If the inevitable success of Prometheus is going to do anything within the industry, it’s convince Hollywood that prequels are the way to put some new life into old franchises. We could argue that, no, the lesson should be getting talented filmmakers to think big and be ambitious, but why fight it? Here are five ideas for prequels to resurrect those other 1980s movie series that you loved.
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What makes a prequel a prequel? Damon Lindelof, in explaining why he doesn’t consider Prometheus a prequel to the original Alien, comes up with a pretty good definition of the term… and one that may convince you that no-one ever needs to make another prequel ever again.