Re: Ridley Scott Directing Alien Prequel
I also think that's the problem with Hollywood lately. They're looking to take classics that left some mysteries to the audience and explain it all away.
One of the reasons I love Carpenter's The Thing was that he left a lot of the details up to the audience's imagination. When Windows dropped the keys, who picked them up? Who let the Doc escape from the shack? Was MacReady really copied by the creature? What about Childs?
Quite a few movies from the 80s could be described as "simpler" straight up stories and it's just one of the things I loved about it. They didn't need to explain every freaking detail.
That said...Like you and Space, I am happy that Ridley Scott is not only jumping back into the Alien franchise but that he's also coming back into the sci-fi genre as a whole. I've missed him on that score.
Just wished somewhat that Fox would grow some balls and take the Alien franchise into a whole new landscape. Make a sequel (Scott-like thriller, not action film) in the series that doesn't revolve around pre-existing characters.
Have no mention of Ripley or the old franchise. Set it a few years later and take it it into a new direction. They have this bad ass mythology and they keep retreading the same old ground. Be ambitious, damn it!