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October 12, 2010 - Alien prequel / Damon Lindelof's script is handed in

Scooped on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Insider movie news website Vulture reports that Damon Lindelof handed in his draft of the Alien prequel last Saturday and Fox loves it for a few reasons:

  • Lindelof found a way to take away some of the perceived R-rating that Jon Spaihts' first draft would have had, making this Alien story more fitting for a PG-13 rating.
  • No extra "set pieces" were added to the story, keeping the cost of the film around the estimated $150 million mark.

Here's also an interesting fact uncovered by Vulture: the female main character in Lindelof's version is described as a "Colonial Marine general". That veers away from the main female character in the Alien prequel script we reviewed a few months ago who was the captain of a military-like ship.

Also mentioned by the website was the top two choices Fox likes for the female general part: Natalie Portman (who is said to be the studio's first choice) and Noomi Rapace.

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