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Ridley Scott may use CG to add Ellen Ripley into his Alien prequels

16 July 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although the disappointing box office returns for Alien: Covenant may have harmed Ridley Scott’s hopes of a further four entries in his Alien saga. However, it seems he still intends on at least one more instalment to bring the franchise full circle, and during a recent Q&A he has now suggested using CGI to bring Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley back into the series.

“We’re heading toward the back end of the first Alien so [using CG] may be feasible. I don’t think it’ll… but Ripley’s going to be somebody’s daughter. Obviously. We’re coming in from the back end. The time constraints, of what’s the time between this film, where we leave David going off heading for that colony, I think you’re probably two films out from even considering her.”

Sigourney Weaver had been keen to reprise the role of Ellen Ripley »

- Gary Collinson

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How Shudder Is Fostering a New Breed of Horror Directors

7 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are many filmmaking workshops, hosted by institutions ranging from Sundance to Ifp, that allow emerging directors to assess their next projects with a group of mentors. Shudder Labs falls in line with that tradition, but comes equipped with a special focus: The new creative retreat is exclusively designed for horror directors. Hosted by Shudder, the horror streaming platform owned by AMC Networks, Shudder Labs was run by former journalist and curator Sam Zimmerman and took place June 11–15 at the Mohonk Mountain House.

Seven filmmakers participated in the lab, taking guidance from mentors that included Sarah Adina Smith (“Buster’s Mal Heart”), Larry Fessenden (director, “The Last Winter”) and Lindsay Peters (Director of the Frontieres International Co-Production Market). The Masters-in-Residence were Mike Flanagan (director, “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “Hush,” the upcoming Stephen King adaption “Gerald’s Game”) and Nick Antosca (screenwriter, “Channel Zero,” “Hannibal,” “The Forest”).

Since horror filmmaking occupies a unique niche, »

- Eric Kohn

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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray details and special features revealed

4 July 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has announced details of the Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which will hit on August 15th in the States and includes a host of special features, including a commentary from Scott and almost 18 minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Check out the full list of special features below…

See Also: 3 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant is the Best in the Franchise Since Aliens

Special Features include:

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott 12 Deleted and Extended Scenes (17m 58s) 5 Featurettes: Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s), Advent (6m 40s) Master Class: Ridley Scott (55m 25s) Theatrical Trailers David’s Illustrations Audio: DTS-hd Master Audio 7.1 4K Blu-ray: Dolby Atmos

See Also: Order Alien: Covenant via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a »

- Gary Collinson

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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Has Over 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes

3 July 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Fox Home Entertainment has not made an official announcement yet, several online retailers such as Amazon have listed Alien: Covenant for release on August 15. Today we have the first details regarding the special features, which will have nearly 20 minutes of deleted scenes, and over 100 minutes of special features altogether. We also have the cover artwork for the regular Blu-ray, along with the special edition Steelbook and the Target retailer exclusive, along with the special features details for this Alien prequel.

AvP Galaxy reports that there will be a total of 12 deleted and extended scenes on this Blu-ray release, which will run 17 minutes and 58 seconds. There will also be Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott, a Master Class: Ridley Scott that runs 55 minutes and 25 seconds, theatrical trailers, David's Illustrations and five featurettes, Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s) and Advent (6m »

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Prometheus screenwriter on where Ridley Scott’s next Alien movie could go

9 June 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although Alien: Covenant failed to set the box office alight – having grossed just $176.5 million following its release last month – it seems that Ridley Scott still has plans to further explore the universe, with the filmmaker suggesting he’s keen on “one or two” more instalments in the sci-fi series.

Speaking to Collider, Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been talking about where the franchise could go next based on his conversations with Scott as to the “end game” they envisioned when developing the 2012 Alien prequel.

“I think that one of the conversations that we had at the end of Prometheus is, Shaw and David have basically locked in on the coordinates of the planet where the Engineers came from. What does that place look like? Ridley called it ‘Paradise’. What happens when they land on that planet? It doesn’t feel like they’ve gotten there yet in Covenant, Covenant felt »

- Gary Collinson

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Lineup Announced for Split Screens TV Fest in New York – Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Deuce’ to premiere & much more

25 May 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: James Kleinmann

The lineup for the first Split Screens TV festival in New York which runs at the IFC Center from 2nd – 8th June 2017 has just been announced.

With high-profile filmmakers and actors working in television now the norm and the current wealth of celebrated series, showcasing episodes along with their casts and creators has become an increasingly important aspect of major film festivals. Despite the likes of Tribeca 2017 creating an entire programme strand for television, the natural focus of festival press coverage tends to remains on film, so it’s great to see more festivals emerge like Spilt Screens which are devoted purely to television.

