Tony Scott Talks Alien Prequel & Warriors Remake

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With The Taking of Pelham 123 in theaters this week, director/producer Tony Scott has been on the receiving end of A LOT of questions about the many blogged-about projects he is rumored to be attached to. Coming Soon and Cinema Blend in particular snagged some great stuff from the mouth of Mr. T Scott, including a few updates on the Alien prequel and The Warriors remake.

Courtesy of the Screen Rant Lifestyle Convenience Initiative, here’s a quick glance at the latest from Tony Scott.

ALIEN PREQUEL

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When a new Alien film was first announced, Ridley and Tony Scott were attached as producers with their protege (and possible future son-in-law) Carl Rinsch attached to direct. When details became clear that the new Alien was going to be a prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic, suddenly 20th Century Fox was reportedly not-so-sure about Rinsch at the helm, supposedly asking for Ridley himself to take the reigns (Alien fans are currently holding their breaths in anticipation).

Here’s a bit of what Tony Scott had to dish about the Alien prequel:

“I don’t want to get caught in the middle. We’re in process on that, but I don’t have enough information to bring it to this table, but we’re going to make it.”

Ok, so it sounds like the whole director issue is getting sort of kind of fought out worked out right now. We’ll see how it plays.

For more from Tony Scott about the Alien prequel, hop on over to Coming Soon.

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THE WARRIORS

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The Warriors is a cult classic (“Can you dig it?”) and since the news surfaced that Tony Scott was going to be helming a remake of the 1979 original, The Warriors has been slowly drifting onto my radar screen. Here’s the deal so far with the remake: Out is the story of a gang framed for murder, on the run back to their home turf in Coney Island; in is the visionary story of a gang framed for murder, on the run back to their home turf in Venice Beach. See, that’s how remakes need to be done – you gotta switch it up!

Here’s what Tony Scott has planned :

…It’s almost like 9/11, bodies coming off, it just goes ballistic. Then these guys have got to get from the Vincent Thomas back to Venice, through all these different gang territories. And it becomes anarchy. The gangs are meeting, they’re meeting for a truce. Just like they were in the original. But once that truce is broken, they go back to their turf. And our guys, the Warriors, they’ve got to get back to their turf, back to Venice.”

Not to fear Warriors fans, Cyrus is still in there. For more with Tony Scott talking all the crazy things he has planned for The Warriors remake, hop on over to Cinema Blend.

Be sure to read through the interviews on both sites, as Tony Scott goes on to talk about a variety of other projects he has in the works, including a sequel to the 1983 David Bowie vampire/goth cult-classic, The Hunger; an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s famous journalistic memoir about the infamous Hell’s Angels, and even a project based on the true story of a Jersey mob who tried to take over the construction business in Germany, called Potsdamer Platz (apparently that’s the name of a train station in Berlin, and they’re already thinking of losing the name. Smart move).

That’s a pretty busy list there for Tony Scott. Which project looks good to you?

Sources: Coming Soon & Cinema Blend via Slash Film

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  1. oh i would soooooooooooooooooo love to see a warriors remake expecially if they still use all those New York spots. Loved the original and love the game. Very much looking foward to this one.

  2. wait a second… venice beach?… why? well now i’m iffy about this one…

  3. Problem with remaking The Warriors in our time is that Gangs are very different now. They all carry guns and ouzis. So will it be a shootout at every neighborhood???

    I dunno… It won’t have the same feel.

  4. I don’t know about the Warriors remake…no one can play the gang leader Cyrus like the orginial,”CAN YOU DIGGG ITTTTT!!!!”,LOL!

  5. To tell you the truth i’d rather see a prequel like how they did in the game… To me that was awesome

  6. Love the Scott brothers

  7. well I KNOW i’m dating myself with this post, but the Warriors came out as I was leaving high school and made a significant impression on me on multiple levels, talking about disaffected youth (hello punk movement), the disparity in the economic strata, crime and it’s causes and effects and coupled with some visionary and decently choregraphed fight scenes (for it’s time) with a sense of the underside of NYC being shown that is now no longer present. In other words, it was a helluva thought provoking film at a time when movies really helped shape a generation. It didn’t even say that these guys were good guys, just a bunch of dudes stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. Good casting and some well done performances from Beck and Remar especially. I am really torn about wether a remake is even needed, a movie like that has a certain moment in time quality that makes me dubious as to whether a redo of the film is even necessary.

