So, I get up this morning. Put a robe (a Jedi robe. What else?) around my naked nerd body. Brew some coffee. Pour myself a cup and sit down in front of my MAC. I pull up the ole’ RSS feed and I see some coffee spitting news. “Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Prequel Scrapped. Reworking Script Into Something Called ‘Prometheus’. So after a year of talk and hype we are no longer getting an ‘Alien’ prequel? It’s gonna be replaced by some other sci-fi thriller? Uh, what? What the fuck happened?
Deadline reports that the film once meant to be an Alien prequel has become something “more original,” and that the Jon Spaihts draft that kicked things off has been reworked by Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott into Prometheus. In addition to the part being played by Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) there is another big female role in the film, which is being circled by Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie. Three major male roles have to be cast, too.
Here’s what Ridley scott has to say about the film:
While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.
Wow I wasn’t expecting this. Though, in a way I’m kinda relieved. I mean – I don’t really feel like an Alien prequel was warranted. I would have saw it, but I’m very satisfied with mystery and not revealing the origin of Space Jockey and Aliens. Plus, I don’t have much faith in the aging Ridley Scott. I’ve had doubts that his weakening mind would be able to deliver on fan expectation. Be nice to see him come full circle with the franchise, but regardless of talent involved it be way to hard to judge the film on it’s own merit. We’d look at it in comparison to the other films and rag on how it’s child hood ass rapage. We all know how Star Wars ended up…
“While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.”. I’m curious on what the fuck that means. Will this new project relate at all to the ‘Alien’ universe, or is this something new entirely? Regardless, I bet it’s going to be something great. Ridley is returning to his sci-fi roots. While I think he is knocking on deaths door, his heart and mind are in the right place. With today’s technology at his disposal I’m confident will get something even better, something I’m sure we will all embrace.
Stay tuned for more news regarding ‘Prometheus’. Will be on it like stink on a monkey.