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Round-Up: New Ghostbusters Lego Set, Aliens & Predator Minimates, Road Games Release Details, Dead Of Summer Casting

18 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you are or aren't afraid of no ghosts, we have several photos for the new Ghostbusters set from Lego. Also in this round-up: details on Aliens and Predators Minimates, the release announcement for Road Games, and Dead Summer casting details.

Ghostbusters Lego Set: Directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay he wrote with Katie Dippold (The Heat), the new Ghostbusters film is slated for a July 15th release from Sony Pictures.

In addition to Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth, original Ghostbusters stars Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver are all set to appear in the reboot, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also star. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

From Lego: "We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

Your first look at the official images of Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1&2 coming this summer! »

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Production start dates for Ghost in the Shell, Avatar 2, Alien: Covenant, Wolverine 3 and Transformers 5

1 February 2016 11:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.

The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.

Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.

The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.

Ridley Scott will begin shooting his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant in Sydney, Australia in April, with Michael Fassbender reprising his »

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'Wolverine 3', 'Avatar 2' and 'Alien: Covenant' Begin Shooting in April

1 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This year is shaping up to be a big one for 20th Century Fox, with the release of highly-anticipated superhero movies such as Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. This year will also be huge for the studio as a number of other big projects starts production. Today we have start dates for three of the studio's biggest movies, Wolverine 3, Avatar 2 and Alien: Covenant. All three of these movies start filming in April, albeit in different locations around the globe, according to My Entertainment World.

Wolverine 3 is reportedly set to start filming on April 25 in New Orleans and Mexico. Star Hugh Jackman revealed last week that the script was finished, although he wouldn't say exactly when production will get started. The actor is currently the only confirmed cast member at this time, but it is believed that Patrick Stewart will also be back as Professor X. No story details have been confirmed yet. »

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Scott Reveals Noomi Rapace's Fate For 'Alien: Covenant'

1 February 2016 6:44 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With Alien: Covenant now picking up steam, and bits of casting information making the rounds, some have wondered whether or not Noomi Rapace- who appeared in Prometheus- would be in the film. After all, she was the sole human survivor in Prometheus, and Covenant is both a sequel to that film and a prequel to the original Alien. Would her Elizabeth Shaw be part of what bridges these films to the originals?

No.

According to director Ridley Scott, Rapace will not be in Alien: Covenant. He was sort of mum on the subject, when asked about it by the Daily Mail. All he said was, "No," and then added, "We're still casting the main roles."

So that settles that. The Swedish actress, probably best known for her work in the original film adaptation of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and her Shaw will not be present as we »

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Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Alien: Covenant

1 February 2016 5:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since its announcement, everyone assumed that Noomi Rapace would return for Prometheus 2, which was re-titled to Alien: Paradise Lost and then to Alien: Covenant. But according to its director Ridley Scott, Rapace won’t be along for another outing.

“No,” Scott answered when asked if Rapace was coming back. “We’re still casting the main roles.”

This differs from an officially released statement from 20th Century Fox that stated Rapace would be reprising her role of Elizabth Shaw alongside Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterson.

Scott has announced there are two more sequels in the works for Prometheus after Alien: Covenant, so there is a chance for her character to return in another outing. However when asked for a comment on Prometheus and its sequels, Rapace told Red Carpet TV News, “I have no comment on that yet.”

Sounds like more trouble is afoot for Scott’s Alien: Covenant than meets the eye. »

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Won’t See Noomi Rapace Return

1 February 2016 2:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Huge Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news: The actress will Not return as Elizabeth Shaw. Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news

Big Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news. Yes, it has been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not return for the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Rapace played the role of Elizabeth Shaw in the first movie, which was released back in 2012.

The Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace exit news comes from the Daily Mail. Their film critic Baz Bamigboye asked Ridley Scott if Rapace will be reprising her role in the film, which is about to start shooting this month down in Australia.

Here’s a little from the original article.

I asked if Noomi Rapace, who was in his film Prometheus (from which Covenant follows), would be working with him in Australia and he said no. ‘We’re still casting the main roles,’ he said.

So, we know that Michael Fassbender will be »

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Alien: Covenant - Noomi Rapace won't return says Ridley Scott

1 February 2016 1:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Prometheus star Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for the sequel Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott has revealed...

Like the old alien itself, Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel seems to be changing shape before our very eyes. First came the title change - what was Alien: Paradise Lost became Alien: Covenant.

Now comes the news, directly from Scott himself, that Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for his space horror follow-up. When asked by a Daily Mail journalist whether Rapace would be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, Scott said, "No," before adding, "We're still casting the main roles."

This marks a major change from the official information provided by Fox in November 2015, where Noomi Rapace was among the three actors confirmed for Alien: Covenant - the others being Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterston.

