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Harrison Ford Confirmed for Blade Runner 2, Director Announced

1 hour ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After directing a new "Alien" film, called "Prometheus," director Ridley Scott signed on to direct a sequel to his "Blade Runner" sci-fi film. But recently came word that he won't be directing, just producing. Today, Alcon Entertainment has announced that Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is in final negotiations to direct "Blade Runner 2" and that Harrison Ford is confirmed to reprise his role of Rick Deckard. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. "We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on 'Prisoners,'" said Alcon Entertainment. "Hampton [Fancher, writer of original film] and Michael [Green], with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn't be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team." »

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Neill Blomkamp Says He’s Not “Undoing” Alien 3 And Alien Resurrection

3 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As much discussed, we really do not know what Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie will be about, and especially not how it will fit into the overall series.

In an interview with The Guardian, Blomkamp has said that he will “categorically” not feature the Ripley 8 clone from Alien Resurrection in his new chapter. These seems to lend credence to the widespread supposition that he’s going to wipe away the two more recent Alien sequels. It’s something I blogged about here earlier today, even.

But now, here’s a new interview from Allocine in which Blomkamp clearly states, “I’m not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection, I just want [my movie] to be connected to Alien 1 and 2.”

Does this mean he’ll let those films be undone incidentally, absolving himself of responsibility because they’re just collateral damage? That’s a cynical reading of his comments, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Harrison Ford Returning For 'Blade Runner' Sequel

4 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Harrison Ford is getting a late-in-life career boost by recreating all the projects that made him famous in the first place.

First he came back for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, then he reprised his iconic role as Han Solo for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Now, it looks like he’ll be donning his rain soaked trench coat once more for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.

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The original film, directed by Ridley Scott, was set in a futuristic Los Angeles and focused on android-hunting police officer Rick Deckard (Ford), who struggles with the questions of morality and what it really means to be human.

Released in 1982, the film faced initially poor reviews and a tepid box office performance. After the release of Scott’s Director’s Cut in 1992 the film began to get the recognition it deserved as a critical piece of sci-fi »

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"Alien 5" Won't Ignore Sequels After All?

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the most talked about stories of the past day or two has been filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's comments in an interview about his upcoming "Alien" film sequel.

Blomkamp's concept art from back in January indicated that his film would be a direct follow-up to 1986's "Aliens" and would appear to ignore the events of both "Alien 3" and "Alien Resurrection". This week Blomkamp essentially confirmed that.

Now though, the "Chappie" helmer says that though a follow-up to "Aliens" the new movie will not "undo" those other two films. He tells Allocine:

"My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that's connected to Alien and Aliens. That's my goal. I'm not trying to undo Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, I just want it to be connected to Alien 1 and 2."

How exactly this will take place is unclear. Sigourney Weaver says Blomkamp had a »

- Garth Franklin

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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

8 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

- Jonathan James

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'Prisoners' director set to direct Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner' sequel

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anyone who doubts the lasting power of Ridley Scott's early work need only look at the headlines this week to see how everything old seems to be new again. Neill Blomkamp made headlines for being the first major studio filmmaker to ever win a job via Instagram, and he's been making fans crazy by talking about his approach to the upcoming "Alien" sequel. Does it ignore "Alien3" and "Alien: Resurrection" completely? Does it exists in some side universe? Where does "Prometheus 2," which everyone swears is still happening, fit into those plans? The information is a lot more concrete when it comes to the "Blade Runner" sequel, thanks to a press release just now that confirms that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard, a move that will confound and confuse at least one of my kids, and director Denis Villenueve is in negotiations now to direct. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed, Harrison Ford To Return

9 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.

The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »

- Matt Joseph

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The Next 'Alien' Movie Will Pretend 'Alien 3' and 'Alien Resurrection' Never Happened

9 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Neill Blomkamp's untitled Alien movie has gone from "thing no one knew existed" to "hypothetical reality" to "oh, this is actually happening" in seemingly record time. Let's recap the timeline: January 1, 2015 - Neill Blomkamp shares ten pieces of concept art for an Alien movie he dreamed up, even though 20th Century Fox had no idea he was working on it. February 10, 2015 - Blomkamp tells Uproxx that Fox wants to make the movie, but that now he's not sure he wants to even do it. February 18, 2015 - Blomkamp has made up his mind. He's doing the movie. February 25, 2015 - Sigourney Weaver talks about how excited she is for the project. Blomkamp confirms that it will take place directly after James Cameron's...

