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Michael Fassbender says Alien: Covenant is “much scarier than Prometheus”

28 July 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With filming wrapping last week, Ridley Scott is now starting the post-production phase of Alien: Covenant, his third venture into the Alien universe after the 1979 sci-fi classic and 2012’s Prometheus. During an interview with Collider, returning star Michael Fassbender has been speaking about the new film, describing it as “much scarier than Prometheus.”

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see,” states Fassbender. “It’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… »

- Gary Collinson

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Danny McBride shows off the cockpit in Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes photo

22 July 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the end of production on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, star Danny McBride took to Instagram to share a photo of himself on set. In the film, McBride portrays a pilot, so it’s only fitting that the posted picture features the actor in his ship’s cockpit, sporting a space cowboy look. The snapshot was accompanied by a caption that read, “That’s a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.” See it here…

Of course, the actor is best known for his comedic work in such films and TV shows as Pineapple Express, This is the End, Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals (which premiered on HBO last week), so Covenant will certainly be new territory for McBride, as it brings him into a darker and more horror-infused environment. 

Lastly, the first behind-the-scenes photo from Alien: Covenant showing »

- Justin Cook

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Alien: Covenant wraps production, new behind-the-scenes image released

19 July 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Aliens, and today brings news that Ridley Scott has now wrapped principal photography on the latest chapter of the sci-fi franchise, Alien: Covenant. And to commemorate the occasion, the official Twitter account has debuted a new behind-the-scenes image which features Scott along side his leading lady Katherine Waterston

See Also: Spoiler: Katherine Waterston’s Alien: Covenant character revealed

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant »

- Gary Collinson

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Alien: Covenant Wraps; Ridley Scott Shares New Set Photo

19 July 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, production began on 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated Alien: Covenant, which not only serves as a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, but starts a new trilogy that will help bridge the gap to the original 1979 classic Alien. Today we have word that production has officially wrapped, along with a final photo from the set with director Ridley Scott and star Katherine Waterston.

The set photo debuted through the Alien franchise's official Twitter, which teased that "the next phase begins" after filming has wrapped. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't reveal too much, although we haven't seen or heard too much from the set since filming began. We did see a set video earlier this month that revealed a Xenomorph, along with previous glimpses of Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride on the set. Unfortunately, we won't be getting a glimpse of this movie at Comic-Con, since 20th Century Fox is skipping the convention entirely. »

- MovieWeb

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Billie Piper webchat – your questions answered on Madonna, fertility and Doctor Who

13 July 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Shouting ‘Pop’ on TV aged 12, why Chris Evans’ son should host Top Gear, Timothy Dalton in a hoodie, Lady Macbeth, Rose Tyler and the Roots – all covered by the popstar turned actor in her webchat

1.55pm BST

Thanks for joining me on this rainy afternoon. I'm about to go and learn more lines. I've very much enjoyed your intense line of questioning - big up the Guardian!

1.54pm BST

boobks 37m asks:

Who was your childhood hero? Who’s your hero now?

I loved Madonna, and Michael Jackson - I loved dancing, so... and Madonna was the beginning of all that chippy feminism wasn't it? It really was the beginning of that. Not of feminism itself, but that front-footed, sexually aware, ballsy, super smart, non-stop wonders.

1.52pm BST

Silke Plovier asks:

Best moment in your life?

I think my children being born. Definitely the best moments of your life.

1.51pm »

- Guardian Staff

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Comic Book Review – Penny Dreadful #2

30 June 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Penny Dreadful #2…

The horrifying truth of Mina’s disappearance is revealed to Vanessa, Sir Malcolm and Sembene, and they realize they face a foe that exists outside anything they’ve encountered. As they frantically regroup, they learn they are not the only ones with a score to settle with the monster in their midst…

See Also: Check out a preview of Penny Dreadful #2

Titan Comics are taking a very interesting tack with their spin-off comic from Showtime series Penny Dreadful, written by series writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns (who we interviewed recently). The second issue continues the scene-setting laid out in the opening issue, taking place within the first season and looking to sketch in certain gaps John Logan’s mysterious, Victorian-age horror series has left largely untouched. In this case, it’s the story revolving around what became of Mina Murray, very much the gambit of Season 1 and »

- Tony Black

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A writer's life by Anne-Katrin Titze

29 June 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A Scott Berg with Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Michael Grandage's Genius, starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan, based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg, has Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald to round out their literary world.

Max Perkins (Colin Firth) with Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law)

Scott Berg also wrote Kate Remembered, about Katharine Hepburn, who died on this date, June 29 in 2003. Cate Blanchett in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (written by Logan), a Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway connection and Fitzgerald's Garden of Allah were revisited in our conversation.

