Friday, April 23, 2010
RIDLEY SCOTT Talks ALIEN Prequel Details
After years of slapping the memory of one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever, Alien, finally it sounds like a film based on that mythos might not suck. Granted James Cameron's Aliens was awesome but after that it was pretty much suck across the board. Fast forward to 2010 where Ridley Scott has stepped up to make an Alien prequel that might actually be really good. Here's what Scott had to say about it:
"It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. 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. Remember that?"
"And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says 'There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?' I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I'm explaining who the space jockeys were."
For those scratching their heads about Space Jockey, think back to the first movie. When the Nostromo first got the distress call and went to investigate the found a ship. In that ship were these weird pilots all busted out from alien babies. Apparently this movie is all about those folks. Even though years and years ago an Alien comic did a cool job of explaining those folks but I've still alway wanted to see a movie about them. Hopefully with Scott at the helm it'll be awesome.