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Watch: Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy Are Bad-Ass In The New Trailer For ‘Mad Max Fury Road’

1 hour ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hollywood has mastered the art of the remake, the reboot, the reimagining, the do-over, sequel, prequel —leveraging an existing property and slicing it every which way you can to milk it for all it’s worth. The new black however, or at least flavor of recent months, is the midstream rebuild: taking your favorite franchise and basically disregarding the lesser chapters of the story to create a kind of parallel universe that cleaves itself in between existing movies. Case in point, you’ve got an upcoming “Alien” movie from director Neill Blomkamp, and while the plot is unclear and he’s been overly polite to “Alien” installments three and four, it’s apparent that he’s picking up the continuity of the story right where it left off at the end of James Cameron’s “Aliens.” The new "Terminator: Genisys" essentially ignores the "bad" pictures in that franchise.  Another movie »

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20th Century Fox to Turn Popular The Leviathan Short Film into Feature Film

29 March 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

About a week ago, a short film called "The Leviathan" appeared online and immediately got the attention of sci-fi lovers. The film became so popular that it got the attention of 20th Century Fox, which just announced that it will turn the project into a feature film. "The Leviathan" is directed by Ruairi Robinson, who is best known for being the first director attached to Warner Bros' live-action "Akira" movie. The short film is written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and contains creature design by Jordu Schell, one of the main designers on "Avatar." Fox already attached Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) to produce and Neill Blomkamp (director of "District 9" and "Chappie") to executive produce. Uhls will provide the screenplay. Check out the short film below and here's the plot synopsis: By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made »

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The Week in Horror: 'Friday the 13th' reboot snags 'Hannibal' writer

27 March 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A blood-curdling welcome to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: we were all wrong about "Rings," an "American Horror Story" Season 2 cast member is checking in to "Hotel" and...wait, what are they calling the "Walking Dead" spinoff series? See below for the full roundup. 1. Promo for "Walking Dead" spinoff series to premiere during Sunday's finale var bc_params = {"api":"hybrid","playerId":"83327935001","playerKey":"Aq~~,AAAAAAuyCbQ~,-gfAmfm8njJ8S-9E4q2UfzG931rvkxuP"};   brightcove.createExperiences(); The just-announced title? "Fear the Walking Dead." While you wait for this, watch a sneak peek of Sunday's Season 5 closer above. 2. "Rings" is a sequel, not a prequel, to "The Ring" From director F. Javier Gutierrez: Hey peeps, #Rings is Not a prequel, the story takes place 13 years after #TheRing:) — F. Javier Gutierrez »

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Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan Picked Up By Twentieth Century Fox

27 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's been a good week and a half for Irish director Ruairi Robinson. After his proof of concept/pitch trailer for sci-fi movie The Leviathan caused quite a stir on the Internet, it soon attracted the attention Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), who attached himself to the project as producer, and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who came on board as executive producer. Now, courtesy of Variety, we have found out the movie has found a home at 20th Century Fox, with the studio picking up the project up to expand it into a feature film. Robinson will direct from a script by Fight Club's Jim Uhls, with the story, taking cues from literary sources like Dune and Moby Dick, concerning a 22nd century where faster than light travel is achieved by harvesting the eggs of massive flying whales. For those who haven't seen the pitch trailer, »

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'The Leviathan': Sci-Fi Thriller Goes to 20th Century Fox

27 March 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just 10 days after the proof-of-concept trailer was first released, 20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi thriller The Leviathan from director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars). We reported earlier this week that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce with Neill Blomkamp serving as an executive producer. Simon Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, so the project landing here makes perfect sense.

The Leviathan is set in the 22nd Century, where mankind has developed the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. This is made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the largest creatures Earth has ever seen, but those who are tasked with obtaining the matter do so involuntarily. Ruairi Robinson's three-minute proof-of-concept video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since debuting last week, which helped build plenty of buzz for this sci-fi film's potential.

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The Leviathan Feature Film Officially In the Works at 20th Century Fox

27 March 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ruairi Robinson's proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan shocked and awed millions of people who played it on their computer screens, so imagine the jaw-dropping look the feature film adaptation will have on the big screen now that 20th Century Fox has picked up the Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-produced project.

Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the pitch to make a feature film adaptation of Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan. The news comes less than a week after it was revealed that Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) would produce and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming Alien film) would executive produce a feature film version of the three-plus minute video that featured dazzling digital effects and a colossal creature soaring through a cloud-shrouded sky. The move makes sense, as Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox and Blomkamp is currently set to scribe and helm »

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Fox Picks Up ‘The Leviathan’

27 March 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Movement on Ruairi Robinson‘s proposed sci-fi film The Leviathan happened fast. The director posted a proof of concept trailer just days ago, which led to Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg joining the project as producers. Now Fox has bought the The Leviathan movie pitch and the script for the film, written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Variety reports. […]

The post Fox Picks Up ‘The Leviathan’ appeared first on /Film. »

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20th Century Fox Picks Up Ruairi Robinson’s The Leviathan

27 March 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Shortly after unveiling a proof of concept video, Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp signed up to join Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson for his upcoming sci-fi feature, The Leviathan, and now, merely four days later, the film has a major studio backing it as well. As reported by Variety, 20th Century Fox just snatched up Robinson’s pitch. The story is set in the 22nd century when traveling faster than the speed of light is made possible by harvesting the exotic matter in the eggs of these absolutely enormous whale-like creatures. Thanks to the practice, mankind has been able to colonize many worlds, but it comes at a cost because those who track down these creatures are being forced into involuntary labor. Robinson is attached to direct the film with Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Jumper) penning the script. Blomkamp is on board as an executive producer and Kinberg will produce. If »

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Fox Picks Up Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-Produced ‘The Leviathan’ (Exclusive)

27 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox has picked up sci-fi spec “The Leviathan” with Simon Kinberg on board to produce and Neill Blomkamp exec producing.

It’s a natural fit, given Kinberg’s first-look deal with the studio and Blomkamp beginning to build a relationship with Fox after coming on to direct the next “Alien” pic. Fox’s Steve Asbell brought the pitch in and will oversee for the studio.

The idea comes from hot Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, who is also attached to direct, with “Fight Club” screenwriter Jim Uhls penning the script.

The project is set in the 22nd century, when mankind has colonized many worlds and traveling faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.

Robinson recently made a three-minute concept video that has received 1.2 million views since going online and »

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Sharlto Copley Talks Neil Blomkamp’s Alien; Would Play a Xenomorph

25 March 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Given Neill Blomkamp’s desire to keep working with the talent whom he loves, it’s a pretty good bet one way or the other that we’ll being seeing Sharlto Copley in Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien film. Knowing this, website Blastr caught up… Continue Reading →

The post Sharlto Copley Talks Neil Blomkamp’s Alien; Would Play a Xenomorph appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg to produce The Leviathan

25 March 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After causing quite a stir with his rather splendid CGI proof of concept video last week, filmmaker Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) has nabbed a couple of producers for his planned sci-fi feature The Leviathan, with Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) boarding the project.

As per Deadline, The Leviathan is set in the early 22nd century, and “mankind has colonized many worlds in a time when travel faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those who take part in the hunt for the matter are mostly involuntary labor.”

You can check out the proof of concept video here…

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Forced to Change Story Because of ‘Prometheus 2’

24 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Despite a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp still would have you believe that he is the right man to have behind the wheel of the Alien franchise.    But there’s one part of the film series that he’ll have to steer clear of: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2.   "I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit," Blomkamp revealed to Empire in a recent interview. “One thing that makes me feel good about it,” the filmmaker continued, “is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make.”   The filmmaker also told the UK publication that he has a title for his new film, and it’s not Alien 5.   "I sent...

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The Leviathan Feature Film In Development with Simon Kinberg & Neill Blomkamp Attached

24 March 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you're still trying to get your jaw off the floor after watching The Leviathan proof of concept trailer that debuted last week from Ruairi Robinson, then you might want to sit down before taking this in: Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp are looking to bring Robinson's stunning vision of the flying colossal creature to the big screen.

According to /Film, Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is producing and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming new Alien film) is executive producing The Leviathan feature film that will be directed by Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) from a screenplay by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further details. In case you haven't seen it yet, we have the proof of concept trailer for The Leviathan.

