There’s an internet sensation right named Sophia, she’s an A.I. robot that wants a wig. We’ve seen movies from I, Robot, Terminator, Prometheus, and a slew of other films… A.I. is definitely not a safe thing. In a recent interview with EW, Ridley Scott says that’s what he wants the next Alien film to focus on.
When asked about making another film Scott says:
“We are [going to make another], we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”
Ridley Scott’s newest installment to the Alien Franchise (Alien: Covenant) which started in 1979 features two Androids. The Androids names are David and Walter. The film was released in theaters May 4, 2017, and underperformed in the box office. Part of the films focus was the Androids, and how they are a danger to mankind. Ridley Scott wants to focus more on the Android aspect of the films rather than the Alien. Which in this day and age, is really a topic of discussion.
The only question is, how will this effect the movies going forward? Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are prequels to the 1979 original. How will changing the focus of the stories tell us how Ellen Ripley and her crew got to that ship? Those are questions that need answers. The Alien franchise has a cult following, and changing the focus may make them lose interest. We have to look at the positives though, more Aliens for us! There’s a bit of a trend here tho. Ridley Scott has been using A.I. in his films forever. Blade Runner was filled with A.I. robots and it was definitely a beautiful film that’s still loved today. A.I. robots are an intricate part of the Alien franchise so far as well. Ridley spoke on this as well:
“Fassbender was an AI. Ian Holm (Alien) was an AI; Roy Batty (Blade Runner) was an AI; so was Rachael (Blade Runner).”
He also spoke on an experiment that he saw via Facebook:
“They put two AIs together and they were communing. It already invented a f—ing language! And they couldn’t decipher what the language was so they had to switch them off. What was said and where’s it gone? They could have already implemented something we don’t know.”
Apparently Ridley is definitely against us using A.I. in the same capacity that we have seen them used in films. Hopefully we get that same feeling watching his next installment to the Alien franchise.
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There’s no release date for the next Alien film yet. We will keep you guys updated as we find out more!