Ridley Scott's Prometheus (Alien Prequel):

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movie elitist
I have a counter-theory.

Ridley Scott likes money.
I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.
There was going to be facehuggers instead of black goo in the original draft until, and I quote, "script doctor Damon Lindelof" came along. Along with the more xenomorph-looking version of Fifield-zombieman above it was probably ment as a more direct alien prequel at some point.

edited 8th Oct '12 8:25:54 AM by LE0Night

203 TheBatPencil8th Oct 2012 12:34:04 PM from Glasgow, Scotland , Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
That does sound interesting. I think it would have benefited from trimming down on the "life cycle" stages/elements and instead dedicated that time to making the film scarier.
And let us pray that come it may
(As come it will for a' that)
204 vijeno14th Oct 2012 06:25:02 AM from Vienna, Austria
You know, if I were to write the sequel, I'd so look at the Headscratchers page for ideas. It's amazing what people here came up with!
Left Eye
In case anybody hasn't seen, this is a draft by Spaihts.

There was also a Lindelof draft, but it got pulled. I can tell you that his style of writing is.... different.
I'm on page 98, and I'm actually really liking it.
207 DaddyMulk11th Jan 2013 05:52:01 AM from [citation needed]
Buy, or else!
Saw it a couple weeks ago, disliked it greatly for several reasons. This is one of them: the first Alien was a movie heavy on themes (what with all the metaphors for sex, rape, maternity, cancer, primal fears and so on) but one could disregard these and enjoy the film simply as a great horror/sci-fi flick. Prometheus however bashes us on the head with heavy-handed themes such as belief, faith, the creation of life (Shaw's angst for being sterile for example), the existence of a god/gods, but utterly fails to deliver, and the film suffers for it. The scientists made what is probably the greatest scientific discovery ever but everyone acts as if it's a failure and/or nobody gives a shit. And what was the point of having the film set at Xmas, other that heavy-handed symbolism (and the fact that the ship has random things aboard such as a Xmas tree, a piano, an axe, a bike, but no weapons grin)? And the fact that Vickers was Weyland's daughter could be interesting, but as it's presented it comes rather out of left field and amounts to nothing.

As an added "bonus", we Italian viewers are familiar with a comedy show wherein two thirty-somethings play father and son. The one who plays the father has a weird make-up that unfortunately looks like the one they put on Guy Pearce's face. So this stupid decision from the special FX department caused even more unintended hilarity here. evil grin
208 HallowHawk6th Sep 2015 09:07:10 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Before I say anything else, I have to apologize for two things:

1. Re-starting this thread.

2. Asking this, which is more of the lore in general rather than the film: For the M 41 A Pulse Rifle's magazine, where is it located?
I still don't know if I like Prometheus or not, and I bought the Blu-Ray. I guess I liked all of the characters, but what I didn't like was the incredible Idiot Plot required to get things going.
210 HextarVigar6th Sep 2015 10:15:19 AM from The Big House
That guy
[up][up]Just in front of the trigger, below the ammo counter. The trigger for the grenade launcher is just ahead of that.

edited 6th Sep '15 10:18:12 AM by HextarVigar

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211 HallowHawk6th Sep 2015 06:09:03 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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212 TargetmasterJoe24th Sep 2015 01:50:14 PM from The City, USA , Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!

We've got confirmation on Prometheus 2's official name.

It's Alien: Paradise Lost.
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