Friday, January 14, 2011

Shocker! Major movie news story reported only when confirmed as fact, not endlessly teased as rumor/speculation!

The most telling thing about the whole Alien prequel becomes Prometheus news is the fact that this new story was apparently being developed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof for some time. Which means while the movie bloggers of the world were endlessly speculating about random details of the now non-existent Alien prequel, the actual filmmakers were doing something completely different. This is just another example of the complete absurdity of the film news community reporting every little bit of rumor and speculation as genuine news. Wasn't it just a little refreshing to hear this news first from the filmmakers and the studio, in an official press release? Wasn't it just a little refreshing to actually be surprised by a major piece of film news for once? Maybe, just maybe, we can take this to heart and stop randomly debating non-existent story details for The Dark Knight Rises and just wait for casting and character details to actually be announced. Maybe we can just allow ourselves to be surprised by the identity of the villains in The Avengers when they are revealed on the poster or in the first teaser. Because, admit it, it felt good to actually read a major piece of film news that you could actually trust, as opposed to being endlessly mislead or teased by one bit of speculative rumor mongering after another.

Scott Mendelson

1 comment:

R.L. Shaffer said...

To their credit, Ridley Scott actually claimed, several months ago, that he's ramping up to do the Alien prequel in his essay on the Alien Saga Blu-ray.


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