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Canadian comics firm Arcana Studios has struck a strategic alliance with China’s Yisang Media and its offshoot Los Angeles-Beijing Studios.
The relationship kicks off with production of animated feature “Pandy.” The story features pandas and aliens and echoes “Cowboys and Aliens,” which was previously overseen by Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly. Start of production on “Pandy” through Arcana and Labs was announced Sunday at the Comic-Con event in San Diego.
The finished title will be released in China by China Film Group. The state-owned enterprise is currently finalizing an Ipo on the Shanghai stock market.
“International buyers seem to be clamoring for more animated titles and it’s great we can connect with Arcana who has reached a level of quality and technical efficiency that’s in demand right now not only in China but the rest of the world,” said Yisang Media CEO, Chen Baiyi. In 2015, Arcana released the animated feature “Pixies, »
- Patrick Frater
The Aliens 30th anniversary in Hall H was a real treat for fans at Comic-Con on Saturday. While the cast have been getting together for conventions recently, James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd joined Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, and Lance Henriksen to share behind-the-scenes stories and reflect on the movie’s importance 30 years after its release.
For die-hard fans, there’s a lot here that’s already known. That said, it’s great to see this group together, and the love they have for each other and this movie. And there are some really interesting moments here, such as clarification on how the Bishop knife trick was accomplished and previously untold stories about Newt’s cocoon scenes.
Overall, it’s well worth a watch for fans of this movie, and it sounds like there’s still a glimmer of hope that we’ll see »
- Jonathan James
San Diego - It was a lot of fun seeing James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd and the majority of the main cast from Aliens reunite in Hall H at Comic-Con on Saturday night, and there were a few fun anecdotes to come out of it, including the fact that Lance Henriksen performed that knife trick himself, at the exact speed it plays out on screen. Also: Bill Paxton thinks he kinda sucked as Hudson ("In retrospect, 30 years later, I'm [like], you know, it's okay. But I didn't embrace it like I should've," he lamented to the packed crowd). That said, my absolute favorite part came when Cameron recounted the moment when then-nine-year-old Carrie Henn read him the riot act while filming the scene where Newt is cocooned in the xenomorphs' lair. "So I'm doing the slime and I'm putting it on her face -- she's been in this thing for, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Obviously, there wasn’t going to be any new footage at the Comic-Con Aliens panel today, what with it being a 30th anniversary celebration and all. What did happen is about what you expect, with Sigourney Weaver holding court, snarky jabs at David Fincher, and Bill Paxton yelling, “Game Over, Man! Game Over!” to the delight of the assembled crowd. Everyone was there, even Carrie Henn, who was 10 years old when casting assistant took her picture at school—some things really were different in the ‘80s—leading to her casting as scrappy survivor Newt. Henn, who never appeared in another film, now works as a fourth-grade teacher:
It’s all the stuff nerds love about cons, even down to the couple who got engaged during the panel, prompting Cameron to remark, “May you be happy and have many spawn.” (Mazel tov, weirdos.) One of the more interesting stories came ...
- Katie Rife
While most fans head to Comic-Con every year to get their first look at some of the most highly-anticipated new movies, others come to the convention to celebrate beloved classics. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of 20th Century Fox's iconic sequel Aliens, and the studio decided to celebrate this momentous occasion with a Hall H panel taking place today at 3:15. For those who won't be able to make it to the panel, Fox Home Entertainment held a live-streamed Q&A session with several cast members, along with director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd.
If you weren't watching live on YouTube earlier this afternoon, we have the entire video below. James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd were joined by stars Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Paul Reiser (Burke), Michael Biehn (Hicks) and Carrie Henn (Newt). For those who are in San Diego, a »
The first sequel to the film “Alien,” stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the attack on the Nostromo, as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the Alien, only this time with a crew of space marines. Naturally, everything goes wrong, and it’s up to Ripley to stop another attack from killing her and a traumatized young girl named Newt (Carrie Henn).
Now, the film’s cast are celebrating the anniversary with a panel at this year’s Comic-Con, with a live stream Q&A featuring questions from audience members and the Internet. The people participating include James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, »
- Vikram Murthi
The film follows Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas and the reluctant ruler of Atlantis. He is caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt. The character had a brief cameo appearance in this summer’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“Aquaman” is set to bow on July 27, 2018.
