If you ask this nerd what her favorite movie of all time is, I’d immediately answer "Alien!” before launching into a twenty-minute love fest about how unique and revolutionary the 1979 horror-in-space flick truly was. Dark, terrifying, and led by one of the most likeable (and badass) female protagonists of all time, it stands the test of time better than any other sci-fi movie of the era.
You can imagine my excitement, then, when Ridley Scott (the original film’s director) came out this week and announced more details about the mysterious prequel. Actually, make that prequels – there will be two, shot in 3D, and premised on the story of the enigmatic “Space Jockey” seen briefly in the first film. Also worth noting: the protagonist will be a woman — though it will not be Ripley.
It sounds like a great direction to go in – exploring a mystery that was set up (but utterly unexplained) in a previous film, instead of doing a potentially clichéd “origin story” on a more familiar concept or character. It also sounds as if things are on track; Scott claims that he’s been looking at pages of a fourth draft screenplay, and things are on track for a release next year or early 2012.
It’s going to be a bit of a wait, but hopefully, Scott will deliver with worthy successors. Until then, peep these absolutely drool-worthy Star Wars shirts for women, part of the new Her Universe line.
OK, so they went a bit alliteration-heavy on the last part, but I’m totally intrigued. As a rather small specimen, I’m excited for nerdy shirts that aren’t men’s XXL sized. Plus, am I wrong, or is Ashley Eckstein totally hot? Either way, I’m in!