Thomas Wolfe's (Jude Law) problem is that he can't stop writing. Like a feverish Rainer Werner Fassbinder of the page, he burns himself out. And the people around him, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Morgan Spurlock to Direct Sue Mengers Biopic

28 June 2016 4:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock will produce, direct and write a movie about Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s first female super-agent.

Mengers, who died in 2011 at the age of 79, was a dominant force in the New Hollywood of the ’70s with a powerhouse client list including Sidney Lumet, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, Mike Nichols, Michael Caine, Cher, Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen and Barbra Streisand.

Spurlock’s Warrior Poets has acquired rights to Brian Kellow’s biography “Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers.” Warrior Poets chief operating officer Jeremy Chilnick and Richard Arlook are also producing.

Chilnick will team with Spurlock on the script about Mengers, who had a high-powered personality and worked at Cma, ICM and Wma. Bette Midler portrayed Mengers in John Logan’s one-person Broadway show “I’ll Eat You Last.”

Spurlock’s credits include »

- Dave McNary

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Grey's, Walking Dead, Supernatural, Legends, Suits, Tvd, Blindspot and More

27 June 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Will Once Upon a Time pick up right where they left off in the finale (like, is it the next day after Jekyll and Hyde come to town)? Or will there be a few weeks where the town is normal — the “calm before the storm,” so to speak? — Shannon

Ausiello: The answer is A) not the next day nor B) weeks later but C), Season 6 will open just moments after Hyde arrived in Storybrooke and ominously greeted Regina. »

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Krysty Wilson-Cairns to pen screenplay for The Voyeur's Motel by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-06-27 16:10:33

27 June 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gay Talese at the Andrew Bolton and Wong Kar Wai China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Gay Talese yesterday confirmed by email that the adaptation of his book The Voyeur's Motel (directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks) will be written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Darren Aronofsky's The Good Nurse).

Wilson-Cairns worked on John Logan's Penny Dreadful TV series. Logan wrote the screenplay for Michael Grandage's Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney. He is also known for Mendes' James Bond films, Spectre and Skyfall. American Beauty, Road To Perdition and Revolutionary Road directed by Mendes were produced by DreamWorks.

The John Logan to Sam Mendes to DreamWorks connection leads to Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Gay Talese.

Gay Talese's The Voyeur's Motel will be published in the Us and UK July, 2016. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Q&A: Reeve Carney Reflects on Playing Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful

24 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the heartbreaking conclusion of Penny Dreadful, fans of the Showtime series are still reflecting on, celebrating, and in some cases, mourning the show’s incredible cast of characters. Recently Reeve Carney, who plays Dorian Gray, discussed his thoughts on Season 3 and the series as a whole during an episode screening and Q&A event for Penny Dreadful at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. We have highlights from the Q&A, including how Carney got into the immortal mindset of Dorian, his audition process for the role, and much more.

Reeve on his filming schedule for Penny Dreadful:

Reeve Carney: I’m there anywhere between five and seven months. I recently was involved in The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, which was a blast. In that, in a lot of the scenes I’m kind of in the background, but I’m in every scene, and »

- Stephanie Felicita

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Danny McBride featured in new Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes image

23 June 2016 4:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past couple of weeks Ridley Scott has given us a peek behind-the-scenes of Alien: Covenant with production photos featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, and now it’s the turn of Danny McBride, who is joined by the legendary director on what we presume is the Covenant spacecraft.

See Also: Spoiler: Katherine Waterston’s Alien: Covenant character revealed

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant is set for release on August 4th, »

- Gary Collinson

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Penny Dreadful season 3 episodes 8 & 9 review: Perpetual Night & The Blessed Dark

22 June 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




John Logan's tremendous Penny Dreadful concluded for good with a double-bill full of stand-out performances...

This review contains spoilers.

3.8 Perpetual Night & 3.9 The Blessed Dark

Following the announcement earlier this week that the third season would be Penny Dreadful’s last, the show closes on a double bill of Perpetual Night and The Blessed Dark. Dracula feeding on Vanessa has, as foretold, brought an unholy fog down on the world that is killing London’s residents. The night creatures are also on the prowl and it is into this city that Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay arrive to find Vanessa. They’re not alone in their efforts, joined by Catriona and Dr Seward. Frankenstein has to decide whether he will force the serum upon Lily whilst Dorian clears his house of her army. John Clare’s slice of domesticity proves to be all too brief and the »

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Series Finale Down From 2015; Showtime Series Battled NBA Finals Clincher

21 June 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The end of Penny Dreadful on Sunday saw the Showtime series facing off against the penultimate episode of this season of blockbuster Game of Thrones on HBO and the down to the wire last game of the 2016 NBA Finals. All of which is to say, with 551,000 total viewers and 175,000 in the 18-49 demo for a 0.1 rating, the 10 Pm offering of the John Logan created show about some of the 19th century's greatest fictional figures had a hard time gaining traction. Traction, that is… »

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Alien Covenant First Look at Danny McBride On Set

21 June 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While a lot of movies try to hide from fans during production, Alien: Covenant is not one of them. We've already seen plenty from the set as shooting continues in Australia. This includes massive set photos that show off new aliens, a first look at Michael Fassbender's return as David, and the introduction of Katherine Waterston as Daniels. Today, we get our first look at one cast member that came as a surprise to everyone. Yes, that is comedic actor Danny McBride taking on a more serious role as one of the Covenant crew.

