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Ridley Scott talks about future of 'Alien' franchise

Ridley Scott talks about future of 'Alien' franchise”

Say what? Scott's Alien: Covenant, which came out earlier this year, felt like a return to some legit old-school scares but failed to set the domestic box office ablaze (though, combined with worldwide sales, it ended with north of $240 million in ticket revenue).

Scott has pretty much said this before, so apparently this means we can expect more David in whatever sequel he conjures up as opposed to our beloved aliens.

We're far more interested in Scott's race against the clock re-shoots to replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World and his upcoming Godfather-esque adaptation of Don Winlow's The Cartel. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that's more interesting.

What do you think of Ridley Scott's idea to move the Alien franchise away from the aliens?

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Ridley Scott has made no secret of the fact that he's got plans to return to the Alien universe he helped found in 1979, but after this year's Alien: Covenant, he's rethinking exactly how he's going to approach that. Presumably this means Michael Fassbender as David too.

"I think AI is becoming much more unsafe and therefore more interesting", he said, and specifically cited previous characters in the Alien-verse (and one from his other sci-fi classic Blade Runner) as examples. "I think AI is becoming much more unsafe and therefore more interesting". "Ian Holm [from Alien] was an AI; Roy Batty [from Blade Runner] was an AI; so was Rachael [from Blade Runner]".

Scott highlighted a recent Facebook experiment that featured two androids communicating with one another to drive his point home. "They put two AIs together and they were communing". What was said and where's it gone? Downgrading the presence of Xenomorphs and exploring the androids as the real threat to humanity's survival - something that was already touched upon in both Prometheus and Covenant - would follow the themes already established while sending Scott's franchise into uncharted territory. "They could have already implemented something we don't know", Scott said.



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