Alien Reboot On The Way

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

alien remake Alien Reboot On The Way

The Hollywood remake craze continues with the (bad) news that 20th Century Fox intends to remake/ reboot the Alien Franchise. Yes – you really read that correctly. In space no one can hear you scream. However, on Earth they can!

Bloody Disgusting is the first to break the news on the remake/reboot whose actual plot is still up in the air. It could be an origin story/ prequel to the original Sigourney Weaver Alien, or a total remake.

There’s still some light at the end of the tunnel though, as original Alien director Ridley Scott is involved in the project.

To some the original Alien film is a lauded classic in the Science Fiction genre and pretty much near untouchable as remake material. That doesn’t seem to worry Fox, who last year unmade remade  the celebrated classic The Day The Earth Stood Still. The studio also sullied the Alien franchise with the dire Alien Vs Predator films earlier this decade.

Ridley Scott is involved in a producing capacity only along with his brother (and Scott Free partner) Tony Scott, as well as Michael Costigan. According to Bloody Disgusting the film will be directed by Carl Rinsch; apparently Rinsch is a commercials and music video director who has previously worked for Scott Free Productions. Could he be a Ridley Scott protégé?

At this point it doesn’t really matter  – it’s still a bad idea. Hollywood (and 20th Century Fox in particular) seem to have a total lack of respect for the movies that they have in their back catalog. Remakes and reboots are the current rage – mainly because they have “brand name recognition”.

Fox, however, just seem to want the cash – they’ve had a stellar year so far producing sub-standard fare and the way they’ve treated franchises such as X-Men and The X-Files borders on insanity. And don’t even get me started on the above mentioned crappy remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. Why can’t the studio make sequels to beloved franchises, rather than remake them for younger audiences or better still leave them alone?

It appeared that Fox might be making amends by hiring Robert Rodriguez to help drive the Predator franchise back to the big screen. A Schwarzenegger-starring sequel would be ideal, but we know why that can’t go down (always politics). Scott’s involvement in Alien is a major plus for this project – but why not have it as a sequel with Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley? I’m sure that Weaver would want to be involved if Scott was producing and fans of the original movies would be pretty excited by that.

alien aliens Alien Reboot On The Way

If Indiana Jones, Rambo and Die Hard can return to our screens, then surely so can Ellen Ripley. Weaver has in the past discussed a new Alien project with Scott, so the relationship is still there. Heck, she’s even worked with James Cameron on Avatar - I’m sure the three of them could come up with a quick treatment for a fifth Alien film rather than a reboot.

As per usual this is all rumor right now, so there’s much that could change. Hopefully Weaver’s involvement is what will change, so let’s hope that fans of the franchise make enough noise to help get a fifth film off the ground rather than a remake!

More on the Alien prequel/remake/reboot when we get it – so get shouting folks!

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. Wrong director again, why not James Cameron? I liked Aliens 10x more than Alien and Alien was great, Aliens was just OMFG AWESOME.

    • Apples and oranges…while Cameron’s film was wildly exciting and action packed, The Scotts have produced with “Alien” what is widely considered to be the most “perfect” film ever produced, and deservedly so.

  2. Hey Huggybear, I love your piture. SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!

  3. Good or bad it’s still evidence for Hollywood’s lack of creativity.

  4. A roots/ origin movie would be OK, so long as Sigourney Weaver has nothing to do with it…her ego went out of control.

    However, a complete remake is unnecessary.. The film Has not aged…. It is a masterpiece that cannot be perfected through any “directors cut” or remake. If they did remake it, many who refused to watch the pathetic “sequels” (I walked out 1/2 way through “ALIENS” would probably trash our alien DVD’s and props.

  5. Aliens is my favorite movie, hands down. The whole reboot thing is really getting annoying and ridiculous! I’m all for another sequel, or a prequel. But if they do a prequel, or an origins, how about some light on the big elephant looking alien from Alien, ya know the pilot on the ship that was carrying the eggs…… Darkhorse did great a great origins, and had some killer mini-series, but when they started doing Aliens vs ( anything other than Predator) it was crap. The AvP movies were such a let down along with the rest of the franchise after Aliens. I have alot of faith in Scott and Cameron, if either one has a big part of making this movie, they will not let us down….