Curated by critic Matt Zoller Seitz, the weeklong Spilt Screens festival comprises special events, panels and screenings and launches with the world premiere of HBO’s ’70s set drama ‘The Deuce’, with producer and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal in attendance.

Other guests taking to »

- James Kleinmann

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Neca’s Alien: Covenant action figures unveiled

22 May 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neca has revealed its upcoming line of figures for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant which includes a Neomorph, a Xenomorph, and a creature pack which contains two facehuggers, an open egg, a closed egg, a Chestburster, and poseable Neomorph toddler. Take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: 3 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant is the Best in the Franchise Since Aliens

From Alien: Covenant, the terrifying new movie directed by Ridley Scott! This screen accurate version of the Neomorph, the horrific new creature introduced in the movie, stands approximately 9” tall. It comes with an alternate interchangeable head and a poseable baby Neomorph accessory, and features over 30 points of articulation and a bendable tail. Window box packaging.

From Alien: Covenant, the terrifying new movie directed by Ridley Scott! This screen accurate version of the chilling new Xenomorph stands over 10” tall. It features an extendable inner mouth and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Alien: Covenant Barely Gets Box Office Win Over Guardians of the Galaxy 2

21 May 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As expected, Marvel's box office blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had no trouble taking care of business in its first two weeks at the box office. In its third frame this weekend, though, it was expected to be a close race between Guardians 2 and 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, and this weekend's box office race most certainly delivered. It was in fact a very close race, with Alien: Covenant coming out on top with $36 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 following close behind with $35 million. Since these movies are so close together, it's possible that they could swap spots on the charts when the actual numbers are released.

This opening weekend tally is far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, with this Alien prequel, set 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The prequel Prometheus was see as quite the disappointment to many fans ,but Alien: Covenant »

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Alien: Covenant

20 May 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've had the chance to see Alien: Covenant in theaters and you want some insights into the making of the movie, some intriguing B-roll footage can take you behind the scenes of the new Ridley Scott film.

You can watch the B-roll footage below (via JoBlo), and in case you missed it, read Heather Wixson's review of Alien: Covenant.

Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby. 20th Century Fox will unleash Alien: Covenant in theaters on May 19th.

Alien: Covenant synopsis: "Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, »

- Derek Anderson

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“Alien: Covenant” continues the slow march to summer blockbuster season

18 May 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Say what you will about his final products, but Ridley Scott has spent quite a bit of time in the Alien world. From the aforementioned Alien to Prometheus, he has dabbled with xenomorphs more than anyone else. This week, he returns to the world once again with Alien: Covenant, a franchise outing that attempts to split the difference. It’s Scott trying to have his cake and eat it too. As you might have seen hinted over the past week or two by yours truly, I didn’t think it worked, but reviews so far have been divisive. Some love this flick, while others aren’t fans. In other words, it’s very much a Scott outing and a summer blockbuster. The film is both a sequel to Prometheus as well as a prequel to Alien. Here, we follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant. Filled with sleeping settlers »

- Joey Magidson

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Aliens gets an Honest Trailer

17 May 2017 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Alien: Covenant set to open in the U.S. this week, Screen Junkies has cast its eye over James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens for the latest instalment of the Honest Trailers series, and you can watch it below…

Return to the grimy, sweaty truck stop bathroom that is the alien universe and salute your dad’s first crush, Ellen Ripley. Together, with the questionable Colonial Space Marines and side characters who rise above being disposable alien bait, they’ll take on the nastiest monster in the galaxy — corporate middle managers — oh, and some Xenomorphs. Watch as Ripley and her crew attempt to take down these killing machines with giant futuristic guns, assault rifles, fire, tiny shotguns, and even slow motion robot punches! Game Over Man, Game Over!

See Also: Watch more Honest Trailers here

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second »

- Gary Collinson

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Rick and Morty encounter a facehugger in Alien: Covenant promo

16 May 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Alien: Covenant set to arrive in North American cinemas this coming Friday, 20th Century Fox has teamed up with Adult Swim for a new Rick and Morty promo, which sees the duo encountering a facehugger after responding to a distress call. Fortunately, Rick has a novel way of defeating it. Take a look at the promo here…

Watch our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, the latter two contain spoilers)…

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Alien’ Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley Is Still the Boundary-Busting Heroine We Deserve

16 May 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sigourney Weaver’s face isn’t the first one you see in Ridley Scott’s “Alien” — she’s not even the first name you see, popping up second in the opening credits to Tom Skerritt — but there’s no question that Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece is a film (and, now, an entire franchise) that lives and dies based on the strength of Weaver’s indelible Ellen Ripley. She doesn’t even begin to emerge as the film’s principal hero until about 45 minutes in, when Ripley steps up in the wake of the kind of calamitous tragedy that still makes the film such a heart-pounding to watch, nearly four decades on.

