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15 Horror Franchises that Helped Define the Face of the Genre

27 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There may be no other genre of film that juggles trends as often and openly as horror. One decade it’s the slasher; one decade it’s the ghost story; the next it’s found footage. The door does and will continue to revolve. That’s not going to change.

Fortunately for fans of this diabolical branch of celluloid, every now and then those shifts come on the heels of a landscape-altering production or the birth of a franchise destined to change the way we view film. We’ve seen movies evolve so much in the last 80-plus years it’s insane.

It’s almost hard to grasp, but it happens. And it often takes career-defining projects and game-changing films to make the shift a reality. Here are 15 horror franchises that enhanced or completely altered the face of horror as we know it.

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- Matt Molgaard

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Sequel News: Ridley Scott Talks 'Blade Runner 2' Before 'Prometheus 2'; Hawkeye Set for 'Cap 3'?

26 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We hope you love sequels, because we’ve got all kinds of news about the next installments in franchises you already love in today’s roundup. Director Ridley Scott is 76 years old, an age where many of his compatriots are well into retirement and spending their time in a tropical locale. However, the Alien director isn’t ready to hang up his camera just yet – and to prove he's still got it, he has multiple projects in various stages of development. Of all those films on his docket, people are most interested in his long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner and the follow-up to his quasi-Alien prequel Prometheus. EW recently caught up with Scott, who offered up a status report on both features. The current state of Blade Runner should leave fans pleased...

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- Mike Bracken

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Ridley Scott Updates 'Blade Runner' & 'Prometheus' Sequels' Status

26 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

This December, we'll see if Ridley Scott can finally deliver another great film by returning to the sword and sandal tale of Exodus: Gods and Kings (the trailer had impressive visuals, but felt a bit artificial otherwise). But he's got plenty of other projects on his future slate to keep him busy. The director's next film has been confirmed to be the sci-fi drama The Martian starring Matt Damon, but many are wondering when he'll get around to directing the developing sequels to his classic Blade Runner and the Alien prequel Prometheus. Well, Scott gave a brief update on the status of both sequels, giving us a vague timetable. When it comes to Blade Runner, Scott confirmed to EW that the script written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original film) and Michael Green (of Green Lantern) is completed and just waiting for him to shoot it, "It’s written and it’s damn good. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ridley Scott talks "damn good" Blade Runner 2, Prometheus sequel "problem"

26 August 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott has offered an update on his Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels.

The director revealed that he is planning to "probably" work on Blade Runner 2 after he completes The Martian.

"It's written and it's damn good," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident," he added, referring to Ford's Star Wars injury. "So yes, that will happen."

Scott admitted that his schedule is very busy and he still has to fit the follow-up to Alien prequel Prometheus into his timetable.

"That's the problem," he said. "I've got a lot of ducks in a row. But they're all written."

Scott's next release will be Exodus: Gods and Kings, which will be released on December 12 in the Us and December 26 in the UK. Watch a trailer for the film below: »

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Ridley Scott Praises Blade Runner 2 Script and Offers a Prometheus 2 Update

25 August 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Director Sir Ridley Scott has a number of projects in the pipeline, and with Exodus: Gods and Kings set to be released this December, his next looks set to be  The Martian, starring Matt Damon, for 2015.

So, where does that leave the long talked about Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus sequels?

Both movies are expected at some point in the next few years, but neither have a firm production start date as of yet. They do however have writers attached, with Green Lantern’s Michael Green the latest to be attached to a Blade Runner follow-up. In a recent interview, Scott was quick to praise the now finished script.

“It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident,” he said, referring to Harrison Ford’s accident on the set of Star Wars. So yes, that will happen. »

- Josh Wilding

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Sigourney Weaver opts out of the Expendables spinoff ‘Expendabelles’

21 August 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the most iconic action characters of the past 35 years is Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, who has fought various xenomorphs through the course of the Alien quadrilogy. With The Expendables 3 opening in theatres this past weekend, talk had heated up in recent months of an all-female spinoff of the franchise, centred on a similar conceit of reuniting action heroines of yesteryear and present day. With the writers and director set, speculation had turned to the starring roles, with Weaver’s name put forward by many, including producer Sylvester Stallone. However, the Hollywood Reporter has now announced that Weaver has formally passed on the project, leaving the movie without a single confirmed castmember for now.

