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Alien Remake In The Works...? - 28/5/2009 9:11:00 AM   
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ooty - 28/5/2009 9:11:01 AM   
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if it's not beroken don't fix it!!
this is one remake that won't work

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- 28/5/2009 9:15:28 AM   
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An 'origin story;..yeh...I'd pay for that. Who is the space jockey? Why would any species transport such vast numbers of alien eggs?

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- 28/5/2009 9:28:25 AM   
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Fox... Don't go there, please. PLEASE!

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Erm.. - 28/5/2009 9:32:57 AM   
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Wasn't the thing that brought the Alien eggs to the planet some sort of giant Alien Human-hybrid? The thing that sits on that massive gun-thing?

What a peice of shite. It won't happen. Hopefully!!

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Why not... - 28/5/2009 9:35:59 AM   
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...re-make the Godfather, Star Wars and Jaws while you're at it?

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Bull poo! - 28/5/2009 9:39:53 AM   
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I can see it now, the director saying things like ‘I’m such a huge fan of the original that I will be as faithful as possible’, ‘I’m using as many practical effects as possible and avoiding CG, afterall the original had no CG effcts’ and of course ‘This is going to blow everyone out of the water, It’s not a remake, it’s a re-imagining’ Ugh. Please don’t let this happen FOX, it’s one thing to make a prequel and see what happened to that egg-infested ship but not a remake!

Remember Alien Vs. Predator 2?! The directors were such ‘huge and massive fans’ that it was going to please everyone. How wrong they were. One of the worst films I’ve ever seen.

Boo to remakes.

I’m still waiting on news of a Jurassic Park remake, sorry, re-imagining. That’ll be a sad day too....

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Nice Ads...... - 28/5/2009 9:48:18 AM   
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.....but......noooooooooooooooo!!!!! OK breath, keep an open mind, count to ten........and......nooooooooooooooo!!!! There you go Empire you were right up to a point.

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- 28/5/2009 9:49:20 AM   
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worst. idea. ever

lets remake The Godfather, The empire strikes back and shawshank redemption as well.

Fox once again proving they don't know their a*se from their elbow

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HOLD UP! - 28/5/2009 9:51:44 AM   
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If they go for complete remake. One they'll have to stick to the one Alien thang. Not like a billion shitty ones. Keep it scary like the original. And we need a brit to have his chest burst open. But everyone will know it's coming. In the original only John, Riddley and the effects guys knew that shit was coming.

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RE: Alien Remake In The Works...? - 28/5/2009 9:53:37 AM   
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Tell me this is some kind of sick joke? Fox, please, if you're going to make another Alien film, get the dreamteam of Cameron and Scott together (pipe dreams I know), or at least one of them directing/doing the script. This will just end up being a bloody awful shot-for-shot remake with some porn actress taking the role of Ripley. The only re-imagining part of it will be that its utter shit. Damn I hate Fox, who have already desecrated this franchise with Alien: Erection and those bloody awful AvP films.


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erm... - 28/5/2009 9:55:02 AM   
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Alien wasn't created by Ridley Scott. I know he had a lot to do with the look and style of the piece but the story/script was by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. Of course everyone knows that H.R.Giger did pretty much all the design work on the look of the alien... Ridley Scott came in to direct a concept and story that was already in place. It just irks me that Dan O'Bannon hardly ever gets the credit he sorely deserves for creating Alien.

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RE: Nice Ads...... - 28/5/2009 9:57:14 AM   
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Nah....look...I been finkin' abart this innit...

We get rid off that bird with the 80s hairdo and that whinging bird who the alien does the nasty with...we get younger guys in 'cause well the captian is like an old man, man.he muss be at least 35 years old and that mechanic geezer wiv the bad shirt who smokes all the time is at least 90 so he'd be no use icing a badass alien...he couldn't even catch a moggie so like what chance would he have wiv a alien? So we give the crew massive guns n' stuff and they waste the alien and blast all the eggs in like slomo and it'd be well better




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Look..just put down that rope man..it's not funny....

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RE: Nice Ads...... - 28/5/2009 10:06:28 AM   
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Why remake?  There are plenty of books out there that have great story lines.  Colonial Marines was a great story that ran in the Dark Horse comic series, Aliens.  Pick up any of the Aliens Omnibus books and take your pick of story lines.   The prequel thing sucks.  I have always found, with the books, that the explanation of the Space Jockey was crap, it was all a big plan to get the Aliens to earth and destroy it, the space jockeys race are telepathic and can communicate to you for light years away.  Hmm I would like to see them stay clear of an origins story.

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- 28/5/2009 10:16:59 AM   
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Initially, I met this idea with hostility, and I'm not keen on origin stories to be honest- especially when not knowing where this monster came from or what it really is, is well, part of the terror. It's one of the finest horrors ever made, and the sequels had their pro's too... I would welcome a revisit to the quality Alien movies (not the recent turgid crossover efforts) but a remake? Not needed. Like Predator, what's the point? Alien is head and shoulders above Predator in the movie stakes, but still, they are classics, and when Fox "re-imagined" Planet of the Apes they bummed it to death. So I hope they just make new stories instead of rehashing already perfect ones- the new Terminator, for example, seems to have been successful without being a remake, re-imagining, reboot, rehash whatever.

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RE: Nice Ads...... - 28/5/2009 10:23:34 AM   
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I had a strong feeling Fox would remake Alien.

Alien like the Terminator are perfect films. Yes they are dated but that part of their charm. Fox seccessfully killed off Alien and Predator with AVPR. Fox approved a god awful script, gave it a small budget and got newbs to direct the film. They couldn't give a fucking damn. yes the film studios aim is to make money but at least attempt to make good movies. Fox bring out what people want to see but cut many corners like the 85 minutes running time or silly attempts to get many showings as possible before the reviews comes out. aka The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Fox either stop fucking over your classics or give them to another studio like universal who can deliver the goods.

