Fox Hires a Commercials Director for Their Alien Reboot?
It looks like Fox is getting a bit desperate. Not only are they moving forward on the Robert Rodriguez Predators reboot, but it looks as if the rumored Alien reboot is officially moving forward as well. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Fox has hired Carl Rinsch, a commercial and music video director, to helm the new Alien. The only good news is that apparently Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott are all on-board to produce via their own Scott Free Productions. Rinsch has apparently worked for Scott Free as well and isn't necessarily an outsider (you can see some of his work online). Is there any hope for this?
Word is that this reboot, as it's being called, will be more of an origin story as opposed to a straight-up remake. The plan is supposedly to "stick with the original concept of only one alien on the ship." I don't care if they've got Ridley Scott involved (which confirms what Tom Rothman was saying in April about bringing him back), this is probably going to turn out terrible. Just look at what Fox did with Alien vs Predator; then they tried to reboot that with Aliens vs Predator: Requiem and it was even worse. Does anyone really think that by rebooting Alien we're going to see anything that even lives up to Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection?
This isn't confirmed by the studio yet, it's only an early scoop from BD. But I have a feeling that Fox is desperate to move forward on this and they asked Ridley to find a director that he liked (instead of risking it with someone they would choose). Maybe I'm trying to look on the bright side a little too much, despite that I'm expecting nothing good to come of this anyway. We'll keep you updated on all the latest. Thoughts?