Agreed. Like I've said many times before, Scott just goes with the flow now. Doesn't seem like he makes much of a fuss about the writing in his movies anymore.Walter said:Hey, maybe this project has a shot now
In all seriousness, I don't think it was Lindelof alone that wrecked this movie for me.
Hahaha! True.Walter said:Fixed.
And as soon as they figure out a way to charge you for that use of their exclusive intellectual property, these ventures will all go away. =)Aazealh said:I was fine with things the way they were. I used *gasp* my imagination to fill in the blanks.
NightCrawler said:Great, now Ridley wants to do a Lucas: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051?utm_source=facebook
Remember when Prometheus had nothing to do with Alien?
Walter said:I, Nostradumbass, predict: That Trilogy Will Be Canceled Before It Sees the Light of Day.
Yeah, the whole thing is rather fishy; he doesn't want anything more to do with the franchise for 30 years, now it's all he's interested in doing for the next decade? It reminds me of Cameron saying he's now "in the Avatar business," except Prometheus wasn't such inexplicably great business. So, like Walter, I'm dubious this is all going to come to fruition. It just sounds like a bunch of big talk, "We're going to make a bunch of good movies" You couldn't even make one. Lucas is a great comparison with all his phony Star Wars prequel and sequiel trilogies he was bullshitting about for decades, "There's really 6 parts, no, 9, no, 12!" Yeah, right, and here they didn't even have anything to say about Alien in the one prequel they've done, now they need three more to bridge the gap? I mean, I guess at the rate they're going they could do as many movies that are barely related to Alien as they like, "... but we're going to need 6 more to bridge the gap." Plus, there's not even a mysterious to uncover. It's going to be the same shit we've heard for 30 years but in so many more stupid words, "They're WMDs, bro!" Yuck.ApostleBob said:Rdley Scott's getting pretty ambitious for a 78 year old. You gotta figure each movie takes 2 years to make at least...
Was cautiously optimistic with most of the sequel news but when I heard about the trilogy and read this, I give up.Skeleton said:
Now now. They have to save something for the third film. :)Griffith said:I'm trying to get back to my old, negative, naysaying self. So, on that note, if the filmmakers want to improve their prospects they should just have Michael Fassbender play every character in the movie; it probably won't fix the broken plot, though.
Cameron though is going to be stuck on Pandora for another decade maybe, perhaps after that if he doesn't want to take on Terminator. I agree, Aliens is amazing and pretty accessible to the every day fan just like Terminator 2 was to Terminator.Skeleton said:A part of me hopes they eventually can Scott and start throwing money at James Cameron until he agrees to write and direct a sequel. Why yes, I did watch Aliens again recently and was reminded of how completely badass that film is. How did you know?