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Ridley Scott says there wasn't even a script for Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5

2 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With Alien: Covenant fast approaching, fans of the franchise that loyally follow every scrap of news on the series is left to ponder the status of the attempted Neill Blomkamp film with Sigourney Weaver. We got as much as some pretty stellar concept art, but it seems the project has been virtually scrapped as Ridley Scott continues to roll out his new films.   Scott spoke to Allocine recently to discuss... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Alien 5 Won’t Ever See The Light Of Day, Says Ridley Scott

9 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After leaving his mark on the sci-fi genre with the incredible District 9, director Neill Blomkamp followed up his debut pic with Elysium and Chappie. Admittedly, neither film hit quite the same heights that his first effort did, but they were still impressive enough to catch the attention of same pretty important people in Hollywood. As such, Blomkamp quickly found himself attached to Alien 5, which would reunite him with Sigourney Weaver after working with the actress on Chappie.

From what we heard, his plan was to reboot the franchise, with the fifth instalment in the iconic sci-fi/horror series looking to erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. While it never truly got off the ground, the project did take some significant steps forward and seemed to be on the right track for a while, with impressive concept art surfacing last year. Things were looking pretty good for the film then »

- Mark Cassidy

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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 never had a script, according to Ridley Scott

28 April 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of the casualties of Ridley Scott returning to the franchise with Alien: Covenant was that Neill Blomkamp’s promising Alien 5 got completely side-lined. First, we received word that the movie was put on hold. Then, we heard from Blomkamp himself that the movie most likely would never happen.

Prior to Ridley Scott’s return, we were able to see concept art for Blomkamp’s sequel that looked fantastic. Sigourney Weaver was attached. In many ways, it felt like production was moving along briskly before things were put to an abrupt halt. However, speaking to the French news outlet Allocine, Ridley Scott claims that the movie was nothing more than an outline (translated from French by Bloody-Disgusting.com):

“I think it will never see the light,” said Scott. “There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of ten pages. I had to participate as »

- Jordan Jones

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Alien 5 Wasn't That Far Along Says Ridley Scott

28 April 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Remember a couple of years ago when it looked like District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was going to make a proper sequel to Aliens with Sigourney Weaver and other cast members set to return? That idea has unfortunately been scrapped, despite the fact that everyone seemed to be totally into it. Even the folks at Fox. A lot of that seemingly had to do with Ridley Scott wanting to finally make Alien: Covenant. But now he has shed some light, at least from his perspective, on the proposed Alien 5 and, according to him, it wasn't really all that far along.

As part of the promo tour for Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott recently did an interview with the French publication Allocine. Some of what was said in that interview has been translated to English and, while the translation is a bit rough, it looks like Alien 5 wasn't nearly as far along as had been previously reported. »

- MovieWeb

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Ridley Scott Doesn’t Think Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Sequel Will Ever See the Light

28 April 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Remember back when Neill Blomkamp was talking about making Alien 5, a direct sequel to Aliens, with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn? The plan was to finish Ripley’s tale. Now it sounds like the closest we’ll ever come to that… Continue Reading →

The post Ridley Scott Doesn’t Think Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Sequel Will Ever See the Light appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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‘Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Captain Dallas’ Review

27 April 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Given that this week we’re celebrating Alien Day, it’s only fitting that I return to my reviews of the Alien and Predator Figurine Collection with a character from the original movie, and the choice is Captain Dallas.

Captain Dallas played by the ever dependable Tom Skerrit is memorable not only for being the brunt of Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) anger many times, but also for his death scene. Climbing through the small ventilation shafts of the Nostromo he tries to track the Xenomorph and dispose of it. The first time we really get a good view of the creature, it proves that Dallas, and the other humans are no match for the alien.

While the Xenomorph figurines are my favourite of the ones I’ve reviewed so far, Dallas may be the top human figurine. There is an impressive level of detail in his space suit, which has »

- Paul Metcalf

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Reebok Announces “Aliens” Themed Sneakers Because Covenant Isn’t Already Being Marketed Enough

27 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Movie and sports themed sneakers aren’t new.  Limited and special edition sneakers and shoes come out all the time.  In fact last year Reebok released a limited series of shoes that Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley wore in James Cameron’s Aliens.  But this year they are stepping it up a notch.   This year Reebok has announced an even better Aliens themed look.   There will be two new shoes added to the collection.  Can the marketing for anything Alien please take a break?  Wow.  Still though, these kicks are pretty awesome. When talking about the design for the Power Loader shoes, designer

Reebok Announces “Aliens” Themed Sneakers Because Covenant Isn’t Already Being Marketed Enough »

- Nat Berman

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Two New Versions of Reebok’s ‘Aliens’ Stompers Coming Soon!