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'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return

9 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been a slow build to the "Blade Runner" sequel, and even as recently as December, Ridley Scott wasn't sure if he was going to return or not to helm the followup to his sci-fi masterpiece. Well, he isn't, but we couldn't be happier with who is stepping in instead. Alcon Entertainment has announced that Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve — whose excellent resumé includes "Incendies," "Prisoners," and "Enemy" — will get behind the camera to direct. And even more, Harrison Ford is officially confirmed to return, reprising his role as Deckard. And while story details are scare, the press release does reveal that the followup will take place several decades after the events of the first film. So get that speculation machine churning, because we'd love to hear what you think is going on. But don't forget either, at one time, Scott tossed around the idea that the worlds of "Blade Runner" and "Alien" might be connected. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Blade Runner 2': Harrison Ford Confirmed, Ridley Scott Producing

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner, with Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic 1982 sci-fi pic for Warner Bros., is aboard to executive produce.The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Here's what Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson had to say in a statement.

"We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners. Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, »

- MovieWeb

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'Blade Runner 2': Harrison Ford Confirmed, Ridley Scott Producing

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner, with Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic 1982 sci-fi pic for Warner Bros., is aboard to executive produce.The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Here's what Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson had to say in a statement.

"We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners. Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, »

- MovieWeb

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Blomkamp's 'Alien' Movie Won't Rewrite Franchise Continuity

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the biggest stories yesterday came from director Neill Blomkamp, who stated that his Untitled Alien Sequel will be connected to the original 1979 classic Alien and its 1986 sequel Aliens. Those comments were believed to imply that his movie will essentially eradicate Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, but, apparently that's not the case. While continuing his promotional tour for Chappie, the director revealed that his movie will not "undo" the last two sequels.

"My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that's connected to Alien and Aliens. That's my goal. I'm not trying to undo Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, I just want it to be connected to Alien 1 and 2."

Of course, we know absolutely nothing about the story thus far, except that it will bring back Sigourney Weaver as her iconic Ripley character. Still, since Ripley was killed in Alien 3 and brought »

- MovieWeb

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Blomkamp's 'Alien' Movie Won't Rewrite Franchise Continuity

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the biggest stories yesterday came from director Neill Blomkamp, who stated that his Untitled Alien Sequel will be connected to the original 1979 classic Alien and its 1986 sequel Aliens. Those comments were believed to imply that his movie will essentially eradicate Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, but, apparently that's not the case. While continuing his promotional tour for Chappie, the director revealed that his movie will not "undo" the last two sequels.

"My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that's connected to Alien and Aliens. That's my goal. I'm not trying to undo Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, I just want it to be connected to Alien 1 and 2."

Of course, we know absolutely nothing about the story thus far, except that it will bring back Sigourney Weaver as her iconic Ripley character. Still, since Ripley was killed in Alien 3 and brought »

- MovieWeb

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Neill Blomkamp Says “I’m Not Trying To Undo ‘Alien 3’ & ‘Alien Resurrection’ "

11 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Look, we’re all intrigued with whatever Neill Blomkamp’s doing with his "Alien" redo/reboot/reimagining/recalibration, whatever it actually is, but the plot may have thickened a little. To recap briefly, Blomkamp recently confirmed that Sigourney Weaver would be in his “Alien” movie, that it would give the Ripley character a “proper” concluding story, and that the film would be “genetic sibling” of only the first two ‘Alien’ movies. Many either speculated or took that as confirmation that Blomkamp would be disregarding the narrative plot lines of “Alien 3” and “Alien Resurrection.” After all, his own concept art seemed to suggest the same — it featured a younger Ripley and Corporal Dwayne Hicks (Michael Biehn) in what looked like a new or alternate storyline. But as Blomkamp does more “Chappie” press and everyone clamors to know about “Alien,” well, more fragments of information are getting out there. “I want »

- Edward Davis

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It's Chappie's day of reckoning in brand new featurette from the Hugh Jackman film

13 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s been a big couple of weeks for South African/Canadian filmmaker Neill Blomkamp. The District 9 director, a noted super-fan of the Alien franchise, has officially signed on to direct the upcoming Alien sequel. On top of that, his latest film, Chappie, is rolling out into theatres – and hey, it which also stars Sigourney Weaver – Alien’s core hero – in a supporting role!

