Alien Prequel Delayed For A Second Time!

<i>Alien</i> Prequel Delayed For A Second Time!

It seems that once again trouble in the form of a delay in release has hit for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel...

Director Ridley Scott struck gold directing Oscar winning Sci-fi movie Alien starring Sigourney Weaver. Scott would be beat for the chance to direct the sequel Aliens by then unknown director James Cameron. Weaver would go on to star in two more films for the franchise after Aliens. The movies would later be crossed over with other popular Sci-fi series Predator. Now we have Scott back at the helm attempting to make a two part prequel to his 1979 classic.

After struggles to get the project moving from development hell and delays for release due to rating and budget trouble, news of hope came and seemed to be shining light down on the project so long left in the dark. With the search for a new leading lady to take over the franchise and FX supervisor Henry South confirming on his twitter that production design had started, hope was raised for fans. Now it seems hope is being temporary squashed again by form of another delay. For no known reason as of yet Fox Studios has pushed back the release 12 months, with part one of the prequel to hit theaters 2013 and its sequel in 2014.

It is still believed Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde are the two front runners for the starring role. Both have met with Fox and Ridley Scott before the first delay hit. Filming has no official start and both parts will be filmed back-to-back.
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akthunder - 12/3/2010, 9:02 PM
I hate Olivia Wilde. Noomi Rapace would be way better.

Anyways, I am in no hurry to see this. It will be nice, but if it doesnt get made for a while, no skin off my back.
Curmudgeon - 12/3/2010, 9:30 PM
... dudes didn't even name a source.

And really, that must have turned around pretty [frick]ing fast... just three days ago, they hired a Line Producer for the film. The guy responsible for the day to day aspects of physical production, the guy responsible for managing the budget...

So, in the three days since hiring that guy, they've delayed the whole production, scriptflags somehow catches wind, and makes a post that sounds like they've been trying for days to contact Fox for an official explanation of something that'd never officially been announced?

Color me skeptical.
kakinurmawth - 12/4/2010, 3:08 AM
Ugh!!! Just let Ridley do what he wants!!

@MaxJaybo: dude, you should make your own fansite here so you can share this wealth of endless information you have. If you really have new info, share it with us! You could be a big help! You always seem to have info no one else does. I'd love to read all the stuff you could post! :D
Mileena16 - 12/4/2010, 4:21 AM
i say ditch all the adult women and get chloe moretz to star in it! :D
AlexDeLarge87 - 12/4/2010, 5:02 AM
Mileena16@ She would just kill everybody!:D lol

Noomi Rapace all the way!

And yes just let Ridley do what he wants!
I cant understand what is wrong in Fox?! They screw up every comic book movie what they own and now they try to screw up with Alien and i cant, than just wonder how they manage to keep The Simpsons in the right course?!
TheSentry - 12/4/2010, 9:54 AM
never been a big fan for the alien movies
MessagetoRidley - 12/4/2010, 10:40 AM
Have you seen the new buzz about Diana Newton, a no name trying to get an audition to be considered for the new female lead in the Alien Prequel? the site just featured an article of hers and you can see the video at

weaponxcustoms - 12/4/2010, 1:54 PM
good I hope this never gets made, I dont want to see brokeback alien anytime soon.
fanboy76 - 12/4/2010, 9:54 PM
harump. I wish theyd just let him what he wants. I mean he is one of the most respected and top directors in hollywood. Hes no Dummy. Dont know about Noomi and Olivia and also I second the motion about space marines. They kicked butt.
croniccris - 12/5/2010, 12:32 AM
womp womp
tadrob - 12/5/2010, 2:19 PM
@ Mileena
if the go with Chloe, I would love to see her as Newt. They could do the two movie between Alien and Aliens. It could rock, and if that is not the direction of these two planned prequels . . . (fox you may want to look into it, since you have no problem beating a dead horse like the x-men franchise give it a rest and use this one where you have a chance for quality work.) just sayin'

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