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Ridley Scott launched his career with a movie about a superior alien species going to town on some poor, largely helpless humans. So it’s not entirely surprising to learn that, not only does the celebrated director—currently making the press rounds for his latest Alien movie, Covenant—think that life on other worlds is “certainly likely,” but that if they ever show up on Earth, humanity is going to get creamed.
“The experts have now put a number on it having assessed what is out there,” Scott recently told Sky News. “They say that there are between 100 and 200 entities that could be having a similar evolution to us right now. So when you see a big thing in the sky, run for it. Because they are a lot smarter than we are, and if you are stupid enough to challenge them you will be taken out in ...
- William Hughes
One of the casualties of Ridley Scott returning to the franchise with Alien: Covenant was that Neill Blomkamp’s promising Alien 5 got completely side-lined. First, we received word that the movie was put on hold. Then, we heard from Blomkamp himself that the movie most likely would never happen.
Prior to Ridley Scott’s return, we were able to see concept art for Blomkamp’s sequel that looked fantastic. Sigourney Weaver was attached. In many ways, it felt like production was moving along briskly before things were put to an abrupt halt. However, speaking to the French news outlet Allocine, Ridley Scott claims that the movie was nothing more than an outline (translated from French by Bloody-Disgusting.com):
“I think it will never see the light,” said Scott. “There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of ten pages. I had to participate as »
- Jordan Jones
The Summer movie season is nearly upon us and with it come a bevy of blockbusters and smaller films looking to occupy your time. The Cinelinx team is eager to see what this Summer season will bring, and have banded together to discuss the films they’re looking forward to most. Come inside to check it out!
Next week, will see the launch of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, effectively signaling the start of the 2017 Summer movie season. As always, it’s a busy time and packed with films (both small and large) that we’re anxious to see. There’s a lot coming out this Summer, so our team here at Cinelinx decided to take the time to break down the Five films they’re most excited to see this Summer. It was tough to narrow down, but we also gave some quick reasons why certain »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Remember a couple of years ago when it looked like District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was going to make a proper sequel to Aliens with Sigourney Weaver and other cast members set to return? That idea has unfortunately been scrapped, despite the fact that everyone seemed to be totally into it. Even the folks at Fox. A lot of that seemingly had to do with Ridley Scott wanting to finally make Alien: Covenant. But now he has shed some light, at least from his perspective, on the proposed Alien 5 and, according to him, it wasn't really all that far along.
As part of the promo tour for Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott recently did an interview with the French publication Allocine. Some of what was said in that interview has been translated to English and, while the translation is a bit rough, it looks like Alien 5 wasn't nearly as far along as had been previously reported. »
Remember back when Neill Blomkamp was talking about making Alien 5, a direct sequel to Aliens, with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn? The plan was to finish Ripley’s tale. Now it sounds like the closest we’ll ever come to that… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Shared on Twitter, Neca's new Xenomorph figure can be viewed below. According to The Toyark, it will be released this June and have "over 30 points of articulation as well as a bendable tail."
In case you missed it, check out our previous coverage of Alien: Covenant:
Funko’s Alien: Covenant Pop! Vinyl Figures Revealed Alien: Covenant Prologue Short Film The Crossing Features Return of Elizabeth Shaw & David Alien: Covenant Images Further Tease the New Ridley Scott Film New Alien: Covenant Images & Videos Revealed Watch Crew Members Send Messages Home in New Alien: Covenant Videos New Alien: Covenant Poster is Crawling with Aliens and Facehuggers Ridley Scott Talks Timeline & Potential Title of Next Alien Film, Teases Potential New Trilogy Weyland-Yutani Introduces Synthetic »
- Derek Anderson
Director says it is ‘ridiculous’ to think that we are alone in the universe and believes ‘superior beings’ will one day visit Earth
The veteran director said he believed in higher beings as he prepared to release the sixth episode of the sci-fi horror series, Alien: Covenant, next month.
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- Agence France-Presse
The original Xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s Alien remains one of the most iconic monsters in movie history. Coming from the twisted mind of Swiss artist H.R. Giger, the Xenomorph was at once terrifying, and eerily familiar. However, what if the Xenomorph looked a bit… different. What if it was less H.R. Giger, and more David Cronenberg? What if it just looked plain ridiculous? Producer Walter Hill was recently on an episode of the podcast Wtf with Marc Maron, and he talks about then-Alien director Robert Aldrich’s original pitch for the look of the now-infamous Xenomorph:
“[Aldrich] said the movie will succeed or fail on the conception of the beast. He said, ‘we’ve gotta come up with something really unique.’ And he said, ‘I don’t know, just off the top of my head…. this may not be a good idea but… maybe we could get, like, an orangutan… »
- Jordan Jones
Given that this week we’re celebrating Alien Day, it’s only fitting that I return to my reviews of the Alien and Predator Figurine Collection with a character from the original movie, and the choice is Captain Dallas.
Captain Dallas played by the ever dependable Tom Skerrit is memorable not only for being the brunt of Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) anger many times, but also for his death scene. Climbing through the small ventilation shafts of the Nostromo he tries to track the Xenomorph and dispose of it. The first time we really get a good view of the creature, it proves that Dallas, and the other humans are no match for the alien.
