– Jul 11, 2021 – 10:09:59 AM
After the fiasco that was Alien: Covenant (2017), caused by the own Ridley scott and what motivated the 20th Century Fox to send the franchise ‘to the freezer’, it seemed like it would stay that way for a while.
However, there is a project to revive it as a television series. This comes from the hands of Noah hawley, who has the role of creative producer. This author spoke about this matter in a recent interview.
The Alien series will not have Ellen L. Ripley
When they asked Hawley what was next for him, he commented ‘it is [una] Alien series for FX, taking on that franchise and those amazing Ridley Scott, James Cameron and David Fincher movies’.
He commented that they were not just monster movies. At least for this creative, his theme ‘It’s about humanity caught between our primordial and parasitic past, and our Artificial Intelligence future, and both are trying to kill us’.
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What stage is the series at? For the comments of Noah hawley, has barely written a couple of scripts, but hopes to start filming from ‘the next spring’. Highlighted ‘when you get to something with this level of visual effects, you have to prepare a lot’.
Something they asked him is if this new program has to do with the story of the lieutenant Ellen L. Ripley, played by the actress Sigourney weaver. In reality, it will not.
Part of the story will take place on Earth
‘This is not a Ripley story’he stated, adding afterwards “He is one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told perfectly and I don’t want to mess with it.” Afterwards, he revealed ‘It is a story that also takes place on Earth’.
That is certainly a very different approach for most of the films in the franchise, if you leave out the crossovers from Predator where that idea has also been handled.
Hawley explained ‘Alien stories are always trapped… Trapped in a prison, trapped in a spaceship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a bit so that the assumptions of ‘what if you can’t contain it?’ be more immediate ‘.
Without a doubt, what the producer raises is interesting. By the way, and before anyone asks, the series has neither a launch window nor any actor recruited to the cast. He still has a long way to go.