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Ridley Scott explains a bit about the plots of his Alien prequels

06.14.2010

This weekend at the LA Times' Hero Complex Festival, Sir Ridley Scott was on hand to talk about a million different topics from BLADE RUNNER to ROBIN HOOD, but the most interesting details come from what he had to say about his hotly anticipated Alien sequels.

From Collider:

- He said he was always amazed that no one explored the backstory of “The Space Jockey” in the sequels because it’s so obvious in the first movie. So now a script has been written and it’s being prepped. The story has no set timeline except that it’s WAY before the first Alien so that they can fit in enough history for two movies. Scott explained that once you learn the history of how the jockey encountered the aliens, you’ll also want to learn about how he got there.

- He’s done a lot of underwater research for the upcoming movies.

- This film will go very deep into the possibilities of terra forming and the realities of what it would actually take for humans to leave earth. He then started talking sort of technically about light speed and stuff.

The “Space Jockey” he’s referring to is the crashed ship with the decayed pilot that was discovered in the first ALIEN film (as seen above), and it will likely be a big part of his two planned sequels. As for how it fits into his other discussions of terraforming and human space travel remains to be seen.

I’m all for Ridley going back to his ALIENS franchise, as I hope the director can pull himself out of the relative slump he’s been in for a few years now. His take seems interesting, and I’m looking forward to seeing his (hopefully) triumphant return to sci-fi.

Extra Tidbit: Scott said he wants to do a ROBIN HOOD sequel. And by a sequel I assume he means the movie he should have made in the first place.
Source: Collider

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7:44PM on 06/15/2010

I can dig it.

I can't believe I'm really excited about new Aliens and Predator movies at the same time. It feels like the old days.
I can't believe I'm really excited about new Aliens and Predator movies at the same time. It feels like the old days.
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11:32AM on 06/15/2010

Space Jockey

Very cool idea. The idea of "The Pilot" and the ship being one was always a fascinating mystery from the first one. Supposedly the pilot and the ship, were merged and were one, so you could argue he is the ship and the ship is him.
Very cool idea. The idea of "The Pilot" and the ship being one was always a fascinating mystery from the first one. Supposedly the pilot and the ship, were merged and were one, so you could argue he is the ship and the ship is him.
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12:05AM on 06/15/2010

I've said it once...and I'll say it again...

He needs to get a hold of MGM and direct the next Bond movie...
He needs to get a hold of MGM and direct the next Bond movie...
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5:57PM on 06/14/2010
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5:56PM on 06/14/2010
Maybe I'm one of the few but I went into Robin Hood knowing it was not the "classic" telling and I enjoyed the movie very much. I would be very happy to see him do a sequel to Robin Hood.
Maybe I'm one of the few but I went into Robin Hood knowing it was not the "classic" telling and I enjoyed the movie very much. I would be very happy to see him do a sequel to Robin Hood.
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5:43PM on 06/14/2010

Excited!!

I love ridley scott the man is a genius and while some of his are terrible (body of lies) and the others brilliant (Hannibal, Kingdon of heaven, Robin Hood) so when the news broke that he was returning to alien was one of two things a) brilliant and b) a huge surprise for sir ridley is one director who really doesnt like to revisit films for sequels (although the amount of dir cuts he's released must be some record) and even though My favourite of the films is alien3 extended version! the
I love ridley scott the man is a genius and while some of his are terrible (body of lies) and the others brilliant (Hannibal, Kingdon of heaven, Robin Hood) so when the news broke that he was returning to alien was one of two things a) brilliant and b) a huge surprise for sir ridley is one director who really doesnt like to revisit films for sequels (although the amount of dir cuts he's released must be some record) and even though My favourite of the films is alien3 extended version! the others are equally awesome and is a very strong franchise. My worry is I hope that both films revolve around the Jockey as I can see this film will obviously have loads of cgi and the Jockety while I would love to see the species live and breathe the last time a creature other than the alien was brought in was the newborn so I hope that deffinately one film has it ad the other touches on that story but only time will tell

PS to hear ridley wants to do a sequel to Robin hood is just amazing I loved that the film wasnt what i expected and offered me something new to the aging mythology and as soon as i left the theatre I really wanted a sequel so here praying that Universal will greenlight it
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5:57PM on 06/14/2010
I agree with wanting a sequel to Robin Hood immediately when the credits rolled.
I agree with wanting a sequel to Robin Hood immediately when the credits rolled.
4:38PM on 06/14/2010

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Hannibal was a bad example dude. Go rent Hannibal Rising and you'll get your answer.

