After winning the coveted Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical for The Martian last Sunday, Ridley Scott did what he does second best: talk about his future projects. Scott seems to be particularly chatty these days about his next movie Alien: Covenant, the halfway between prequel, sequel and reboot of the Prometheus and Alien series. No new specific plot details were offered, but in a general way, Scott confirmed the content of the film, and he said it will be worthy of a “hard R” rating. And while it’s good to know that Scott won’t spare us the blood and gore in his new Alien movie, it’s worth pointing out that squeamishness was not one of the problems with Prometheus. (more…)
Mortal Kombat has given us some very unique and interesting characters over the years. Aside from the DC Universe crossover, 2011’s “Mortal Kombat” game was the first time we saw some outside characters competing with the folks from the Netherrealm. “Mortal Kombat” gave us Jason Vorhees and the Predator, and a trailer for the upcoming DLC for “Mortal Kombat X” shows that this title will continue to follow suit. The trailer was leaked ahead of the official announcement at The Game Awards last night, but was confirmed at the show. A previous DLC pack already featured Freddy Kruger, but the upcoming pack will feature four characters: Bo Rai Cho, Tri-Borg, Leatherface, and the Xenomorph. (more…)
It’s been less than a week since 20th Century Fox announced a name change for Ridley Scott’s follow up to Prometheus, which is being touted as the first “official” Alien prequel, Alien Covenant, which is currently in the pre-production stages. The movie will feature a new ship, The Covenant, and its crew stumbling across a planet believed to be a paradise, but is “actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition”. (more…)
There was a lot of hype around Prometheus before it was released in the Summer of 2012. Fans wondered what mysteries would be revealed in the film, who was the space jockey, where did the xenomprphs come from, and why was the company so obsessed with them? In the end though, those questions were only barely half answered, and even with those partial answers, most fans just wished that Ridley Scott hadn’t tried in the first place. But if you were one of those people disappointed in the non-answers of Prometheus, Scott says don’t worry, answers will be made available in the upcoming sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost. (more…)
It was a tremendous shock when earlier this year District 9 director Neill Blomkamp posted to Instagram a number of pieces of concept art for a new Alien film; and it was even more of a shock when, a short time after that, Twentieth Century Fox said they were greenlighting Blomkamp’s vision for the franchise’s new entry. Then Chappie crashed and burned, and there was an imperative for Blomkamp to deliver not just a great chapter of the Alien saga, but to salvage some of that District 9 mojo. But now there’s mojo-interuptus as Blomkamp’s Alien has had to take a back seat to Ridley Scott‘s
Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost. (more…)
There’s probably been more discussion of Prometheus 2 in the last two weeks than in the last three years combined. So after several reveals including a February start date for the sequel, the return of Michael Fassbender, and the possibility of two or three more Prometheus movies to come, director Ridley Scott upped the ante yesterday when he announced that Prometheus 2 now has a very different title. Prometheus may have had a tacit connection to the Alien universe of films in the past, but by announcing that Prometheus 2 will be called Alien: Paradise Lost, Scott is sending a signal that his next project is going to be that much more connected to his 1979 classic. (more…)
While making the Press rounds for his latest film The Martian, Ridley Scott confirmed that his next film would be a Prometheus sequel. Fans were kind of expecting that, so besides a quick nod, no one really gave it much thought. Production on the new film would begin early next year and we figured we’d find out a lot of the preproduction stuff as that time drew closer. What many were not expecting was the bomb that Scott dropped while doing an interview with the German movie site Filmfutter. Scott relieved that there may be as many as THREE Prometheus sequels in development. (more…)
Michael Fassbender remains one of the most in demand actors in Hollywood, able to shift rather seamlessly between small independent films to big studio franchises. He will continue to show his range later this year when he takes up the title roles in Macbeth and Steve Jobs, and then next summer when he will kick-off Assassin’s Creed and return for his third take as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. Well it turns out another filmmaker has Fassbender’s number, and it’s two, as in Prometheus 2. Ridley Scott has confirmed that when Prometheus takes off again in 2017, Fassbender will be onboard to continue the search for humanity’s origin. (more…)
Instagram is Twitter for people who can’t read. All you’ll find are selfies, food porn, and girls taking photos of their legs on the beach (Life is good, we get it). Occasionally, though, you’ll come across something good. Something like Neil Blomkamp‘s Instagram Account. The District 9 director has famously used it as a dumping ground for his concept art for a proposed Alien sequel. His designs depicted his vision for the happenings to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley and Michael Biehn‘s Hicks post the events in Aliens – one piece of art even featured Riply wearing some sort of xenomorph suit (pictured above). Thanks to the art releases, FOX has supposedly green light the premise and will allow Blomkamp to direct (and write) the newly proposed Alien sequel.
We haven’t heard much on the project since the beginning of the year, until now. Blomkamp has shared a piece of new Alien concept art, indicating things are still moving forward. (more…)
MythBuster Adam Savage Walked the Floor of SDCC15 as an Astronaut – and Took a Real Astronaut Along With Him
Over the last few years, it’s become more and more “cool” for celebrities to want to walk the floor of the San Diego Comic Con “incognito,” where they don some type of costume that obscures their face, so they can “be among the people” or some such. But there is one TV personality that’s been traipsing the aisles of the convention every year for quite a while now: MythBusters front-man Adam Savage! The guy loves costumes and building props, and in many past years he has cosplayed as various astronaut characters, including real-life versions (a painstakingly-recreated Mercury outfit) and fictitious ones (he’s got a great Nostromo uniform from the Alien film series). This year, to try and throw suspicious fans off of his trail, he decided to make his journey with a friend – none other than real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield!