I hate to be brutally blunt but… F*CK Damon Lindelof. That **grrr** pulled a bait and switch with “Lost”, tricking foolish viewers into loving the finale by pulling on their emotional strings. He literally crapped all over the series, and the fans. As far as I’m concerned he’s the Devil, and I want his evil Hollywood mitts as far away from my genre as humanly possible. Too bad for me the writer is said to have closed a deal to do rewrite work on 20th Century Fox’s Alien prequel, which the studio hopes Ridley Scott will direct as his next assignment, reports Deadline. I can only imagine the ambiguous finale that will have (sigh). Here’s the kicker, word has it that it might not end up even being an Alien film. More inside.
Damon Lindelof? More like Damien Lindelof…
“In a development as vexing as a “Lost” plotline, studio insiders said that while Lindelof indeed met with Scott and the studio for that rewrite job, the exchange of ideas between them sparked a take that could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film. The studio will decide when Lindelof turns it in,” Deadline adds.
“Lindeloff is currently writing with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Paramount’s Star Trek sequel, on which Lindelof is a producer. He also teamed with Kurtzman and Orci to write the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys and Aliens, which is shooting now with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
That’s plenty of action, but I’m told that Lindelof jumped at this opportunity because Scott’s 1979 space thriller Alien was such a seminal influence on him. Resuscitating the Alien franchise has been a big priority for Fox, which has a script by Jon Spaihts, who wrote the Gabriele Muccino-directed Keanu Reeves-starrer Passengers for Morgan Creek, and whose drafts on the Alien film persuaded Scott to move from producing the film to directing it.”
I really don’t care how good of a writer Lindelof is, or if he turns in a superior screenplay for Alien, I hate him (and will never forgive him) for what he did to the millions of “Lost” fans across the world.