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Alien Remake In The Works...?
Carl Erik Rinsch may direct...

28 May 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Bloody Disgusting

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Ridley Scott’s classic horror, Alien, turns thirty this year. So what better way to celebrate than by desecrating its memory with a pointless remake?

At least, that was our initial reaction when we heard, thanks to our chums at Bloody Disgusting, that Fox might be planning an Alien remake, with commercials director Carl Erik Rinsch at the helm.

However, before you test the old theory that in space no-one can hear you scream by yelling 'Noooooooooo!' so loud that the guys on the International Space Station tell you to shut it, there is some additional info that means that might calm you down. It certainly worked for us.

First of all, Ridley Scott is attached as producer. As is Tony Scott. And some guy named Michael Costigan. But it’s the presence of the Alien creator that means that this might not be a total slap in the face for the original movie.

Secondly, Rinsch may be a commercials director, but then so was Scott. And both men are capable of visually stunning work (click here for Slashfilm’s compilation of seven of Rinsch’s effects-heavy ads).

And last, but by no means least, the remake may not actually be a remake, nor a reboot, but an origin tale. Could we be getting, at long last, the story of how the Aliens came to land on LV-426, along with that massive ship and its elephantine driver with the giant hole punched in his sternum?

Now bear in mind that this is very much still at the rumour stage. However, in a way it makes sense for Fox to take another stab at the Alien franchise. After all, the company is currently doing the same with Predator, with Robert Rodriguez’s Predators set for next year. If both franchises can be relaunched around the same time, that should be worth more to them than an assembly line of increasingly mediocre, increasingly low-grossing Alien Vs Predator movies.

And, if the worst happens, then we’ll always have the originals.
 


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A big fat disgrace
Here we go again. Another classic that shouldn't be touched and which still stands up anyway, another pointless remake. The excuse Hollywood always gives for this is always that there's a whole new generation who don't know the originals, well why don't they go and discover them? I own plenty of old films on dvd like the 1930's version of King Kong, The Third Man, Hammer Horror movies etc which were made well before i was born but i discovered them all through tv or through reading Empire (whe More

Posted by cybercontroller at 21:16 on 01 July 2009 | Report This Post

WHAT, how unoriginal....
erm is there no one in Hollywood with original ideas, im sick of remakes, reboots(tho liked star trek)... Surely with the amount of talent/money available they can come up with something origina, next they'll remake Star Wars or Terminator!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by oz_p at 17:01 on 12 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
Whatever the film turns out to be I'm hoping with the Scott bros as producers they will keep some creative control over it rather than Fox! Also Rinsch may have done some pretty amazing tv adverts but I hope he can do more than create some nice visuals! The franchise has lost it's way and it needs to get back to the nightmarish psychological terror of the first film rather than the more action orientated sequels and please NO CGI! The concept of the first film was 'sometimes More

Posted by *technobabble* at 12:28 on 08 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Producers guarantee nothing
I honestly don't see the point, Alien doesn't look dated, the effects are incredible, it's still scary as hell. There's no need for it More

Posted by dj vivace at 21:54 on 31 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Producers guarantee nothing
All anyone wanted was Aliens on Earth and Fox shafted all of us with the dreary AvP movies. There is no hope for these kinda pictures now. Which is ironic sort of. More

Posted by Sad Professor at 18:58 on 31 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Producers guarantee nothing
L: JohnRA Just look at The Fog remake :-( o. and no one can make me! More

Posted by Ade Brooks at 06:57 on 31 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: CGI = NOT SCARY
While it's understandable to be annoyed if the suits in Hollywood decide to reboot/remake/"reimagine" your favourite film, but you don't have to watch it. You still have the original. That said, this seems to be a pretty poor idea, though a prequel is more appealing than a remake. Arg hit the nail on the head when he said Rothman seems rather intent on making a sublime cockup of all of the good stuff Fox did already. More

