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05.30.2009

ALIEN A couple of days ago, we told you about a rumor thrown out into the internets about an ALIEN reboot in the works. Considering we hear ALIEN reboot/sequel/remake talk every few weeks, most of us probably just brushed it off as another bullshit rumor. Well, hold on to your nutsacs, gentlemen, (and whatever you hold on to when you're shocked/dismayed, ladies), because that ALIEN reboot is real. And it's a prequel. Collider recently spoke to Tony Scott, whose brother Ridley directed the original classic, who confirmed that it's a prequel and the director. Check it:

Collider: 20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that?

Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.

Other than saying he promises a "kick-ass" film, Scott doesn't go into much more detail but you can click HERE to read everything else he had to say. Strike it back below, people.

Extra Tidbit: Um, who the hell is Carl Rinsch?
Source: Collider

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4:45AM on 06/01/2009

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Brett gets morphed into an Alien Egg?? Please explain.
Brett gets morphed into an Alien Egg?? Please explain.
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11:24PM on 05/31/2009
I really would like to see another great Alien movie. But given the premise, I'm not sure it can be done. It'll most likely just be more of the same.
I really would like to see another great Alien movie. But given the premise, I'm not sure it can be done. It'll most likely just be more of the same.
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6:18PM on 05/31/2009
I loved how minimal Alien was. I doubt they'll keep things subtle, they'll want to 'up the ante' in true hollywood style. I bet the title will have a sub-title 'Alien Franchise - Aliens Rising'
It doesn't matter how talented Rinsch is, I bet he's no where near as talented as Fincher and we know how much fun he had trying to be creative on this franchise.
It could be a cool movie, but I really doubt it.
I loved how minimal Alien was. I doubt they'll keep things subtle, they'll want to 'up the ante' in true hollywood style. I bet the title will have a sub-title 'Alien Franchise - Aliens Rising'
It doesn't matter how talented Rinsch is, I bet he's no where near as talented as Fincher and we know how much fun he had trying to be creative on this franchise.
It could be a cool movie, but I really doubt it.
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6:14PM on 05/31/2009
the only thing remotely ok about this is that ridley and tony scott are involved. i hope they have total say in how this ends up.
the only thing remotely ok about this is that ridley and tony scott are involved. i hope they have total say in how this ends up.
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4:09PM on 05/31/2009

the picture

where can i find more pics of a chick dressed up in the pvc alien costume?
where can i find more pics of a chick dressed up in the pvc alien costume?
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3:50PM on 05/31/2009
Two words: NEW FRANCHISES! What the fuck is going to happen in 20 years when every film series, tv show, comic book, novel, video game (or the new trend: action figures and board games) have been "rebooted" or remade??? These franchises will be dead and there will be nothing left to remake. How about we come up with some ORIGINAL FREAKING CONTENT?!?!
Two words: NEW FRANCHISES! What the fuck is going to happen in 20 years when every film series, tv show, comic book, novel, video game (or the new trend: action figures and board games) have been "rebooted" or remade??? These franchises will be dead and there will be nothing left to remake. How about we come up with some ORIGINAL FREAKING CONTENT?!?!
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1:42PM on 05/31/2009

Watch the Alien Coccoon Deleted Scene

There's a whole prequel in the way Brett gets morphed into an Alien Egg. It's a concept Cameron got rid of, to create his Queen, but it's time to revisit it.
There's a whole prequel in the way Brett gets morphed into an Alien Egg. It's a concept Cameron got rid of, to create his Queen, but it's time to revisit it.
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1:24PM on 05/31/2009
Apparentley Hollywood has lost it's collective imagination and now has to "remake" everything. How original! (pun intended)
Apparentley Hollywood has lost it's collective imagination and now has to "remake" everything. How original! (pun intended)
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8:36AM on 05/31/2009
Ok, for some reason I'm happier to hear about a Scott-guided prequel rather than the fucking horrendous 'reboot'/'reinstall'/'whatever' plan.

Then again, I was excited about The Phantom Menace...
Ok, for some reason I'm happier to hear about a Scott-guided prequel rather than the fucking horrendous 'reboot'/'reinstall'/'whatever' plan.

Then again, I was excited about The Phantom Menace...
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8:13AM on 05/31/2009
I hope Hollywood reboots and the BIOS freeze upon restart.
I hope Hollywood reboots and the BIOS freeze upon restart.
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8:06AM on 05/31/2009

A Prequel's cool

If done well.
A non-Predator movie will make me happy.

Alien was a great movie for it's Art Design. Some really gifted people worked on that movie, Giger being the most obvious, but definitely not the only one.

Just put some love and skill and ideas into the movie.
If done well.
A non-Predator movie will make me happy.

Alien was a great movie for it's Art Design. Some really gifted people worked on that movie, Giger being the most obvious, but definitely not the only one.

