Monday, June 01, 2009

Alien Prequel?

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm not going to place it in my "Who ordered that?" category, but I'm not sure I endorse the idea.


  1. Hmm... I'm pretty sure I didn't order this. The first two "Alien" films were just about perfect, the second two nearly killed the careers of two spectacularly talented directors, and the less that is said about the "Alien vs. Predator" comics/movies/games, the better. So, given that any attempts to expand the "Alien" universe beyond the first two movies have instead just diluted and trivialized it, I'd say I really hope that the prequel never gets made.

  2. Yeah, I'm leaning in that direction, and for the same reasons. However, I love the Alien premise, and I'm trying to be optimistic.

  3. I think I'd be more optimistic of it were James Cameron or Ridley Scott (or, while I'm making a wishlist, Peter Jackson or Martin Scorcese or Steven Spielberg) actually producing and directing the picture; Tony Scott as the producer and a complete unknown as director do not fill me with good feelings.

    An awesome idea for the prequel: a movie that covers the events that led to the alien ship crashing on LV-426. It's clear from the "navigator" they find with the burst ribs that the ship didn't belong to the titular Aliens, but rather to another species of extraterrestrial that fell victim to them. Computer animation would obviously be required, and without any human characters, writing might prove difficult. Still, it would be one way to make a prequel with some pretense of artistic challenge.