Posted by Olaf at 21:45 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: CGI = NOT SCARY
The interview with Tony Scott http://www.collider.com/2009/05/29/exclusive-tony-scott -confirms-carl-rinsch-is-directing-alien-and-its-a-preq uel/ Filming later this year? More

Posted by Fincher at 21:25 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: CGI = NOT SCARY
They are now saying its a prequel which sounds like it will be a reboot in all but name.   Why not just make an Alien movie in the universe already established?   Rothman seems hellbent on destroying everything that once made Fox so successful. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:43 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

CGI = NOT SCARY
Will they please leave ALIEN alone,the AVP films are at least watchable,but CGI destroys any form of suspense (bar Cloverfield).AAARGH,how do I get out of this chicken shit outfit? More

Posted by monty2 at 18:32 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
L: Tech_Noir I say remake it, remake everything. It's gonna happen sooner or later, just let it be done with. Remake Terminator, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Back to The Future, Robocop, any film that already works. sp; absolutely right Tech. F**k it. all these studio (dick)Heads care about is money so why not? More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:06 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
I am awaiting the Brazil and Blade Runner remakes. *cries* More

Posted by Deviation at 13:01 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
I say remake it, remake everything. It's gonna happen sooner or later, just let it be done with. Remake Terminator, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Back to The Future, Robocop, any film that already works. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 13:00 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
ote]L: evil bill L: Deviation This is a joke right? RIGHT?ote] No i've read the article in Bloody Discusting too,and they are very good at getting inside news.My first reaction is NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!,but if this is a new story the one Sir Scott was hoping to film,IE the Orgion of Alien then just maybe this might work,but if it's a bloody reboot of this classic,i'll vote with my feet and plastic fantasic,it will be a big NO!!!! sp; Well, we don't need an origin for the Alien, i More

Posted by Deviation at 12:47 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
L: Deviation This is a joke right? RIGHT?ote] No i've read the article in Bloody Discusting too,and they are very good at getting inside news.My first reaction is NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!,but if this is a new story the one Sir Scott was hoping to film,IE the Orgion of Alien then just maybe this might work,but if it's a bloody reboot of this classic,i'll vote with my feet and plastic fantasic,it will be a big NO!!!! More

Posted by evil bill at 12:39 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
This is a joke right? RIGHT? More

Posted by Deviation at 12:28 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
My most sincere, heartfelt fuck you to Fox for doing this. More

Posted by Kazuya at 12:04 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

Producers guarantee nothing
Just look at The Fog remake :-( More

Posted by JohnRA at 12:02 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

HOW TO SAY STOP!!!
At the very least i would accept an origin film with Ridley and Tony Scott but even then do we really need/want to know that much?? What happened to mystery and intrigue? If it's a remake then Ridley Scott should be ashamed. You can't remake a masterpiece and you can't polish a turd either - talking of which maybe they're remaking AVP? More

Posted by Hands Randall at 11:49 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bloody Disgusting outrage!!!!
Three words: proceed with caution. More

Posted by Tank Boy at 10:44 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bloody Disgusting outrage!!!!
More info: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41241 More

Posted by Fincher at 09:36 on 30 May 2009 | Report This Post

Bloody Disgusting outrage!!!!
Why won't Hollywood stop?? Why are they re-making Classic horror movies, I thought re-making 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was the biggest disgrace, and now 'Alien'!!!! These are iconic, classic movies. People don't want re-makes, these films don't need to be re-made. Films such as Alien aren't just made, it's a lot of luck coming together too, such as the entire cast being brilliant. Alien without Weaver is like human without skin. Why don't these people pick on another genre? Every day I'm readi More

Posted by princemadonna at 19:03 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

Aging
So this is what growing old will be. Each year more and more classic films from your formative years are remade / rehashed and messed up. Here's an original idea Fox Studios ... "have some original ideas and stop messing with the classics". More

Posted by kramaring at 15:29 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: A remake would be reprehensible
I'm sure the studios love a good trolling. More

Posted by UTB at 14:03 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Come on, seriously...
The only dated thing is Mother's screens...but that really isn't enough reason to desecrate Alien. More

