27 March 2013 3:02 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The troubled production history on Alien 3 is far from a secret. You can read all about in books like The Greatest Sci-fi Movies Never Made, but basically 20th Century Fox had no idea what kind of a movie it wanted to make. It commissioned script after script from different writers, and even after finally committing to one for first-time feature director David Fincher to helm, the studio still managed to flip-flop in postproduction. Over a decade later Fincher had this to say of the entire experience: "I had to work on it for two years, got fired off it three times and I had to fight for every single thing. No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me." Ouch. On a less-hostile note, one of those screenplays that was never used...

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