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During a recent interview with BBC Radio 2, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant star Michael Fassbender told a story about the first time he saw the original Alien. That on its own isn’t especially interesting, but what is interesting is that Fassbender referred to the monster in the movie as a “Neomorph,” not a Xenomorph—the official name for the thing. This has caused people to theorize that the monsters in the upcoming Alien: Covenant will be called Neomorphs, setting them apart from the traditional Xenomorphs we know and love. However, they don’t generally call the things Xenomorphs in the movies and Fassbender is far too handsome to spend time obsessing over the details of the Alien expanded universe (even if he is part of it), so there’s a very good chance he was just confused.
That being said, the hardcore fans at Aliens Vs. Predator Galaxy believe ...
- Sam Barsanti
Been itching to get your hand on a Michael Fassbender Pop Vinyl? Well you’ll soon be able to, as Funko has revealed its Assassin’s Creed figures from Justin Kurzel’s upcoming video game adaptation which includes Aguilar, Maria, Ojeda and Callum Lynch; take a look below…
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. The film reunites Fassbender with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, while the cast also includes Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster »
- Amie Cranswick
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” dominated social media buzz last week, thanks to the release of its teaser trailer on Oct. 19, with nearly 108,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
The teaser contained plenty of destruction along with Dave Bautista’s Drax teaching Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord about love and closes with a shot of baby Groot and Rocket smiling. The film is produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda, and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Disney opens “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, 2017.
Fox’s first trailer for “Logan,” the final Wolverine film, helped generate close to 83,000 new conversations in the wake of the Oct. 20 release of a teaser and international trailer — which reveal that Wolverine is grappling with his identity in a world that’s changed drastically since his early mutant days. »
- Dave McNary
To coincide with the launch of the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie, Funko has revealed a line of Pop! figures based on characters from the movie giving eager Assassin's Creed fans something else to track down. Come inside to check them out!
If you're looking forward to Michael Fassbender's turn in the Animus and the crazy action associated with the Assassin's Creed franchise, you'll likely want to get your hands on these new Funko Pop! figures, which are based on the film's characters. The figures will launch in December to coincide with the film's launch:
Collect these Pop!s from the upcoming film Assassin’s Creed and take on Abstergo Industries! Callum Lynch must relive the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an Assassin during the Spanish Inquisition! Collect Callum, Aguilar, their associate Maria, and their nemesis Ojeda!
Assassin's Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Prometheus was not at all the Alien prequel that we were hoping it would be, but Alien: Covenant is starting to sound more and more like the movie fans wanted. Part of the problem with Prometheus was that the iconic Aliens, known as Xenomorphs, from the franchise didn't appear in the movie (except for that weird chest burster that sort of looked like a xenomorph at the end). Thanks to some set photos and plot details, we know for sure that Xenomorphs, or at least something that resembles a Xenomorph, will be in Alien: Covenant and according to Michael Fassbender, we now know what they will be called.
In a radio interview with BBC, Michael Fassbender revealed in a sort of low-key manner that the aliens in Alien: Covenant will be called "Neomorphs." Unfortunately, there was next to nothing else to go off of and there is very little context for it, »
Ryan Lambie Oct 24, 2016
The vicious xenomorph from the Alien franchise takes many forms, whether they're the translucent variety in the first movie or the very odd beasts that squirmed across the screen in Prometheus. According to returning star Michael Fassbender, the Prometheus sequel (and Alien prequel) Alien: Covenant will add yet another kind of xenomorph to the growing menagerie of unholy monsters.
Speaking on BBC Radio One, Fassbender dropped the name "Neomorph", which he says is the nickname given to the new alien by Covenant's production crew. As the name implies, »
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything new regarding Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel Alien: Covenant, but today brings some new news! The film, which follows Michael Fassbender’s character David, is going to be bringing back the concept of the Xenomorph, which was introduced in the 1979 original sci-fi/horror film Alien, only […] »
The Light Between Oceans, 2016.
Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
After the end of World War I, former soldier Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) takes the solitary job of lighthouse keeper off the coast of Western Australia. On the mainland, he meets the vivacious Isobel Graymark (Alicia Vikander), they fall in love and marry. Their happiness is blighted by their inability to have a baby and, after a second miscarriage, what seems to be a small miracle happens. A boat arrives on their island, carrying a dead man and a baby girl. The child is alive and Isobel is desperate for them to keep her as their own. Tom reluctantly agrees, but the decision changes their lives forever.
The performances from its leads are variable. Fassbender delivers as the quiet lighthouse keeper, with his wartime experiences buried so deep he never speaks about them. »
- Freda Cooper
Michael Fassbender was making the most of his visit to London. After hitting the Lff red carpet for Trespass Against Us and presenting Steve McQueen with his BFI Fellowship at the London Film Festival Awards, he stayed on to join co-star Alicia Vikander and director Derek Cianfrance for the London press conference for The Light Between Oceans.
Despite a momentary fascination with a tiny recorder placed in front of him, he took questions on his character’s back story, gave his own definition of a melodrama and highlighted the downside of moving from one role to another in quick succession.
Alicia Vikander was pleasantly surprised to hear that she’d nailed a West Australian accent and revealed that she didn’t always find her character easy to like. Director Derek Cianfrance recalled that it took six months to find the right location – and the right lighthouse – for the film, as »
- Freda Cooper
Hardie is increasingly notching international gigs as well, starting with Syfy.s mini Childhood.s End last year..
Next month sees the release of his two highest-profile features to date, with roles in eOne.s The Light Between Oceans, directed by Blue Valentine.s Derek Cianfrance, and Icon.s Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson — both of which land in Australian cinemas on November 3.
The actor describes Oceans, which filmed in late 2014 in New Zealand and Tasmania, as his first international gig. Hacksaw followed, with the shoot taking place in Sydney late last year.
The audition process was similar for both, Hardie says.
.They both involved an audition with the casting director, followed by a meet and greet with the director. In the case of Lbo »
- Harry Windsor
He does raw and repressed better than anyone, but off-screen the actor is learning how to relax. He talks old friends, forgiveness and on-screen nudity
Michael Fassbender is either one of the world’s most well-adjusted human beings, or the most brilliant liar. “I can lie pretty easily to journalists,” he tells me, and he says he’s good at it. “I have to be.” But as this is the policy a well-adjusted movie star might adopt, talking about it only reinforces the impression of someone unusually at peace with himself.
Fassbender came to fame playing men who are decidedly not at peace with themselves. In 2008, he starred in Steve McQueen’s debut film, Hunger, as the Republican prisoner Bobby Sands on hunger strike. McQueen then cast him as a sex addict in Shame, followed by a sadistic plantation owner in 12 Years A Slave. Fassbender has appeared in Fish Tank and Inglourious Basterds, »
- Decca Aitkenhead
Today marked the beginning of a SAG-aftra strike against 11 video game companies. For the first time in the history of the video game actors’ union, which now numbers 165,000, its members have been instructed to withhold their services, effective immediately.
The issues have been simmering since February 2015, when the existing labor agreement between SAG-aftra members and the video game companies expired. Four more meetings over 19 months failed to find a compromise, and SAG-aftra announced the strike effective just after midnight October 21.
IndieWire attended a roundtable at SAG-aftra headquarters Friday afternoon, where members of the Interactive Contract Negotiating Committee elaborated on their decision to strike. Here’s the primary issues, in a convenient Faq format.
What’s the main sticking point?
That depends on which side you’re listening to. Video game companies maintain it’s a financial issue. »
- Steve Greene
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
Full Lineup Announcements
– “3-D Auteurs,” a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history’s most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum November 11 – 29. The festival spans 3-D’s earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Méliès) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. Hollywood’s first big 3-D craze (sometimes called 3-D’s “golden era”), intended to offset the threat of television, came in the early 1950s, with such movies as Hitchcock’s “Dial M For Murder,” André De Toth’s “House of Wax” and Jack Arnold’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (all included in the series).
