Ridley Scott Wants to Replace the Alien
I’m not a big fan or Ridley Scott’s new Aliens films, both Prometheus and Covenant were terrible films filled with plot holes and ridiculous storylines. I never felt that I needed to know how the Alien came into being, and with Scotts plans for future films, it looks like he doesn’t care either. During a recent round table with Hollywood reporter, he spoke about the Aliens series and dropped some nugget about “his” franchise.
“We went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and re-evolve the universe of the alien, who—I think the beast has almost run out, personally, You’ve got to come in with something else. You’ve got to replace that.”
So what, you think a blond Michael Fassbender would make a better villain than the Xenomorph? Scott admits that it’s tricky whilst speaking with Yahoo Movies.
“In my career, which has been pretty long, there’s only been, with the greatest respect for the people I’ve worked with, two real, real originals,” he said. “Funnily enough, I came across a guy called HR Giger and if I hadn’t got that monster you would not have had that movie.
“I saw the drawing – the drawing was drawn for the book, not the film – and I was so kind of taken, I flew to Switzerland where he lived because he didn’t want to get the plane as he was scared of flying. I met him in Zurich at his home and I persuaded him to travel by train to come to England and live at Shepperton studios for ten months. And he did.”
“It wouldn’t have been the same movie,” he continued. “Whilst the cast was wonderful, with Sigourney [Weaver] and Harry [Dean Stanton] and those people, but without that eighth passenger it wouldn’t have been the same film.”
“What I’m trying to say is that there are rarities, there are those [ideas] that occur once in the while, not that often, but when they do grab them and hang on to them.”
Luckily for fans of the original Aliens series, Covenant failed to make any big splashes with box office takings or critics, and with the fox take over by Disney closing in, the series could decide to take a different direction. How about a sequel to Aliens? Just saying! If Scott does continue the films, we could see the Aliens completely benched in favour of David’s (Fassbender) plans of destruction.
The idea of dropping the Alien is just prepostreous, and the only reason we have been watching Scotts recent films is to finally get to see a proper xenomorph. Whilst the prospect of see a conclusion to David’s story line is somewhat appealing, i’d much rather have an Alien heavy sequel. Lets hope the Covenant is the last of Scott’s involvement in the series.