Fox have officially announced that Ridley Scott has officially signed on to direct the new ‘Alien’ prequel. He certainly did a great job on the original but can he match his previous triumph? Given the number of projects he has in gestation (heh) maybe any celebration is premature…
Q: How many dicks would I suck to get James Cameron and HR Giger involved with individual levels of creative control almost equal to but slightly lower than Scott’s and a $700 million budget?
A: A whole lot! (No, I’m not gay)
Ridley Scott has made exactly two good movies in his life. Two. Those two were very good, but he’s made so many shit movies since those two [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ] that I find it increasingly difficult to comprehend why anyone views him with such a hushed awe. He’s even got a brother making shit movies too. [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ]
Of course this new movie, which I’m sure Ridley is thinking of taking solely because he’s embarrassed by the whole Alien v. Predator bullshit that’s been going down, will be horrendously bad; Ridley Scott is a director of mass-marketed schlock. Two great films in the ’80s can’t change that any more than four or five great albums in the ’80s can change the fact that REM is a shite band and has been for twenty years.