Chappie follows the story of an old police droid who is stolen, reprogrammed, and becomes the first fully independent, sentient robot. Unfortunately, by the looks of the below featurette and trailer, Chappie will be getting into a lot of unwanted trouble.

Blomkamp’s film opens in theatres next Friday (March 6) with a cast that also includes X-Men’s Hugh Jackman,Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel and Blompkamp regular Sharlto Copley – obviously in a mo-cap suit – as the titular robot Chappie.

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- Sasha James

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Alien Won’t Pull a Franchise Backpedal a la Superman and Highlander (Updated)

16 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver imply the next Alien movie will directly follow Aliens and ignore the installments that came after.

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New Projects: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’, Will Ferrell, and ‘Duck Tales’

16 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future. 

To be honest, I was a little skeptical of the news last week that Neill Blomkamp would be helming an Alien remake. Elysium was a bust, the jury is still out on Chappie, I personally think District 9 is a little overrated, and just how many Alien remakes, sequels, prequels, and video game spin-offs do we even need? But after speaking with EW, Blomkamp confirmed that Ripley is supposed to appear in his new movie, and that Sigourney Weaver, after working with him on Chappie, is on board to reprise her iconic role.

Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what »

- Brian Welk

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Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection: given a raw deal?

17 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is the recent hint that the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection are to be overlooked a little too drastic?

This article contains spoilers for Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.

If there’s one thing that is, for me, an unqualified triumph in Alien 3, it’s Elliot Goldenthal’s score. With its cacophonous drums and heart-rending strings, it soared where the film itself faltered.

But as I’ve argued many, many times on these pages, Alien 3 is itself a flawed masterpiece. Sure, it stepped roughly all over the story established in Aliens, but there were plans to kill off Newt and Hicks before first-time director David Fincher even came aboard.

Saddled with a film without an adequately finished script, an interfering studio and a looming release date, Fincher remained true to the gloomy vision laid out for him: Sigourney Weaver wanted the sequel to be her last, »

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Neill Blomkamp Offers Clues As To How His Alien Movie Will Fit Into The Series

17 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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What makes Sky Movies’ interview video with Sigourney Weaver and Neill Blomkamp particularly interesting is that they’ve now made it private. Is this just an embargo thing, or has somebody taken objection to what was said within?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th8os-IfZhg

When that video was live – and maybe it will soon be live again, or perhaps it will vanish forever – it featured a very brief clip of Blomkamp saying that his new Alien movie is a “genetic sibling” to Alien and Aliens. He even went so far as to say “So it’s Alien, Aliens and then this movie.”

Which would seem to imply that this would be the third film in the narrative order. It’s not definite this is what he meant – that list isn’t necessarily a chronology – but I can see why people would read it that way. »

- Brendon Connelly

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Neill Blomkamp promises 'genetic sibling of Aliens'

18 hours ago | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Neill Blomkamp's new 'Alien' movie will feel like the ''genetic sibling of Aliens''. The 35-year-old director, who's been brought on board to helm the eagerly-awaited new movie, has revealed that his film will disregard 'Alien 3' and 'Alien: Ressurection' and will instead carry on from the James Cameron-directed 'Aliens' in 1986. Blomkamp told Sky News: ''I want this film to feel like it's literally the genetic sibling of Aliens. So it's Alien, Aliens, and then this movie.'' What's more, Sigourney Weaver, who starred in the 1979 original 'Alien' movie, said she's keen to see her on-screen character Ellen Ripley give a ''proper finish'' to her part in the franchise. She shared: ''I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space, and give a proper finish to her story.'' Meanwhile, Blomkamp recently revealed his interest in directing the new 'Alien' »

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