Sigourney Weaver has revealed that she and Ridley Scott have talked about teaming up to make Alien 5 - but are thinking about leaving the alien out of the movie altogether. Is that WTF or the work of genius?
Weaver told MTV's Movie Blog that she and Scott have discussed returning to the character of Ripley in a new movie:
Both of us feel a kind of commitment to that woman. He's as much responsible for who she is as I am... We'd have to go back to the drawing board on [the alien]... Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]. What we're interested in is taking the character of Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story we can tell about someone who has lived several lives.
"Other science fiction story"? As in, one that isn't the latest iteration of "Bad Ass Woman Fights Aliens, Rinse And Repeat"? If so, color me interested; the Alien alien has become stale through over- and mis-use through the years, and the idea of taking the Ripley character out've her seemingly-eternal cycle of avoiding acid blood while killing monsters sounds a lot more interesting than seeing more people get sacrificed to the silent Giger-esque killer.
Sigourney Weaver And Ridley Scott To Team Up For Alien-Less ‘Alien' Sequel? [MTV Movies Blog]