80s Sequel Updates: 'Alien' & 'War of The Roses'

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Well, what do you know? Another day, another round of sequels are causing buzz around these here interwebs. Here's the latest on War of The Roses: The Children and did Sigourney Weaver just say she'd play Ripley again to give her Alien character a proper sendoff?

War of The Roses, which came out in 1989, was the third film to feature the dynamic onscreen chemistry between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. While the first two films they did were directly related to one another- Romancing The Stone and Jewel of The Nile- they played all new characters in this one. Based off of the novel by Warren Adler, the film about a feuding couple managed to rake in $160 million- A nice chunk of change for a film with no explosions. This one didn't get much play in the old Robles household, though. My mom was partial to Romancing The Stone, and still is, so we must've warn out that VHS tape. But Roses was definitely a fun, nasty little black comedy with its fair share of fans.

The Warners are now preparing War of The Roses: The Children, also based on an Adler novel. It'll follow Douglas and Turner's kids, who have all kinds of internal damage from growing up in that house- which comes bubbling to the surface when their son gets a divorce over an argument that centers around a missing Milky Way bar.

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Meanwhile, in a chat at the Hero Complex Film Festival, Sigourney Weaver threw Alien fans some interesting thoughts to chew on.

"Had we done a fifth one, I don’t doubt that her humanity would have prevailed," she said. “I do feel like there is more story to tell." Weaver also added, "I feel a longing from fans for the story to be finished,” she said, adding, “I could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story."

This, of course, doesn't mean that there's another direct sequel coming. But it couldn't hurt for the suits over at Fox to hear that the original star of the series would be game for another- just as Ridley Scott has recently reentered the Alien world with Prometheus

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