With the recent release of the movie “Alien: Covenant” people have been reminiscing about the 1992 Space horror movie “Alien 3.” Not only is it a must see for any sci-fi fan, but it’s also an interesting story in its own right. Here are 10 things you should know about it.
“Alien 3” is a prequel to the original movie.
The movie “Alien 3” is a prequel to the first Alien movie. The original movie, released in 1979, was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Sigourney Weaver as the main character Ellen Ripley.
In “Alien 3,” Ellen Ripley wakes up from her 57-year hypersleep to find that she’s been awakened from stasis by an unknown alien creature that broke into her ship. In order to escape from the aliens, she teams up with a group of prisoners who recently escaped from a penal colony on Fiorina 161.
The events of “Alien 3” eventually lead back to the events of the first movie and show how Ellen Ripley became involved in the space mission which led her to battle against the Xenomorphs for decades.
A woman plays one of the lead roles in “Alien 3.”
Kate Vernon plays one of the lead roles in “Alien 3.” She is a Canadian actress and voice actor.
Vernon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but her family moved to Vancouver when she was three.
She is best known for her role as Ellen on the TV series “7th Heaven” and Beverly Barlowe in the horror film “The Fly II.”
In 1992, she played Lieutenant Lachance in Ridley Scott’s “Alien 3,” where she proved herself to be a formidable warrior and officer on board the Sulaco.
There are multiple endings for “Alien 3.”
“Alien 3” was the sequel to “Aliens.” It’s about a spaceship that crashes on a planet and then is taken over by an alien creature. “Alien 3” has both happy and sad endings, which all depend on who you think survives.
You can watch the film on Netflix.
If you haven’t seen the film but want to see it, it’s currently available on Netflix.
The director of “Alien 3” is David Fincher and not Ridley Scott.
Fincher’s first foray into Hollywood was a mainstream thriller called “The Game.” It was a big hit with critics and audiences alike. After that, Fincher was tapped to direct the third installment of the “Alien” series.
Before Fincher signed on as director, Ridley Scott had been slated to direct the movie. But as it turns out, the studio wanted a more commercial-minded director for this installment of the franchise. This left Scott free to make his own sci-fi classic with “Blade Runner.”
The film was directed by Charles Edward Pogue and not David Fincher.
One of the things you should know about “Alien 3” is that it wasn’t directed by David Fincher. Instead, it was directed by Charles Edward Pogue, who had never even seen a James Cameron film before he got hired for this movie.
The studio originally wanted to hire Ridley Scott to direct the movie, but he turned them down because he didn’t want to work with 20th Century Fox. The studio then turned their attention towards other directors and settled on Pogue after seeing his pitch for the film.
Pogue ended up not being a fan of working on this project and said that it was so difficult that it made him feel like “James Mason in ‘Vertigo.'”
There were two different directors for two different scenes in the movie.
The director of “Alien 3” was David Fincher. He only did the first half of the movie. The second half of the movie was done by another director, an English filmmaker named Vincent Ward.
Ward’s take on the film was much darker than Fincher’s. In his version, there was no hope for Ripley and no survivors from the space ship at all.
Ripley is also different in this version: she doesn’t survive quite as long and she’s more willing to sacrifice herself for Newt and Hicks.
There was a lot less dialogue in this version than in Fincher’s and there were a lot more scenes with just music and sound effects playing out.
Ward focused heavily on religious imagery in his depiction of alien life forms, too, which made it a bit more disturbing for many viewers who saw it when it came out in 1992.
Ward said he couldn’t make Fincher understand why he wanted to do things differently even though they were good friends before filming began. They eventually agreed to shoot their separate versions side-by-side without telling one another what they were going to do—and then they would see which one worked better together at the end of production.
About 10 years after “Alien 3” was released, it was re-imagined as a game called Colonial Marines.
The game was announced in 2006, but it took another eight years for an official release. The game’s story follows the surviving Colonial Marines from the second movie, who are now stationed on a planet called LV-426 (the setting of “Alien 3“).
This game lets you take control of one of the characters and go through various hurdles to escape the planet.