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Error in Alien article[edit]

I don't know who's been writing these entries but the article entry for "Alien" states that "three sequel and three prequel films" have been made. Uh, this is factually incorrect. To date only "Alien", "Aliens", "Alien 3" and "Alien Resurrection" has been produced. While "Prometheus" has been produced, it's not considered an official prequel for the simple fact that Ridley Scott has went on record as saying that the movie Prometheus delves into a different aspect and that it will only be connected to the Alien films in a very minor aspect.

The article need to be updated and references to three prequel films removed. Being technical about it, only one prequel film has been produced with no word on whether any additional films would be forthcoming. It's disengenuous to mention films that haven't even been greenlit, yet alone, officially announced by 20th Century Fox. Since Prometheus bombed at the box office, it's highly doubtful that any further films will be forthcoming for a long time to come.

98.209.246.195 (talk) 03:14, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

I have removed some unsourced and out-of-place content. Thanks. --Musdan77 (talk) 19:54, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
For all intents and purposes, Prometheus is a prequel to Alien, and 20th Century Fox consider it to be such (its now even included in boxed sets with the Alien films). They're the owners of the property and they say what goes. It's also disingenuous to call it a "flop" when it made over $400 million worldwide and plans for a sequel have indeed been announced. Particled (talk) 02:50, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
What about the two (poor) Alien vs Predator films? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.176.105.154 (talk) 14:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
See Alien (film)#Sequels --Musdan77 (talk) 01:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

"Reverse engineering" motive[edit]

The plot summary says Weyland-Yutani wanted to "capture the creature in order to reverse engineer it" - is this actually in the script? It's been a while since I've seen the film, but a random shooting script file I've found online just has Ash saying "investigate a life form, possibly hostile and bring it back for observation". --McGeddon (talk) 22:28, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

I think that's an assumption based on what Burke was going to do in Aliens, so it should probably be removed. The special order just says to bring it back for analysis.209.197.171.213 (talk) 20:06, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
It was ramped up to "in order to engineer it for military use" overnight. I've changed it to "in order to return it to their employers for analysis". --McGeddon (talk) 09:27, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

New Sequel[edit]

The events of both Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection will be ignored by the upcoming sequel to Aliens, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp.[1] AdamDeanHall (talk) 23:37, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Note - Variety: New ‘Alien’ Won’t Undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Resurrection,’ Director Neill Blomkamp Says - Gothicfilm (talk) 22:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Rosen, Christopher (February 26, 2015). "Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' Sequel Will Probably Forget About Two 'Alien' Movies". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 

Production country[edit]

Just as a heads up. I added a possibly mildly controversial addition for the production country. In the Monthly Film Bulletin, the film is listed as simply a British production, noting that the 20th-Century Fox production is from a London division. I've changed the article to reflect this and added the source. Andrzejbanas (talk) 12:42, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

On returning, I've noticed someone removed cited material and added some bare-url google searches. Let's try to come to a conclusion before just removing material we don't agree with. Andrzejbanas (talk) 17:35, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
With a little research, I found this snippet of information from the ever useful British Film Institute, stating the film was "American funded, but made by Twentieth Century-Fox’s British production subsidiary". Not sure how much that helps. Andrzejbanas (talk) 17:37, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
As a heads up here as well, the Academy Awards seems to note the British production status here: [1]. Andrzejbanas (talk) 01:05, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

A cheesy version of Aliens[edit]

I had just watched a 1988 movie called Deep Space and was surprised that the creatures in it were very similar to the ridley scott's aliens.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092863/

the movie above is a bit cheesy so i am not sure why they would use copies of the aliens from a higher quality film?

just wanted to add this to the discussion. thanks. 19:57, 26 September 2015 (UTC)~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.11.88.151 (talk)