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.
Widely considered one of the best science fiction movies of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner stunned audiences in 1982 with its arresting visual style, cerebral storyline and moving performances. For years, the idea of a Blade Runner sequel was considered the whimsical daydream of only the most naive of nerds, but now Blade Runner 2049 is happening and the internet is tripping over its crocs to figure out what shape the plot will take. Today, three more images from the film were released, and already we’re picking them apart for clues like crazed nerd vultures. (more…)
Ridley Scott recently sat down with Allocine to answer fan questions about Alien: Covenant and the franchise as a whole where he quickly shot down any hopes of a Ripley return in Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien 5. That means that Covenant and its sequel will be the only Alien franchise titles in development. He went on to tell everyone how far along Alien 5 was in development. (more…)
In the Alien series, there’s just as much admiration for the xenomorphs as there is fear. For some people, they admire the perfection of species, a creature that is the most excellent killing machine, intelligent, adaptable and insatiable in its apparent blood lust for other organisms. It’s enough to make you wonder where they came from, and how they evolved? Most Alien characters seem unconcerned with origins of the xenomorphs in the face of, you know, running for their lives, but it looks like Ridley Scott is finally going to go there in Alien: Covenant. Warning for the spoiler averse though because a pretty major reveal is discussed below. (more…)
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…)
For some reason, the first thought of the morning was “What if Gilligan found a crashed alien spaceship on the island and got face-hugged?” Who wouldn’t watch the heck out of that episode? The good money is on Mary Ann to be the sole survivor. In other Alien news, director Ridley Scott‘s Alien Covenant production has released a cast photo which you can check out below. (more…)
Instagram. In the mix of food porn and other things people like to document that don’t matter, there was/is 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). Supposedly, FOX has was very keen on bringing Blomkamp’s newly proposed Alien sequel to celluloid.
So what’s the status? Is Sigourney Weaver ‘s Ripley going to get a proper ending? Well, it’s not looking good. (more…)
All indicators point toward a short wait until the first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant hits the Internet. Starting that build up is a first look at one of the new pivotal characters Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them). Entertainment Weekly brings us this first production still of a heavily armed Daniels searching for something or someone. (more…)
The long wait is over as the first footage from director Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel Blade Runner 2049 hits the Internet. It’s been almost 35 years since Ridley Scott‘s original captured the hearts and minds of sci-fi fans everywhere and this new footage promises a return to the bleak future of Replicants and Blade Runners. (more…)
While Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe with Prometheus wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it was still great to return back to that world. The world of androids, cryosleep, oh and the terror of an unknown alien creature that indiscriminately kills with acid for blood! Scott’s planned sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant will be hitting theaters August 2017. Returning are Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. Newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and Billy Crudup will be joining. The film has already promised that we will not only see the Engineers of Prometheus, but we will see the Xenomorphs from the original Alien series.
Recently Fassbender has an interview with BBC Radio 2, and let out a slip for what to expect for the next film. So spoilers…