25.10.10 - Alien Story Leak - Weird and Probably Fake
There's always been a strong sexual violence/rape theme to the Alien franchise, but if the 'leaked script' is to anything to go by this will be ever more present in Ridley Scott's prequel.
Spoilers in the comment section, most likely a hoax but if only to get you in the mood for a kickstart to a new Alien film after the giant dog turd that was alien 4 (Joss Whedon, hang your head in shame!)
The internet is abuzz with possible hoax, but unconfirmed leaks of Alien plot details:
What's Playing website got their hands on the script for Ridley Scott's upcoming "Alien" prequel and has posted lots of spoiler-filled details about the movie. The article has since been taken down at the request of 20th Century Fox.
* The script tells of the space jockeys traveling from planet to planet and terraforming them. The process is essentially transforming a planet where living beings can exist.
* The aliens are used by the space jockeys (known as "Growers" in the script) in their terraforming process as some sort of biological tools. They usually don't develop into the creatures that we know, but do so during the latest effort.
* The space jockeys are holding two human slave farmers captive. They are named Fin and Karik and are forced (via mind control) to engage in sexual activity. (The twist: they're both male).
* The idea behind the man-on-man action is apparently that the growers want their human slaves to breed. They have no idea about human genders as they are a single sex race and so things get a little confused.
* The signature alien won't appear until the latter half of the film when it fully develops.
* There will be a spaceship crew, consisting of a black female named Oliver, similar to Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) from "Aliens." And another female crew member named Truks, who Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) is rumored to play.
* Ridley Scott has met with Lance Henriksen to appear in the film.
* The editor calls the film a hard science fiction, part psychological drama.
We've known for some time, courtesy of Scott himself, that the new film, which takes place 30 years prior to the events of 1979's Alien, will most likely feature a race of aliens with connections to the "space jockey" created by HR Giger and seen in the early part of the original movie when the crew of the Nostromo are investigating the planetoid. What's Playing reports (or reported) that these extra terrestrials, now known as "growers" are nomadic types who travel from one planet to another, terraforming it for their own purposes (which may well hint at the origin of the murderous xenomorphs). In the film, they encounter two male human slave farmers and use a form of mind control on them to force them to have sex. The suggestion is that the growers want their captives to procreate, but have rather got the wrong idea, being themselves a single sex species.
The film also reportedly features a separate human space crew, including a butch black woman named Oliver and another female character named Trucks. This sounds rather more like (though perhaps too much like) the traditional Alien universe, with echoes of Jenette Goldstein's fabulous Vasquez from James Cameron's Aliens. Gemma Arterton was apparently up for the Trucks role.
Were what is rather childishly being termed the "Brokeback Alien" scene to actually make it on to camera, it might go down as one of the most excruciating celluloid moments since the "squeal like a piggy" segue from 1972's Deliverance. It would certainly mark the film out as a rather different beast from the awful Aliens vs Predator films, if only because those movies resolutely failed to raise any eyebrows whatsoever. And one has a feeling it would be the kind of moment that made the film a genuine talking point, whether for positive or negative reasons.
Having apparently read the screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Lost's Damon Lindelof, London Insider described it as hard science fiction meets psychological drama with romance. Make of that what you will, given what you've just read, but it all sounds way out of the leftfield. I'm thinking this could go two ways: we might get something akin to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's misjudged attempt to plunge the series into even weirder territory with all those messed up Ripleys and the half-xenomorph-half-human "newborn" in Alien: Resurrection. Alternately, such a move might manage to pull off the previously impossible feat of topping the chestburster birthing scene from the first film – and all without a xenomorph in sight (thought they are bound to turn up at some point).
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