Communion Of Dreams


Well, I feel like an Alien has been chewing on my gut, trying to get out, so . . .
July 31, 2009, 8:26 am
Filed under: Health, movies, Ridley Scott, Science Fiction, Space, YouTube

The nasty bit of lower GI gak I mentioned earlier this week has been an ongoing joy since. Yes, I saw a doctor yesterday. No, it is nothing to worry about. Just a bug, probably viral, which has kept me more grumpy and less productive than usual.

But this news made me smile:

‘Alien’ prequel takes off

Ridley Scott attached to return as director

Twentieth Century Fox is resuscitating its “Alien” franchise. The studio has hired Jon Spaihts to write a prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director.Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

Well, that last paragraph is a rather pathetic summation of the original film. Here’s the original trailer:

Which doesn’t explain much, granted, but sure captures the feeling a whole lot better.

Anyway, having Scott involved should be good for the project. We’ll see.

Jim Downey

(Via MeFi.)


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