Are They Going To Kill Ripley Again? – ManlyMovie

Are They Going To Kill Ripley Again?


It’s good to hear Sigourney Weaver out talking about this new Aliens sequel.  I was kind of scared that Alien: Covenant might get its own sequel if that movie was successful and if it wasn’t. its failure might cause them to cancel Alien3.1 too.  In speaking with Entertainment Weekly, she had some information to offer about the direction of the story and the end of Ripley.

Sigourney Weaver on Blomkamp’s ALIEN film:

Well, we have a great script. Fox asked us to delay so Ridley Scott could shoot his [second] Prometheus movie. That was too bad because we would have already done it by now. Now that we’re waiting for that, I have a couple of AVATARs to do and Neill has THE GONE WORLD, so we’ll have to see what happens when we get back, when those projects are over. The script itself has so much in it that’s so original, but also really satisfies the, I would say, the primal needs of the aliens. It’s a tribute to all of the great work that the other directors have done, in a way, but goes in a completely new direction. I hope we’ll do it. It’s a great story and it’s satisfying to me to give this woman an ending.

Regarding the story direction:

It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie. It’s just more, I would say, following Jim Cameron’s story about these characters, rather than just ending up in this sort of monastery in space, which was (ALIEN 3 screenwriter) Vincent Ward’s idea and Fox elected to go in that direction. I think Fincher was fine with that. Each director kind of wanted to create a whole new set of circumstances. In this case, it picks up, it follows directly the circumstances of Jim Cameron’s Aliens.