I was excited to here that Ridley Scott had taken the reins of a franchise he started back in 1979. A movie that had changed the way we look at movie monsters, space, and the future. In the past monsters and aliens were created with little imagination, most looking a lot like a man in a suit with bug eyes and a big cranium. The concept for the alien came from H.R. Giger, an artist whose work was the main focus for the world of Alien. The two images below is where the primary alien and face huger designs came from.
The movie was a box office success and spawned several sequels, but the franchise has basically gone dormant, thanks in large part to the Alien vs. Predator films. When news came out that a new film to the franchise would be hitting theaters in 2012 I was pumped to see what the original director would have in store. Months after the news of a new Alien film, Ridley Scott said in an interview that the film is now an original story based in the same universe, and the creatures in the film will have the same DNA as the Aliens we all know. I lost interest after the change in the story came about, that was until I watched the trailer for Prometheus, giving me a glimpse of whats to come. The trailers have left us in the dark as to whats going on, only getting news that there's a message left on earth at historical sites all around the globe. The message is supposedly an invitation for mankind to learn the answers of our origins. Of course we know things don't go to plan and there's more to the message than we first thought. It's the first time, watching a trailer, that I really have no idea whats going on or can even tell what the movie's about. I really hope that when the movie is finally released in June, I get something that truly is original.
Earlier this month their was news that a Blade Runner sequel is in the works, which is also a film directed by Ridley Scott. Originally the film was going to spawn two more sequels, but of course like most things in Hollywood, things never go as planned. Here's hoping something good comes out of this news.