So what's happened? Have screenwriting trio Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan »

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Noomi Rapace Won't Be In "Alien: Covenant"

30 January 2016 9:53 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just before it's scheduled to begin production, Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" is making a key change - getting rid of one of only two characters returning from "Prometheus".

The Daily Mail (via Yahoo) reports that actress Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the film which is either one of two or three films set to bridge the gap between "Prometheus" and the original "Alien".

The story is set a decade after the events of "Prometheus" and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant who set out to find a paradise-like world - only to discover a cold, desolate, dark planet where the android David (Michael Fassbender) is the only inhabitant. Scott says he has most of the film already planned out with detailed storyboards that enable him to visualise each shot.

It has previously been suggested that Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character, the only survivor aside from »

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Alien: Covenant Won't Include Prometheus' Noomi Rapace

30 January 2016 3:33 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Later this year, Sir Ridley Scott will return to the Alien universe he first visited in 1979 with a follow up to his 2012 science fiction adventure Prometheus, now titled Alien: Covenant. Though this will be a step towards eventually catching up with the Alien continuity, it will still be the direct descendent of Prometheus, but while it will bring back some key pieces from that film, there will be one noticeable absence: Noomi Rapace. Scott and the Alien: Covenant crew are preparing to film in Australia later this year, but when that commences, Noomi Rapace, who starred in the first film and is one of two characters who survived the conclusion, will not make an appearance. Ridley Scott told Yahoo Australia that the Swedish actress will not reprise her role, and that they are "still casting" the main roles. The 36-year-old actress played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, the leader of a late »

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Why Making Movies Is Really, Really Hard, According To Ridley Scott

28 January 2016 3:27 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you’ve ever picked up a camera, tried to wrangle actors, or sat down to write a script, you know that making movies is not an easy endeavor. There are a lot of moving pieces and continual obstacles to overcome, and even those who’ve been at it a while admit it’s difficult. This even includes some filmmakers who make it look almost effortless, like Ridley Scott, who recently revealed how hard the process is, and why he loves it so much. Over the course of his career, Ridley Scott has delivered some true classics, like Alien and Blade Runner, and some modern marvels, like 2015’s The Martian. But even with more than 35 directorial credits on his resume, with more in the works, and over a hundred producing bows, Sir Ridley told The Guardian that making a movie is still really damn hard. He »

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How many xenomorphs will be in 'Alien: Covenant'?

28 January 2016 11:41 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Just how many xenomorphs can we expect in Alien: Covenant? Director Ridley Scott already promised multiple variations of the vicious alien creatures in the forthcoming Prometheus sequel -- “We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy," he promised The Wrap -- but if this new casting call put out by Australian talent agency McTv is any indication, we could be looking at multiple full-grown xenomorphs in the film. Here's the breakdown: Age Range: 8-40 Physical Attributes: Skinny and very tall and skinny and very short but strong and very physically agile. Other Skills: Fast in Movement. Acrobats, Dancers, Gymnasts, Contortionist, Cirque du Soleil type performers As die-hard fans of Scott's original Alien know, that film's xenomorph was played in large part by 6'10" Bolaji Badejo, a London-based design student who was hired for his tall, thin frame. For scenes requiring more specialized physical movement, the creature »

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First Casting Call For 'Alien: Covenant' Goes Up

28 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ridley Scott is getting set to dive back into the Alien world he helped create. While Prometheus was his first foray back into that world, it was treated almost as a separate story that gradually tied more and more into the original series of films. This time, with Alien: Covenant, Scott will be firmly rooted back in the world of the Xenomorphs, hence why it's no longer titled Prometheus 2. This will be an Alien movie, folks. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Anyway..

The film is set to enter production in April and, as such, casting is underway. Avp Galaxy has gotten its hands on the first official casting call for the film, which is seeking a group of actors with unique skills. Read for yourself:

"[Seeking] skinny and very tall or skinny and very short, but strong and very physically agile. [Performers who are] fast in movement, acrobats, dancers, gymnasts, contortionists, Cirque du Soleil-type performers. »

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How Drew Goddard Made Exposition Go Down Smoothly in ‘The Martian’

27 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Martian represents Sir Ridley Scott‘s grand return to science-fiction and what a return. Unfortunately, the director behind Blade Runner and Alien was not nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. But that’s no matter, as his inspiring, exciting, and funny “comedy” (as the Golden Globes called it) will stand the test of time. Drew Goddard‘s (The Cabin in the Woods) script […]

The post How Drew Goddard Made Exposition Go Down Smoothly in ‘The Martian’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Blade Runner Sequel Begins Filming in July, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

25 January 2016 3:51 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling will step in front of the cameras for the Blade Runner sequel this July, as Alcon Entertainment has officially marked that month for the beginning of principal photography, with Warner Bros. Pictures now on board to release the film in North America and Sony set for international distribution:

Press Release (via The Playlist): Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2016 – Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner in all overseas territories in all media; with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson

Denis Villeneuve is directing the film starring Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) who is reprising his role as Rick DeckardHampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green »

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'Blade Runner 2' Shoots in July with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling

25 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment's follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner in all overseas territories in all media. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The studios have still not set a release date for the Untitled Blade Runner Project quite yet, but the official announcement did confirm that production is set to begin in July 2016.