26 April 2017 2:49 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Even Ripley never had shoes This badass. Easily the coolest thing about last year’s first annual Alien Day was the release of Reebok’s “Alien Stompers,” exact replicas of the futuristic shoes that Reebok specially made back in 1986 for Sigourney Weaver to wear in Aliens. The limited edition shoes infamously sold out instantly, meaning that most fans (including myself) […] »

- John Squires

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Every Alien from the ‘Alien’ Franchise, Ranked From Stupid to Scary (Photos)

26 April 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The iconic and singularly horrific creature created by H.R. Giger for Ridley Scott’s classic in 1979 springs to mind whenever anyone says the word “Alien.” But the franchise is full of variations on what’s commonly called the “xenomorph,” thanks to everything from the parasitic creatures infecting animals to genetic tampering by scientists. Here is every alien in the “Alien” franchise, ranked by how frightening it is — or not. (Warning: Some of these are gross and gory!) 14. Newborn (“Alien: Resurrection,” 1997) “Alien: Resurrection” resurrected the franchise by bringing Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) back from the dead. In doing so, it mixed »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Cool Videos: Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley on Stephen Colbert

26 April 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies proved that women can carry a gun, blast some fools away, and swear like a champ just as well as the men – if not better. She remains one of the most legendary heroes in all of cinema, and with the prospect of more Alien movie on the horizon the notion of her return has been on the tip of everyone’s brain bubbles. Ridley Scott said... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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12 Blockbusters You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

25 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, a look at the various trends driving the box office, and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Today — a look at a dozen blockbusters (or would-be blockbusters) well worth your time and movie-going dollars.

Read More: IndieWire’s Complete 2017 Summer Preview

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” May 5

If you’ve seen “Guardians of the Galaxy,” you already know a lot about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — a lively comedic space opera filled with banter between humans and imaginative aliens, astonishing visual effects, and the most idiosyncratic set of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »

- Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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‘Alien’ Evolution: Explore Every Stage in the Xenomorph’s Gruesome Life Cycle

25 April 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alien” and its many sequels and prequels have always been about transformation. The creature itself is constantly changing, as are those unfortunate enough to encounter it. As you celebrate Alien Day — celebrated on April 26 because the original film is set on the planet Lv-426 — take a moment to revisit the many forms Sigourney Weaver’s greatest screen partner has taken on in the nearly 40 years since H.R. Giger and Ridley Scott first introduced us to it.

The facehugger (“Alien”)

Our first exposure to the otherworldly creature known among fans as the xenomorph remains the most quietly unsettling. “It’s got a wonderful defense mechanism,” Parker (Yaphet Kotto) says after noticing the facehugger’s acidic blood: “You don’t dare kill it.”

Almost reminiscent of a scorpion in its appearance, the facehugger was initially intended by Giger to be larger and possess eyes; screenwriter Dan O’Bannon had imagined it as an octopus-like being with tentacles. »

- Michael Nordine

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Today in Movie Culture: Sigourney Weaver's New 'Alien' Parody, Spider-Man's Bruno Mars Parody and More

24 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Movie of the Day: Sigourney Weaver reprises her role as Ellen Ripley in a fake new Alien sequel co-starring The Late Show's Stephen Colbert:   Song Parody of the Day: Spider-Man stars in this Nerdist parody of the Bruno Mars song "That's What I Like" called "That Spidey Life":   Cosplay of the Day: One of the hot cosplay collaborations for father and daughters this year is inspired by Logan. Here's are a couple pairs from the Silicon Valley ComicCon: .@SVComicCon Seeing lots of Logan and X-23 costumes at @SVComicCon Day 2. Wish I had a daughter so we could bond like this ... pic.twitter.com/0QpuYdpcIL &mdash...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Sigourney Weaver Returns as Ripley in Alien Spoof Video

22 April 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If things had worked out as originally planned, we'd be seeing Sigourney Weaver return as Ellen Ripley this summer in Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5. But that sequel was indefinitely delayed, possibly even canceled, when original Alien director Ridley Scott decided he wanted to return to the franchise for Alien: Covenant, which does not star Sigourney Weaver. But not all hope is lost. The actress decided to reprise the character heading into the weekend, dropping an Alien spoof trailer on The Late Show.

