Briefly: Scant info here, but as Ridley Scott preps his possible Alien prequels, word is starting to come down about actresses who have tested for the lead role. Deadline relays word that Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “met [with Fox and Ridley Scott] and left a strong impression.” Yes, the actress is signed to the Sherlock Holmes sequel, but things are still pretty early on in the Alien prequel timeline.
The most useful bit about this news is that it might be the first step towards confirmation of something a lot of people had probably assumed: that, as with Alien, Ridley Scott might be orienting the story around a heroine. It can’t be Ripley, obviously, and lets pray that he (and the rumored rewriter Damon Lindelof) aren’t working with anyone who could possibly be related to Ripley. But the idea of a strong female lead anchoring the picture is a great one. Though as an Alien fan I’m not yet convinced that this is a good idea, I’m still eager to learn more.
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Last year it was announced that 20th Century Fox had hired Ridley Scott to direct a series of 3D prequels to the classic sci-fi film Alien. Apparently Scott is about the begin the casting process and has a meeting scheduled with Prince of Persia/Clash of the Titans star Gemma Arterton for the lead female role.
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We’ve known for years that Ridley Scott has wanted to return “to where the alien creatures were first found and explain how they were created” for his Alien prequels, and bit by bit, he’s been expanding on what such an origin story would entail. Read More »
Depending on how you felt about the final season of Lost, this news will either excite or infuriate you. Word is that Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof met with Ridley Scott and studio reps from 20th Century Fox, and is now set to do a rewrite on the script for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel. Learn more about this (possible) development after the break. Read More »
20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated Alien Anthology Blu-ray set was officially announced this morning and you can officially pre-order the set on Amazon for $97.99, 30% off the $140 list price. The Blu-ray box set will be released on October 26th 2010, the same day Universal Pictures is releasing the Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-ray. Read the full press release with full disc details after the jump, along with more photos.
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Ridley Scott talked a bit about his Alien prequels over this past weekend, but most of what he said is just reiterations and rewordings of info we’ve already had. But he’s also talking a bit about 3D, and how he’ll put the tech to work for the Alien films without sacrificing the atmosphere that made Alien such an experience. Read More »
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Yesterday we finally learned early details about Ridley Scott‘s upcoming Alien prequel (you can read the story here). Turns out there is more to the story — or should I say STORIES.
Collider was at the Robin Hood junket today and learned that Ridley Scott has plans for not one, but two prequel films. Scott referred to the two films as “prequel one and two”, but admits that he is only working on part one at the moment. So who knows when he might ever get around to part two. Scott also confirmed the previous report that he will shoot the prequels in 3D.