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Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that while they try to get a PREDATOR reboot off the ground, Fox is concurrently planning to relaunch the ALIEN franchise as well. Their scooper claims that Fox has hired commercial vet Carl Rinsch to direct a new ALIEN film with Ridley and Tony Scott producing. As of now it wasn't clear if it would be an origin story or a complete reboot of the franchise. I guess an origin story would be interesting but there would be a lot of issues to work out (like if humans were witness to the origins of the alien species, how come no one knew about them).

Rinsch is a director at Ridley Scott Associates where he's directed a number of FX-heavy commercials (a few of which you can watch here). So the good news is that he was recommended for the job by Scott who will also be producing the film. That at least calms my nerves a little bit. So if you had to pick between an origin story and a complete reboot, which would you pick?

Extra Tidbit: What does anyone know about a short that Rinsch directed called FALFURIOUS?

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11:11PM on 05/29/2009

Original Thought?

Why not take a perfectly good series and re-boot it just because we cannot come up with something original. Seriously, WTF – why not spend the money on a NEW IDEA rather than retelling something that has been brilliantly done already.
Why not take a perfectly good series and re-boot it just because we cannot come up with something original. Seriously, WTF – why not spend the money on a NEW IDEA rather than retelling something that has been brilliantly done already.
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5:14PM on 05/29/2009

WHAT?!

Booooooooo
Booooooooo
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3:24PM on 05/29/2009

Todays youth -like Hollywood are so friggin' boring!

Honest to God are the studios out of ideas? Like today's youth-every one looks the same-acts the same talks the same and yes (like good little chicken shits)THNIK the same-NO ORIGINALITY in most of them-no wonder we see nothing original coming out of Hollywood etc....including here at JoBlo some of the moronic would be writers and film directors.(check out some of the stupid shit-I rest my case) I guess there is no hope for the future if these duds would actually team up with the current no
Honest to God are the studios out of ideas? Like today's youth-every one looks the same-acts the same talks the same and yes (like good little chicken shits)THNIK the same-NO ORIGINALITY in most of them-no wonder we see nothing original coming out of Hollywood etc....including here at JoBlo some of the moronic would be writers and film directors.(check out some of the stupid shit-I rest my case) I guess there is no hope for the future if these duds would actually team up with the current no brain boreatoriums that run and fuel the movie industry now. "sigh"
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8:53AM on 05/29/2009
It is so not gonna be cool seeing every movie I've ever enjoyed get re-made. Like many others have stated: Fuck.
It is so not gonna be cool seeing every movie I've ever enjoyed get re-made. Like many others have stated: Fuck.
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7:17AM on 05/29/2009
fucking hell
fucking hell
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6:14AM on 05/29/2009
No. Just no.
Fox? Fuck no.
No. Just no.
Fox? Fuck no.
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5:44AM on 05/29/2009
I would pick...a rebooting SEQUEL, with perhaps GLIMPSES into the origins behind the franchise. Potentially very interesting.

Otherwise...forget it, please and thank you.
I would pick...a rebooting SEQUEL, with perhaps GLIMPSES into the origins behind the franchise. Potentially very interesting.

Otherwise...forget it, please and thank you.
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4:50AM on 05/29/2009
Reboot Hollywood!
Reboot Hollywood!
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3:30AM on 05/29/2009
YES! I love remakes!
YES! I love remakes!
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2:53AM on 05/29/2009

It's like messing w/STAR WARS!"

Just like others have said, this is a big mistake. Talk about stupid, but studios are really good at doing that, so... yeccchhh!
Just like others have said, this is a big mistake. Talk about stupid, but studios are really good at doing that, so... yeccchhh!
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1:40AM on 05/29/2009

not on it

FOX is so dumb it pisses me off! With the avp movies being turds, unless they make this an R rated horror movie, maybe ill go see. At this point how bout we just reboot the matrix!
FOX is so dumb it pisses me off! With the avp movies being turds, unless they make this an R rated horror movie, maybe ill go see. At this point how bout we just reboot the matrix!
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12:06AM on 05/29/2009

Welll.....

