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07.31.09 22 Comments

Well this is big news.  It’s been rumored for a while that Fox wanted to do an Alien remake with Ridley Scott producing.  But today Variety reports that the plan is actually for a prequel, and Ridley Scott will direct.  To put that in perspective, it’s basically like if Robert Plant agreed to sing for a Led Zeppelin cover band.  Somehow Ridley Scott went from being the guy who turned down both Alien sequels to the guy who’ll make prequels, movies about Monopoly – whatever studio execs want. (*whispers*) I think he might be a replicant.

The film will be a direct prequel to Scott’s original 1979 film. This leads me to believe that the film will tell the story of the crew of the empty ship that is discovered in the first film. In a 2002 interview, Scott wanted to return “to where the alien creatures were first found and explain how they were created.” [/Film]

You know what are super cool?  Sharks.  You know what’s not that interesting?  The story of how sharks were created.  Jesus made the aliens, just like he designed Kirk Cameron’s banana and was the original sharkitecht behind shark week.  Origin stories are stupid.

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