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!
Looks like we’ll be getting back to back movies set in the Xenomorph Universe instead of those long dry spells we had to endure back in the day. Neil Blomkamp, director for the as yet untitled Alien 5 or Alien 2.1 depending on how you want to count them, and his some time movie making partner and wife Terri Tatchell sat down with Empire to talk about the ins and outs of production. Blomkamp also had some good news for those of us looking forward to more Prometheus. (more…)
Now that Neil Blomkamp‘s concept art has sparked a new feature film in the Aliens franchise we’re getting new details about the as yet untitled project. While making some publicity rounds for Blomkamp’s newest film to hit the big screen Chappie, Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver have some interesting things to say about the new Alien movie. (more…)
The announcement that 20th Century Fox was willing to bet on the fan excitement over Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien art project came as kind of a shocking. Welcoming news for sure, but kind of surprising. At this point though, any tangible news about Blomkamp’s Alien counts only as idle speculation, but that’s not to say that we shouldn’t expect people to start coming out of the woodwork to lay their claim to a piece of it. Enter Louis CK. That Louis CK? Yes, the comedian, through a very trusted source, has let the world know that not only is he interested in appearing in the new Alien movie, but he has a very specific role in mind for himself. (more…)
In space no one can hear you scream….But I’d probably scream anyways if one of these Xenomorphs was after me.
20th Century Fox has apparently made a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new Alien movie, sources are saying.
Blomkamp, who directed District 9 and the upcoming Sony feature Chappie, had been trickling out a batch of radical Alien concept art to Instagram last month. The art showed, amongst other things, a re-teaming of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and Hicks (Michael Biehn), Ripley in some kind of xenomorph suit, and the alien ship from the first film (and it’s follow-up “prequel” Prometheus) in some kind of hanger. When the art appeared, no one knew what they were looking at – a movie, a game, a flight of fan fiction? (more…)
You may remember the mysterious appearance on Instagram some concept art by Neill Blomkamp for something very… Alien. Of course, alien is a concept not unfamiliar to Blomkamp whose breakthrough film was 2009’s District 9, but tackling one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of the last 40 years seems a little bit outside the norm. How can Blomkamp, who seems to have the rare privilege to make big-budget high-concept *original* films, throw himself into a movie series that’s more often than not the subject of such stringent studio interference? But it’s all legit. Blomkamp has admitted it now in a new interview, and more than that, he says that the only thing that’s holding up any real progress on making it a reality is he, him and himself. (more…)