Apparently no one can leave the Alien or Predator franchises alone, and all they continue to do is screw them up further and further. Nothing significant has happened since P2 or Alien Resurrection, and I don’t have high hopes for either’s success, though according to Ain’t It Cool News and Quint it won’t be a full on re-make, and director of the original Alien, Ridley Scott (Gladiator, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down ), may have a part as a director. None of this seems set in stone, but frankly the idea of a person outside of Sigourney Weaver playing Ripley just poops in my cheerios.
So what will happen if this pans out?
We’ll have another overzealous special effects film that plays a distant second to the original make at it’s best, though we sure will have upgraded technology that will offer plentiful amounts of CGI acid dripping and tentacles running about. Frankly, James Cameron and Stan Winston’s special effects creations have stood the test of time and are far more frightening than CGI creatures.
We will all be subject to what the generalized film industry has been reduced to: Remakes and sequels and very few original concepts. Every now and again we get a new version of something old like “Star Trek” that astounds us, but in general we are subject to films like Alien vs. Predator, Terminator 3, and the Fantastic Four films.
I feel a giant *ick* about all this. How about you?