THE 76-year-old filmmaker, Ridley Scott, says the classic HR Giger ‘Alien’ design will not appear in the much-anticipated sequel.
Speaking to Yahoo, Scott explained, “The beast is done, cooked.”
He added, “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’.
“But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the engineers were quite a good start.”
Scott’s next release is ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’, which he’s described as the “biggest” movie he’s ever made.
He explained, “Well, in terms of the metaphorical aspects, yes (this is the biggest project I’ve done) Even budgetarily it’s probably the biggest, yeah.
“But I didn’t approach it as my biggest. I never do that. I always approach it from the point of view of the characters, of the story.” – BANG!