  8. @piratedan
    I’m 100% with you on that but if they did the warriors and actually shot some of it in new york there could be a possibility that i can be an extra which would be sooo awesome. I grew up in the 80′s in brooklyn somewhat near coney and most of the places they showed within the movie havent changed as much… Except for the trains but yes i rather they not make a remake but a prequel. Showing how the warriors became and what they had to do just to be a part of the “circuit”… Plus we’d get to see all the other gangs in action like the high hats and the huns, saracens and the jones street boys… Boppers and the nearly most feared furies. But maybe thats just me wanting dreams to come true.

  9. That does sound weird, change nothing but the place.

    There was something so OTT about the Warriors that I can’t seem them recapturing that. It would seem almost daft now, but then just looked cool. Loved the baseball players with painted faces standing in the street. Even Ajax was unnerved!

    Also the guy (never remember his name) who played the whiney, devious baddie was brilliantly manic.

    Would take a lot to win me over. A lot of these cult movies from the 70s and 80s have a great raw feel to them, often due to not having the money or the tech, and had unknowns who made their names. You just know a remake will look slick and have names to bring in an audience.

  10. warriors…come out and playyeeaaaayyy!

  11. roger totally took my line.
    loved the first one.
    “you guys are good. real good”
    “we’re the best.”

  12. or perhaps….

    “we don’t hide who we are just because some whore shakes her ass”….

    too many good lines in that flick

  13. Always loved when the DJ reveals they had the wrong gang all along.

    “Sorry about that. Guess all we can do is play your a song.”

    Although, for all the great lines, some of the silent moments are the best – such as being on the train when the prom kids come on. That whole scene spoke volumes.

  14. Damn. Play you a song.

  15. steventhegit, yes, the train scene with the prom kids speaks volumes about the type of lives these guys live and what the other side is like. Smart filmmaking from Walter Hill right there!
    Althought I love Tony Scott’s films, I fear this might just be a full blown action movie without any substance. Althought I do not mind a senseless action film from time to time, but the original had messages and was well thought out that left an impression on you. Such as the train scene with the prom kids which steven has mentioned.

    “Can you count suckahs? I say the future is ours! If you can count?! Now look what we have here before us? We have the Saracens, standing next to the Jones Street Boys. We have the Moon Runners standing right next to the VanCourtland Rangers. Nobody is wasting nobody…and that is a Miracle!”

    YEAH!

  16. It’s not going to be any good guys!! Tony Scott is a hack in the first place, and the premise in the second place is wrong for updating…gangs back then wore uniforms of sorts and you could more or less tell who was in one when you looked across the street and saw some dudes in the same kind of lettered jacket. Nowadays, these jerks wear whatever and have almost NO HONOR, all of ‘em carrying guns, which would have made the ’79 Warriors a REALLL short movie. Say nope to this dope

  17. i don’t know if i missed something, but is this film going ot be based in an older setting or in today’s time?

  18. It should actually take place in the future.

    Vic

  19. I do actually remember hearing walter hill saying that the original was supposed to be futuristic in its own way… Gangs outnumbering the cops by large numbers, the whole comic-book feel to it, etc. So i think something futuristic would be cool as long as the only person that has a gun is luther. Hopefully cleon gets in a couple of more shots before they beat him to death and hopefully its good.

  20. first off its gotta be larry fishbourne for cyrus and sam jackson as the next leader then i think either giovanni ribisi or as much as i hate him juaquin pheonix jus to say “warriors come out to play” i think the warriors should all be unknowns apart from chaning tatum as ajax, and i think it should have all the old crews going to coney, we got enough gansgter movies with cripos n bloods

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