Posted by FGT at 12:57 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

Come on, seriously...
Come on, seriously. Alien (And Aliens too) don't even date REALLY! We can watch that film for the rest of time, no need for a remake. It's an insult to a film that can truly stand the test of time! More

Posted by Mopictures at 12:38 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

Come on, seriously...
Come on, seriously. Alien (And Aliens too) don't even date REALLY! We can watch that film for the rest of time, no need for a remake. It's an insult to a film that can truly stand the test of time! More

Posted by Mopictures at 12:02 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

GIVE US RIDLEY SCOTT'S ALIEN 5, PRODUCED BY CAMERON!
Nuff said. More

Posted by Mopictures at 12:00 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

Why even bother
Alien & Aliens are two of the scariest movies I have ever seen (once only per movie). Unless they can guarantee the same, I am just not interested. More

Posted by Ptennisnet at 11:50 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Simple mathematics
L: Lemure There have been 6 movies starring the Aliens. 2 have been good. Aren't there any original scripts floating around Hollywood? 'd say 2 have been excellent; one misunderstood, one bad, one really bad & vs Predator Requiemfucking atrocious. More

Posted by Izzet at 10:12 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I'm just not going to watching it. No, I'm not. I'm NOT, I will not watch it. nope. Nadda. No. well, I might. then I'll get a gun. More

Posted by billkiller at 09:19 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

WHO EVER CAME UP WITH A REMAKE IDEA SHOULD BE SHOT BY Ridley SCOTT!!!
A fucking stupid idea!!!!Enough with the remakes and reboots. Let the fuckers die already!!!! More

Posted by delo21 at 02:45 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

Simple mathematics
There have been 6 movies starring the Aliens. 2 have been good. Aren't there any original scripts floating around Hollywood? More

Posted by Lemure at 01:06 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

The commercials are excellent so it is obviously in good hands but you wonder why they insist on repeating/reimagining/reworking/replacing these stories when so many others have failed. There really has been only 2 excellent alien movies. The rest have ranged from OK to very, very, very poor. More

Posted by pgmark at 00:47 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

So, let me get this straight...
A prequel to show how the aliens got to LV-426 may be a little iffy because of one little thing...I'm assuming no humans had any part in their landing on LV-426...so, will we be getting 90 minutes of puppets gargling and speaking their alien language with subtitles? Seriously...what the hell. More

Posted by MC85 at 00:01 on 29 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: BRING! IT!! ON!!!
L: MAL1201 Regardless of what anyone says, having BOTH Scotts on board is a total gaurantee of quality. That's - for my money - the two best directors anywhere in the world right now overseeing a project that is very dear to one's heart, surely a good sign. Ridley's no hack, he's the best director in the history of cinema and he won't let anyone screw this up. The world needs another Alien film and it looks like we're going to get the one one we deserve. Carl Erik Rinsch is More

Posted by Arfpint at 23:19 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

STOP
oh.... no... More

Posted by Black Hole at 22:51 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Bloody Pointless!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leave it alone. Note to Fox: You've taken a brilliant concept, made 3 bloody good, diverse, intelligent movies - we even forgive you for Alien 4 and the eye splittingly bad AVP movies. As a remake this will be THE final straw. As an origin movie, this could fly! All I have to say is remember these remakes...................Psycho!, The Hills Have Eyes, Omen 666, Halloween............................Have you learn't nothing? More

Posted by kittybinks at 22:04 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

BRING! IT!! ON!!!
Regardless of what anyone says, having BOTH Scotts on board is a total gaurantee of quality. That's - for my money - the two best directors anywhere in the world right now overseeing a project that is very dear to one's heart, surely a good sign. Ridley's no hack, he's the best director in the history of cinema and he won't let anyone screw this up. The world needs another Alien film and it looks like we're going to get the one one we deserve. Carl Erik Rinsch is a lucky motherfucker! A More