"By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made possible by harvesting exotic matter from »

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Watch: The Epic Sci-Fi Short That Made Neill Blomkamp Sign On to Produce the Feature Adaptation

24 March 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Why We're Too Quick to Write Off New Directors Since Ruairi Robinson's epic short/teaser "The Leviathan" hit the internet on March 16, multitudinous views on YouTube and Vimeo and fan chatter has led to some big names taking notice. Deadline has reported that "X-Men" writer-producer Simon Kinberg has joined the feature length project as a producer. Jim Uhls ("Fight Club") will be writing the screenplay. Finally, and most notably, "District 9," "Elysium" and "Chappie" director Neill Blomkamp has joined the project as an executive producer. As Deadline points out, Kinberg has a first-look deal with Fox, which might prove beneficial for the project. Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2001 short film "Fifty Percent Grey," an intriguing animated film which follows a soldier’s afterlife experience. Robinson put the short for "The »

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Neill Blomkamp & Simon Kinberg to bring Ruairi Robinson's Leviathan to life

24 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

One week ago we posted an amazing short film in our Cool Videos column, showcasing Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan. The short, while light on story, displayed some exceptional effects and camera work. The short followed that of slave labor hunting down a massive creature. Space whaling, if you will. Well, it looks as those we weren't the only ones impressed as visionary director Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) and uber-producer Simon Kinberg (X-men: Days Of Future Past) are looking »

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'Chappie' Director Joins Space Whale Movie That's Like 'Jaws' Meets 'Alien'

23 March 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Neill Blomkamp probably wouldn't be where he is today without the help of Peter Jackson, who produced District 9 after the younger director's gig helming a Halo movie fell through. Now Blomkamp is a big deal, especially with his plans to make the next Alien sequel, and it's his turn to be the benefactor. According to Deadline, he's teaming with Simon Kinberg -- writer of X-Men movies and producer of Blomkamp's Elysium and Chappie -- to oversee a feature by Ruairi Robinson based on a very hot proof-of-concept short that made the rounds on the internet last week. Based on that viral video (watch it down below), The Leviathan has been described as "Moby Dick in space," and in an interview with Film School Rejects, Robinson personally...

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Technophobia Is Alive and Real: A Primer for Adapting and Accepting Artificial Intelligence (AI)

23 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“For our policemen, we created a race of robots,” the Alien Klaatu tells a crowd of fear-stricken earthlings in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Robots like “Gort,” we are told, were made to patrol the galaxy to preserve civility. “Your choice is simple,” Klaatu tells us. “Join us, and live in peace…or pursue your present course, and face obliteration.”

Perhaps some readers would be quick to dismiss this as ham-fisted Cold War genre pulp. The reality, though, is that paranoia surrounding the misuse of technology is at all an time high, and popular fiction reflects this today as much as it did in 1951. Robots have been around for a while now. Movies like Ex Machina confirm that they’re just as creepy as ever. Movies like Chappie also help confirm that the robots still provide a useful foil for exposing what makes people creepy.

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Neill Blomkamp Tweaked His ‘Alien’ Concept to Get Out of Ridley Scott’s Way

23 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Neill Blomkamp revealed his ideas for a new Alien movie, and soon after his deal to make them a reality, during the promotional runup to his latest film, Chappie. Now that Chappie has been out for a couple weeks, all the focus is likely to go to Alien in the months going forward. And in a […]

The post Neill Blomkamp Tweaked His ‘Alien’ Concept to Get Out of Ridley Scott’s Way appeared first on /Film. »

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Neill Blomkamp Assures That His Alien Sequel Isn’t Designed To “Tread On The Toes” Of Prometheus 2

23 March 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Speculation is and will continue to swirl around Neill Blomkamp’s as-yet-untitled Alien sequel until either 20th Century Fox or the director himself divulges more information as to what we can expect. And while we’re still a long way out from a release date or even an official synopsis, the filmmaker has shared some intriguing tidbits about his approach to the sci-fi franchise and, crucially, how his installment won’t “tread on the toes” of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2.

Speaking to Empire, here’s what the South African director had to say about the film existing in the same space as Scott’s sequel and how the two filmmakers have been collaborating on Blomkamp’s vision.

“I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit,” reveals Blomkamp. “One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the »

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Like Leviathan? You'll love The Leviathan!

23 March 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Neill Blomkamp’s new movie has a title – and it’s a lot like that Russian drama from last year and the cod documentary from the year before. So why doesn’t Hollywood give a damn about recycling titles?

When Andrey Zvyagintsev’s bleak Russian epic Leviathan premiered at last year’s Cannes film festival to great acclaim, observant – and pedantic – cineastes remarked on its familiar title. Back in 2012, a documentary also called Leviathan garnered strong reviews if little attention, thanks to its slow-paced look at the state of the fishing industry.

Meanwhile, any self-respecting B-movie completist has been smugly rifling through their VHS collection to show off a copy of 1989 underwater horror Leviathan, which starred Peter Weller and Ernie Hudson and some ridiculous monster thing. Yet all of this has just been eclipsed by news that another damn film is being made with the same damn name.

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