Just put some love and skill and ideas into the movie.
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6:37AM on 05/31/2009

NOOOOOOOOOOOO

So what is NEXT ? JAWS ?
So what is NEXT ? JAWS ?
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4:06AM on 05/31/2009

PUHLEASE

Can't wait...
[link]
How banal can this all get?
Prequel to Aliens?
Uh, what is the point?
Why not try and come up with a new story that continues in some way, rather than the pitiful excuse this is in reality to reboot the franchise to begin making up a run of more bullshit.
I'm not sure anyone can really trust Ridley Scott...
Although he used to be an interesting director, in the last few years, he's become a director of solid, but very middle-of-the road films.
Aside from
Can't wait...
[link]
How banal can this all get?
Prequel to Aliens?
Uh, what is the point?
Why not try and come up with a new story that continues in some way, rather than the pitiful excuse this is in reality to reboot the franchise to begin making up a run of more bullshit.
I'm not sure anyone can really trust Ridley Scott...
Although he used to be an interesting director, in the last few years, he's become a director of solid, but very middle-of-the road films.
Aside from Gladiator, they've been really dull and uninspiring.
And when will people learn that just because a director makes good 'advertisments', it does not mean they can make a great feature.
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2:39AM on 05/31/2009

Give Rinsch a chance

After all, Ridley Scott also has a background as a director of commercials.
After all, Ridley Scott also has a background as a director of commercials.
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1:15AM on 05/31/2009
To answer the Extra Tidbit, Carl Rinsh is more or less Ridley Scott's protege. He works for the Scotts' "Scott Free" production company and has directed a number of acclaimed commercials. If this all goes through it would be his feature debut.

Let me make it abundantly clear that I have no faith whatsoever in Fox, however I do have faith in Ridley Scott. I mean we're talking about a prequel to one of his most acclaimed movies, I'm sure he doesn't want it to suck, and the fact that he's
To answer the Extra Tidbit, Carl Rinsh is more or less Ridley Scott's protege. He works for the Scotts' "Scott Free" production company and has directed a number of acclaimed commercials. If this all goes through it would be his feature debut.

Let me make it abundantly clear that I have no faith whatsoever in Fox, however I do have faith in Ridley Scott. I mean we're talking about a prequel to one of his most acclaimed movies, I'm sure he doesn't want it to suck, and the fact that he's producing and personally recommended Rinsch for the job should give us some small degree of hope.
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11:33PM on 05/30/2009
What HoyleHaw said. They're gonna have to work really hard for the story to (a) be anything more than a retread of the original, and (b) not blow the whole mythology. And if they decide to go with the rumored "escaped biological weapons" angle, I could see myself puking in the aisle.
What HoyleHaw said. They're gonna have to work really hard for the story to (a) be anything more than a retread of the original, and (b) not blow the whole mythology. And if they decide to go with the rumored "escaped biological weapons" angle, I could see myself puking in the aisle.
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10:58PM on 05/30/2009

A prequel is better than a remake.

But even prequels are becoming too redundant and repetitive nowadays. Why can't there be anymore originality in Hollywood anymore? Why did it take them over 70 years to finally lose it's steam and say, "We got nothing...."?
But even prequels are becoming too redundant and repetitive nowadays. Why can't there be anymore originality in Hollywood anymore? Why did it take them over 70 years to finally lose it's steam and say, "We got nothing...."?
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10:46PM on 05/30/2009
Im with gameslave on this one. I was against the reboot but a prequel fine with. especially with Scott on board.
Im with gameslave on this one. I was against the reboot but a prequel fine with. especially with Scott on board.
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10:11PM on 05/30/2009
Im really into this actually.
The AVP movies bastardized that great franchise, and its so sweet that the scotts are behind this reboot/prequel
Im really into this actually.
The AVP movies bastardized that great franchise, and its so sweet that the scotts are behind this reboot/prequel
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9:55PM on 05/30/2009

The Human Factor

While I wasn't SO upset by a sort of reboot, because nothing could hold a candle to Ridley's original but Cameron's sequel. And a prequel would be fine if it's in the same Hitchcockian vein as the '79 movie, with maybe more breeding. But I can't imagine them not trying to up the ante in any way from the other movies. And that is where I become scared. I don't wanna watch a pre-Alien version of Aliens. And besides some sort of vague origin of the creatures, what's the point of an Alien movie
While I wasn't SO upset by a sort of reboot, because nothing could hold a candle to Ridley's original but Cameron's sequel. And a prequel would be fine if it's in the same Hitchcockian vein as the '79 movie, with maybe more breeding. But I can't imagine them not trying to up the ante in any way from the other movies. And that is where I become scared. I don't wanna watch a pre-Alien version of Aliens. And besides some sort of vague origin of the creatures, what's the point of an Alien movie without characters you care about and root for. And when you have characters to root for, there's a likelihood someone's gonna make it out alive. And that can't happen, or it screws up the whole story.
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9:32PM on 05/30/2009

give it some thought...

for a start, its scotts production co., which means some involvement, with a director they obviously trust, and most important of all, its a PREQUEL...so no ones messing with the original, trying to remake a horror classic of the highest order, so lets wait and see before we jump to any conclusions, yes?

perhaps we'll get to see the aliens being discovered by the space jockey, and a mother of all alien chestbursters poppin out of that huge gunman from the original.

extra tidbit: has it
for a start, its scotts production co., which means some involvement, with a director they obviously trust, and most important of all, its a PREQUEL...so no ones messing with the original, trying to remake a horror classic of the highest order, so lets wait and see before we jump to any conclusions, yes?

perhaps we'll get to see the aliens being discovered by the space jockey, and a mother of all alien chestbursters poppin out of that huge gunman from the original.

extra tidbit: has it really been 30 years already?
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8:56PM on 05/30/2009

Who is Carl Rinsch?

Carl Rinsch is someone with more money and a better job than you.
Carl Rinsch is someone with more money and a better job than you.
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