Ah damnit! It’s always something- and the more and more everyone waits, the less and less of a chance we’ll ever see of a specific movie. Case in point with Alien 5, which seems like it has been in talks for years- with a cool story none-the-less. According to Sigourney Weaver, she’s too old, read on for the scoop…
Latino Review interviews Sigourney Weaver:
“During the Village junket, Sigourney Weaver got asked her requisite Alien questions, and seemed to say two different things. Some reports said she was done with the series, others said that she would do one more. Now, Weaver clarifies.
“What I was saying probably was that Ridley Scott and I had talked about doing one more where we go back to the original planet and see what these creatures came out of, but I think that it would be probably unlikely that a major studio would go for it only because one of the lead characters would be a 55-year-old woman,” Weaver said. “I don’t think the audience would care at all because I don’t think we’re as ageist as the business is. So I think that we’d be game.”
That said, some heavy production work would have to be done before she could get involved. “We’re both so busy that I’m not going to sit down and write the whole script. And I didn’t rush to see Alien vs. Predator which looked awful to me, like a video game. But I just hope that the alien won, because predator is such a stupid looking creature.”
When told that in fact the aliens lost, Weaver got dramatic. “I’m offended. I need to take a shower.” Still, she had one nice thing to say, “The actress who played the Ripley character, I saw in ‘Raisin in the Sun’. She’s wonderful. Sanaa Lathan.”
But would a studio really resist the opportunity to get Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver back together for an Alien movie? “It would have to be Fox because they own it. I think Ridley would have to stamp his foot a few times, but would they do it? I don’t know. Maybe they would give us a pretty low budget to do it. The first one, we made for $14 million. Of course, that was the dark ages in 1978, but I don’t think it takes a lot of money. You just have to think. I don’t know, I’m never out here long enough to call Ridley and say, ‘So, what’s happening.’ But we do feel there’s no rush really. The planet will still be there. I just have to be unemployed long enough to come up with a good idea. It’s fun. I miss those clothes.”