Aliens 30th anniversary: James Cameron wrote film and 'Rambo' at the same time
Coming up with the funny, frightening, emotional, and mayhem-packed Swiss watch that is the script for 1986’s sci-fi sequel Aliens would be impressive under any circumstances. But doing so while also writing a first draft of the screenplay for Rambo? Now, that’s impressive.
Director James Cameron recalls how he achieved this remarkable feat in the new documentary called The Inspiration and Design of Aliens, which comes with a new 30th anniversary limited-edition set of the Sigourney Weaver-starring film. Released Tuesday on Blu-ray and digital HD, the set also includes the theatrical and special editions of the movie, audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes, collectible art cards, and a book with art from the Dark Horse Comics Aliens series.
You can see an exclusive clip above from the doc, in which Cameron talks about writing the two blockbusters at the same time, and watch the Aliens cast and crew discuss the film at San Diego Comic-Con below.