Ridley Scott’s most recent film Robin Hood started out as a revisionist version of the story entitled ‘Nottingham’, in which the beloved thief was the villain and the sheriff was the hero. Through development it took an 180o turn and became a rather straightforward version of the story we all know about. Once again his most recent project has morphed. What began as a two-part prequel project to the Alien quadrilogy is now an original science fiction project entitled Prometheus.
Alien fans might be disappointed but to me this sounds like good news. After Cameron’s masterful Aliens the franchise had been milked out to its full potential. Alien 3 and Resurrection were terrible films. And should I even mention the Alien vs. Predator crossovers? Sure the videogames were fun. But those movies… I can’t even find the right words to describe how disappointing they were.
Nevertheless Scott believes that “the keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA”. It is good to see working in Sci Fi again; after so many historical epics it was time for a change.
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