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03/18/2012

Is the 1979 movie "Alien" getting "prequeled"? Looks like it

AlienstillsYaphetKottoRidley Scott's 1979 horror movie "Alien" remains pretty much timeless even by today's standards, and it sounds as if he is trying to either recreate that movie, make a prequel, and is out of ideas.

According to this story in Variety, the new Scott movie "Prometheus" is a sci-fi horror movie that looks a lot like Alien, looks a lot like Alien, and looks a lot like Alien. That link includes an interview with Scott, where he basically concedes there are no more action or science fiction ideas left.

Unlike Alien, there is no sign of an actual alien jumping out of a dude's stomach. At least not yet. And Prometheus does not include Yaphet Kotta shooting a flame thrower at aliens.

The hook of this movie is: "A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

The movie is scheduled for a June 8 release. It stars Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and a bunch of other good looking people.

 

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charlton

this is old news. in an interview over 3 weeks ago Scott explains the connection: "The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That's the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well." Just because it's a sci-fi flick with a dark feel doesn't mean that it's related.

Apple Pie

This movie looks like garbage. It's a total re-run of Alien. Who gives a cr*p. Hopefully it will fall on its face and go 'direct to dvd'.

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