Thursday, 18 June 2009

"Alien" remake confirmed

I held off for as long as I could, but it is my sad duty to report all "significant" xenomorph related news.

Alien Remake Confirmed Posted By : thegoldensimatar, Saturday May,30
Filed Under : General Horror, Horror Sequels & Remakes,

A few days back we told y'all the rumor that Ridley Scott's classic Alien was going to be apart of the recent redux craze that has gripped Hollywood. The proposed remake is going to be produced by brothers Ridley & Tony Scott and longtime associate Carl Rinsch directing. While at a junket for Tony Scott's own remake The Taking Of Pelham 123, Collider walked straight up to Tony Scott and got the rumor confirmed.

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

Though, more interestingly, Scott uses the word 'prequel'. So, dunno exactly what that might mean. Will the film revolve around another hapless group of Weyland-Yutani employees sent to collect the Xenomorph or something a bit more interesting than that? Hopefully more word on the story will come out as the weeks go on. Though I'm opposed to a redux or whathaveyou of Alien, since Ridley Scott seems to be invovled with the remake more substantially than most directors are with a remake of their own film, maybe it might be decent. Tony Scott also revealed that they're looking to get the remake/prequel/redux thingy in front of cameras hopefully before the year's end.

Entertainment Weekly, who has been keen on reporting ill news as of late (Scream remake), is claiming that 20th Century Fox has yet to sign off on commercial director Carl Rinsch to get behind the camera for the Alien "prequel", news we broke here on B-D a few weeks back. "The filmmakers and Fox, the studio that owns the rights to the franchise, seem to have conflicting ideas about who should direct," they write adding that the studio wants Ridley Scott to return to the helm, "the studio is not interested in greenlighting a prequel unless Scott himself directs." Thanks for the credit EW.

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