Last week I had a WTF moment with some of Ridley Scott's newest film adaptation announcements, and it looks like the news isn't getting any better.
Once again, I cry unto the heavens, WHAT THE F*CK RIDLEY, WHAT THE ACTUAL F*CK??? This time, the news is kind of a kick to the gut. As if we didn't go through Prometheus with a certain sense of dread (even though I'm a BIG fan, there were disappointments), this newest revelation from the man himself makes me feel even more heartsick about the pending sequel to Prometheus.
In an interview with Yahoo!, Scott revealed the new direction that will likely be taken with Prometheus 2, apparently, Sir Ridley Scott is BORED of the Xenomorph that made him a horror icon.
“The beast is done. Cooked,” says Scott. “I got lucky meeting [H.R.] Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it, and I said, ‘I want to do it; it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
As for what we can actually expect, Scott offers this trite quote that actually annoys me even more:
“You’ll probably have to go with Elizabeth Shaw and android David – without his head,” he offered up. “Find out how he gets his head back on!”
Oh awesome. That sounds f*cking thrilling, doesn't it?
No. No it doesn't.