Gerry Canavan

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‘E.T. Sequel Would Have Featured Evil Mutant Aliens’

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Because if there were ever a film that cried out for a sequel, it’s E.T.

Set a few months after the events of the original movie, the sequel would have followed Elliott, Gertie, and Michael, who formed an intense bond as a result of their experiences with E.T., but have become obsessed with the idea that their alien pal might return. Dr. Keys, the government agent from the original film, is dating their mom and, influenced by E.T.’s goodness, has decided to pursue a career in medicine. However, the next aliens to land on Earth aren’t E.T.’s benevolent folk, but their mutant enemies:

The aliens onboard are EVIL. They have landed on Earth in response to distress signals designating its present coordinates. These aliens are searching for a stranded extraterrestrial named Zrek, who is sending a call for ‘Help.’

The evil creatures are carnivorous. Their leader, Korel, commands his crew to disperse into the forest to acquire food. As the squat aliens leave the gangplank, each one emits a hypnotic hum which has a paralyzing effect on the surrounding wildlife. These creatures are an albino fraction (mutation) of the same civilization E.T. belongs to. The two separate groups have been at war for decades!

Come for the horrifying sequel plans, stay for the unsettling glimpse into Stephen Spielberg’s self-understanding of his work as a director:

Sequels can be very dangerous because they compromise your truth as an artist. I think a sequel to E.T. would do nothing but rob the original of its virginity. People only remember the latest episode, while the pilot tarnishes.

Written by gerrycanavan

June 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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