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…)
In 2009, Neill Blomkamp made a science fiction movie about aliens called District 9. It was grounded and realistic. A straightforward, albeit allegorical, dramatic film about a what if scenario where an alien ship arrived in the skies over Johannesburg and its crew had no way to get home. It’s a somewhat disturbing vision of what first contact might look like. And speaking of another disturbing look at first contact, there’s the Ridley Scott film Alien. Many filmmakers have had their shot at putting their own twist on the Alien story, and many more have had fantasies about taking theirs, and it looks like Blomkamp is among them. That is, if the internet can be believed. (more…)
Prometheus was an adequate enough introduction back into Ridley Scott‘s Alien universe. A lot of questions were left unanswered, but that is part of the beauty of the Science Fiction genre; a sense of mystery, room to theorize, to talk with others and debate and learn in a reciprocal manner. It’s not any secret that Ridley Scott is a Sci-Fi auteur; master of his craft. He creates movies that have individuals’ thinking for themselves and developing their own interpretations (Blade Runner and whether Deckard is a replicant or not anyone?). With Prometheus, it seems one of the main problems that irked some of the fans was the fact the movie wasn’t a direct prequel to the Alien series as was originally planned. Some were annoyed that Damon Lindelof had been called in to tinker with the script (which makes one wonder how Lindelof haters feel about Green Lantern‘ scriber Michael Green penning the sequel) . The fact it is set in the same universe should have been enough to suffice no? Apparently not! Apparently people wanted more of the same. Well, word on the street is that Ridley Scott has been dishing some dirt on his plans for the highly anticipated sequel. (more…)
The Creative Assembly has pulled out all the stops when it came to adding downloadable content to their upcoming Alien: Isolation video game. They’ve managed to pull together the original 1979 Alien cast to recreate their characters voices for the additional missions. (more…)
Do people even want Alien 5? While Ridley Scott‘s own Prometheus didn’t set the world on fire, it’s still getting a sequel. That film series is set generations before the events in Alien and it seems its sequel will move even further and further away from the universe created back in the late 70’s. So if a new Alien film was in the works, where would it fit in? What would it be about? Who would be in it?
According to Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver, she would be keen to star. (more…)
There was sad news this Tuesday morning for Aliens fans when the death of artist H.R. Giger was announced by Sandra Mivelaz, the administrator of the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland. (more…)
Michael Fassbender Is Unsure As to When ‘Prometheus’ is Happening (But Assures Us it Definitely Still Is!)
There are a few simple rules regarding conversation in my house:
1. No politics
2. No religion
3. No insulting the films of Brian De Palma or David Cronenberg
4. Those who mention Prometheus will be shot
It’s not that I despise Prometheus (the first half is actually quite good), it’s just that the very thought of the movie’s squandered potential irks me to no end. So count me as someone who is actually looking forward to the sequel, as I hope (maybe against hope) that Ridley Scott & Co. can actually stick the landing this time, instead of dropping a giant, somewhat phallic-looking spaceship on my dome. Unfortunately, one of its busiest stars cast a shadow of doubt upon when we’re actually going to see the continued adventures of Elizabeth Shaw and the severed head of David the Robot today, thus meaning I can’t set a defined date upon which I can revisit and possibly revise my “house rules”.