This latest image shows McBride aboard the Covenant. He is seen going over some important dialogue with director Ridley Scott. The actor's character has yet to be revealed. But we do know that he is part of the crew piloting the colony ship Covenant to uncharted areas of the universe. This photo is simply titled 'Mission Debriefing', »

- MovieWeb

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Noomi Rapace to return for Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant

21 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite previous reports suggesting otherwise, sources close to Deadline have now confirmed that Noomi Rapace will be reprising her role from 2012’s Prometheus as Elizabeth Shaw for 2017’s sequel, Alien: Covenant. According to the outlet, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time.

Back in August 2012, when 20th Century Fox announced they’d be making a sequel due to the moderate success of Prometheus, Rapace was on board to come back. Earlier this year, however, fans were led to believe that Rapace wouldn’t make an appearance after director Ridley Scott (Alien) confirmed such news in an interview. That story was further cemented when the film’s ensemble was unveiled and she wasn’t listed among the many names.

See Also: Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender featured in »

- Justin Cook

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Penny Dreadful to end after season 3 finale

21 June 2016 12:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Last night's Penny Dreadful was the final episode of the show, as there will be no fourth season...

This article contains spoilers for the Penny Dreadful season 3 finale. We’ll point them out when we get to that bit. 

Penny Dreadful has come to an end. It’s been revealed today that the season 3 finale was actually the series' ultimate end. There will be no fourth season. That’s your lot.

Showtime’s CEO David Nevins had this to say on the cancellation...

John Logan deftly created a truly beautiful, brilliantly-written, epic drama series that has drawn a passionate fanbase to our network. After three fulfilling seasons, John has told the story he set out to tell and brought the series to a close in an incredibly poetic way. It has been an honor to work with him and this amazingly talented cast, and we’re thrilled »

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Noomi Rapace Is Returning for Alien: Covenant After All

20 June 2016 7:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few months, there have been a number of reports circulating about the possible involvement of Noomi Rapace on director Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. There were reports that she would only have a small role in the sequel, while others claimed that she had been cut out of the movie altogether. Now with production under way in Australia, it seems that Noomi Rapace will be a part of the movie after all.

Deadline's sources claim that Noomi Rapace is currently on the Alien: Covenant set in Australia, where she will shoot "weeks worth of scenes" in the sequel. The actress' character Elizabeth Shaw was the only human survivor of the Prometheus expedition, with the story set a decade after the 2012 movie. With the actress shooting "weeks" worth of scenes, it seems clear that her role will be more than just a simple cameo, although earlier reports claimed she had a small role, »

- MovieWeb

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Penny Dreadful: Here's How Season 4 Could've Unfolded Without Eva Green

20 June 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Although neither Penny Dreadful creator John Logan nor Showtime could imagine the heartrending drama continuing without leading lady Eva Green and her haunted alter ego Vanessa Ives, your friends at TVLine — and many of the series’ fans — could, can and do. We even know how we’d do it.

RelatedPenny Dreadful Not Returning for Season 4, Confirms Ep John Logan: ‘Vanessa’s Struggle Had to End’

First, we’d bring Mr. Lyle back from Cairo with plans to stage a lavish exhibition of artifacts related to Amunet, the goddess who once possessed Miss Ives (thus setting the stage for Green to guest-star, »

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‘Penny Dreadful’: Why This Great Series Finale Shouldn’t Start a Trend

20 June 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Penny Dreadful” creator John Logan is an expert at endings. From big, sweeping dramas like “Gladiator” and “The Last Samurai,” to ongoing stories like “Skyfall” and the first two seasons of “Penny Dreadful,” Logan is a writer who always seems to hit his mark in the end.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that Sunday night’s Season 3 finale of “Penny Dreadful,” “The Blessed Dark,” was a terrific episode of television – with one glaring exception.

What more could one ask for in a series finale? Simple: that we knew going in it was a series finale.

Read More: No More Excuses: Eva Green & ‘Penny Dreadful’ Need Emmys, Now

Building up to the final standoff between strangers-turned-allies, allies-turned-lovers, lovers-turned-enemies — Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), a werewolf living in exile because of his uncontrollable affliction, and Vanessa Ives, a medium with powers so great she’s been coveted by everyone from »

- Ben Travers

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