Saturday, April 24, 2010

SF UPDATES: RIDLEY SCOTT'S "ALIEN" PREQUEL, CAMERON'S "BATTLE ANGEL" AND "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK" REMAKE

Saturday brings us a bunch of exclusive news for the fans of sf.
Following the new trend of remakes, Breck Eisner ("Sahara") has decided to direct the remake of "Escape From New York". It will be a hybrid of the original movie which was set in a dystopian 1997 where all of Manhattan was turned into a prison reserved for the criminal elite and, when the current President's plane crashed on the island, the classic anti-hero Snake Plissken was forced into undertaking a rescue mission. Breck is also scheduled to direct the remake of "Flash Gordon".

Ridley Scott has reveled that his "Alien" prequel, scheduled for 2012, will be set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley was born. The prequel will fundamentally try to find out who was the guy who was sitting in the seat of the alien vehicle in the original movie. The main character will again be a woman.

James Cameron has recently reveled why could "Battle Angel Alita" be his next project: the main character is this little girl that everybody kind of ignores. She's got such a heroic heart on the inside, I've always loved that character. "Battle Angel", I think, is a science fiction movie that begs the question 'What does it mean to be human?'It takes place in a future world, a world that has cyborgs, but are you human if you have a mind, if you have a heart, if you have a soul? It's a journey of a young girl who tries to discover herself and what she learns upon that journey.

6 comments:

  1. I'm interested in Alita and even somewhat in new Alien, but we still don't know much about those films.

    A about remake of "Escape From New York"... I thought I heard that project was dead. :)))
    I would like to see that also. :)

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  2. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was dead, but they've decided to reanimate it again :))

    We will still have to wait a long time to "possibly" see ALITA.

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  3. Yeah, he'll probably attack the sequel to Avatar first.

    Not sure why on earth we need a remake of Espace From New York.

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  4. Alien prequel could be cool, but the Escape from New York remake sounds like a disaster. Hack Eisner ... really?!?!

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  5. ALITA! ALITA! ALITA!

    You can't believe how long I've been waiting for this kind of news!

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  6. Alex and Portia, I'm not sure either about ESCAPE FROM NY, if you ask me, we didn't need the original movie in the first place :))

    Anonymous, you can use our search button in the top right sidebar to find some previous posts HOLLYWOOD SPY has published about ALITA ;)

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