While this is a setback for the movie, particularly as Stallone himself had expressed interest in Weaver’s involvement, the project is unlikely to die as a result. Weaver’s exit, however, may »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Sigourney Weaver Doesn’t Want To Be An ‘Expendabelle’

21 August 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Easily one, if not the most iconic action heroine to grace the silver screen (sorry, Linda), it seems that Sigourney Weaver isn’t in a hurry to return to her action roots. When the first The Expendables film was announced people weren’t overly thrilled with the idea however once they saw how much fun the film was they soon changed their minds. The success led to two sequels and whilst the most recent film struggled at the box office (probably not helped by the family friendly 12A rating) it was still lovely to see all the big action heroes share screen time.

An all-female spin-off was announced a long time ago and is slowly heading for production next year the project has lost one of its most wanted actresses. Sigourney Weaver found herself the figurehead icon for the strong action heroine after James Cameron got his hands on her »

- Kat Smith

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"Prometheus" Gets A Sequel In Comic Form

20 August 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dark Horse Comics is attempting to unite the rather jumbled yet interconnected universe of "Alien," "Predator," "Aliens vs. Predator" and "Prometheus" in an ambitious crossover comic series event.

Things kick off next month with "Prometheus: Fire and Stone," which is set after the events of Ridley Scott's 2013 sci-fi film. In the comic, a new team heads to Lv-223 to learn the fate of the Prometheus, and there they uncover a dark mystery. Check out the freshly released trailer for it below.

This will be followed by "Aliens: Fire and Stone," "Avp: Fire and Stone" and "Predator: Fire and Stone". New books will be published on an eight-week cycle, meaning a new issue in one of the four books will be released every two weeks.

All four series will share some concepts, characters and situations. When each of the four books are concluded, one special issue will be published »

- Garth Franklin

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'Prometheus: Fire and Stone' Trailer Sets Up 'Alien Vs Predator' Comic

20 August 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After doing battle on the big screen in Alien Vs. Predator and Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem, the Alien and Predator franchises will clash in the pages of Dark Horse Comics' Prometheus: Fire and Stone, set after the events of Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Take a look at the trailer, along with the comic book artwork, then read on for more details on how this innovative comic book series is formatted.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone follows a team of explorers who set off on a new mission to find out what happened to the original Prometheus team, since they never returned from their journey to Lv-223 in the movie. This new team must uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone will be the first in four separate comic series, along with Aliens: Fire and Stone, »

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'Prometheus: Fire and Stone' Trailer Sets Up 'Alien Vs Predator' Comic

20 August 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After doing battle on the big screen in Alien Vs. Predator and Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem, the Alien and Predator franchises will clash in the pages of Dark Horse Comics' Prometheus: Fire and Stone, set after the events of Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Take a look at the trailer, along with the comic book artwork, then read on for more details on how this innovative comic book series is formatted.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone follows a team of explorers who set off on a new mission to find out what happened to the original Prometheus team, since they never returned from their journey to Lv-223 in the movie. This new team must uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone will be the first in four separate comic series, along with Aliens: Fire and Stone, »

- MovieWeb

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Aliens and Predator Clash Again with the Prometheus: Fire and Stone Trailer

20 August 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The expanded fictional universe of Alien and Predator is growing even bigger next month with the release of the first issue of Dark Horse Comic’s massive crossover series, “Prometheus: Fire and Stone,” continuing after the events of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Today, Dark Horse has released a trailer for the series, the first issue of which…

The post Aliens and Predator Clash Again with the Prometheus: Fire and Stone Trailer appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Silas Lesnick

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Prometheus: Fire And Stone Book Trailer

20 August 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fans of the Predator, Alien, AvP and Prometheus film series… get ready for a comic book crossover.

Dark Horse Comics has released the trailer for the upcoming Prometheus: Fire and Stone, connecting all the beasties to director Ridley Scott’s 2012 film.

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to Lv-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra, the series launches in September 10, 2014.