Posted by MAL1201 at 21:57 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: erm...
Dan O'Bannons script was pretty awful, but he did have the chestburster scene which is really what caught peoples attention.   I wouldn't have a problem with this as long as they don't say its a "remake" or a "prequel" - just have a story set in the Alien universe. And make it scary.   Still think Chris Cunningham should be behind the lense.   Hopefully Rothman stays the hell away from it - with the Scott brothers producing I hope there is a shield of protection ar More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 21:55 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: erm...
I know that they wrote a B-movie and that Ridley Scott and co were mainly responsible for making the film truely great. But Dan O'Bannon is still the guy who came up with the damn thing and also they guy who got all the super cool concept artists like Giger and Moebius on board. I dunno it just irks me as Ridley Scott really didn't create the film, he had a hand in it of course. I just really like Dan O'Bannon I guess. Dark Star rules! No O'Bannon= No Alien. More

Posted by arco2002 at 20:28 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Terrible idea just leave it alone
please just PLEASE LET IT DIE!!! It's gone too far for it to be respectful just let it go, man!!! This is gonna add to the list of never endings; Jason, Mike, John Rambo - we don't need hints anymore really we don't! More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:27 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

EH !!!
what a twat headed idea,all the money they earn think of something fu±@ing original More

Posted by triplenips at 19:48 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

EH !!!
what a twat headed idea,all the money they earn think of something fu±@ing original More

Posted by triplenips at 19:48 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Leave it alone!!! How can you remake one of the best Sci-Fi films ever without breaking it. The rate things are going we will be watching the same 'different films' every 10 years. Lets have something new to remake!! More

Posted by Dknight2035 at 19:01 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Remake - No! Prequel - Yes!
Remaking the original is a seriously bad idea. But, I must admit a certain curiosity over the potential of a prequel. More

Posted by Bushman at 18:59 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

A remake would be reprehensible
A prequel would be kinda funky. More

Posted by RevolloveR at 18:30 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
No remake or reboot pleasssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I really like the idea of an origin, I like many wish to know how the Aliens got on LV 426. There's a good team behind it, but I don't like the fact the director is effects heavy, most of the alien movies relied on physical effects, models and costumes. We shall see how this pans out... More

Posted by Bond at 18:26 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Do this right and you will earn a place in Heaven...
Ah, it was inevitable... I'm gonna go buy loadsa alcohol and reminisce over the first three films. More

Posted by Izzet at 18:25 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Do this right and you will earn a place in Heaven...
All the Hollywood producers and writers who think up "re-imaginings" should be shot at dawn by firing squad. More

Posted by paul.mccluskey at 18:15 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Do this right and you will earn a place in Heaven...
Reading the title of this article I did get an inward erection. Ouch. Thankyou Empire.   But as it seems that it is probably not a remake but an original tale I can relax a little bit, especially if Ridley Scott is forseeing it. Judging by the guy's commercials he seems an interesting choice (at least it isn't the Strauss Brothers...).  Now, if they can just focus on making the alien actually scary again.  And realise that they maybe don't really need a Ripley clon More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 18:00 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: hooray!
I can't bring myself to be angry at this. It has been a long time since we saw a good Alien movie: Aliens in fact. Both 3 and Resurection were interesting at best. If it manages not to make me want to pluck my own eyes out lthen it's a winner above AvP More

Posted by drugstore at 18:00 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

hooray!
wow! I can't wait! I think ALIEN is a horrible, smelly old from film with old actors from 1979 and it MUST be remade withnice shiny CGI and more action and sex so we can understand it! I will definitely watch this! More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 17:56 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Prequel yes, remake noooooooooo
Please. Please don't. Aliens is my favourite film of all time. You remake Alien, someone will remake Aliens. You've already fucked up the franchise with "ello guvn'r!" Alien 3 (everyone's a bloody cock-er-ney) and Alien 4 was just sad. PLEASE! Leave it alone! More

Posted by Arfpint at 17:40 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Terrible idea just leave it alone
L: chris wootton 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? sp; No, don't be silly. They'll be reBOOTS More