As for this, I'm excited. If anyone can get this franchise back on track, it's Ridley.
Hannibal was a bad example dude. Go rent Hannibal Rising and you'll get your answer.

As for this, I'm excited. If anyone can get this franchise back on track, it's Ridley.
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4:37PM on 06/14/2010
Fuck Robin Hood give me the Alien prequels ASAP.
Fuck Robin Hood give me the Alien prequels ASAP.
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3:31PM on 06/14/2010
If anyone should be allowed to create a remake or prequel for the DEAD "Alien" franchise, it should be Ridley Scott. I think with his "Alien-1979" sci fi horror classic earns him this right. I will be extremely curious to see if Ridley is able to show all the new age shit eating, remaking directors in Hollywood how its done.
It started with Ridley, it should end with Ridley. Or at least allow him a chance to redeem the Alien franchise that has taken a beating the pass 15 years.
If anyone should be allowed to create a remake or prequel for the DEAD "Alien" franchise, it should be Ridley Scott. I think with his "Alien-1979" sci fi horror classic earns him this right. I will be extremely curious to see if Ridley is able to show all the new age shit eating, remaking directors in Hollywood how its done.
It started with Ridley, it should end with Ridley. Or at least allow him a chance to redeem the Alien franchise that has taken a beating the pass 15 years.
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3:30PM on 06/14/2010

If Ridley gives 100% I'm IN!!!

Alien backstory, Ridley Scott and some kick-ass F/X is just what Hollywood needs right now. We need to go old school and stear away from all of these rehashes, shitty comedies and lame super hero films already! Who gives a shit who's gonna play the next Spider-Man? Fuck the Riddler! Blow me Superman! I'm sick of Hollywood yanking movie fans chains with all of these teaser films that we find kinda good, but shell out $12 to see anyway! Give us something back already! More Milla naked for
Alien backstory, Ridley Scott and some kick-ass F/X is just what Hollywood needs right now. We need to go old school and stear away from all of these rehashes, shitty comedies and lame super hero films already! Who gives a shit who's gonna play the next Spider-Man? Fuck the Riddler! Blow me Superman! I'm sick of Hollywood yanking movie fans chains with all of these teaser films that we find kinda good, but shell out $12 to see anyway! Give us something back already! More Milla naked for the next Resident Evil! Give us a Megan Fox tit-shot! Something!
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3:14PM on 06/14/2010

I love ya Ridley but . . .

When has exploring the the backstory, motivation or mystery of a horror monster ever been a good idea? Remember Scream? "Did we ever find out why Hannibal Lector liked to eat people? Don't think so! See, it's a lot scarier when there is no motive." So what did they do? They told us why Hannibal Lector liked to eat people. They told us why Darth Vader was evil. Rob Zombie made Michael Myers a white trash kid who liked to kill animals. When do we do the prequel to Jaws and find out the
When has exploring the the backstory, motivation or mystery of a horror monster ever been a good idea? Remember Scream? "Did we ever find out why Hannibal Lector liked to eat people? Don't think so! See, it's a lot scarier when there is no motive." So what did they do? They told us why Hannibal Lector liked to eat people. They told us why Darth Vader was evil. Rob Zombie made Michael Myers a white trash kid who liked to kill animals. When do we do the prequel to Jaws and find out the shark escaped from the holding pin in Deep Blue Sea, swam through a wormhole and traveled back in time. Ridley, I love you, but leave your masterpiece alone. The franchise is already ruined beyond repair.
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3:07PM on 06/14/2010
I am the definition of "neutral" on this. I wouldn't mind never seeing an Alien sequel or prequel, but if Scott makes a kick ass movie, I'll see it. Seems more like a "cashing-in" thing than him actually wanting to make a great film, but we'll see.

