Horse: not that scary. Mostly-naked man in a rubber horse mask, moving around like a maniac while video game music plays? Confirmed to be super fucking terrifying. Alien from the original Alien: already pretty scary. Mostly-naked man in a rubber alien mask, moving around like a maniac while video game music plays? You can probably guess.
That nightmare was a movement test from Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic, and in the mask was 6'10" Bolaji Badejo, who played the alien xenomorph in all scenes that required the creature to move around like only a ridiculously tall, lithe guy can. For reference, here's the opposite of the above video:
Back when Ridley Scott was tossing around the idea of Prometheus, long before it was going by such a demigodly title, the idea was for the film to be a prequel to Alien, finally explaining why there's that so-called "space jockey" character reclining in a weird chair in the fir... / Continue →
"The planet was perfect.... a paradise. But for what?" That's my bet for the Alien prequel tagline, because according to Vulture, Ridley Scott's belated next film in the franchise will be titled: Paradise. Sounds vaguely familiar, Rids, but at least catchier than Alien³.
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Remember how Ridley Scott's original Alien film felt so haunting and believable in part because of the naturalism of its "trucker" cast--a group of realistically working-class humans, with varying degrees of physical flaw and all? Well, looks like that's not going to be so much... / Continue →