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Alien remake!! - 28/5/2009 10:30:58 AM   
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Arrrrgggghhhhh Ive had a ten pound bet on with a mate that a remake or reimagining would not happen to alien within the next 5 years!!!!!!

Fuck you Fox

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NooooooooooooooooOo - 28/5/2009 10:37:22 AM   
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All I care to write about this is... - 28/5/2009 10:38:10 AM   
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Y?

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For Fuck's sake - 28/5/2009 10:40:25 AM   
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If its a remake Hollywood can shove it up its ass.

Firstly I'm tired of remakes and secondly hollywood seems to have lost all its originality over the past couple of years...................................

If its an origin story then why bother. Who here thinks the elephantine traveller spoke English on his travels or had any human compatriots?? What story are you going to tell?? We know what they do, how they do it and the fact thaty they are not personable.

Why not just got and make a film of the comic Aliens: Earthhive instead....................

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- 28/5/2009 10:54:50 AM   
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If they want to do something with the Alien franchise, why not continue Ripley's story. There's plenty of scope there especially with the concept of the Aliens finally making it to Earth (I'm ignoring the pile of shite AvP franchise deliberately, it doesn't exist in my timeline). Wasn't there something mooted a couple of years back?

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hmmm - 28/5/2009 10:55:47 AM   
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If its a remake......why? Just why?
If its a prequel .....how? Are they gonna make the lead character an elephant faced alien, who probably wont speak english seeing how humans were'nt around? What will the dialougue consist of other than the hissing of the aliens? Are the producers intending to re-write the history so that humans dicover aliens sooner in order to get around this problem, there by suggesting that everybody in Alien and Aliens was suffering from amnesia when they sent the Nostromo and Sulaco to LV-426? Maybe there gonna make out that Weyland Yutani did in fact know of the existance of aliens, and the whole thing was a buried in order to be able to send someone to bring back a live one in the first movie.

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- 28/5/2009 11:16:14 AM   
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Why the fuck does Hollywood find it so hard to come up with original scripts these days? For christ's sake, get some new ideas. . .

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RE: Nice Ads...... - 28/5/2009 11:23:18 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: FGT

Nah....look...I been finkin' abart this innit...

We get rid off that bird with the 80s hairdo and that whinging bird who the alien does the nasty with...we get younger guys in 'cause well the captian is like an old man, man.he muss be at least 35 years old and that mechanic geezer wiv the bad shirt who smokes all the time is at least 90 so he'd be no use icing a badass alien...he couldn't even catch a moggie so like what chance would he have wiv a alien? So we give the crew massive guns n' stuff and they waste the alien and blast all the eggs in like slomo and it'd be well better




Wot?




Wot you lookin at man?



Look..just put down that rope man..it's not funny....


FGT will you get fired from fox as an intern for disclosing what goes on in these meeting????

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First Buffy and now THIS?! - 28/5/2009 11:26:48 AM   
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Why is hollywood shitting all over us this week?! Why?!

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Make it STOP!!! - 28/5/2009 11:27:12 AM   
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Seriously, this is getting silly.
And, before anyone breathes a sigh of relief, remember that even though the Brothers Scott are attached (apparently) this doesn't stop it being crap - remember Tim Burton Producing Batman Forever, anyone?
Fact is, attached names can and do change, especially with the Alien franchise. At one point Alien 3 was going to be directed by Cameron, and written by William Gibson. The next dream collaboration, Cameron AND Scott, died a death after AvP came about.
Don't bait your breath.

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Make it STOP!!! - 28/5/2009 11:36:11 AM   
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Seriously, this is getting silly.
And, before anyone breathes a sigh of relief, remember that even though the Brothers Scott are attached (apparently) this doesn't stop it being crap - remember Tim Burton Producing Batman Forever, anyone?
Fact is, attached names can and do change, especially with the Alien franchise. At one point Alien 3 was going to be directed by Cameron, and written by William Gibson. The next dream collaboration, Cameron AND Scott, died a death after the AvP came about.
Don't bait your breath.

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Alien Continuation - 28/5/2009 11:41:44 AM   
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Remakes of perfect films are a bad idea. The original Alien doesn't look dated in the slightest. I would much prefer a new Alien film based in the existing universe, but without Ripley. Ripley is dead for crying out loud. I'd like to see new characters. When she's involved, Sigourney Weaver always wants to be an executive producer with the story focusing on her. She just doesn't get it. She's worse that Shatner wanting to be Kirk again! To tell you the truth, I'd like to see Fox get some balls and make an original or adapted sci-fi tale that we haven't seen before.

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Curiousity vs Common Sense...... - 28/5/2009 11:59:17 AM   
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99% of any remake turn out as-at best- a pale imitation, or a total catastrophe. We hae waited in anticipation for so many of these films, hoping for the best. It quite simply has been curiouslty getting the better of us, deep down we know we will be let down, The movie moguls are laughing at us, rehashing old ideas, destroying classic films and making money. THey should invest in new talented writers and film makers. Hearing Tony Scotts comments for the reasons why he has re-made "Pelham 1-2-3" were gob smacking. He did not even mention the multi million dollar paycheck they were going to give him. Tut.Tut.Tut!

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Terrible idea just leave it alone - 28/5/2009 12:15:04 PM   
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Whats next? remaking Jaws or the Terminator or Star Wars??? Fucking stupid idea!
What happens when there is nothing left to remake or reimagine? are we then going to see remakes of remakes? It's like the "new originals" all over again.

Instead of remaking the classics, why don't they just re release the originals? It would be cheaper for a start.


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