Reboot is lazy...thumbs down. Origins has a shot of being awesome. So I say origins. BTW anyone who says that the AVP movies are sequels should get schooled. They take place in our current time, which would make them prequels.
Reboot is lazy...thumbs down. Origins has a shot of being awesome. So I say origins. BTW anyone who says that the AVP movies are sequels should get schooled. They take place in our current time, which would make them prequels.
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10:25PM on 05/28/2009
Anyone who gives this green needs to have the shit kicked out of them.

These reboots are getting out of hand. The only original blockbuster film coming out in the near future is Avatar, and that's sad that out of every major 'big' movie coming out only one is an original idea.

Hollywood needs a reboot.
Anyone who gives this green needs to have the shit kicked out of them.

These reboots are getting out of hand. The only original blockbuster film coming out in the near future is Avatar, and that's sad that out of every major 'big' movie coming out only one is an original idea.

Hollywood needs a reboot.
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9:20PM on 05/28/2009

In Archie Bunker's Voice:

Awwww Jeez!!
Awwww Jeez!!
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7:20PM on 05/28/2009

I will see it! And I love Alien/Aliens

I do not really have a problem with remakes adn reboots. Bring it on! I even liked Terminator 4.
I do not really have a problem with remakes adn reboots. Bring it on! I even liked Terminator 4.
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7:18PM on 05/28/2009
For fuck sake....
For fuck sake....
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6:20PM on 05/28/2009

omg

What. Your all happy with either no alien, or shit alien??

There is GOING to be another Alien movie whether your like it or not, it might as well have Ridley involved you dim fucks.
What. Your all happy with either no alien, or shit alien??

There is GOING to be another Alien movie whether your like it or not, it might as well have Ridley involved you dim fucks.
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6:18PM on 05/28/2009

good

A successfull reboot of this franchise is our best hope at a successfull sequel with Sigourney on boards to finally explore the Alien homeworld...
A successfull reboot of this franchise is our best hope at a successfull sequel with Sigourney on boards to finally explore the Alien homeworld...
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5:38PM on 05/28/2009

Reboote Alien 3

Alien is too good to get a reboot. Just make a new Alien 3 and say the other two sequals never happened!
Alien is too good to get a reboot. Just make a new Alien 3 and say the other two sequals never happened!
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5:15PM on 05/28/2009
Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy
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4:56PM on 05/28/2009

fuck that

fuck that.
fuck that.
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4:22PM on 05/28/2009

Issues

"...there would be a lot of issues to work out (like if humans were witness to the origins of the alien species, how come no one knew about them). "

Um, maybe because everyone that was around to witness it got skull fucked by zenomorphs? Problem solved.

If I was being held at gunpoint, I guess I'd prefer to see an origin story that explains the derelict spacecraft in Alien, but I have to believe that never really knowing what happened is much more appealing than Hollywood offering up
"...there would be a lot of issues to work out (like if humans were witness to the origins of the alien species, how come no one knew about them). "

Um, maybe because everyone that was around to witness it got skull fucked by zenomorphs? Problem solved.

If I was being held at gunpoint, I guess I'd prefer to see an origin story that explains the derelict spacecraft in Alien, but I have to believe that never really knowing what happened is much more appealing than Hollywood offering up some shitty ham-handed PG-13 explanation.

I agree with anomaly7 on this one. Keep your meaty little dick grabbers off the classics, Hollywood. Enough is enough.
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3:46PM on 05/28/2009

Since Fox is making it...

it'll probably be PG-13... it could be good if they do it right. But they probably won't.
it'll probably be PG-13... it could be good if they do it right. But they probably won't.
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3:45PM on 05/28/2009
FML.
FML.
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3:26PM on 05/28/2009
I don't think there is really anything new they can do with this franchise to interest me, or improve on the originals. The alien tit has been milked dry after the AVP movies.
I don't think there is really anything new they can do with this franchise to interest me, or improve on the originals. The alien tit has been milked dry after the AVP movies.
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2:51PM on 05/28/2009

Review 1979 strengths

I remember reading the first ad for 'Alien' way back in 1977/78 on the wall of a Cinerama. I couldn't believe how weird it sounded then, or how an entire audience shrieked when the Chestburster first appeared. Make the Alien sleek and smart, and show us the original screw-up with the Pilot. Who needs dialogue for something as weird as that?
I remember reading the first ad for 'Alien' way back in 1977/78 on the wall of a Cinerama. I couldn't believe how weird it sounded then, or how an entire audience shrieked when the Chestburster first appeared. Make the Alien sleek and smart, and show us the original screw-up with the Pilot. Who needs dialogue for something as weird as that?
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2:08PM on 05/28/2009

Screw those origins...