- Justin Kroll
Aliens Turns 30
The story joins up with Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) 57 years after the events aboard the Nostromo. Luckily, due to the power of a cryo-chamber, Ripley hasn’t aged a day and, after being found floating in space, she’s returned to civilisation. Sadly though her nightmares have followed her and she’s suffering from Ptsd big time. Unfortunately for her, counselling sessions are foregone in favour of having her lead a military expedition back to the terrifying planet after contact with the humans currently colonising it is lost. Things go from bad to worse when, rather than one menacing beast, there are hundreds, if not thousands. Ripley, a handful of marines and the sole surviving colonist, »
- Kat Hughes
Crazy has always tapped a main vein in horror films; if it didn’t we would be stuck watching films of people being pranked or wronged, who laugh it off and become dentists instead (with all due respect to Corbin Bernsen). Now, of particular interest to me is when the sins of the flesh meet that fracture of the mind; where the lascivious and the lurid tangle in sweaty, blood stained sheets. And 1982 coughed up a doozy (in character and content) with Night Warning, a tale of a very protective aunt who doesn’t want to see her nephew leave the nest.
Also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (a cool title, but neither relate to the story at all), Night Warning was distributed by Comworld Pictures in early ’82 (but didn’t go wide until early ’83) and garnered some good reviews while passing by audiences. Why? Because it was just »
- Scott Drebit
Jul 14, 2016
One of the best sci-fi movies ever is getting a re-release for its 30th birthday. Fox announces the Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition...
If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you probably have multiple versions of Aliens already: the fancy Quadrilogy Blu-ray collection, perhaps, or the old VHS set from years ago which came in a plastic case shaped like a facehugger. Well, Fox are hoping we'll open our purses again in time for Aliens' 30th birthday, as it announces the Aliens 30th Annversary Blu-ray.
The rerelease will come in a shiny new box containing an art book and postcards which reproduce director James Cameron's original concept art. On the disc you'll also find a new interview with Cameron, in which he talks about the movie's design and origins. As announced by Entertainment Weekly, the Blu-ray release is part of a wider celebration scheduled to take place »
“Outlaws and Angels” follows Henry (Chad Michael Murray), a seasoned outlaw who leads a gang of bandits into a high stakes bank heist set to make them all rich and give them a chance at a new life across the Mexican border. Unfortunately, the plan goes awry and they end up killing a U.S. Marshall. With a large bounty on their heads, Henry and the gang head south through dangerous territory. When all hope seems lost, the crew stumble upon the frontier home of George Tilden (Ben Browder), who lives there with his wife Ada (Teri Polo), and two daughters Charlotte (Madisen Beaty) and Florence (Francesca Eastwood). They invade the home and terrorize the family, but eventually unlikely bonds form and Henry is given one last shot at redemption. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below when Henry and the bandits learn that there’s a bounty on their heads. »
- Vikram Murthi
In the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team took down The Clairvoyant (Bill Paxton). In season 2, it was revealed that Skye is actually Marvel Comics superhero Daisy Johnson aka Quake as the team dealt with betrayal, Hydra, anti-s.H.I.E.L.D. government operatives and the recently discovered Inhumans. In season 3, the conflict with the Inhumans stepped to the forefront as Coulson and Quake assembled their team of Secret Warriors to battle Hive and the remnants of Hydra. In retrospect, the show has made tremendous strides from season one to season three and has covered a lot of ground in respect to the development of its main characters. Case in point, when season 4 opens, we'll find Quake in a very dark place. Chloe Bennet tells EW, "The two people who know she [was ready to succumb to Hive] are both dead, so no one else knows. There must be »
"Alien Day" was back in April, but really all that meant was some cool posters and other collectibles for fans to buy. April 26 wasn't an anniversary of any of the movies. It wasn't even a date referenced in the movies. The marketers that be just decided to interpret Lv-426 (the name of the planetoid in the first film) as a date and go from there. The real "Alien Day" of 2016 looks like it will be on July 23, 2016. That's when Comic-Con is putting on a special Aliens reunion panel in Hall H that will feature James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Resier, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn (Newt) and producer Gale Anne Hurd. That's kind of a big deal considering Cameron typically avoids these kind of fan events. He's...