Here's what I really want: The Alien Quad on Blu-ray. What the eff is taking so damn long??
I am the definition of "neutral" on this. I wouldn't mind never seeing an Alien sequel or prequel, but if Scott makes a kick ass movie, I'll see it. Seems more like a "cashing-in" thing than him actually wanting to make a great film, but we'll see.

Here's what I really want: The Alien Quad on Blu-ray. What the eff is taking so damn long??
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2:58PM on 06/14/2010
The Space Jockey is the alien itself, not the ship.
The Space Jockey is the alien itself, not the ship.
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2:34PM on 06/14/2010
Im still ify on these prequels. I love the Alien franchise, but part of me doesn't want to really see the backstory. Alien and Aliens are masterpieces and the Alien 3 was good and Alien Resurrection was complete shit. Part of me just wants Alien to be the first movie only and that it's it, no prequel. I'll wait for a trailer though to finally make up my mind.
Im still ify on these prequels. I love the Alien franchise, but part of me doesn't want to really see the backstory. Alien and Aliens are masterpieces and the Alien 3 was good and Alien Resurrection was complete shit. Part of me just wants Alien to be the first movie only and that it's it, no prequel. I'll wait for a trailer though to finally make up my mind.
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2:50PM on 06/14/2010
Alien 3 was absolutly the worst continuation of the aliens story, it almost killed the franchise. Not saying resurrection was perfect, but 3 is for sure the worst out of all of 'em, including avp 1 and 2
Alien 3 was absolutly the worst continuation of the aliens story, it almost killed the franchise. Not saying resurrection was perfect, but 3 is for sure the worst out of all of 'em, including avp 1 and 2
2:08PM on 06/14/2010
This has tons of potential for awesomeness. Bring it on.
This has tons of potential for awesomeness. Bring it on.
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2:07PM on 06/14/2010

I'm all in if..

.. they invest in realistic plot + special effects. Hopefully it's not going to be another CGI-fested movie. Old scifi effects are still scarier and have more authenticity than the new cgi alternatives.
.. they invest in realistic plot + special effects. Hopefully it's not going to be another CGI-fested movie. Old scifi effects are still scarier and have more authenticity than the new cgi alternatives.
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2:04PM on 06/14/2010
Scott has lost it. I wish we'd see original stuff instead of him relying on his comfort zones.
Scott has lost it. I wish we'd see original stuff instead of him relying on his comfort zones.
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2:29PM on 06/14/2010
I couldn't agree more! The last good movie he did was, "Matchstick Men", maybe.
I couldn't agree more! The last good movie he did was, "Matchstick Men", maybe.
1:18PM on 06/14/2010
I'm all for Ridley Scott doing another Robin Hood! As the ending so obviously set it up, I hope to see it. And I'm definitely interested in his Alien prequel. Fascinating. Curious.
I'm all for Ridley Scott doing another Robin Hood! As the ending so obviously set it up, I hope to see it. And I'm definitely interested in his Alien prequel. Fascinating. Curious.
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12:56PM on 06/14/2010

I don't know...

As big of a fan as I am of the Alien franchise, I'm still not entirely sold on the prequel idea. Will the heavily CGI'd Space Jockey's be the protagonists? If so, it seems like it wouldn't really be an Alien movie at all, which are fundamentally about humans being scared shitless by H.R. Geiger's abominations.
As big of a fan as I am of the Alien franchise, I'm still not entirely sold on the prequel idea. Will the heavily CGI'd Space Jockey's be the protagonists? If so, it seems like it wouldn't really be an Alien movie at all, which are fundamentally about humans being scared shitless by H.R. Geiger's abominations.
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12:54PM on 06/14/2010
I hope he nails this one out of the park.
I hope he nails this one out of the park.
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