Hollywood produced roughly 50 movies in the process from 1952 to 1954, before fizzling out and being overtaken by »
- Kate Erbland
After striking out big time with the blockbuster misfire “The Lone Ranger,” director Gore Verbinski and screenwriter Justin Haythe are reuniting and scaling things back dramatically for the new psychological thriller “A Cure For Wellness.” Verbinksi has spent much of the past decade with big-budget fare like the Oscar-winning “Rango” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, but let’s not forget he brought expert tension to “The Ring” back in 2002, and here’s hoping “A Cure For Wellness” is a return to that kind of character-based intensity.
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The official synopsis: “An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious ‘wellness center’ at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. »
- Zack Sharf
The 28-year-old Swedish actress graced the red carpet in a Louis Vuitton floor-length gown with a multi-shade blue floral print and cute waistline ruffle.
She opted for a sophisticated updo, her layers framing her elegant face on either side of her center part. Vikander completed the look with a set of sparklingÂ Bulgari earrings.
Fassbender, 39, looked sharpÂ in a navy suit, crisp collared shirt, skinny maroon tie and »
- Alexia Fernandez
After making their red carpet debut as a couple at the Venice Film Festival last month, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander continued their press tour for The Light Between Oceans at the film's UK premiere on Wednesday. While the couple showed slight (but sweet) displays of affection, it was ultimately their onscreen daughter Florence Clery who ended up stealing the show with her cute antics. In addition to making her red carpet debut, the pint-size actress - who was joined by her parents Ed and Kate Clery - melted hearts as she showed Michael her missing tooth and posed with director Derek Cianfrance and producer David Heyman. In the movie, Alicia and Michael play a couple whose life gets turned upside down after they meet the mother of the baby they raised and cared for as their own. Have you seen the movie yet? Related:13 Things You Need to Know About Hollywood's New It Girl, »
- Monica Sisavat
We present our red carpet interviews from the premiere of The Light Between Oceans held in London this evening. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. It is directed by Derek Cianfrance who adapted the screenplay from the novel by M.L. Stedman. The two leads, their director and the film’s producer David […]
- Jon Lyus
With the release of the 2nd trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie Ubisoft has unveiled their new Ubicollectables, which contain items from the feature film to be released this December. Let’s jump down below and check what goodies are in store for us, shall we?
As some of you may or may not know, within the UBIsoft Uplay shop there is a section where you can buy collectible figures & items from some of the popular games released by the company. You can buy such figures as Marcus, or The Wrench from Watch Dogs. Cartman as the Coon from ‘The Fractured but Whole’. There’s even Pagan Min’s Pen from Far Cry 4!
The latest additions to the Ubicollectibles are:
Aguilar and Maria ($49.99 and $59.99, respectively) - highly detailed figurines featuring the two heroes of the film. Respectively 24 and 23 centimeters tall, both characters come with traditional Assassin outfits and had »
- email@example.com (Rob Bayne)
The Flickering Myth team react…
The final trailer for Assassin’s Creed landed online yesterday ahead [watch it here] of its release in December (or January if you’re British). The first trailer didn’t get a great reaction from our team [read it here], so how will this one fare?
Darryl Griffiths: Another unfortunate choice in music with the trailers for this, but those action sequences though! In Fassy I Trust!
Sean Wilson: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons look to inject a little bit of class and the concept itself looks to allow for more imagination than the standard video game adaptation, but I’m a bit concerned about the oversaturated look of it though – can we expect this to be as visually stunning as Macbeth? »
- Luke Owen
We’re just over two months out from Justin Kurzel’s suitably parkour heavy Assassin’s Creed from hitting the big screen, and a new trailer has come or way keeping the flame of hope for a decent video game to movie adaption alive with plenty of gorgeous visuals and hard hitting action. Even those fans of games who bitched about the new look of the Animus (the machine Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch uses to access the memories of his 15th century ancestor) have got to admit it makes for some visually arresting fighting sequences, the past bleeding into the present beautifully. The trailer is also a lot more story heavy this time round, which should do well to ease those on the fence into what is actually a pretty deep mythology for a game where the most fun is found jumping off the tallest building you can find. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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