Now that Neil Blomkamp‘s concept art has sparked a new feature film in the Aliens franchise we’re getting new details about the as yet untitled project. While making some publicity rounds for Blomkamp’s newest film to hit the big screen Chappie, Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver have some interesting things to say about the new Alien movie. (more…)
Want proof that Joss Whedon is merely a nerd demi-god, and not a full-on nerd god? He can still make mistakes. To wit, you may recall a film called Alien: Resurrection, the fourth film in the storied Alien franchise that was written by no less than Joss Whedon! You read that right. Joss. Whedon.
So you probably already know that, but the subject of Alien: Resurrection came up again in a recent interview that Whedon did with the magazine Total Film. They asked The Avengers director about both the Alien film he authored and his views on the most recent installment of the franchise, Prometheus.
“Yes, I did see Pro-meaningless,” he joked. “In all seriousness, Alien: Resurrection was, I thought, the lowest I could ever feel. And then they cancelled Firefly. ‘Yup, there you go. That’s me feeling even lower.’ Let me quote King Lear – ‘The worst is not, so long as we can say, ‘This is the worst.'”
As for the exact hiccup in the execution of his Alien script, has an idea about that. “Casting is storytelling,” he explained. “I wrote two characters for Alien: Resurrection and their arc was that you would not know what way they were going to go. One of them turned out to be insane – and what do they do? They call Brad Dourif. So there is no plot twist. Brad is a very good actor but he has been pigeonholed into these roles. Then they cast J.E. Freeman as a thug – and his character was also supposed to be a mystery. So there you go again – the mystery is gone. Those are just a couple of examples because there are thousands of them when it comes to Alien: Resurrection.”
Well, perhaps Whedon can take some solace in now having directed the third most popular film of all time and basically having carte blanche for anything he wants to do in Hollywood. “Yeah – you don’t ever get over it,” he said matter of factly. “When you are making a movie you are making something that is going to last forever, especially now with the internet. So there is always going to be a shitty Alien movie out there. A shitty Alien movie with my name on it.”
But at least it’s not the shittiest Alien movie of all, right? I mean, look at Alien Vs. Predator.
“I actually like the first Alien vs. Predator. I’m a Paul W. S. Anderson fan.”
Well, there’s no accounting for taste.
Source: Comic Book Movie
It looks like Joss Whedon was unable to let go of the world of Alien: Resurrection, for which he wrote the screenplay; a little surprise left in the first episode of Firefly implies that he placed his cowboys and aliens in the same universe.
When Mal’s ass is getting kicked at the Battle of Serenity Valley and he hops into an anti-aircraft cannon to blast down an Alliance fighter. The heads-up logo that comes up when he powers it on includes an interesting logo in the center.
Check this out:
See the resemblance? Including the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo says something interesting about the worlds that we once thought were separate.
Looks like Mal and his crew could easily have had some close encounters with Ripley.
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
This week we have one release that stars an actress that we all would love to bang while the Old is New section is filled with individual disk release of a Blu-ray box set that came out last year. TV Show DVD features everybody’s favorite doctor and a classic 80’s cartoon while the Straight to Shelves lists The Asylum’s newest film that is ripoff of Marvel’s newest film that came out last week.
So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!