Derelict

 

Derelict – Trailer from Job Willins on Vimeo.

While the sci-fi and horror communities are quick to embrace the first two films in the Alien series, people were far more polarized by Prometheus, the 2012 sci-fi/thriller directed by Ridley Scott that took place in the same cinematic universe. ‘Derelict’ is an editing project for academic purposes. ‘Prometheus’ wasn’t exactly an Alien prequel, but this treats it as such by intercutting the events of Alien with Prometheus in a dual narrative structure. The goal was to assemble the material to emphasize the strengths of Prometheus as well as its ties to Alien. ‘Derelict’ is in black & white to better marry the visual quality of the two originals (and also because both films look great in black & white). Roughly 30 minutes has been cut from Prometheus and about an hour of Alien has been used in its place. Some content from the deleted scenes of Prometheus was also used.

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