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Do you recall the moment in Prometheus when an accomplished group of scientists, completely disregarding the potential threat from spores, bacteria and other such nasties, remove their helmets in an alien environment? How about the scene in which Jackson and Millburn go up close and personal with an unknown snake-like being? Yep, it’s fair to say that for all of the brainy and intellectual questions posited by Ridley Scott’s 2012 Alien offshoot, it’s leading crew members bordered on the unwatchable.
Fear not, though, for Scott has revealed that the film’s hot-button sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost, will introduce a new group of travellers alongside Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace – who return as the headless android David and Elizabeth, respectively.
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Plotting course for the home world of the Engineers, last we seen of Fassbender and Rapace’s characters they had hijacked the alien ship »
- Michael Briers
Robert Wagner is joining Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe on the sci-fi action thriller What Happened To Monday?, which is shooting in Bucharest, Romania. The film is set in a blighted, overpopulated future where governments have been forced to enact drastic population-control measures limiting people to one child. But one family has circumvented the restrictions, raising identical septuplet girls who each get to spend one day of the week out in the world… »
Not having quite plundered all of the 80s for every possible remake, Hollywood is now starting to eviscerate the 90s. The latest quasi-classic to get the reboot treatment is Flatliners, which came out just on the cusp of the 1990's emerging into their own as a viable landscape for cinema. The original film contains elements from both eras, making it unique in the sci-fi horror genre. At this time, it's not known how the storyline will be skewered or altered, if at all.
Ellen Page is in talks to headline this version of Flatliners. It isn't known if she will play the role of Dr. Rachel Mannus, originated by Julia Roberts. It's possible that this version could introduce a whole new set of characters. The rest of the ensemble cast from the original included some heavy hitters from that time period, including Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. »
Ridley Scott may currently be doing the press rounds to promote his latest film, The Martian, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting the wheels in motion for his next project. The follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus, now titled Alien: Paradise Lost, is already lined up as Scott’s next film as director, and will – as indicated by the title – have connective tissue with both Prometheus and the Alien franchise.
Understandably, some people are ambivalent about Scott returning to the realm of Alien and Prometheus, especially when the 2012 movie drew such a mixed response. Though it received mostly broadly positive reviews, and was generally admired for its invention and wealth of ideas, Prometheus still left many underwhelmed thanks to its plethora of plotholes, some dodgy story turns and a few underwritten supporting characters. Where most basically thought the film passed muster, others were indifferent, while some outright hated it.
- Brogan Morris
Noah Baumbach isn’t exactly the first name in a list of directors that comes to mind for a documentary about renowned filmmaker Brian De Palma. With Baumbach’s own work as of late revolving around young and somewhat hip New Yorkers (Frances Ha and his recent release Mistress America), it’s not what anyone might naturally expect him to take on as his next project. But he does so with the help of writer-director Jake Paltrow, together delving into the filmmaker’s extensive and diverse filmography in the aptly named De Palma.
Going chronologically through all of his films, De Palma explores the career of a man with many substantial successes under his belt and a handful of failures along the way. The film is essentially one long interview with De Palma, intercut with footage from his movies. The »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Over the past seven years, Marvel fans have become accustomed to sticking around as the entire credit sequence rolls, for a sneak peek at either an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe project, or sometimes just a fun bonus scene. Many might not even know what shawarma is had it not been for the memorable end credits scene in 2012's Marvel's The Avengers, but sitting through the credits also gives one a sense of just how many people need to come together on movies of this sort of magnitude. Many of these men and women aren't household names like the actors who play Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but they are just as vital to the success of the film as the actors or writer-director Joss Whedon. Before Avengers: Age of Ultron debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, I recently had a chance to speak with one of these unsung crew members, stunt coordinator Greg Powell, »
Over the last few weeks, Ridley Scott has been making the promotional rounds for his highly-anticipated sci-fi drama The Martian, which is already getting Oscar buzz ahead of its release this weekend. The filmmaker has also been discussing his Prometheus follow-up, which was recently given the new title of Alien: Paradise Lost. Many fans were disappointed that Prometheus didn't have much connection to the director's original classic Alien, but that will certainly change. While speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Ridley Scott confirmed that John Milton's classic story Paradise Lost helped inform his sequel to Prometheus.
"Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton? In a funny kind of way, it's an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as s-t, gets all the girls and goes to the nightclubs. The other guy, who is not quite as good-looking, is boring as hell and stays home. »
Since Ridley Scott started on the publicity tour for The Martian, we’ve learned a wealth of new information on the upcoming Prometheus sequel. Now brandishing the official title of Alien: Paradise Lost, the film is now closely connected to Scott’s original Alien series, and is expected to investigate the origins of those pesky xenomorphs before a further sequel will sync up to Alien with a bonus Ripley connection.
All in all, the past week has been an information dump of Alien proportions, and Scott continues to bait us with tiny tidbits of extra intel. In a new interview with Yahoo Movies, Scott discusses where the sequel is likely to take Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender’s survivors.
“Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton? In a funny kind of way, it’s an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as s–t, »
- Gem Seddon
Details might be scarce at the moment, but consider this your one-stop shop (which will be updated as new info arrives) for cast, plot rumours and potential spoilers on the new Alien movie.
Ridley Scott is back in the director's chair for more (a lot more)
Despite arriving to a mixed reception from critics in 2012, Prometheus banked a hefty $400 million at the worldwide box office to all but guarantee a sequel.
Scott, who kick-started the Alien franchise way back in 1979, will be directing Paradise Lost now that he's done with The Martian. Prometheus marked Scott's first sci-fi since 1983's Blade Runner - now he can't get enough of the genre.
"I thought I'd left science fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in. »
While promoting "The Martian," director Ridley Scott has been answering questions about "Prometheus." During an interview with HeyUGuys, he revealed that the sequel will be called "Alien: Paradise Lost." That's an obvious reference to John Milton's poem. And according to Scott, "Paradise" is what he calls the planet of the Engineers, which will include lots of terrifying creatures like the Engineers/Alien hybrid (The Deacon) that was seen at the end of "Prometheus." Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are set to reprise their roles. The plan is to begin filming early next year. »
When Prometheus first hit theaters in 2012, many fans were disappointed that there wasn't much connection to director Ridley Scott's iconic Alien franchise. The filmmaker dropped a bombshell earlier this week when he revealed that his Prometheus sequel will now be called Alien: Paradise Lost, stating that this follow up will "go into the back door of the very first Alien." While promoting The Martian, Ridley Scott shed some new light on this sequel, teasing that the Xenomorph's home planet may be called Paradise.
"Years ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on - and I was looking at the dark side of the moon - would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word..."
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Following the reveal that the Prometheus sequel will be titled Alien: Paradise Lost, director Ridley Scott has shed even more light on what we should expect from the movie. For starters, it sounds like he’s finally ready to address how these prequels are going to link to his 1979 classic, something which didn’t really factor into Prometheus all that much.
“Years ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on – and I was looking at the dark side of the moon – would be called Paradise,” said the director.
“Paradise is a very ominous word. In a way it is Prometheus 2. It’s exactly the same story. But it was always in the works to be called that [Alien: Paradise Lost]. Is »
- Josh Wilding
Director Ridley Scott dropped a tiny little bomb yesterday, surprising fans with the title of his Prometheus sequel. We suspected it wouldn't simply be called Prometheus 2. But no one predicted it would arrive under the Alien franchise umbrella, with Alien: Paradise Lost set to light up marquees in 2017. This indicates that the film will be directly tied into the overall series, despite Ridley Scott saying earlier in the week that his Prometheus series would not connect to his 1979 Alien for at least two, maybe even three more movies. So why the new title?
Director Ridley Scott dropped the new title before heading out to the red carpet premiere of his latest sci-fi adventure The Martian. So, of course he was hit with more questions about the impending sequel, which goes into production at the very start of 2016. HeyUGuys, who got the filmmaker to reveal the title in the first place, »
Yesterday, Ridley Scott made the surprise announcement that his Prometheus sequel is actually going to be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. This came as a major shock to just about everyone, especially as this has seemingly thrown the status of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 into doubt. It is, after all, hard to imagine an Alien prequel being released, only to be followed a year or two later by a follow-up to the fourth movie.