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- Michelle McCue

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Aliens and Predator Clash Again with the Prometheus: Fire and Stone Trailer

20 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The expanded fictional universe of Alien and Predator is growing even bigger next month with the release of the first issue of Dark Horse Comic's massive crossover series, "Prometheus: Fire and Stone," continuing after the events of Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Today, Dark Horse has released a trailer for the series, the first issue of which hits stands September 10. Check it out in the player below and take a look at all the covers released for the crossover so far in the gallery viewer below! »

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'Prometheus: Fire and Stone' Trailer Teases Comic Crossover With 'Aliens,' 'Predator'

20 August 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

That the fictional universes of 20th Century Fox's Aliens, Predator and Prometheus can cross over shouldn't come as a surprise — in addition to the two Avp: Aliens vs. Predator movies, Ridley Scott's Prometheus was explicitly created as a prequel to the original Alien. Next month, the three different franchises will become more closely linked than ever before thanks to a new comic book storyline titled Fire and Stone. Spanning three franchises, four different comic book series and five creative teams, Fire and Stone begins with Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra's Prometheus: Fire and Stone. Ahead of its launch, publisher Dark

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- Graeme McMillan

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'Alien' and 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver joins ‘A Monster Calls’

19 August 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Sigourney Weaver will star in another creature feature. No, not a new "Alien" film or an "Avatar" sequel, but instead Juan Antonio Bayona’s "A Monster Calls." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver will play the grandmother of a young boy who processes his mother’s cancer by having late-night chats with a monster. Felicity Jones is playing the mom while Liam Neeson’s on board as the monster. "A Monster Calls," which hits theaters on Oct. 14, 2016, is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name, which was based on a concept created by the late Siobhan Dowd. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Sigourney Weaver Passes On The Female Expendables Spin-Off

19 August 2014 7:24 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We've been hearing rumors of an all-female version of The Expendables - nicknamed The Expendabelles - going back to 2012, and while names like Linda Hamilton, Milla Jovovich, and more have come up in wishlists and conversations, there is one actress in particular whom many would call the queen of female action stars. Sigourney Weaver will forever go down in cinema history for playing hero Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, and Sylvester Stallone himself has talked about his desire to have her be a part of the larger franchise. Too bad that's not going to happen. Buried in an article about how Sigourney Weaver is joining the A-list cast of the fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the actress has said no to the idea of being a part of Expendabelles. Sadly, the article contains no other information about the situation, simply stating that she »

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New CGI Trailer for Alien: Isolation

13 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For Amanda Ripley, hearing a chain rattle or a footfall echo could give her enough time to escape from impending death. She’s being hunted by the same type of Xenomorph that stalked her mom 15 years ago, and every noise heard and decision made could result in a painful end. Titled “Improvise”, a new CGI trailer for Alien: Isolation shows that sharing a space with a Xenomorph can be very stressful.

While those at Gamescom can get an early look at the game now, Alien: Isolation will be available on October 7th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

“Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the »

- Derek Anderson

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Gamescom Trailers - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation & More!

13 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Gamescom 2014 is in full swing and developers have been showing off their latest games via some pretty awesome looking trailers.  A slew of them have landed in our laps, so we've decided to round them all up in one convenient spot for you.  Come inside to check out new trailers for Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, Dragon Age, and more!

Darkness descends over the world of Thedas in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Tales of an Elder One emerge from whisper. The legendary heroes of the Inquisition must stand together when its power and faith fall under attack.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will be available on November 18, 2014. Lead them or fall.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios released a new Mortal Kombat X gameplay video showcasing Kano, leader of the international crime syndicate The Black Dragon, as he goes up against new-to-the-series character D’Vorah. 

Narrated by Mortal Kombat co-creator and »

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Improvise in Gamescom Alien: Isolation Trailer

13 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sega brought along a new Alien: Isolation trailer as part of their Gamescom 2014 presence in Cologne, Germany this year. As you'll see in the all-cgi trailer below, the video game has been designed to evoke the same emotions of terror and fear of the unknown that Ridley Scott's original film did.

In the trailer dubbed "Improvise," we meet Amanda Ripley, the grown daughter of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the film franchise. Ripley first encountered the Alien creature 15 years prior and has since gone missing, so her brave daughter has set out to determine what happened to her mother.

Amanda is resourceful with gadgets and gizmos, as evidenced by her scooping up an old robot toy while scavenging the Nostromo for clues. Unfortunately for Amanda there's an Alien on the loose and it's got her in its sights. Quick thinking gets Amanda out of the bind, but »

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New Cinematic Trailer Released for Alien: Isolation

13 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Alien: Isolation, a first-person viewpoint single-player survival-horror game available later this year for Xbox, PlayStation and PC, returns the popular franchise to the roots of the original Alien movie. Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive. Alien: Isolation is set today to terrify this year’s Gamescom gaming expo in Germany with a terrifyingly challenging consumer hands-on »

- Pietro Filipponi

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