    P. S. The only thing worse than a reboot of this, would be if Michael Bay or Uwe Boll took over as director…..

    and @ JJ, how could you walk out of Aliens????

  6. If someone has the nerve to reboot Star Trek, Alien wouldn’t be too far behind.

  7. LOL @ JJ, I’m sure he’s joking…


  9. @John,
    And my vision for the new bravehart with Robert Pattison is for our Teeny-Twitter Demographic!
    Seth Rogen as Edward Longshanks because as the audience says “he is, like, so funny! LOL OMFG!”
    As Doug The Bruce — Rainn Wilson.

    And my vision for Bravehart is not a remake or reboot but a RE-imagining! Hence the love story, CGI explosions, dragons and vampires.
    Yes! Someone get me a producer!

    This is also copyrighted.

  10. @SK
    But since there will be no blood, I want my cut! Is there a lawyer in the house??!! :-)

  11. @John, then you will be Executive Producer.

    Robert Pattison as William Wallace
    Rainn Wilson as Robert The Bruce
    Seth Rogen as Edward Longshanks
    Kirsten Dunst as Wallace’s first love
    Kylie Minogue as Princess Isabelle
    Dhimon Housen as Wallace’s African sidekick Zahala
    Bobby Lee as Wallace’s wise-cracking Circus performer companion on his travels to China.

    What a cast!!!

    In an age of where tyranny ruled, one man rose for freedom of his people soaring through the sky…on a dragon!

    Oh man, this is exciting! Maybe I should just write a treatment and send it!

    all copyrighted.

  12. Ridley Scott = Yes

    No Ridley = Queer, MTV-ish, short attention span,riddlin dummy, CW, Hip Hop, Garbage poo

    I still demand a Blade Runner sequel!!!!

  13. When Ripley and crew first found the Alien ‘nest’, there was a large extra terrestrial that was sitting in some sort of control chair, presumable the one who sent the warning. I’ve always wondered what that creature was and how it became a victim of the Aliens. That would be a movie I would look forward to.

  14. Personally, I think we should do ‘Gone With The Wind’ next,

    or maybe, ‘Citizen Kane’, Talk about long overdue.


  15. @Trust no1, I hope you’re being sarcastic because sk was being sarcastic, lol.

  16. there’s confusion on whether this is a reboot or a prequel. I believe it’s a prequel.

  17. I think they should remake Caddy Shack.

  18. What’s worse then these reboots is bringing back characters that are dead in the story or too old in real life.
    Weaver was really young in the first film how’s it going to look now with her in a prequel???

    Reboots have no soul,,, :-)
    Don’t support them!

  19. I was a bit torn when I read this so I popped in “Alien” and I have to say the movie is excelent but…the audio track is horrible. I have $6,000 worth of equipment in my living room and I actually turned it off because of the horrible audio. I love watching my old favorites but new and fresh is fun to. I loved the Star Trek reboot! Bring it on…reboot it and see if you can do it right. Who cares…nobody’s going to make you watch it. You know you will anyway when and if it comes out!

  20. XTrust and SK47

    I’ve deleted the offending comment and the reply. I don’t want to see that sort of vitriol here on the site.


  21. Vic I want to appologize but you can understand why I took offense to XTrust’s comment.
    Should have known better, sorry again.

  22. @SK

    Understand completely.


  23. The ONLY Alien film that they should remake is Alien 3. Come on, folks. It was the end of this great franchise before they started rolling and you know it. It was garbage. Start where the masters left off. After Aliens… where can we go… especiall now… with CGI? Hmm….

    A reboot of Alien 3 is far from as insulting as a reboot of the entire franchise. Two masterpieces… and then… nothing…? That’s no way to end a series. Give us 3 Alien masterpieces and many fans will be happy.

  24. I do not want a Alien rebot movie.I want Siguorney Weaver in the next movie.

  25. all of the alien films suck. The only good one was Alien Resurrection.

    • Um…you’re joking right?

  26. I’d like to see a reboot of Aliens, but this time they should tag on an epilogue that will not allow them to kill Newt in a sequel.