Monday, October 18, 2010

Sigourney Weaver talks Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel

  Sigourney Weaver has recently commented on the upcoming Alien prequel ,which is being helmed by Ridley Scott (who directed the first "Alien" movie), stating that she completely trusts Scott for the job. Even though she's not involved with the project, the actress who starred as Ripley in the popular franchise, revealed to Shock Til You Drop that she is hoping to be able to give her input on the story: "If they needed help with the story, I could probably help them because I probably have a good sense of what people appreciate in the series and what they don't care about. So I hope they'll ask me."

  As far the female lead for the film, Weaver believes "she should be very different from Ripley. I think it's a trick thing because you want to get a good, young actress in there." The actress said: "But I would trust Ridley. He found me! It's an important decision. But, as with all of these Alien films, it's an ensemble film. It's very important who you pick for all the parts."

  When she looks back on the "Alien" franchise, Weaver finds it hard to pick a favourite, stating that "each one had, at the helm, such an original visionary. Ridley transformed the idea of space from this sterile, cerebral place to a place where people actually got up and had breakfast and swore and griped and carried on like regular people. Then Jim [Cameron] took it to a whole other scale of story and emotional resonance."

   I believe that finding a replacement for Sigourney is going to be really hard for Ridley Scott. She should definitely be a strong, charismatic, empowered character that the audience can identify with. Ripley was the heroine in the story, and one of the reasons the Alien movies were so good and entertaining in the first place.

  The Alien prequel is scheduled to be released in 2011. Are you excited for this movie?


  1. I just don't understand. How is it that she isn't involved? Reboot, or prequel, I don't care. The absence of Sigourney Weaver's passion and talent, in addition to questionable stories approved and odd directing choices, are what is lacking in the closest to two recent releases, the Versus and Requiem films.'s so simple, include her. Screw a prequel. Go out HUGE with a franchise-ending finale of EPIC proportions with her involved in some way, even if not the titular role. GOD HELP THESE JERKS!

  2. You're right, Kyle. Sigourney needs to come back and the best thing they could do is a sequel with her instead of a prequel. However, i'm not really sure if she would be interested in reprising her role one last time. Maybe they are too afraid to screw it up?