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(Some Guy)   If you thought Ridley Scott couldn't do any more damage to the 'Alien' franchise than he's already done with 'Prometheus'...Subby can't lie to you about your chances of being correct, but you have his sympathies   ( theplaylist.net) divider line
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2017-04-17 05:47:54 PM  
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2017-04-17 08:47:02 PM  

I SALUTE YOU, O NON SEQUITUR MAN

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2017-04-17 09:04:07 PM  
And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.
 
2017-04-17 09:05:01 PM  
So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!
 
2017-04-17 09:09:19 PM  

spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.


Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.
 
2017-04-17 09:09:42 PM  

Snotnose: So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!


Already sorta been done with Paul Walker.

I thought the scenes with CGI Paul Walker were extremely obvious though.
 
2017-04-17 09:20:46 PM  

Snotnose: So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!


Wonder if the audio engineers are working as hard as the CGI guys are, so we can have full blown computer voices of dead actors. After Vin Scully retired, I'm kind of hoping for it.
 
2017-04-17 09:23:42 PM  

Snotnose: So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!


Doesn't work that way. Even if the actor is dead, their estate will still want $50 million to use their likeness. For example, in Rogue One it cost Disney a shiatload more to make a CGI Tarkin AND pay the Cushing estate for his likeness than it would have been to just have had Wayne Pygram pop into the set for a few days.
 
2017-04-17 09:25:34 PM  
From Robert Downey Jr.'s surprisingly youthful turn in "Avengers: Civil War" to Carrie Fisher's brief cameo in "Rogue One"

Weren't those two totally different things? One was a digital recreation from the ground up.


Nurglitch: spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.

Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.


I had a girlfriend who went and saw William Gibson speak at a book signing once. He talked about how his script for the 3rd Aliens movie would have featured a ton of different kinds of xenos. And he joked about how he couldn't believe the studio would throw away all those potential action figure profits.
 
2017-04-17 09:49:04 PM  
I still think the sequel to Prometheus should have been a buddy film of Noomi and Fassbender's head in quirky adventures a la Red Dwarf.
 
2017-04-17 09:54:15 PM  
If you look at the poster, that chick looks JUST like that ridiculous brunette hottie from GOT.

You know--the posionous one with the body to die for.
 
2017-04-17 10:04:04 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Doesn't work that way. Even if the actor is dead, their estate will still want $50 million to use their likeness.


You miss the point.  There never was an actor.  There is no estate.  Maybe some lawsuits by overpaid actors/actresses along the lines of "Hey, that's me!", but in the long run I'm seeing the end of the $50M paycheck.
 
2017-04-17 10:22:01 PM  

Snotnose: Mad_Radhu: Doesn't work that way. Even if the actor is dead, their estate will still want $50 million to use their likeness.

You miss the point.  There never was an actor.  There is no estate.  Maybe some lawsuits by overpaid actors/actresses along the lines of "Hey, that's me!", but in the long run I'm seeing the end of the $50M paycheck.


You have to create a new digital actor out of whole cloth, though. The Back to the Future 2 lawsuit basically settled the question of if you can use archival footage, makeup, and effects to put the likeness of actor in a movie without compensating them:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/back-future-ii-a-legal-83370​5
 
2017-04-17 10:37:31 PM  

fusillade762: From Robert Downey Jr.'s surprisingly youthful turn in "Avengers: Civil War" to Carrie Fisher's brief cameo in "Rogue One"

Weren't those two totally different things? One was a digital recreation from the ground up.


Nurglitch: spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.

Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.

I had a girlfriend who went and saw William Gibson speak at a book signing once. He talked about how his script for the 3rd Aliens movie would have featured a ton of different kinds of xenos. And he joked about how he couldn't believe the studio would throw away all those potential action figure profits.


Probably because Fox looked at the sales figures from when toy companies tried to market Robocop toys to kids, and saw that marketing toys based on a movie kids aren't allowed to see limits you to a niche market of collectors. Odds are, it's not as profitable as that dude may think.
 
2017-04-17 11:39:18 PM  

stoli n coke: fusillade762: From Robert Downey Jr.'s surprisingly youthful turn in "Avengers: Civil War" to Carrie Fisher's brief cameo in "Rogue One"

Weren't those two totally different things? One was a digital recreation from the ground up.


Nurglitch: spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.

Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.

I had a girlfriend who went and saw William Gibson speak at a book signing once. He talked about how his script for the 3rd Aliens movie would have featured a ton of different kinds of xenos. And he joked about how he couldn't believe the studio would throw away all those potential action figure profits.

Probably because Fox looked at the sales figures from when toy companies tried to market Robocop toys to kids, and saw that marketing toys based on a movie kids aren't allowed to see limits you to a niche market of collectors. Odds are, it's not as profitable as that dude may think.


I think the joke is actually the fact that they did sell xeno action figures in a variety of forms despite the fact those forms didn't appear in the movies.
 
2017-04-17 11:41:54 PM  

uknesvuinng: stoli n coke: fusillade762: From Robert Downey Jr.'s surprisingly youthful turn in "Avengers: Civil War" to Carrie Fisher's brief cameo in "Rogue One"

Weren't those two totally different things? One was a digital recreation from the ground up.


Nurglitch: spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.

Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.

I had a girlfriend who went and saw William Gibson speak at a book signing once. He talked about how his script for the 3rd Aliens movie would have featured a ton of different kinds of xenos. And he joked about how he couldn't believe the studio would throw away all those potential action figure profits.