Now, before you get too excited, this could be quite divisive for some of you, as the video is political. Ellen Ripley is still around in the year 2434. Only, she's not fighting off deadly xenomorphs. She's fist-fighting the health care system of the future.

Sigourney Weaver's return as Ripley was a huge surprise for Stephen Colbert's late night audience. Introducing Weaver, Colbert called Ripley, "One of the first female action heroes. »

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Avatar Sequel Release Dates Delayed Until 2020

22 April 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Some people truly believe that director James Cameron keeps pushing back the release dates on his four upcoming Avatar sequels, hoping the world implodes before he actually has to make them. Perhaps that is the case, as Avatar 2 has once again been delayed, with the other three subsequent sequels also getting new release dates. We were originally supposed to see a new Avatar movie in 2013. That won't happen until 2020.

James Cameron and his crew gathered to announced the new release dates on Facebook. Last we heard, Avatar 2 was keeping its 2018 release date, with Fox promising that wouldn't change. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep that promise. As Avatar 2 will now hit theaters on December 18, 2020. And it will immediately be followed a year later by Avatar 3, which now arrives on December 17, 2021. There will be a break before the final two movies, with Avatar 4 premiering three years »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Stephen Colbert For ‘Alien’ Spoof On ‘The Late Show’

22 April 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

In space, no one can hear you scream… at a clueless customer service rep. That was the case on Friday’s edition of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” when guest Sigourney Weaver revived her iconic character, Ripley, for a hilarious “Alien”-themed sketch mocking atrocious customer service. With Colbert as the customer service rep at the Weyland-Yutani […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Avatar sequels set for 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025

22 April 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that James Cameron has completed the scripts for his four Avatar sequels and is gearing up to go into production on the hugely ambitious undertaking, 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have announced new release dates for Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5.

“Great to be working with the best team in the business,” reads the announcement on the official Avatar Facebook page. “Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!”

In addition to the announcement, we also got an image of James Cameron alongside the crew…

Details on the Avatar sequels are scarce, but they will see the return of original cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while Worthington has said Avatar 2 is “a movie about family.” »

- Gary Collinson

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'Avatar' Locks Down Release Dates for Four Sequel Films

22 April 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After years of postponed release dates and production delays, James Cameron's Avatar franchise has finally locked down the arrival time for the 2009 blockbuster's four planned sequels, with plans to dole out the films over a six-year period.

"Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels," Cameron wrote on the Avatar Facebook page Saturday as preproduction ramped toward filming. "The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!"

With the announcement of the Christmastime release dates, Avatar »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Stephen Colbert for an ‘Alien’ Spoof on ‘The Late Show’ — Watch

22 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you’re excited at the prospect of even more “Alien” movies after next month’s “Alien: Covenant,” then you have something in common with Stephen Colbert. The “Late Show” host made mention of the enduring sci-fi/horror franchise last night, praising it for giving us hope that, “in the distant future, women might be allowed to be in charge of something.”

Read More: ‘Alien: Covenant’: Ridley Scott Introduces Terrifying New Sneak Peek in CinemaCon Video

And while he could neither confirm nor disconfirm the possibility that Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) would appear in any future installments, Colbert did have a clip of what such a scene might look like. It opens with him reading a copy of “Facehugger Fancy” while on duty at the Weyland-Yutani health clinic. In comes Ripley, who breathlessly explains that the dreaded xenomorphs have breached their containment facility — an obvious emergency to which Colbert »

- Michael Nordine

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Stephen Colbert for an ‘Alien’ Spoof on ‘The Late Show’ — Watch

22 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re excited at the prospect of even more “Alien” movies after next month’s “Alien: Covenant,” then you have something in common with Stephen Colbert. The “Late Show” host made mention of the enduring sci-fi/horror franchise last night, praising it for giving us hope that, “in the distant future, women might be allowed to be in charge of something.”

Read More: ‘Alien: Covenant’: Ridley Scott Introduces Terrifying New Sneak Peek in CinemaCon Video

And while he could neither confirm nor disconfirm the possibility that Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) would appear in any future installments, Colbert did have a clip of what such a scene might look like. It opens with him reading a copy of “Facehugger Fancy” while on duty at the Weyland-Yutani health clinic. In comes Ripley, who breathlessly explains that the dreaded xenomorphs have breached their containment facility — an obvious emergency to which Colbert »

- Michael Nordine

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