Posted by leroy17 at 17:34 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

8%@888*****!!!!!!!!
La la la la la la....I'm not listening.....la la la la la .... More

Posted by ROTGUT at 17:07 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Rinsch
Judging by the ads, this guy would be better suited doing Transformers than Micheal Bay ever would be. As long as it's not a remake/reboot then they can do what they want...if I don't like it, I won't watch it...just like AvP. More

Posted by evildave69 at 16:42 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

...I may have over reacted!
OK so it's not necessearilly a remake and a pretty talented team are attached to the project... but I can't see how a pre Alien origin story would have any legs. More

Posted by bronco3114 at 16:08 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Fuck you Fox/Hollywood!!!
Sequal's/Prequal's are one thing but for the umpenth time what's the point of these fucking remakes!!? Now by default I am not against all remakes and some of the more obscure movies that haven't quite imbedded themselves into pop culture can be ripe for a remake if enough water has passed under the bridge, even if they where pretty good to start with... BUT this is sacrillage of the highest order!!! What's next remake the Godfather, Blade Runner, Star Wars or perhaps The Dark Knight is ripe for More

Posted by bronco3114 at 15:57 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Alien re-make or origins?
I am comforted more by Scott's involvement but even if this film is made and is good. I still have the feeling that this is all going to be slightly pointless, still an alien origin story isn't that bad a prospect, so you never know. More

Posted by JJB888 at 15:53 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

My initial reaction, as Empire pre-empted, was NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! But reading the actual article, and the fact that this may not and SHOULD NEVER be a remake, I have reduced it to simply “Eh?”. This just sounds weird and pointless. More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 15:29 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Remake that's not a remake?
Am I the only one who finds it rather insulting that the headline reads 'Alien remake', then when one actually reads the article, they mention it might not be a remake at all? Probably just me, but it does seem unnecessarily misleading. More

Posted by Jimjams at 14:58 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Alien Saga
Well, as long as it is not a remake or a reboot ( terrible new fashion word in Hollywood) I am interrested. I've always had a fascination for the Alien movies , ( the Scott and Cameron movies were amazing) and I am curious what more they can do with the mythology. The alien creature design ( the giger one) is still the best movie monster ever, so whenever they make a movie with this beast in all it's gory evilness, i'm in. ( except for the horrible, horrible AVP 2) So let's keep an open mind More

Posted by dutchSith at 14:19 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

A remake would be totally useless since all the films are still excellent anno 2009. Be an origins story, yeah why not. Sequels are fine (not good, but entertaining). More

Posted by Bluehawk at 14:15 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: erm...
Did you read O'Bannon's script. If you did you would know why he doesn't get any credit for Alien's brilliance. More

Posted by Agent69 at 14:03 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

hmm...
I really don't see the need to remake a classic like this. You never know, it could be good but I just think it's a waste of time, not EVERY film has to be remade. It's good as it is so we should just leave it. More

Posted by Whistler at 13:59 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Carl Erik Rinsch...
Tom Rothman must die. And the fact that Ridley Scott is involved doesen't change the fact that this is one of the worst Hollywood ideas ever. It will totally kill the mistery of the first Alien. Go and make your Monopoly movie instaid Ridley. More

Posted by Agent69 at 13:54 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Aliens - The Begining
Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited. An origin movie of Alien!! With Riddley Scott attached.... Guys, if Riddley is involved, I am stocked. This will rock!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by Halo14 at 13:53 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

wtf!!!
wat the hell is going on? is this world going to hell or wat??? an alien remake??? waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?? i cant believe it. i this film is considered one of those classics that shud be untouchable like the godfather, jaws etc etc. oh and how much ur betting there cud be a possible remake of casablanca hahaa imagine it, cud have it in a high school wiv bloody zac efron and that bird he dates i forgot her name :O this is worst news ever!! More

Posted by Coolerking2007 at 13:51 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Carl Erik Rinsch...
is a really talented guy, which is why he really shouldn't start his movie career with the remake of a classic. I personally don't think this will be (re)made but if it is god help him. More