Probably because Fox looked at the sales figures from when toy companies tried to market Robocop toys to kids, and saw that marketing toys based on a movie kids aren't allowed to see limits you to a niche market of collectors. Odds are, it's not as profitable as that dude may think.

I think the joke is actually the fact that they did sell xeno action figures in a variety of forms despite the fact those forms didn't appear in the movies.


Selling toys connected to the later comics and video games is another matter, as they were more  accessible to kids.
A movie tie-in toy line to a movie where there's an autopsy on a child in the first half hour is a harder sell to Toys-R-Us.
 
2017-04-17 11:46:16 PM  
This really seems pointless.  Ripley had absolutely zero interaction with a xenomorph prior to the first Alien film, so what the hell would be the point of her appearing in a prequel?  Just to show the fine folks on board the Nostromo when they get the signal?  No reason to do this, and he runs the risk of retconning his own classic film.

Calm your tits, Sir Ridley.  Let's see if you can pull off one movie without screwing the pooch first (I've heard some rumblings that he may have nailed it with this one, so I'm really looking forward to it).
 
2017-04-17 11:46:22 PM  

stoli n coke: uknesvuinng: stoli n coke: fusillade762: From Robert Downey Jr.'s surprisingly youthful turn in "Avengers: Civil War" to Carrie Fisher's brief cameo in "Rogue One"

Weren't those two totally different things? One was a digital recreation from the ground up.


Nurglitch: spamdog: And Logan promises 'different mutations' of the Alien to come.

This line worries me much more.

Please, that's been happening for at least as long as it's been a franchise.

I had a girlfriend who went and saw William Gibson speak at a book signing once. He talked about how his script for the 3rd Aliens movie would have featured a ton of different kinds of xenos. And he joked about how he couldn't believe the studio would throw away all those potential action figure profits.

Probably because Fox looked at the sales figures from when toy companies tried to market Robocop toys to kids, and saw that marketing toys based on a movie kids aren't allowed to see limits you to a niche market of collectors. Odds are, it's not as profitable as that dude may think.

I think the joke is actually the fact that they did sell xeno action figures in a variety of forms despite the fact those forms didn't appear in the movies.

Selling toys connected to the later comics and video games is another matter, as they were more  accessible to kids.
A movie tie-in toy line to a movie where there's an autopsy on a child in the first half hour is a harder sell to Toys-R-Us.


Although I'm not 100% if the Aliens Vs. Predator stuff started coming out before or after Alien 3.
Plus, if his script would have been done is is, he forgets that Sigourney Weaver wouldn't have agreed to do the movie wouldn't have happened.
Her participation was dependent on a clause in her contract that required Walter Hill and David Giler to rewrite the script.
 
2017-04-17 11:56:41 PM  
Snotnose
So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI? Will this be a good or a bad thing? Enquiring minds want to know!


Reminds me of an April Fools joke describing and reviewing a new method of video compression:
The basic idea was that you would download a shared library of an actor's facial expressions just once from a central repository.
Then all movies featuring this actor could be compressed by replacing the actor's face in a frame with the ID of the expression in that actor's shared library.

They concluded that the effective gain one got from this new codec depended on an actor's range. For example, during their tests they got the comparatively best result when compressing a Tom Cruise movie because the download containing all of his facial expressions was just a few kilobytes.
 
2017-04-18 12:53:17 AM  

stoneboy: I still think the sequel to Prometheus should have been a buddy film of Noomi and Fassbender's head in quirky adventures a la Red Dwarf.


Maybe Red Dwarf was just several generations later.  It......works, y'know?
 
2017-04-18 01:32:28 AM  

stoneboy: I still think the sequel to Prometheus should have been a buddy film of Noomi and Fassbender's head in quirky adventures a la Red Dwarf.


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2017-04-18 01:41:25 AM  

Snotnose: Mad_Radhu: Doesn't work that way. Even if the actor is dead, their estate will still want $50 million to use their likeness.

You miss the point.  There never was an actor.  There is no estate.  Maybe some lawsuits by overpaid actors/actresses along the lines of "Hey, that's me!", but in the long run I'm seeing the end of the $50M paycheck.


It's been done.  See S1m0ne.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258153/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 
2017-04-18 02:23:53 AM  
Wonder if the LOLA VFX software has become better. I know with X-Men 3 there was a lot of hand massaging of frames for Stewart and McLellan. A lot of it was used on the Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and that was impressive.
 
2017-04-18 06:51:38 AM  
I'd rather get the Blomkamp movie than another Prometheus sequel.
 
2017-04-18 07:28:11 AM  

fastfxr: If you look at the poster, that chick looks JUST like that ridiculous brunette hottie from GOT.

You know--the posionous one with the body to die for.


Imokwiththis.jpg

/bad kitty
 
2017-04-18 10:19:51 AM  

stoneboy: I still think the sequel to Prometheus should have been a buddy film of Noomi and Fassbender's head in quirky adventures a la Red Dwarf.


100% agreement. Don't tease us with the creators home world then go back to a regular run of the mill alien movie
 
2017-04-18 11:46:10 AM  
Yeah, if you want me to watch any more of these Alien movies, um, I think we should discuss the bonus situation.
 
2017-04-18 02:45:54 PM  

Snotnose: So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!


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2017-04-18 11:55:11 PM  

BrianGriffin: Snotnose: So, how long until we can replace a $50 million leading actor/actress with a $250k CGI?  Will this be a good or a bad thing?  Enquiring minds want to know!

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That has a brief moment with a Playboy PMOTY Terri Welles. Wow! She was indeed a looker
 
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