In honor of Alien Day we present Magus Peter H. Gilmore’s film treatment for the Alien/Prometheus franchise, first published in 2018.
“I quite enjoyed the possibilities offered by Ridley Scott’s ALIEN prequel which set my mind in motion with thoughts for where things could go to eventually bring us around to the opening of the original film. I read one of the early drafts for the finished film, which purposely left much open to speculation. I’ve offered possible answers.
Scott had mentioned in interviews that in addition to doing a sequel to BLADE RUNNER that he thought of his ALIEN and PROMETHEUS as being in the same fictional universe, hence I brought aspects of the replicants into my plot. Additionally, I’d read that Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness” had been scrapped since both films would deal with the idea that an alien species was the creator of humanity, so I riffed off of some of Lovecraft’s ideas in this proposal for two films to follow. And some might enjoy how I’ve referenced one of my favorite films: FORBIDDEN PLANET.
This is a rather rough presentation of plot concepts intended as an initial field of ideas for more detailed development. It is not in any way a completed screenplay, so the writing is not polished. I’ve shared this with a number of friends who enjoy science fiction who thought I took things in interesting directions. It will be intriguing to see what finally emerges from Scott and his creative team.”
Read more of Magus Gilmore’s fiction here.