There is now, even more, of a reason to be annoyed by Neill Blomkamp‘s ‘Aliens’ sequel being delayed as the new film would have given Ripley an ending. Not only that but it sounds like Sigourney Weaver‘s classic character would have gotten a satisfying ending and retconned the last couple of films!
First off. we all know the reason it was delayed but for those who missed it:
“Well, we have a great script. Fox asked us to delay so Ridley Scott could shoot his [second] Prometheus movie. That was too bad because we would have already done it by now.”
No offense to Fox but between ‘Prometheus’ not getting rave reviews from critics or audiences and the fact that Weaver isn’t getting any younger, this could have been a poor judgement call. If anything, there was no reason to delay filming a movie you’ve already greenlit and plan to release down the line. With Ridley’s film coming out in August 2017 we won’t have too much to wait on for this to begin filming right? Well…
“Now that we’re waiting for that, I have a couple of Avatars to do and Neill has The Gone World. So we’ll have to see what happens when we get back when those projects are over.”
It looks like we might have to wait even longer for this to happen but Weaver does want it to be filmed:
“It’s a great story and it’s satisfying to me to give this woman an ending.”
It isn’t just Ripley that we would learn more about but also of the aliens themselves:
“The script itself has so much in it that’s so original, but also really satisfies the, I would say, the primal needs of the aliens.It’s a tribute to all of the great work that the other directors have done, in a way, but goes in a completely new direction. I hope we’ll do it.”
I hope it gets made too!
So how exactly does it fall into the current ‘Aliens’ cinematic vision? Weaver is a little vague on that:
“It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie. It’s just more, I would say, following Jim Cameron’s story about these characters, rather than just ending up in this sort of monastery in space, which was [Alien3 screenwriter] Vincent Ward’s idea and Fox elected to go in that direction. I think Fincher was fine with that. Each director kind of wanted to creates a whole new set of circumstances. In this case, it picks up, it follows directly the circumstances of Jim Cameron’s Aliens.”
I do hope this gets made but only time will tell.
Now that you’ve heard a little more about this ‘Aliens’ sequel are you even more annoyed that there has been a delay? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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