Ridley Scott Teases the Future of the ‘Alien’ Franchise
Ridley Scott has been making iconic films for decades. From Blade Runner to The Martian, he has lended his creative talents to many unforgettable films. Minus Exodus: Gods and Kings, we won’t mention that one LOL. But the film that put him on the map was Alien in 1979. That film catapulted into a full franchise that is still around today.
Most recently, Alien: Covenant was released in theaters to moderate box office success. The film contained lots of things that made the firt Alien so fun to watch. But it also left people asking what was next for the franchise. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Scott answered that exact question:
“I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, you need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again, you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”
Artificial Intelligence has been present in a handful of Scott’s films and he manages to portray the darkness behind it very well. Michael Fassbender’s dual roles as the Andriods David and Walter were some of the best parts about Covenant. Scotteven references a Facebook experiment that took place last Summer to prove his point:
“They put two AIs togehter and they were communing. It already had invented a f*cking language. And they couldn’t decipher what the language was so they had to switch them off. What was said and where’s it gone? They could have already implemented something we don’t know.”
That does sound really creepy and if that is the direction that Ridley wants to go in for the future of the franchise — we’re intrigued. Robotic Xenomorphs perhaps? What do you think GOC fam? Is this a good direction to potentially explore? Express your thoughts in the comments below. We want to hear from you.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly