    It was an appropriate movie after the Cameron shoot-em-up that was Aliens. The best will always be the first, because it's HORROR and not a stupid action movie. I loved that Newt and the dude DIED in the crash. I loved that they had the balls to KILL RIPLEY. It was good filmmaking.

  • March 23, 2004, 4:02 a.m. CST

    coming soon!!!!! alien 12 coming to earth....

    by cornstalkwalker

    .... the aliens come to earth only to find that the humans are so bored with their cash cow existence that they would rather be mutilated by their ever changing heads, than see the 13th movie come out.

  • March 23, 2004, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Since nobody is saying it...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I will. Although I don't hate Alien 3 or even Resurrection, I do acknowledge the fact that they are the weakest of the series. There's a reason for that. Sigourney Weaver. The woman has no respect for or understanding of science fiction or horror in the slightest. As soon as she became "creatively" involved in the series, the films started to unravel and divert from the path. All she's concerned about is flexing her acting chops and "cultivating and deepening" the character of Ripley. She was the primary force behind the decision to kill Ripley in 3 (which was a good choice, imho). She proved to lack the courage of her convictions, however, when she realized she could play Ripley "a bit differently" in Resurrection (slinky, dangerous Ripley), and turned the movie into an actor's experimental workshop to cater to her own inflated ego. Any time an Alien movie is mentioned to her in interviews (when she isn't directly involved) she scoffs and makes it sound like the movies have to be about Ripley and nothing else. Up to a point, that's true. However, anything that may have made Ripley interesting petered out about halfway through Alien 3 (bald, sad Ripley). That's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to AvP. Fox went ahead and made an Alien film WITHOUT Weaver! I can just imagine her gnashing her teeth because they had the temerity to actually go ahead and make one without Ripley. Alien 5? By all means -- make it. But fuck Sigourney Weaver, fuck her up her pretentious thespian ass.

  • March 23, 2004, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Get rid of rippley

    by Pjdonnelli

    Why wont they realise that the aliens themselves are what keep the audience coming back not Rippley. All the Aliens books, graphic novels and so on did well without her. It is the concepts of the xenomorph and Gigers disign that was the source of the films success.

  • March 23, 2004, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Zerocorpse, I know a lot of writers that use subtext...

    by CellarDoor

    And they're all cowards! Scott could surprise us all you realise. The commentary on Alien goes into some interesting detail about the Alien society. The 'pilot' that we see before the egg sequence is the only real 'Alien' we see in that movie. The creatures we've come to understand as Aliens are little more than the weaponry of a superior culture. I, personally, would love to see that culture. Also, AVP will rock you like a hurricane!

  • March 23, 2004, 7:50 a.m. CST


    by noclevernickname

    Alien 4 was a cum-dripping sack of leaky bollocks. Why would you be "genuinely surprised" if people think Back To The Future is better? It is better!

  • March 23, 2004, 8:33 a.m. CST

    The big problem with the franchise is...

    by Kid Z

    ... every fuckin' director wants to use the concept to "stand for' something. In Alien 3 it was AIDS, in Alien Resurrection, it was genetic engineering and abortion. Just do what Jim Cameron did: pump up the action, add some good characterization and kick it all through the fuckin' wall!

  • March 23, 2004, 9 a.m. CST

    The planet was not made of wood.

    by Random Sime

    To clarify, the planet was not made of wood. One of the EARLIEST drafts of Alien 3 had Ripley and Hicks chasing the Alien/Aliens through a space station that was made of wood! It was going to be all Bladerunner style, but... wooden. Neon lights on shanty town style buldings. As far as I'm concerned, I think this idea sucks and I like Alien 3. What I'd like to see for Alien 5 is A) no Ripley, and B) the origins of the Space Jockey. If it's going to be a 'message' film, it can be about weapons of mass destruction getting out of hand. Cos that's what everyone assumes the aliens were - weapons of war. The Space Jockey was on it's way to another planet, with a payload of alien eggs. It crashed on LV426 hundreds or thousands of years ago, and since then, the species that were warring have died out, or their war was lost. I mean, that's what I assume, and that's the story I'd like to see told. Oh, and I think the Space Jockey's species developed the aliens, because they both share a similar looking physiology.

  • March 23, 2004, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Alien 3 Teaser

    by Jeditemple

    Does anyone remember the "Alien 3" teaser that came out in 1991? It was the misleading ad that said the movie would take place on Earth. That had me pumped and ready for an action-packed sequel to "Aliens." When the piece of crap prison movie came out (Sans- Newt and Hicks), I gave up on this series. BRING BACK CAMERON AND MAKE ALIEN 3&4 A HYPERSLEEP NIGHTMARE. MAKE ALIEN 5 A SEQUEL TO ALIENS.

