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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 »
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
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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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 »
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
Director Ridley Scott returns to the darkest, most Alien corner of the universe for this long-awaited prequel to his sci-fi masterpiece. On a mission to reveal the origins of mankind, the crew of the research ship Prometheus - including scientist Noomi Rapace, corporate overseer Charlize Theron, captain Idris Elba and android Michael Fassbender - voyage to a planet at the edge of the cosmos. But while their discoveries offer the ultimate answers, it soon becomes a question of who will survive. »
They were answering a distress call, but it wouldn’t be long before the crew of the Nostromo would need to send out one of their own. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien, and to celebrate the film’s legacy, 20th Century Fox has unveiled eye-grabbing cover art for their Alien: 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray release that depicts the Xenomorph and Ridley melding together.
Set for an October 7th release, the Alien: 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray features the theatrical cut and the director’s cut, as well as a digital copy and some meticulously detailed cover art that makes it difficult to tell where a spacesuit-clad Ridley begins and where the Alien ends. This intertwined artwork fittingly depicts Ripley’s relationship with the Aliens, as she continually faces off against their ruthless species in four films. The 35th anniversary edition has »
- Derek Anderson
"It showed a world drained of vitality and meaning." 1979 - the year of Ridley Scott's Alien, the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as well as the original The Muppet Movie, Escape from Alcatraz and of course James Bond's Moonraker. But aside from Alien, it was actually a great year for "scary" movies galore, from George Romero's Dawn of the Dead to the original The Amityville Horror with James Brolin, as well as David Cronenberg's creeper The Brood, John Frankenheimer's eco-horror Prophecy about a giant killer bear, Don Coscarelli's cult horror Phantasm, even Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre was released in 1979. Nelson Carvajal presents a new video essay about all the dark horror that summer. Enjoy. Here's the video essay Our Scary Summer: 1979 by Nelson Carvajal and Jed Mayer, from Press Play: Our Scary Summer: 1979 was made by Nelson Carvajal and Jed Mayer. We've »
- Alex Billington
We're not too far away from the release of The Expendables 3, and since the world premiere just happened across the pond, press were able to speak to the stars and filmmakers behind the veteran action bonanza. And a couple little tidbits about the gestating female driven spin-off The Expendebelles are worth mentioning as THR spoke with producer Avi Lerner and star Sylvester Stallone. First, Lerner revealed, "We’re going to do it at the beginning of next year. We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it.” And Stallone already had an idea of who should lead. Stallone said that he would like to see Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver take the lead in The Expendabelles, and even says that she could be his onscreen wife as a way to tie the film to The Expendables »
- Ethan Anderton
While there are many who will argue that Ridley Scott's "Alien" is still the pinnacle of the franchise, there is an equal number who argue passionately for James Cameron's "Aliens" as the high point in the series. But no matter which side of the fence you're on, it can't be denied that the director took the monumental task of making the followup, and delivered in a big way. So let's travel back to nearly three decades ago (damn, we're old) with this vintage press kit featurette for the film. Running eight minutes long, it goes behind-the-scenes of the making of the movie, laying out the story, with insights from Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd. The director describes his movie as a "dark action piece, with a very warm human center," adding that it's his goal to connect with the characters. Meanwhile, Hurd contends that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, and even Kill Bill all suffered the slings and arrows of editorial misfortune, losing moments their creators thought really tied the project together. Of course, some auteurs go the other way and cut their films in length in order to really put a button on their classics, such as Ridley Scott's Alien clocking in a couple of minutes shorter than the original. In the tradition of those greats, we now have a cut of Muppets Most Wanted, as seen by its most reserved critics: Statler and Waldorf. USA Today was the lucky publication to gain access to the preferred version of one of this year's most underrated comedic gems, and it's a cut that has a lot to talk about. Mainly, the fact that the film is only made up of two scenes, both of which feature the creators to a certain extent. It's daring! It's bold! »
Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...
Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.
This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Alien stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright would all be coming back to reprise their roles for the upcoming game Alien: Isolation. Sega and The Creative Assembly have released a new video featuring the cast discussing the legacy of the film and their involvement in the new game.
Our latest Insider Video, “The Cast of Alien”, sees academy award nominated and golden globe winner actress, Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Tom Skerritt (Dallas) and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) reveal further details of their return in Alien: Isolation™.