I don´t wanna know why Wolverine wears that leather jacket, where John Connor got his scars from or where the freakin Aliens came from. There´s no need to explain every shit. They did in Highlander 2, and we know how that turned out to be. BTW whatever Fox is coming up with, it will most likely suck!!!
I don´t wanna know why Wolverine wears that leather jacket, where John Connor got his scars from or where the freakin Aliens came from. There´s no need to explain every shit. They did in Highlander 2, and we know how that turned out to be. BTW whatever Fox is coming up with, it will most likely suck!!!
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1:55PM on 05/28/2009

Bring on the earth hive. Screw outerspace

I say do an earth hive style movie. Forget ripley and the other movies. The companies bring the aliens to earth but shit goes wrong and slowly the human race watches as the earth is litterally overrun by thousands of zenomorphs. That way it could possibly be a two part movie with a cliffhanger ending as humans flee while the planet become earth hive central. At the very least it would make a great game.
I say do an earth hive style movie. Forget ripley and the other movies. The companies bring the aliens to earth but shit goes wrong and slowly the human race watches as the earth is litterally overrun by thousands of zenomorphs. That way it could possibly be a two part movie with a cliffhanger ending as humans flee while the planet become earth hive central. At the very least it would make a great game.
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1:45PM on 05/28/2009

Stupid idea...

I hope it will fail...hugely!
I hope it will fail...hugely!
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1:45PM on 05/28/2009

WTF!

What's with the f**king reboots? Hollywood, stop f**king with the classics!
What's with the f**king reboots? Hollywood, stop f**king with the classics!
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12:59PM on 05/28/2009
Lame.
Lame.
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12:55PM on 05/28/2009

it would be cool....

... if somehow we got to see what happened to the dead alien pilot in the command chair they found in the first movie. So I agree with krafty & CJN.

Really cool.
... if somehow we got to see what happened to the dead alien pilot in the command chair they found in the first movie. So I agree with krafty & CJN.

Really cool.
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12:27PM on 05/28/2009

Oh well, at least I can still watch the originals

They are treading on dangerous territory here. It could easily turn out like the Predator vs. Alien crap they've been putting out for the last couple of years. Considering Predator and Alien are two of my favorite franchise movies I hope they don't screw it up too bad.
They are treading on dangerous territory here. It could easily turn out like the Predator vs. Alien crap they've been putting out for the last couple of years. Considering Predator and Alien are two of my favorite franchise movies I hope they don't screw it up too bad.
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12:09PM on 05/28/2009

plenty of stories

Alien is one of those stories with an established universe. There are plenty of stories to tell...make it in the future...make it on some dark, dismal planet, create a likeable/iconic hero or heroine...and you are there.
Alien is one of those stories with an established universe. There are plenty of stories to tell...make it in the future...make it on some dark, dismal planet, create a likeable/iconic hero or heroine...and you are there.
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12:04PM on 05/28/2009

You.....

BITCH! *smashes my computer*
BITCH! *smashes my computer*
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11:50AM on 05/28/2009
I'm surprisingly not THAT upset with it. Mainly because I know the original still scares the shit out of people. And a reboot could negate any further bastardization of the franchise, as in because it's being rebooted, all subsequent sequels will be traced back to the reboot, not the originals.

It's still probably not gonna be a great movie, but then again the Scotts are involved, so...
I'm surprisingly not THAT upset with it. Mainly because I know the original still scares the shit out of people. And a reboot could negate any further bastardization of the franchise, as in because it's being rebooted, all subsequent sequels will be traced back to the reboot, not the originals.

It's still probably not gonna be a great movie, but then again the Scotts are involved, so...
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11:46AM on 05/28/2009

I would like to see more of the huge aliens who where in the first movie (looked humanoid). You know the spaceship in which the "aliens" came from ..