Scott’s choice to ultimately center his film around the strength of a female character was hardly the kind of thing that other late-’70s action-driven blockbusters dug into (screenwriter Dan O’Bannon first wrote Ripley as a male lead, »

- Kate Erbland

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Can Alien: Covenant Burst Through Guardians 2 at the Box Office?

16 May 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had no trouble destroying its box office competition last weekend with $65.2 million, up slightly over the Sunday estimate of $63 million, and posting a 55.5% decrease from last weekend's $145 million debut. The sequel wasn't given any real competition by the underperforming Snatched ($19.5 million) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ($15.3 million), but this weekend, it faces its toughest challenge yet, with 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, along with the studio's family-friendly sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros.' Everything, Everything. We're predicting that the R-rated Alien: Covenant should have no trouble taking the top spot this weekend, with an estimated $39.6 million.

This figure does come in far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, but there are a number of factors as to why it may come in below its predecessor. Prometheus was seen as quite the disappointment »

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'Alien: Covenant' Review: Latest Man-vs-Xenomorph Epic is Smart, Scary as Hell

16 May 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There's a knockout scene in the mind-bending space thriller that is Alien: Covenant in which David, an android played by Michael Fassbender, teaches Walter – the upgraded 2.0 model, also played by Fassbender – how to play a flute. "Watch me ... I'll do the fingering," says David with enough come-on carnality to singe the screen. Can art, science, spirituality and rampaging ego be embodied by a machine? Can humanity still survive in an alien world? Can an android be gay? Can the amazing Fassbender, playing god and devil and all stops in between, »

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Hair-Raising Prometheus Sequel Shows 79-year-old Scott Still Has It While Dual Fassbender Is Show-Stealer

14 May 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Alien: Covenant' review: Michael Fassbender plays android brothers David and Walter in this effective sequel to Ridley Scott's muddled 'Prometheus.' 'Alien: Covenant' review: Recapturing 'some of the excitement, awe, and horror' of 1979 original Before we get to Alien: Covenant, a rant about its predecessor, Prometheus. The problem with Ridley Scott's 2012 return to the Alien universe is that the more we learned about the skeletal, seething, phallic, vicious xenomorphs, the looser their hold on our cinematic subconscious. Much of the effectiveness of Scott's 1979 franchise starter lies in its cruel randomness; the tragedy of a horrible death being the result of bumping into the wrong stranger on the wrong street on the wrong night. Jettisoning such primal simplicity, Prometheus suggested a farfetched connection between the aliens and mankind. The result was a muddled attempt at expanding the Alien universe so it could address no less than the origins of humanity. »

- Mark Keizer

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Alien: Covenant blasts off with $42 million international opening

14 May 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox unleashed Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant in 34 international markets this past weekend ahead of its U.S. debut this coming Friday, with the film grossing $42 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

The Prometheus sequel took top spot in 19 markets, but placed second overall at the international box office behind Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (which added $52.2 million internationally). South Korea led the pack with $7.2 million in receipts, followed by the UK on $6.4 million.

Scott’s last Alien offering Prometheus went on to gross $403 million globally when it was released in 2012, and Fox will be hoping for a similar return with Covenant, seeing as a sequel is already slated to start shooting next year.

See Also: A facehugger attacks in new clip from Alien: Covenant

Watch our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Alien: Covenant (2017)

14 May 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien: Covenant, 2017.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollet, Cassie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Uli Latukefu and Tess Haubrich.

Synopsis:

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Sitting in the shadow of Alien and Aliens instantly means that Alien: Covenant is going to struggle to compete in terms of quality. So let’s look at it initially as simply a sequel to Prometheus before delving any deeper. As a sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant is a significant improvement in terms of story and style. Whilst Prometheus was bogged down with exposition and so many plot holes that it resembled Swiss cheese, Covenant adds a lot of horror and gore elements, ups the action »

- Helen Murdoch

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Watch Rick and Morty Investigate a Distress Call in New Alien: Covenant Promo Video

13 May 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rick is attacked by a Facehugger when he and his grandson, Morty (from the animated series Rick and Morty), answer a distress call in a new, animated Alien: Covenant video, but this Alien may have met its match due to the toxic contents of Rick's body...

You can watch the Rick and Morty / Alien: Covenant promo video below. Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby.

20th Century Fox will unleash Alien: Covenant in Us theaters on May 19th.

Alien: Covenant synopsis: "Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Alien: Covenant posters featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender

12 May 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Alien: Covenant now beginning its global roll out, two new international posters have arrived online for the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi horror featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender; take a look below…

See Also: Read our reviews of Alien: Covenant here and here

See Also: A facehugger attacks in new clip from Alien: Covenant

Take a look at our exclusive interviews with Alien: Covenant cast members Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup here (although beware, the latter two contain spoilers)…

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, »

- Amie Cranswick

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