2 posts tagged aliens
2 posts tagged aliens
The zombies are on the march again, and Gale Anne Hurd is in her element. “I love creating new worlds that we hadn’t seen before,” Hurd says during a break from the Atlanta production of the third season of The Walking Dead, AMC’s hit series about people trying to hold on to their humanity in a post-apocalyptic world.
And as producer of that hit series, as well as ground-breaking movies like The Terminator, T2, Aliens, Armageddon and The Incredible Hulk, Hurd has been creating worlds for more than 25 years — with a deep commitment to the story, to storytellers, and to fans.
With The Walking Dead, she says, “we’ve been entrusted with a franchise that people feel passionately about but also introduced it to people who weren’t aware of the comic book” created by Robert Kirkman. And they’ve been able to turn that franchise into a TV hit — a show that rivals its acclaimed AMC brethren, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, creatively and outperforms both in the ratings. More than 10 million people watched the finale of season two, which averaged nearly 7 million viewers per episode.
Expectations are high for season three, after an intense and tantalizingly brief first season (just six episodes) and a second season that began with the dramatic departure of showrunner Frank Darabont and ended with raves for the onscreen drama. Survivors led by sheriff Rick Grimes searched for a missing member of their group, fought to protect a safe haven and suffered new kinds of hell.
“The first season was about setting up the world, coming to terms with Rick rejoining his family and finding out that his best friend and his wife — thinking that he was dead — formed a bond. Gradually, he found out just how strong a bond they’d formed,” Hurd said. With deadly consequences. “And now,” Hurd added, “we’re continuing in the tradition inspired by the comic book.”
So what did Aliens producer Gale Anne Hurd think of Prometheus, the big-screen return to the awesome and terrifying universe she helped define?
Prometheus is not only a visually gripping film, it’s a compelling and suspenseful must-see for any “Alien” fan. Even if you haven’t seen previous films in the franchise, Ridley Scott’s movie succeeds on its own merit.
Check out the rest of our exclusive interview with Hurd (also known for producing The Terminator, T2 and The Walking Dead) tomorrow.
Reblogged from alphalewolf