I would like to see more of the huge aliens who where in the first movie (looked humanoid). You know the spaceship in which the "aliens" came from ..
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11:43AM on 05/28/2009

Game over man

Game.Over.
Game.Over.
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11:42AM on 05/28/2009
"(like if humans were witness to the origins of the alien species, how come no one knew about them)"

Everybody dies exept the main character who is a android and gets it's memory erased at the end of the movie.

That character can then be in the sequel.
"(like if humans were witness to the origins of the alien species, how come no one knew about them)"

Everybody dies exept the main character who is a android and gets it's memory erased at the end of the movie.

That character can then be in the sequel.
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11:42AM on 05/28/2009
I am not hip to this news.

Seriously, has the industry become so unoriginal and lost all it's creativity that they really have to remake/reboot every idea that's already been used??! It seems like almost everyday I wake up and hear about not one but two new remakes/reboots. Every goddamn day it seems. I love movies, so I'll pretty much watch anything and everything (unless it's written by any combination of Wayans). They are taking this shit too far though... someone should start a
I am not hip to this news.

Seriously, has the industry become so unoriginal and lost all it's creativity that they really have to remake/reboot every idea that's already been used??! It seems like almost everyday I wake up and hear about not one but two new remakes/reboots. Every goddamn day it seems. I love movies, so I'll pretty much watch anything and everything (unless it's written by any combination of Wayans). They are taking this shit too far though... someone should start a revolution against this madness.

That being said, I don't know if I would truly hate an Alien reboot if Scott was on board with it. I don't think I will ever have high hopes for it though.

Is Pixar the only original studio left?
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10:51AM on 05/28/2009

Pointless

Fox is doing it? Here's a rundown of what it will be - PG13, all characters are changed, someone from "the hills" stars in it, attempt at a twist ending, moronic fans think its great when its a turd.

also see: Die Hard 4
Fox is doing it? Here's a rundown of what it will be - PG13, all characters are changed, someone from "the hills" stars in it, attempt at a twist ending, moronic fans think its great when its a turd.

also see: Die Hard 4
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10:44AM on 05/28/2009
Hollywod has run out of fucking ideas.

ps. i dont think its possible to reboot horror.
its not scary anymore, than i don't care what you do, you ain't gonna make it scary again. unless this RInch is a miracle worker.
Hollywod has run out of fucking ideas.

ps. i dont think its possible to reboot horror.
its not scary anymore, than i don't care what you do, you ain't gonna make it scary again. unless this RInch is a miracle worker.
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10:35AM on 05/28/2009

Worst. Idea. Ever.

Hell no! 'Alien' is a classic that still works today, 'Aliens' also. Damn, if there is one franchise that shouldn't be touched, it's this.
Hell no! 'Alien' is a classic that still works today, 'Aliens' also. Damn, if there is one franchise that shouldn't be touched, it's this.
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10:14AM on 05/28/2009
I hope that if Scott is involved this will come out. I don't mind reboots, so long as a story is seen from a different angle. Batman worked because the franchise was going down the shitter and they wanted to tell a story that had previously never been told before. The Alien franchise has, in my opinion, gone the same way as the original Batman movies, so this could be good. I hope Mr. Scott is highly involved in this venture and that it succeeds in telling us something new about the Alien
I hope that if Scott is involved this will come out. I don't mind reboots, so long as a story is seen from a different angle. Batman worked because the franchise was going down the shitter and they wanted to tell a story that had previously never been told before. The Alien franchise has, in my opinion, gone the same way as the original Batman movies, so this could be good. I hope Mr. Scott is highly involved in this venture and that it succeeds in telling us something new about the Alien world.
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10:14AM on 05/28/2009

NO!!!!!

Why oh why? And Ridley Scott producing it? One of his best films, and he's pissing all over it. Then again, its to be expected, he's not made anything of worth for a while himself. As for this origin crap, we've heard this bullshit before; its just an excuse. Fox screwed up the Franchise post Aliens, and are desperate to keep it going. Christ, what's next, a remake of Jingle All the Way?
Why oh why? And Ridley Scott producing it? One of his best films, and he's pissing all over it. Then again, its to be expected, he's not made anything of worth for a while himself. As for this origin crap, we've heard this bullshit before; its just an excuse. Fox screwed up the Franchise post Aliens, and are desperate to keep it going. Christ, what's next, a remake of Jingle All the Way?
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10:01AM on 05/28/2009
This is getting out of control. Pretty soon FOX will be remaking their biggest cash cow of all time, Titanic.

