‘Memory: The Origins Of Alien’ is an upcoming documentary that is meant to show us the in and outs of how the iconic 1979 film came to bite. The trailer for this treasure trove of facts about the movie shows how interesting it was primed to be and the latest clip reveals ‘Alien’ screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s original idea for the film.
Of the project, Philippe shared:
“I think that there’s a hundred ways to approach a movie like Alien, there are so many different themes and ideas. You could make an entire feature just about Ripley. You could make an entire feature about the clash that happened between Dan O’Bannon and Walter Hill and David Giler. Those are stories that, in a way, have been told, but to me, I really connected with this idea of origins. I felt, first of all, that Dan O’Bannon is the unsung hero of Alien. I think that people don’t really understand how vital he was to the movie being what it is. In my research, I very quickly started zeroing in on this idea of the symbiosis that occurred between Dan O’Bannon, H.R. Giger, and Ridley Scott and how, quite frankly, Alien is the result of that sort of triptych of that symbiosis between those three.”
You can check out the “They Bite” clip right here!
I, for one, had no idea that this was the original title that a script was attached to was “They Bite” or how much the movie evolved from concept to being on the big screen.
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What did you think of the latest clip from ‘Memory: The Origins Of Alien’? Will you be checking out this documentary as to the origin of the movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of Aliencreators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory. The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of Alien and dedicates focus on the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene.
‘Memory: The Origins Of Alien’ will be released in a limited theatrical run and On Demand on October 4th, 2019!