Posted Mar-05-2015 2:01 PM
In the not too distant past, circa 2002, there was great excitement at the prospect of having Ridley Scott and James Cameron collaborate on a fifth Alien movie. Ahh....I remember it well!
“You know I thought it’d be nice. I’d do it. It really is entirely dependent on the take on the material. It’s all about material. I’ve been asked about Alien 5, and I said of course. We’ve started a script meeting. I mean, I’ve started it off so I may as well close the door – if in fact this is meant to be the last one.”
“I will decide in the next 5 weeks. I’m looking at Alien 5 [for] sure. Why not? Maybe.” ~ Ridley Scott, The Latino Review, 2002.
“We’re looking at doing another one. Something similar to what we did with Aliens. A bunch of great characters, and of course Sigourney. I’ve even discussed the possibility of putting [Arnold Schwarzenegger] into the Alien movie.” ~ James Cameron, BBC One interview, 2003.
Then Fox announced Alien Versus Predator and that was the end of a possible Alien 5, and any involvement by Scott and Cameron!
Now that we have confirmation of Ridley Scott as a producer on the upcoming Alien 5, having seen Blomkamp's artwork, and some cast members from ALIENS returning, it would appear things have come full circle, and that both directors will definitely be an infuence on the final film!
I though it was worthwhile taking a look at the latest Strange Shapes article. It includes excerpts from various interesting interviews with Scott and Cameron and some very familiar sounding plot ideas!
Read and enjoy! : Ridley Scott and James Camerons Alien-5
"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger