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New ‘Alien’ Won’t Undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Resurrection,’ Director Neill Blomkamp Says

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Neill Blomkamp is setting the record straight that his upcoming “Alien” sequel won’t “undo” the events of “Alien 3” or “Alien: Resurrection.”

It appears as though the new movie will take place before the sequels, serving as a bridge between the first two films, “Alien” and “Aliens.”

“My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that’s connected to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens,’” he told AlloCine. “That’s my goal. I’m not trying to undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Alien: Resurrection';I just want it to be connected to Alien ‘1’ and ‘2.’”

The untitled 20th Century Fox sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.

Alien” star Sigourney Weaver said she’s always been interested in giving her classic character, Ellen Ripley, a proper ending.

“I think we left a series that’s quite beloved just »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

11 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »

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25 Greatest Moments of the 'Alien' Franchise

27 February 2015 11:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All due respect to "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" fans (Rip Leonard Nimoy), but "Alien" is easily my favorite sci-fi franchise of all time. Why do I love it? Try Sigourney Weaver at her most bad-ass. Try H.R. Giger's incredible Xenomorph, the most oddly beautiful creation in movie-monster history. Try Stan Winston's jaw-dropping Alien Queen. Try the fact that every single movie in the series tried something unique and different. Hell, I even admire aspects of the widely-reviled "Alien: Resurrection," including the infamous Newborn! Can't help it: there is something wildly, transcendently strange about that albinic monstrosity. That said, the first two films in the franchise are clearly the best, and the crazy thing is I can't even really compare them. They're too different! Ridley Scott's claustrophobic original gave way to full-tilt action in James Cameron's followup, and while my loyalties have shifted over the years »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Neill Blomkamp says Alien 5 will not “undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection”

27 February 2015 3:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday it was reported that Neill Blomkamp ias pulling a Bryan Singer and ias looking to retool the Alien franchise by ignoring the continuity of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection by setting his upcoming movie after the events of Aliens. This would allow him to use Micheal Biehn’s Hicks, who was seen in the concept art released back in January.

This, surprisingly, upset quite a few fans of the Alien franchise who felt that while Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection are much-maligned, they are still part of canon.

In an interview with French outlet AlloCine to promote Chappie, Blomkamp reaffirmed his position on the franchise and his new movie means for the series

“My favourites are the first two movies, so I want to make a movie that is connected to Alien and Aliens,” the director said. “That’s my goal. I’m not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection. »

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Harrison Ford Officially Returns to 'Blade Runner,' New Director Named

27 February 2015 2:35 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's a good day to be a replicant: "Blade Runner," one of the most beloved and highly influential science fiction films of all time, will finally be getting its long-discussed sequel, set to shoot in the summer of 2016. And what's more - Harrison Ford will be back as futuristic private eye Rick Deckard in a story set "several decades" after the original film.

And, to add icing onto the cake, the producers have picked out probably the best filmmaker for this material not named Ridley Scott (and depending on your thoughts on Scott's return to the "Alien" franchise, "Prometheus," this could be a better choice) - "Prisoners" filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. In short: this movie is going to be awesome.

The press release laid out several more details, including that the screenplay for the new film was written by Michael Green and Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original film), from a »

- Drew Taylor

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Harrison Ford Confirmed for Blade Runner 2, Director Announced

27 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST | 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

27 February 2015 12:23 AM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 10:57 PM, PST | 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.

News: Harrison Ford's 7 Greatest Roles

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?

26 February 2015 10:40 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 6:40 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 6:20 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 6:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been a slow build to the "Blade Runner" sequel. As recently as December, Ridley Scott wasn't sure if he was going to return to helm the followup to his science fiction masterpiece. Although we know now that he isn't going to direct the sequel, we couldn't be happier with his replacement. Alcon Entertainment has announced that Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve —whose excellent resumé includes "Incendies," "Prisoners," and "Enemy"— will direct the sequel. Furthermore, Harrison Ford is officially confirmed to return, reprising his role as Deckard. And while story details are scare, a press release reveals that the followup will take place several decades after the events of the first film. At one time, Scott tossed around the idea that the worlds of "Blade Runner" and "Alien" might be connected —which is a pretty terrible idea that we hope screenwriters Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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

26 February 2015 5:47 PM, PST | 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, »

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

26 February 2015 5:47 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 4:07 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 4:07 PM, PST | 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’ "

26 February 2015 3:59 PM, PST | 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

26 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | 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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