RELEASE DATE: JUNE 8TH 2012
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UPDATE: NEW Synopsis released:
The old one:
Well that barely answers anything.
Set for release on June 8th, 2012 (USA) this film marks Ridley Scott's return to the SCIFI genre, for which he made the incredible films BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN. The film started off as a prequel to ALIEN, since then, it's become extremely unclear if it still is. Michael Fassbender, one of the main stars, claims it is very related, and there have been many unconfirmed reports of xenomorphs and space jockeys being constructed for the film.
At the moment, besides the fact no-one can make up their mind as to this film being related to Alien or not, we don't know much about it. Except for the cast, which will consist of Noomi Rapace as the film's star, playing a character named "Elizabeth Shaw". Also in the film will be Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Charlize Theron.
David Lindelof, one of the writers for Lost, was hired to take on writing duties for this film. He ended up throwing out most of the old script and making something much bigger. Here's a recent interview with him, explaining this film (a little):
We don't know the rating or budget, either.
Another bit of info we have is that Neville Page, the designed who worked on the aliens in Avatar, Cloverfield, and Star Trek, will also be helping with this film to design something. Here's a recent quote from him in regards to working on this film:
Ridley was just quoted as saying there's no xenomorphs in the movie.
Only space jockeys.
All the news below came about when the film was known only as a true prequel to Alien. It's status as such is currently unknown, as is if any of the below is still going to be true or not.
I have no idea if this is gonna work or not. It has a lot working for and against it. But I really hope it works out and results in an awesome alien sequel which we haven't had in ages. For those that don't know, Ridley Scott was the director of Alien.
MTV Ridley Scott Interview posted:
In an interview awhile back, Ridley described it as a "Whole new bag of tricks" so at least he's making an effort to give us something new. There's also the news that he's getting Giger, the guy that created the Alien design, to help out:
The one thing that has me unsure is if Ridley is gonna be able to pull this off or not. Sure he's the guy that made Blade Runner and Alien, but it's been ~24 years since he last made a scifi/fantasy movie, so hopefully he hasn't lost his touch. It's really sucks Dan O'Bannon, the guy that wrote the first, died last year. Would've been awesome to have had him on this as well. The guy that appears to be writing it I can't really make any decisions on, since this is his first film.
UPDATE: It's now confirmed to be two films, not just one. And they will be shot in 3D using updated "Avatar" cameras.
Hitflix interview with Ridley Scott posted:
SO yeah, for those that still remember this: rumors had been going about that a certain script that was getting passed along the internet was the script for the film. I hadn't been hearing very good things about it but that doesn't matter anymore, as one of the writers for Lost was hired to do rewrites. But there are still some big problems going on now. Ridley wants a HUGE budgeted ($250 million), R rated movie. Fox wants that budget cut big time and a more commercial friendly rating of PG13. So now we just have to wait and see what exactly is going to happen with that. Hopefully this will all still be worth the wait.
HR Giger is confirmed as being on board now, and the film will apparently be just ONE movie, and not the 2 parter we were expecting.