  • March 23, 2004, 9:57 a.m. CST

    here you go Tyler: 20 better sci-fi flicks

    by Hud

    Akira, Alphaville, Andromeda Strain; Blade Runner, Colossus: The Forbin Project, The Creeping Unknown (aka The Quatermass Xperiment), Eyes Without a Face, Five Million Years to Earth, Forbidden Planet, The Hidden; Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, Logan's Run, Repo Man, Solaris (Tarkhovsky version), Soylent Green, Stalker, Star Man The Thing (Nyby/Hawks), The Thing (Carpenter), Westworld, X the Uknown

  • March 23, 2004, 9:58 a.m. CST

    whoops. forgot Planet of the Apes (1968 version)

    by Hud

  • March 23, 2004, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Predator 3: hard-R gore, no slapstick shit, and more ideas of ge

    by zombiejesus666

    seriously, predator 3 would own all asses if they do it with a dark, gritty feel, take it completely seriously, and don't use any "big-time action stars" like the fucking rock. hell, vin diesel could probably pull off a good character in this. fincher would be a good choice for director in my opinion, i don't give a shit who writes it as long as they aren't talentless assholes, and don't play STUPID MTV METAL SONGS DURING THE MOVIE...soundtrack done exclusively by my ass

  • March 23, 2004, 11:02 a.m. CST

    20 better scifi movies

    by Pimbully

    metropolis star wars empire jedi alien aliens matrix terminator t2 forbidden planet the day the earth stood still 2001 space odyssee close encounters e.t. minority report blade runner war of the worlds tron fahrenheit 451 dune brazil planet of the apes (original) oops thats more than twenty

  • March 23, 2004, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I think it would actually be harder to name 20 Sci-Fi movies tha

    by NiceMarmot

    Armageddon, Evolution, Battlefield Earth, Ghostbusters 2, Mission to Mars, Predator 2, Species, Independence Day, Lost in Space, Star Trek V, JP:The Lost World, Signs, hmm.. well that's twelve, anyway

  • March 23, 2004, 11:55 a.m. CST

    iTylerDoodie: 20 Part 4s better than Alien Resurrection

    by Some Dude

    The following is a list of Part 4s, each of which succeeds as a fourth part in its respective series much better than the abomination known as the shitty last Alien movie... Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home, The Phantom Menace, Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Bride of Chucky, Citizen Toxie, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Created Woman, Rocky 4, The Next Karate Kid, Thunderball, Lone Wolf and Cub 4 AKA Baby Cart in Peril, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Puppet Master 4: When Bad Puppets Turn Good, Star Trek Nemesis, Critters 4, Quatermass. Oh and the real Paul Anderson will make another great movie with AVP.

  • March 23, 2004, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Marmot?

    by DocPazuzu

    Predator 2 rocks. The final scene is the best one of both franchises combined.

  • March 23, 2004, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I rather liked Alien:Resurrection

    by Homer Sexual

    It was certainly better than Alien 3 (which could have been good but was miscast, among other issues) and I can't even believe Pitch Black was listed as better. But a buddy flick w/Diesel and the Rock? Interesting. Both of them have "make or break" movies coming out soon, and if Chronicles of Riddick and/or Walking Tall flop, don't look for their stars to have any more big budget roles.

  • March 23, 2004, 1:18 p.m. CST

    by Mark D

    I never liked Alien. I have always thought that Aliens was way better. I never normally agree with Jim "King of the World" Cameron. But I have to say With Alien 3 and 4, he has a point. Namely they both stank. Especially Alien 4. Bizarrely Fox with the compliance of Walter Hill completely undid all of Cameron's ideas. Especially the killing of Newt and Hicks which Cameron was higly pissed about. Here, finally is a hellish thought for TB it could be possible that if and it is a big if, AVP is a smash, the director of Alien 5 could be Paul Anderson. Arse!

  • March 23, 2004, 4:17 p.m. CST

    have M Night direct Alien 5

    by PlantBoy!

    ...where there's a giant twist at the end: the home planet of the Aliens is really Philly! And Ripley realizes she's really strong and has never been sick in her life, but she's already dead. Then she dumps a bunch of water on the aliens, killing all but one, and that one turns around and says "Crazy Fuckin' Ripley". Credits roll, Oscars pile up.

  • March 23, 2004, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by MattyBoomStar

  • March 23, 2004, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Alien 3 and 4

    by Atomic_Lobster

    Best way to appreciate Alien 3 and 4. Buy both DVDs. Invest in really good home cinema system. Turn lights down low. Eat some popcorn. Then throw out both DVDs and read Gibson's script for Alien 3.

  • March 23, 2004, 8:15 p.m. CST

    The alien3 "directors cut" was much better


  • March 23, 2004, 8:15 p.m. CST

    The alien3 "directors cut" was much better


  • March 23, 2004, 8:21 p.m. CST

    It's still wierd, but the extended alien3 is SO much better


    even the sound is fucked up in a couple places

  • March 23, 2004, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Predator 2...

    by Apple Octopus

    ...was the best of the two, and is far better than any ALIEN film. Unfortunately, AVP looks too much like another ALIEN flick, therefore it's just basically ALIENS 5, already.