Posted by draney at 13:36 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

The world is going to hell on a hand cart
No! Leave this movie alone. Fox managed to f+++ up the series with Alien Resurection. Don't make things worse by making a prequel. Lucas did it and look what he turned in. More

Posted by Gold Digger at 13:33 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

POINTLESS
Yeah, and afterwards we can remake Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction and the fucking Godfather. Cretinous. More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 13:12 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

WHAAAAA
Why on Satan's tufty ballsack would they remake nigh-on perfection. Sure the sfx nowadays could make the Alien less like a tall man in a suit and actually alien-like and the computer stuff more up-to-date but Ridley made an instant classic right out of the box. You can't better it so what's the point. W****RS Holloywood I S**T'em More

Posted by Taz69 at 13:10 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

stupid and pointless.
it seems that about 90% of the american film industry today has zero to no imagination. and its becoming absolutely irritating the amount of times empire are telling us of the plus points of all these remakes. maybe empire are pretty big in america and are trying to sell more magazines true hollywood style. lastly, if this is a ruddy original tale then tell the guy writing it to keep it that way and not use the alien name to put arses on seats in the cinema. (i use arses as an ambiguous term of More

Posted by jascott at 13:08 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Don't mess...
If this is an original story enhancing the Alien we all know and love, then fine. If not, then STEP AWAY FROM THE FRANCHISE!!! Don't go near! Run as fast as possible in the opposite direction to this franchise. We've been infected with AVP dirge so we won't take kindly to another slap in the face!!! More

Posted by andyjd at 12:51 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

OMG
Well let me say i can't wait for this one i love the fact that hollywood is a cash cow minded load of old toss in fact i think they should follow this up with a remake of Goonies, Back to the Future, Ferris Buellers day off, Flashdance, The Conversation, 3 days of the Condor, Star Wars, Jaws, THX 1138 and er erm ok Duel and when they've done this i'll be justified in saying UK, European and Asian Cinema rocks and Hollywood sucks a big fat donkey.......... More

Posted by alabama worley at 12:40 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Terrible idea just leave it alone
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. More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:15 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Curiousity vs Common Sense......
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 More

Posted by nortonglr at 11:59 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Alien Continuation
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 a More

Posted by batfunk at 11:41 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Make it STOP!!!
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. D More

Posted by GreatScott!!! at 11:36 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Make it STOP!!!
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. D More

Posted by GreatScott!!! at 11:27 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

First Buffy and now THIS?!
Why is hollywood shitting all over us this week?! Why?! More

Posted by spikemonkey3000 at 11:26 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Nice Ads......
L: 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 More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 11:23 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

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. . . More

Posted by Anduril666 at 11:16 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

hmmm
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 Nost More

Posted by natman_begins at 10:55 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

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? More

Posted by steveg66 at 10:54 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

For Fuck's sake
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 More

Posted by davey_g at 10:40 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

All I care to write about this is...
Y? More

Posted by zenotrapp at 10:38 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

NooooooooooooooooOo
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Posted by zenotrapp at 10:37 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Alien remake!!
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 More

Posted by sleepwalker at 10:30 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Nice Ads......
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 runnin More

Posted by Ghidorah at 10:23 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

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, More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 10:16 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Nice Ads......
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 commun More

Posted by morg1138 at 10:06 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Nice Ads......
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 g More

Posted by FGT at 09:57 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

erm...
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. More

Posted by arco2002 at 09:55 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Alien Remake In The Works...?
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 More

Posted by mattdavies86 at 09:53 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

HOLD UP!
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. More

Posted by Director at 09:51 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

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 More

Posted by jobin at 09:49 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Nice Ads......
.....but......noooooooooooooooo!!!!! OK breath, keep an open mind, count to ten........and......nooooooooooooooo!!!! There you go Empire you were right up to a point. More

Posted by haffy73 at 09:48 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

Bull poo!
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 happe More

Posted by Seamie at 09:39 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

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