- Peter Hall
San Diego Comic Con is throwing quite the party for Aliens' 30th anniversary. This year's edition of the pop culture extravaganza will convene an impressive reunion panel that's set to include director James Cameron, star Sigourney Weaver, producer Gale Ann Hurd and cast members Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn, according to EW. While Weaver and a number of her co-stars reunited last month at Texas' Comicpalooza, it's the first Q&A for the film's 30th birthday that Cameron is scheduled to take part in. “You know, it’s interesting. I don’t normally pursue these kind of nostalgia moments like we’re going to do down at Comic-Con, and I didn’t do it much at all for Terminator on its 30th, but there’s something about Aliens,” Cameron told EW. “It was a milestone for myself and Gale because the film got seven Academy Award nominations. »
- Chris Eggertsen
20th Century Fox and the Alamo Drafthouse recently celebrated the Alien franchise with Alien Day, but there’s still more celebrating to be done with this series. July 18th marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron‘s Aliens. For the occasion, Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, and more will participate in a panel at the quickly approaching San Diego […]
The post ‘Aliens’ 30th Anniversary Reunion at Comic-Con appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Aliens is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, and that being the case, a lot of the cast and filmmakers who worked on the movie have been reflecting on it recently and looking ahead to the future of the franchise. Sigourney Weaver is pretty much the most consistent player in the Alien franchise, and she isn't quite done with Ripley yet. She has plans to play the character one more time in Neill Blomkamp's proposed Alien 5, and she recently shared some details on what to expect from the movie.
Speaking with EW about the recently announced Aliens reunion that will be taking place at San Diego Comic Con this month, the subject of Blomkamp's sequel inevitably came out. The movie appears to be on hold for now, but Weaver is talking about it as though it is still very much alive, and she clarified some things about the timeline of the movie, »
The 30th anniversary of Aliens is approaching faster than Xenomorphs scampering through the ceiling, and to make sure the iconic film gets the celebration it deserves, 20th Century Fox has announced a 30th anniversary Blu-ray and Aliens Comic-Con reunion panel featuring James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, and more.
EW reports that on Saturday, July 23rd in Hall H at Comic-Con, an Aliens Q&A panel will take place to honor the film hitting the three-decade mark. Cameron, Weaver, and Biehn will be joined by Gale Anne Hurd, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, and Carrie Henn on the reflective panel.
The celebration will continue in the fall when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases a special Aliens 30th anniversary Blu-ray (with Digital HD). While the special edition release won't hit shelves until September 13th, fans can pre-order the Blu-ray at Fox's Comic-Con booth, and the first 250 people to pre-order »
- Derek Anderson
Dwayne Johnson is all encompassing tornado of charisma, needing only a cheeky smile to win over audiences. Kevin Hart is similar comedic whirling dervish. So, the two of them together should create a twister of charisma, charm, and humour big enough to menace Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. And Central Intelligence does just that, the two’s boundless chemistry mixing together to create an enjoyable buddy comedy that plays to both the actor’s strengths. But the problem is, the central pairing can’t help a poor script that takes for granted the fact you need a coherent story to tie everything together. The story goes that overweight Robbie Weirdicht (Johnson) spent his high school days friendless and alone. When an exceptionally mean park see him dumped in the middle of a pep rally, the only person to show him an ounce of kindness was Calvin Joyner (Hart). Fast forward twenty years, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Twenty years ago the aliens arrived in a big way, and nothing was the same again. Arguably the event movie of the 1990s, the world of Independence Day is back in the nation’s cinemas today, with the launch of Independence Day Resurgence. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Paxton are back, along with Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe […]
The post Aliens Among Us – How much does the UK want to Believe? appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Michael Walsh
When cinema-goers queued up to see Aliens in 1986, seven years had already passed since its predecessor, Alien. While a follow-up to the 79 hit had been discussed at Fox for years, it took James Cameron to finally bring it to fruition - and it’s fair to say that he created something far more than a typical sequel of the era.
Where franchises like Halloween, Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street largely followed the template established by the first film, Cameron attempted something vastly more ambitious: a continuation and expansion of Ridley Scott’s classic, a second chapter in its resourceful heroine Ripley’s story - one where she’s transformed from traumatised survivor to avenging warrior.
Much has been written about the brilliance of Aliens, »
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