As you all know, I'm a diehard ALIEN fan. My friends and family have been trying to get me into therapy for years. Don't make me choose, people.
With that said, I do not want to see a PREQUEL to Alien made. Even with RIDLEY SCOTT directing, no. Scott has always said he'd be interested in showing the Alien Homeworld and where the "Space Jockey" came from. One of the main reasons why the Space Jockey is so cool in ALIEN is that it's shrouded in mystery. Let it stay that way, please!
Yes, seeing more Space Jockey and Giger environments could look amazing. And Ridley Scott is a great director (one of my favs) and I've always dreamt of him doing another Alien film. But do not give into Temptation. I know I do not want to see poorly done CG Space Jockeys running around - and you know Fox will not give it the proper FX budget to pull it off properly. Nor do I want to see current "hot" [TV] actors interacting with them. I've read those comics and yes, they sucked. Its an uphill battle for an unnecessary story. Let the Space Jockey and the origin of the "Derelict Ship" stay a mystery, I say.
Personally, I'd support Scott if he said it was going to be ALL Aliens and Space Jockeys, NO humans at all, and no dialogue. Full-on visual storytelling, set in a Giger backdrop, with an eerie & powerful Musical Score. THAT I would pay to see. Hell, that's what I want in an Alien Vs Predator movie, too. But the Masses would hate it. Shit, most people won't even watch a foreign film cause its sub-titled!
Scott has also said he would go with the idea that the Aliens are NOT natural creatures, but instead are genetically created bio-weapons - an idea I abhore. It goes against the core themes, symbolism and message of the Alien films. Fuck it, why not add CLONES to the mix, while you're at it... yeah, an army of Ripley Clones!
I don't need to know where things come from. Enough with the Origins. Enough with the Prequels. Enough with the remakes. Enough with the retconning. Enough with tying everything together in a nice big bow.
related audio clip:
Patton Oswalt's "At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel"
This diehard ALIEN fan does not support an Alien Prequel. I cannot handle watching my beloved fucked with anymore. Current "Hollywood" lacks the abilities needed for this project to succeed. sigh, but I lack the strength to battle Fox and minions of ticket-buying people who thought the AVP movies were great and scream for "more! more!"
I wish Fox would stop dragging ALIEN'S beaten, mauled corpse through the streets. Please give it an honorable burial where it can rest in peace.
(prequel rumor, via AliensCollection.com)