Denis Villeneuve is directing the Untitled Blade Runner Project starring Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, »

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Blade Runner 2 Starts Filming in July

25 January 2016 11:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The time is fast-approaching for any longstanding bets of a Blade Runner sequel to be paid up. Despite the practically interminable development time (almost 35 years) the film has had, it looks like momentum has finally caught for Blade Runner 2, as Alcon Entertainment, Sony, and WB have finally announced that the film will begin shooting this coming July.

That's right. While all of us are kicking back watching The Bfg, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek Beyond, Blade Runner 2 will officially be in production. On board as director is Denis Villenueve, who has been on a role with films like Prisoners and Sicario. Returning to the franchise will be Harrison Ford, who seems to be making a pretty penny off of long-awaited sequels as of late, and joining the Blade Runner mythos will be talented pretty boy Ryan Gosling.

Check out the official press release below:

"Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2016 – Sony Pictures Releasing »

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12 Movie Spoilers We Didn’t Know Last Week (17th Jan)

17 January 2016 3:09 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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You’d think that the week that saw the unveiling of the Oscar nominations would see a monopoly on coverage across the Internet’s biggest film sites. While it’s true that a storm brewed quickly over the inevitable snubs – racially motivated or otherwise – there was a lot more besides the celebrations and outrage to delight and horrify movie fans.

The comic book movie machine marches on, with new revelations about Marvel, Fox and DC’s biggest projects, and there were potentially massive reveals for Star Wars, Fast & Furious and Alien. And remarkably, it all sounds like good news – especially the suggestion that Marvel’s greatest cult hero might be about to get the worthy stand-alone he’s needed for years.

Behold, the biggest revelations from the last seven days in movie news…

 

12. Darth Vader Is Back In Rogue One LucasFilm

According to industry leading site Making Star Wars, »

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Ridley Scott says Alien: Covenant will be “pretty hard R”

17 January 2016 8:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Ridley Scott gears up to go into production on his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant, the filmmaker spoke to Coming Soon about the project at the Golden Globes, stating that he is shooting for a “hard R” with the film, and is looking to top the chestburster scene in Alien with something “much worse”.

“I think I’m going to do a pretty hard R,” states Scott. “I always remember walking down the edge in Saint Louis when we were previewing [Alien]. I couldn’t sit through the film one more time. I walked down the edge into the kitchen scene when John Hurt started to bring up his breakfast. That moment, I realized how pretty scary the film was… I felt a sense of responsibility that I had gone too far because it was extreme. I’m going to try and do that again this year, but much worse. »

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Movie News: Guillermo del Toro Will Tell More 'Scary Stories'; 'Alien: Covenant' Aiming for "Hard R" Rating

15 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Guillermo del Toro will develop Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with an eye toward directing the movie. As we noted in November 2014, John August has written the screen adaptation, based on a popular trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz that featured illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The filmmaker was recently attached to direct a remake of Fantastic Voyage, so it's not clear when this one might be made. [Deadline]   Alien: Covenant: Director Ridley Scott is preparing to shoot Alien: Convenant, the next installment in the sci-fi series, and made his intentions clear about the adult tone of the movie he'll be making. "I’m going to do pretty hard R, pretty tough," he said. Referring to the infamous kitchen scene...

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'Alien: Covenant' Will be a Hard-r Movie, Ridley Scott Says

15 January 2016 12:36 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"Alien" is one of the series that's managed to maintain its hard-r edge throughout its many sequels. From film series like "The Expendables" and "Die Hard," There are plenty of examples of movies that started out as no-holds-barred affair, and have devolved into more accessible films. This has never been the case for "Alien." Even the prequel film, "Prometheus" went all-out, not only showing plenty of violence and gore, but also forcing us to sit through a self-inflicted c-section.

But can the "Alien" series retain that R rating for its next entry? In a backstage Golden Globes interview, director Ridley Scott, in response to the idea that he's one of the few directors making science fiction for adults, said, "That's why I'm doing it, dude. I’m going to do pretty hard-r. Pretty tough." This, of course, is in reference to the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel, "Alien: Covenant."  

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