Ridley Scott ‘Alien’ prequel to out-marvel ‘Avatar,’ drip with gore
HollywoodNews.com: If you’re getting excited for Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel, make sure you don’t eat before you enter the multiplex.
The director, 72, promises that it will be “really nasty” and remains an origin story about the intergalactic monsters. Scott originally directed the first 1979 film which went on to gross more than $80 million at the domestic box office.
Scott is on tap to helm two “Alien” prequels, the first of which will unspool next year.
Says Scott to Virgin Media: “The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?”
Not to mention, Scott is out to ace James Cameron in crafting a better film than “Avatar.”
“Jim’s raised the bar and I’ve got to jump to it,” Scott stated. “He’s not going to get away with it.”
Part of the rivalry stems from the fact that Cameron took over the “Aliens” franchise with its second chapter in the summer of 1986.
Earlier in the year, Scott told MTV News about the plot for the upcoming “Alien” prequel which takes place decades before Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley boards the Nostromo spaceship. Nonetheless, the main protagonist will be a woman.
Scott revealed: “It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out, ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’. The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle – there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair.
“Our man [Tom Skerritt’s Captain Dallas] climbs up and says, ‘There’s been an explosion in his chest from the inside out – what was that?’. I’m explaining who the Space Jockeys were.”
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