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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…)

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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…)

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Say what you want about Prometheus, but it had a pretty great cast that included Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. That’s some raw talent right there, and why not, when you’re Ridley Scott you can recruit that kind of talent just as easily as a xenomorph tears apart a crew of space truckers. So in making Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant, you know that there are a lot of people who’d be willing to take Scott’s call, like Danny McBride, for example. Yes, the Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express and This is the End star is the latest name attached to Covenant. (more…)

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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…)

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Ridley Scott is reportedly in early talks to bring a version of 1960’s cult TV series The Prisoner to the big screen. The project has been in development at Universal for a while now, and it has had interest from none other than Christopher Nolan back in 2009 (although nothing came of it). The original series centred around a secret government agent who is kidnapped by unknown assailants the moment he resigns; finding himself in an idyllic yet bizarre seaside village, he is known only by the moniker Number Six. Over the 17-episode one-season run, Number Six attempts escape, evades the balloon-like “Rover,” and keeps his secrets secret in order to stay alive. (more…)

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Granted, it’s Star Wars day and you, like millions of others, will be making your way to a theater near you at some point today to see The Force Awakens, but let’s not forget that there are other space movie franchises out there. To wit, we have a new piece of casting news from Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott‘s looking to move quickly on making this his next project, and there’s already a release date in place for 2017, so he better start filling that spaceship with new, fresh faces… That will be hugged! And so it’s begun with Inherent Vice actress Katherine Waterston. (more…)

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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…)

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It’s been quite a year for Alien developments. Way back in February, we started seeing hints that a new Alien sequel was in development under the supervision of District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and then production began ramping up on Ridley Scott‘s sequel to Prometheus. In the last couple of months though it’s Scott’s movie Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant that has taken prescience, while Alien 5 was put on “indefinite hold,” but now “indefinite” seems not so definite. One of the stars of the Alien franchise, Michael Biehn, is saying that his next adventure in the Alien universe merely awaits the release of Scott’s. (more…)

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Over the weekend, Ridley Scott let slip the new title for the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant. Now 20th Century Fox has confirmed that title change and released an official synopsis along with the premiere date of October 6th, 2017 for the film. There’s an interesting lack of mention for Noomi Rapace‘s Elizabeth Shaw in the synopsis… what might that mean for the character and movie? (more…)

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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…)