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The original director of ALIEN 3 talks about his initial idea for Xenomorphs on Earth, teased by the first trailer

I don’t know if you remember this or not, but the original trailer for is out Alien 3 teased a story that would focus on the xenomorphs terrorizing Earth.

The trailer came with the tagline: “In 1992, we will discover that everyone on Earth can hear you scream.”

This was the Alien 3 movie we should have gotten! That would have been a much better direction to take for the next chapter of the story!

Alien 3 was originally supposed to be directed by Renny Harlin, and that was his initial vision of the film. But the project ended up facing many production problems, challenges and script rewrites.

During this process, Harlin left the project and was replaced by David Fincher, who ended up directing a film set on a prison planet. That film ended up being a major disappointment that didn’t live up to fans’ expectations.

During an interview with /Film, Harlin spoke about his original vision for the film, saying, “I was working on it Alien 3 in ’89, that is, before Jurassic Park and all those movies. So the idea of ​​having these creatures on Earth for study seemed scary and unattainable.

“For me it was the natural evolution. We had the Alien with truckers in space, we’ve had them Aliens with the Marines in space, and where do we go next? Let’s bring the aliens to Earth and make them cross the cornfield.

“I already had in mind the poster with the farm and the cornfield in the moonlight, and they walk through the cornfield. To this day, I think it would have been a hugely successful film because it would have been the first time something like this had been done. But for some reason, the studio thought, ‘Ah, audiences aren’t going to buy this.'”

The fact is that the public would have totally believed it! That’s where the franchise was going! This was all about Weyland Industries bringing xenomorphs to Earth! It was only a matter of time before this actually happened.

Reflecting on his departure from the project, Harlin said: “So, let’s put aliens on a prison ship. A prison ship? How will I relate to a prison ship? But this is ancient history.

“I’m not blaming anyone, but for those who don’t know, I worked for a year on Alien 3, and I left politely, respectfully, because I couldn’t stand the idea that, after Ridley Scott and Jim Cameron, inventing a film that simply it’s not going to live up to what audiences expect and give them that experience.

“The key for me, just to reiterate the ‘Alien’ films, is that they have to be relatable. They might be in space, but the characters are you and me, in space, and that’s what makes them work.

I would have loved to see Harlin’s vision Alien 3. What the studio ended up doing wasn’t the direction they should have taken the franchise.

Check out the original trailer below.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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