While the Xenomorph figurines are my favourite of the ones I’ve reviewed so far, Dallas may be the top human figurine. There is an impressive level of detail in his space suit, which has »
- Paul Metcalf
Passionate Ridley Scott fans are having a year-long Christmas in 2017, with the director bringing us his newest entry in the Alien franchise next month, and a sequel to his landmark sci-fi film, Blade Runner, coming from Denis Villeneuve arriving in October. For all of you who are at level 10 giddiness for these movies prepare to skyrocket to 11, as news is the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 will debut it... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
"...bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant'...
"...discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise...
- Michael Stevens
Movie and sports themed sneakers aren’t new. Limited and special edition sneakers and shoes come out all the time. In fact last year Reebok released a limited series of shoes that Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley wore in James Cameron’s Aliens. But this year they are stepping it up a notch. This year Reebok has announced an even better Aliens themed look. There will be two new shoes added to the collection. Can the marketing for anything Alien please take a break? Wow. Still though, these kicks are pretty awesome. When talking about the design for the Power Loader shoes, designer
Reebok Announces “Aliens” Themed Sneakers Because Covenant Isn’t Already Being Marketed Enough »
- Nat Berman
It’s a big year for Ridley Scott—not only is his second Alien prequel debuting next month, but the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel is due out in October. The director only helmed Alien: Covenant, but he’s still feeling well chuffed about the overlap in cinematic follow-ups. The Associated Press recently spoke to Scott about all the prequel/sequel action (he’s a producer on Blade Runner 2049), and he said that while he was happy to work on the films, he remains more interested in “what’s next.”
“I never look back. I only look forward and think I’m very lucky to be able to do that,” Scott said, which does seem a bit at odds with spending years getting a sequel to Prometheus off the ground. Of course, it’s no longer being billed that way; with the title, Alien: Covenant, Scott and 20th Century ...
- Danette Chavez
Add to that expectation that anything Alien, in Pop! form, has always sold great, Funko have even admitted that they are some of the best month on month sellers in the whole Pop! range – so expect these new Alien Covenant pops to fly off the shelves!
The first 3 Pops! in the range include a new Xenomorph, David (Michael Fassbender in the android role), and Daniels (Katherine Waterston as terraforming expert). Check them all out below:
- Phil Wheat
Author: Jon Lyus
We’re a few short weeks away from our return to the world of xenomorphs, Engineers and origin of all life, alien or otherwise. Alien: Covenant is the second prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror classic, and follows on from the harrowing events of 2012’s Prometheus. This new prologue bridges the two films, providing an answer to the question of what happened to Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David.
As Ridley Scott himself explains this scene picks up the story after Prometheus survivors Shaw and the badly damaged android have escaped on the crashed Engineer spaceship. Shaw nurses (solders) David back to health and together they explore the ship, and settle on a course to the alien beings’ homeworld in a scene that looks utterly spectacular.
- Jon Lyus
20th Century Fox have released a brand new clip from their upcoming release Alien: Covenant. This new clip, titled ‘The Crossing,’ bridges the gap between Prometheus and the new film and features both Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace and David and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
The Crossing, an official prologue short to Alien: Covenant, reveals what happened to crew members Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and the synthetic David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard an abandoned Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they continue their search for humanity’s creators.
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, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, »
- Paul Heath
Twentieth Century Fox have announced that Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant is set to get the Virtual Reality treatment. The studio will team with FoxNext Vr Studio, Rsa Vr, Mpc Vr, a Technicolor company, Mach1 and technology partners Amd Radeon and Dell for Alien: Covenant In Utero, a virtual reality experience available on the Oculus platform.
Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak, Alien: Covenant In Utero is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare that offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien Neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans will be able to experience the world around them and relive the very first memories of the Neomorph in an immersive environment.
“With the In Utero experience, audience participation is taken to a whole new level. You get to be a Neomorph, exploring what’s happening around you and within you, »
- Paul Heath
Fox has been remarkably generous with its footage for Alien: Covenant, offering up whole five-minute swathes of the movie to get people intrigued by Ridley Scott’s latest exercise in sci-fi horror. But the studio has been more cagey about the aftermath of Scott’s last film in this universe, Prometheus, only noting that Michael Fassbender’s android David would return, and that star Noomi Rapace was also set to somehow appear.
That mystery is over, now, as the studio celebrated today’s “Alien Day” by deploying a new prologue for Covenant that it calls “The Crossing.” The video features David and Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw on their journey to the Engineer’s planet. Shaw seems remarkably forgiving of David—considering he killed her boyfriend and got her knocked up with a xenomorphic hellspawn in the previous film—repairing him, and gently dealing with his newfound android crush. Meanwhile, we »
- William Hughes
By Mark Cerulli
Even among discriminating Cr readers, there is No doubt that Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece is truly terrifying. Jump forward to 2017: technology is light years ahead and the world is counting down towards Scott’s latest directing effort, Alien: Covenant. One of the many new technologies to emerge in the 38 years since the franchise chest-burst onto the scene is Virtual Reality. Vr vastly expands the experience of a visual work by immersing the viewer in it. Like feature films a century ago, Vr content is starting out as short films, being consumed by a growing audience. Kudos to Twentieth Century Fox and Rsa for giving their iconic franchise the Vr treatment with Alien: Covenant In Utero, A Virtual Reality Experience. The two-minute feature was unveiled at a special event held at Technicolor’s Experience Center, the company’s Vr incubator in Culver City.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. (Trailer)
The video reveals what happened to crew members Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and the synthetic David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard an abandoned Engineer vessel, »
- Michelle McCue
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