Players will be able to explore the Nostromo from habitation »
- Joey Paur
There are certain eternal questions in life that I doubt we’ll ever find an answer to. Who was Jack The Ripper? What happened on the Mary Celeste? How have there been five Resident Evil movies? And the question we’re going to look at now, why do they make kids' cartoons out of very adult movies?
In some ways it makes sense. As a kid, there are very few moments more exciting than watching an ultra-gory action film or a dodgy sex comedy that you know you’re not supposed to be watching. Everyone knows this, the studios especially. But surely they can’t be that blatant about it? You can’t make a show for kids based on RoboCop! Have you seen RoboCop? Won’t somebody please think of the children?
Imagine being a custodial worker in a bunker that’s the last livable place on Earth. The air outside is unbreathable, and a select group of humans are in cryogenic slumber around you. This is life for workers Bauer and Cartwright, but great responsibility and a dark secret could threaten to destroy their sanity and the human race. Produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus, Air is hitting theaters next spring and a teaser trailer was released yesterday during Comic-Con.
Set to come out in the spring of 2015, Air is the first feature film from Skybound Entertainment. Joining Reedus in the movie is Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond, Fast & Furious 7), who plays Cartwright opposite Reedus’ Bauer. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer of the video game, Red Dead Redemption) makes his directing debut with Air, based off a script by himself and Chris Pasetto. Robert Kirkman is producing the project, along with David Alpert, »
- Derek Anderson
If you’re a horror game fan, this fall is going to be hotter than a Sumerian summer. Two massive titles are set to hit console in the pre-Christmas season, and one of them, Alien: Isolation, just released a new video.
Instead of game footage, this video shows some behind-the-scenes moments with the cast of the original Alien and some of their thoughts on video games and the enduring quality of the film. Everyone from Sigourney Weaver to Harry Dean Stanton makes a quick appearance.
This was no doubt done to encourage people to pre-order Alien: Isolation, which comes with the Crew Expendable and Last Survivor Dlc featuring the cast of the original film. Both Dlc packs recreate scenes from Alien and should be a big enough incentive for any horror fan to pre-order the upcoming game.
Alien: Isolation is a first person survival horror game where »
- Scott Dell
As creator Bryan Fuller puts it, the last season of Hannibal “ended with everybody bleeding, and Hannibal dropping the mic and walking out,” but the next season is about to get even more intense. At EW’s Comic-Con hideout, Fuller offered some hints about the next season, including clues as to how the series will incorporate Hannibal and Dr. Du Maurier back to the rest of the characters, and talked about the various Alien collectibles he’d like to pick up in San Diego. The big prize? Sigourney Weaver, who Fuller admitted he’d love to sign for a spot on the show. »
- Jackson McHenry
Being that she's one of the most badass characters in film history, it only makes sense that the Alien universe's Ellen Ripley has been honored with a handful of action figures over the years. But there's always been a catch involved, which has resulted in them being a bit less than screen-accurate.
You see, Sigourney Weaver had never given permission for her likeness to be used, and so most of the Ripley toys out there don't quite look like Ripley. But that all changes thanks to Neca, who have Finally acquired the license, and have not one but two incredible Ripley figures in the works.
At Comic-Con, the company is showing off both figures for the very first time, and we've got the images for you today, courtesy of Figures.com!
Both toys will be included in the fourth series of Neca's ever-expanding Alien line, the first one depicting Ripley »
- John Squires
Sigourney Weaver is set to reprise the role of Ellen Ripley alongside co-stars Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronic Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) and Yaphet Kotto (Parker) from Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien for the upcoming Alien: Isolation video game. Yesterday, Sega and The Creative Assembly debuted a new video at the San Diego Comic-Con, which sees Weaver and the rest of the cast talking about returning to the world of Alien for the upcoming game, and we’ve got it for you here…
Alien: Isolation is set for release on October 7th.
- Gary Collinson
"There are more unmade movies than there are made movies," says Frank Pavich, director of Jodorowsky's Dune, the documentary chronicling director Alejandro Jodorowsky's efforts to adapt Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel for the big screen. His effort began almost a decade before the generally unsatisfying David Lynch version hit theatres in 1984.
Back in the mid 70s, widely credited as the creator of the Midnight Film genre with the release of El Topo (which caused a riot during its viewing at a film festival in Mexico), and fresh from the success of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky was given his choice of subject for his next movie. He elected to adapt Dune, even though he had never even read the book.
"Dune will be the coming of a god, »
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