When it was announced that Ridley Scott was returning back to the film that made him a household name, and perfectly merged sci-fi and horror together into something original, fans were very excited. After all, Alien was a cult classic, it was terrifying, gave us a great female hero, and oh yeah, it was terrifying. Fast forward 33 years, we got the Alien prequel Prometheus, which gave us a semi-origin to how everything started (or so we thought), going in a different direction and concentrated on the supposed creators of the Xenomorph, the Engineers. Although it was divisive, Prometheus was successful, earning more than $400 million worldwide. So, it’s no surprise that Scott would make a sequel to the prequel: Alien: Covenant.
With Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, ready to hit theaters in May, director Ridley Scott is already talking about making another. And not just a trilogy, he’s in this for the long haul. The Alien franchise already has (officially) seven films, including Prometheus, so Covenant would be the eighth film. In a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Ridley declared that the script for the next Alien film was already written and that they were planning on starting to shoot in 2018. (more…)
It has been half a decade since the world was treated to a new film from the Aliens franchise and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the fearsome Xenomorph. Alien: Covenant has been in the works for a while and while some details have been leaked, not much is coming out regarding the story. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox released a 4-minute promotional clip introducing the crew that will be in the film (don’t worry, we will link to it after the bump). This release confirms the appearance of several highly anticipated actors and actresses but doesn’t supply much information about the plot. That being said, this is a major leak of epic proportions the nerd community can rejoice over.
For a project that has been floating in the social consciousness for almost fifteen years now, Alien 5 still remains something of a mystery. It has had a number of different names attached to and dropped off it over the years, with everything from plot to characters to art released and then either retracted or put on hold as time went on and nothing came of it. Now that 2017 is just around corner, we’re finally getting close to seeing an actual product, as it has been said that work will really get underway after the Prometheus prequel Alien: Covenent, due for release in May of next year. (more…)
The Alien franchise is well-known for the tense atmosphere it seems to so effortlessly create. Ever since Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo came up against the extraterrestrial beings known as the xenomorphs, the Alien films have consistently generated an image of a dark and harrowing world. Whether you enjoyed the films in the Alien universe or not, there is no denying they use a stunning mix of haunting, fully realized creatures and a well developed set to engage an audience. It seems this will be the case with the follow-up to Prometheus; Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott and the cast and crew of Alien: Covenant landed in Sydney to got straight to work on the upcoming movie, where initial pictures have been released from the set.
On May 4th we celebrate the saga set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and October 21st is the day we remember the man that went to the past, kissed his mother and came back to… Well, you get it. Pop culture is slowly but surely taking over the calendar and one more day couldn’t hurt! 26th April has been deemed “Alien Day.” The day has been chosen as a reference to the planet on which a ship filled with Xenomorph eggs landed and was subesequently discovered by the Nostromo team, the planet Acheron, also known as LV-426. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of James Cameron‘s follow up to Ridley Scott‘s Alien, the aptly named… Aliens. (more…)
From the time before even Alien Versus Predator was given the green light, people have been talking about making Alien 5. In fact, big names have been buzzing around the project since as early as 2002. Sigourney Weaver has been open about her interest and quite adamant that a new film would definitely be the right way to go with the franchise. Ideas, concepts and even scripts have been pitched, over the years, from Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. (more…)
The big announcement coming from Emerald City Comi Con, pits three of the universe’s most feared figures against one another this summer in the ultimate science-fiction crossover battle: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens! For fans of the 2012 sci-fi comic film-adaptation of Dredd starring Karl Urban, this Dark Horse Comics title featuring the one-man judge, jury and executioner, will quell the ache left behind from the lack of a sequel. Find out more after the jump
While it does little to heal the wounds such conflicts can inflict (we shall all carry the scars of AvP for a long long time,) the March 2016 offering from Loot Crate is a solid one, filled with the usual metric tonne (sorry, there is the Canadian-ness coming out again) of exclusives we’ve grown to expect and love from the world’s leading subscription box service. Check out our video review below (more…)
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…)