But if I had to choose, I'd say the lesser of two evils is the origin story.
This is getting out of control. Pretty soon FOX will be remaking their biggest cash cow of all time, Titanic.

But if I had to choose, I'd say the lesser of two evils is the origin story.
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9:52AM on 05/28/2009
Fox should organize a mass suicide. Where everyone who works there drinks deadly poison. That's the only cure I know for being useless.
Fox should organize a mass suicide. Where everyone who works there drinks deadly poison. That's the only cure I know for being useless.
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9:35AM on 05/28/2009
NO NO NO NO!!!
Come the fuck on!!!
NO NO NO NO!!!
Come the fuck on!!!
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9:29AM on 05/28/2009
An origin story would be cool. I think there actually was a brief Origin written into the Dark Horse comics a long time ago and included creatures like we saw in the command chair of the alien vessel. It would have to be R-rated for it to be worth anything.

To simply reboot the franchise does nothing. There's absolutely no reason to reboot a film that is as near to perfection as the original Alien was. Sure, some of the visuals may be a bit dated but hell... re-release it and Aliens in a
An origin story would be cool. I think there actually was a brief Origin written into the Dark Horse comics a long time ago and included creatures like we saw in the command chair of the alien vessel. It would have to be R-rated for it to be worth anything.

To simply reboot the franchise does nothing. There's absolutely no reason to reboot a film that is as near to perfection as the original Alien was. Sure, some of the visuals may be a bit dated but hell... re-release it and Aliens in a double-feature and that'll suit me just fine.
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9:20AM on 05/28/2009

oh dear...

Just what the world needs, another [link][link] movie. What a fucking depressing time to be a film buff.
Just what the world needs, another [link][link] movie. What a fucking depressing time to be a film buff.
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9:18AM on 05/28/2009
What, and origin story about how the Aliens, were really just a peaceful species, until Man landed on their planet, then they decided to fight back. I can picture it now... a family of Aliens, kicking back in their backyard, sipping lemonade... Ma, Pa, Jr swinging on a swing, when all of a sudden... BAM! Humans show up and start shooting things.

And people wonder why there is a growing anti-Hollywood movement. Get a real job kids!
What, and origin story about how the Aliens, were really just a peaceful species, until Man landed on their planet, then they decided to fight back. I can picture it now... a family of Aliens, kicking back in their backyard, sipping lemonade... Ma, Pa, Jr swinging on a swing, when all of a sudden... BAM! Humans show up and start shooting things.

And people wonder why there is a growing anti-Hollywood movement. Get a real job kids!
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9:18AM on 05/28/2009
i know hollywood has the power and technology to [link] these classic movies...but to quote Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park:

"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."
i know hollywood has the power and technology to [link] these classic movies...but to quote Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park:

"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."
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9:04AM on 05/28/2009
An origin story would be interesting, with all human characters dying at the end so it could work with the other movies.
An origin story would be interesting, with all human characters dying at the end so it could work with the other movies.
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9:00AM on 05/28/2009
Isnt the mystery/excitement of the unknown part of a fantasy film; if its properly executed an audience will accept numerous scenarios. I guess Im glad to see the SCOTTS involvement but I fail to see any need for this venture.
Isnt the mystery/excitement of the unknown part of a fantasy film; if its properly executed an audience will accept numerous scenarios. I guess Im glad to see the SCOTTS involvement but I fail to see any need for this venture.
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8:58AM on 05/28/2009

18s only!

Aliens invade earth on a massive scale!
year 3000 something with an 18 rating, NO MORE kids films !!!
Ridley Scott gimmie a call i'll set ya right :P
Aliens invade earth on a massive scale!
year 3000 something with an 18 rating, NO MORE kids films !!!
Ridley Scott gimmie a call i'll set ya right :P
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