Regardless of what happens with that, we’re definitely going to be getting Alien: Paradise Lost at some point in the next couple of years, and its director expanded on the decision to use that title in a recent interview at the UK premiere of The Martian.
“Well, because we’re heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented. We’ll go back into the back door of the very first »
- Josh Wilding
'Prometheus 2' is to be called 'Alien: Paradise Lost'. Director Ridley Scott has announced the upcoming sequel to the 2012 sci-fi horror will have a closer connection to the original 'Alien' franchise. Speaking to HeyUGuys.co.uk, he said: ''It's going to be 'Alien: Paradise Lost', so 'Prometheus 2' is not really going to be [what it's called]. ''It's a book, 'Paradise Lost' ... it sounds intellectual, there's a similarity to it, but that's where it stops.'' Quizzed about the title's relevance to the prequel film and the earlier films starring Sigourney Weaver, Scott added: ''We'll go back to how, why and when the beast was invented. We'll go into the backdoor of the first 'Alien' I did 30 years ago.'' 'Prometheus' starred Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, and took over $400 million at the worldwide box office. The legendary filmmaker recently revealed that he has plans to make »
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In narrative terms, it seems as if Scott is still interested in exploring the storylines leading up to his sci-fi classic, while District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s supposed sequel, Alien 5, will forward the storyline.
Scott revealed the title in an exclusive interview with the British, London-based online publication, HeyUGuys, in which he mostly spoke about his time directing The Martian.
- Fiman Jafari
In what is a pretty cool little scoop, our mates over at HeyUGuys have managed to find out the official title for Prometheus 2. Speaking with the film’s director at the press junket of The Martian, the site’s Stefan Pape managed to squeeze the official title of the forthcoming sequel from Ridley Scott’s mouth.
Prrometheus 2 will in fact be called Alien: Paradise Lost, so there’s definitely going to be a connection to the earlier movies, in the title at the very least. The plan is to still go ahead and shoot the film in February for a 2017 release. Both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are said to be returning for the next installment of the series, which will apparently be a trilogy (at the very least).
The next film has a release date set for May 30th, 2017. Click it on the following link to see »
- Paul Heath
Here is some very surprising news. Director Ridley Scott has revealed that the title of Prometheus 2 is actually Alien: Paradise Lost. This firmly ties the sequel into the Alien franchise. This news follows previous details from the director, who revealed that a number of sequels are in the works. Though the title is very clearly marking Prometheus 2 as a chapter in the Alien saga, it won't connect to the original 1979 Alien until Prometheus 3 or 4. But it seems the whole Prometheus concept is being tossed out the window. This is what Ridley Scott told HeyUGuys about the title.
"Actually, it's going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost, so Prometheus 2 isn't what it's really going to be. You know the poem? I doubt you've ever been through it, have you? The poem's a book, Paradise Lost! It sounds intellectual, but there's a similarity to it, and that's where it stops. »
While promoting "The Martian," director Ridley Scott revealed that his next film will be a "Prometheus" sequel that will begin production early next year. Now comes word that there may be as many as three sequel on the way. When asked if the "Prometheus" franchise will directly connect to "Alien," Scott replied (translated from German): "Yes, but it won't be in the next one (Prometheus 2). It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the 'Alien' franchise. The whole point of it is to explain the 'Alien' franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself. I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction. »
In an interview with German site FilmFutter.com, Scott talked about how the sequel, which is expected to start filming in February with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender returning, will look and also said the story would require more than one film to explain how the “Alien” universe came to be.
“It won’t be in the next one,” Scott told the site. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise.”
Scott went on to break down how he always visualized how “Prometheus” would explain how the xenomorph (the alien life form from the original franchise) came to be and the purpose it served to its creators.
“I always thought of »
- Justin Kroll
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