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Alien series (Noah Hawley) [FX]

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 84 ✭✭ LineConsole


    My all time favourite movie. This could go either way. Thanks for the heads up I’ll be keeping an eye on this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Guaranteed not everyone is going to like it!

    If Legion and Fargo are anything to go by though, I'm definitely gonna like it!

    Hrmmm.. he tends to go all-in. Guessing there's gonna be some really scary scene outta nowhere at some point.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Slydice wrote: »
    Guaranteed not everyone is going to like it!

    If Legion and Fargo are anything to go by though, I'm definitely gonna like it!

    Hrmmm.. he tends to go all-in. Guessing there's gonna be some really scary scene outta nowhere at some point.

    Well, Alien loved linking its xenomprh with corporate greed and industrial espionage, so I'm going to take a guess this show will be set in or around that same world. Maybe some kind of corporate gold rush in the wake of Weyland Yutani hitting the wall... a scramble to restart their weaponisation project...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭ PhiloCypher


    Brian Wood did a pretty decent comic that saw Ripley's Daughter Amanda , last seen in the Alien Isolation game looking for her Mother, pairing up with colonial marine and a synthetic to frustrate Weyland Yutani attempts to weaponize the Aliens. It would make a solid basis for a tv show .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,797 ✭✭✭ SimonTemplar


    I'd feel a lot less optimistic about this if Ridley Scott was the main creative talent behind this project instead of Hawley.

    He obviously did incredible work on the original film but Prometheus and Covenant had some good moments but overall left a lot to be desired especially plot wise.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Well, Alien loved linking its xenomprh with corporate greed and industrial espionage, so I'm going to take a guess this show will be set in or around that same world. Maybe some kind of corporate gold rush in the wake of Weyland Yutani hitting the wall... a scramble to restart their weaponisation project...

    Was thinking similar. Some kinda feel like the Space station at the start of Aliens... except something frigthening included.. probably whereever they've got that weaponisation project going.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,139 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    I wonder how successful this could be as material for a tv series really tho, notwithstanding the books.

    Even getting more than a couple of decent movies out of it has proved a struggle.

    The impact of the aliens was greatly lessened after the first [x] number of alien encounters across the movies.

    (although I actually liked Prometheus to an extent - Covenant was crap)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,230 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    If I remember correctly, a couple of those Alien shorts from last year were pretty good


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 61 ✭✭✭ whysobecause


    I'd feel a lot less optimistic about this if Ridley Scott was the main creative talent behind this project instead of Hawley.

    He obviously did incredible work on the original film but Prometheus and Covenant had some good moments but overall left a lot to be desired especially plot wise.
    Prometheus was good.
    Covenant I watched once, will never watch it again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Hawley puts a lot of work into his shows. It doesn't seem to translate to money though.

    Who owns FX now? Disney I think. Disney feel like they look out for money but FX tended to just go in to make the shows.
    Maybe if it breaks even Disney will let it run.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,778 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    "New Alien TV Series Will Be Class Warfare With Xenomorphs" - Vanity Fair interview with Hawley.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Taking wild leaps into speculation, Hawley's comments read to me like a hint that Earth might be overrun with xenomorphs; so if you're telling a "class warfare" story, then one might immediately look towards any genre fiction with sieges in their premise. So zombie stories, to Attack on Titan and all so on, where the rich live sheltered, safe & distant lives, while the rest of us slog around the barricades - a breach or infection always a daily risk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,696 ✭✭✭ The White Wolf


    Interesting take and Attack The Block would be a good basic example of how it could be done well and authentically.

    But tackling such issues authentically and genuinely these days is a massive challenge, so god speed to Hawley I hope he's got a handle on it.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Interesting take and Attack The Block would be a good basic example of how it could be done well and authentically.

    But tackling such issues authentically and genuinely these days is a massive challenge, so god speed to Hawley I hope he's got a handle on it.

    "Alien" meets "High-Rise"?

    Damn, I'm stoking my own hype here lol :D


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    A small tidbit of info came up for this show, via an interview with Noah Hawley for Esquire, while promoting his new novel:

    “In the movies, we have this Weyland-Yutani Corporation, which is clearly also developing artificial intelligence—but what if there are other companies trying to look at immortality in a different way, with cyborg enhancements or transhuman downloads? Which of those technologies is going to win? It’s ultimately a classic science fiction question: does humanity deserve to survive? As Sigourney Weaver said in that second movie, ‘I don’t know which species is worse. At least they don’t **** each other over for a percentage.’ Even if the show was 60% of the best horror action on the planet, there’s still 40% where we have to ask, ‘What are we talking about it, beneath it all?’ Thematically, it has to be interesting.”

    Obviously, nothing in that quotation mentions the xenomorphs themselves, so one wonders where - or even if - they'll figure. And if they don't, will FX be happy enough to leave Hawley be, in this IP driven world we live in?

    https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a38591125/noah-hawley-anthem-alien-fargo-interview/



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    I...

    I really want to see what Hawley has in mind. I'd rather know than it not see the light of day. Especially if it sounds like he's got a big question he wants to explore.

    TELL US WHAT YOU FOUND NOAH! .. huh.. given his name, it'd be funny if the ending he delivered was Humanity needing to get off planet on an Ark 😁



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Small update to this, but looks like Hawley has delivered all the scripts and filming will begin "next year".




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Some good nuggets in that article .. not just about this show too!



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