  • March 23, 2004, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Alien 5 starring Hulk Hogan as Corporal(sp) Hudson-"Game over, b

    by tango fett

    Alien 4 was actually a pretty cool movie, UNTIL...they throw in the anorexic Michael Jackson creature. Alien 3 was pretty cool too, except it got REALLY boring in some parts. The cgi dog-alien actually looked rather cool, even though it looked fake. I kinda hope James Cameron dosen't do Alien5 because he kind of got full of himself after Titanic came out. Ridley Scott sounds good, any takers? While some peeps here are discussing 20 better sci-fi movies better than Alien4, quit bloody bashing The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. It's become clear that as far as Neo and Trin dying at the end of Revolutions made everyone hate the movie. There's an episode of Futurama where Fry explains to Leela that noone likes original ideas and they want the same ol' bs in their entertainment. Off subject, but who likes the new Batman logo?

  • March 24, 2004, 9:36 a.m. CST

    What Don McAlpine said

    by Random Sime

    A few years ago I was at a live forum with Don McAlpine, the DOP of Predator. He said that he completely dug the whole idea of the film. It was ridiculous, but simple: a bunch of dudes in a shitty location, being picked off one by one. Go back and watch the film and it's just so simple. There's such restraint in the effects, restraint in the dialogue. It's like a horror movie set in broad daylight! American studio films suck now. Predator 3 needs to be handled by a rogue filmmaker. Also, the dog-alien in Alien 3 wasn't computer generated. It was stop motion animated or miniature-puppeteered and composited into the scenes.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:39 a.m. CST

    er, you all missed one...

    by cycloid

    robocop is clearly one of the best scifi films ever. i rate it above bladerunner (which i own in about 6 different formats), it's just a great film, has explosions and carries along a super-text of sociopolitically commentary about the 80s, reaganism, new-improved vs old-and-knackered. as opposed to star trek 4 which seems to be about "sve the whales", 90 minutes about just that!? i already wanted to save the whales, they could have not bothered and given the budget to greenpeace instead... anyway, on topic, aliens sucks, it used to be my favourite but 3 is now, partly because oh has aliens aged, you seen the kid in the special edition riding a plastic tricycle? hah, everything's made of plastic, everyone's got bad 80s hair (no wonder ripley shaved it off!), the dialogue is porrly writted an even worse is the delivery. and how can ripley hold on to a ladder when 64 tons of muvva alien has hold of her leg while an infinite amount of air attempts to blow her into space!?

  • March 25, 2004, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by Noell

    How about this? Ripley wakes up from the dream/nightmare that was Alien 3 and 4,washes her face,looks into the mirror and says "whew,I feel like I've been in a bad movie"! Then they could get on to telling a real and competent Alien film. It's 15 years after "Aliens" and Ripley's adopted daughter has grown up and commands her own ship,only contact has been lost so Ripley and some friends go to the rescue,only THIS time they are armed to the teeth and ready.

  • March 25, 2004, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Noell+Lucid Dreaming= Alien 3 & 4

    by Windwalker

    Ripley stuck in hyper sleep or whatever and when she wakes on this ship there's Bishop restored MR. Bean and Newt. They have all aged cuz of a long term sleep. Newt has aged 15 years in her pod. (8 year old stuck in hot woman's body (creepiness definately ensues.) and then the ship that found them is filled with all these Alien 1 type normal "this sucks" characters all have to deal with this Alien Homeworld where these "BUGS" were created. If you ever listen to the comentary on Alien 1. Ridley Scott is so intersted in wear they came from. Remeber the alien who seemed to grow out of his pilot seat?

  • March 25, 2004, 3:15 a.m. CST

    drunk & rambling but I hope you movie dorks get what I'm saying.

    by Windwalker

    I spelled so many words wrong you probably will diregard the post.

  • March 25, 2004, 5:49 p.m. CST

    online nerds are so fucking stupid...

    by MisterGrimloch

    and if i hear one more of you pathetic little wastes of sperm comment in your oh so pathetic ways about how Alien 3 sucked, i swear i will puke all over myself. Alien 3 was a very well done film, even with the on-set difficulties Fincher had with the studio. the extended version is also fantastic. i don't even know why i posted. you faggots are the most pathetic shit on Earth.

  • March 25, 2004, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Alien 3 sucked

    by PlantBoy!

    c'mon, puke on yourself Grimloch! and post the link to the webcam image.

  • March 25, 2004, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Dog-Alien in Alien 3

    by REDD

    "The cgi dog-alien actually looked rather cool". Actually the creature was a puppet, created by Richard Edlund and his team. It was filmed using a technique they called "go-motion."