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Alien Prequel Dead

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Sorry Alien fans. The prequel is dead.

Fox has announced that instead of making the Alien prequel, they will be reconfiguring the Ridley Scott project into an original sci-fi movie, titled Prometheus.

Noomi Rapace is set to star in the film - which has a March 9, 2012 release date.

Damon Lindelof, who co-created Lost, will work with Scott on the new script.

Ooooh, we like that!

Scott explained how the new movie idea came to happen:

"While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn't be more pleased to have found the singular tale I'd been searching for, and finally return to this genre that's so close to my heart."

This seems like a better idea, actually. Hollywood needs fresh ideas and even though Alien has a built-in audience, this new movie could be amazing.

Thoughts??

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8 comments to “Alien Prequel Dead”



  1. 1

    Very nice, Scott back to his roots. Cant wait!



  2. 2

    Of all the Alien movies the one I have always been hoping for and looking forward to was this one. What a drag.



  3. 3

    Aww :'(



  4. 4

    I'm disappointed, but I'm also excited to see what he's able to come up with. I just hope that this wasn't done because of some kind of legal/personal conflict.



  5. 5

    Shame.



  6. 6

    I think that its for the better actually. All the would have done is re-cast a bunch of new age hot teens into the starring roles like all the rest of the junk out today.



  7. 7

    thats a real shame. oh well fuck them



  8. 8

    No Alien prequel is downright criminal! WTF are they thinking?! That would've been a major blowout box office hit! STUPID!!!