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Alien: Isolation reveals a chilling new TV spot

27 September 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alien: Isolation has received a chilling new TV spot from Sega.

The trailer gives fans a sense of the game's story, which takes place on a remote space station under siege from a lone Xenomorph.

The first-person survival-horror title sees Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda try to survive against a deadly extraterrestrial that stalks her throughout the game.

Amanda Ripley's mission takes her to a remote trading station 15 years after the events of the first Alien film, as she attempts to track down the flight recorder of her mother's ship.

It was previously announced that Sigourney Weaver and the cast of the original Alien film will reprise their roles for the game's 'Last Survivor' and 'Crew Expendable' Dlc pre-order packs.

Alien Isolation will make its Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC debut on October 7.

Alien: Isolation's humans, synthetics add a new surprise to the horror

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Podcast: Reviewing 'The Equalizer', Miles Teller is Dead Inside, 'Interstellar' is Long and More

26 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's Friday and that means it's review day and today not only will we review The Equalizer, but Laremy will finally be able to review a movie with me as he too saw it. On top of that we talk about Miles Teller's comments regarding Divergent, Matthew McConaughey's comments regarding Interstellar, "True Detective" casting, your questions, games and much more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option »

- Brad Brevet

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New Footage from Alien: Isolation

26 September 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With a release date of October 7th we don’t have long to wait until we get our hands on Alien: Isolation, but Sega has given us a new look at the game with this extended version of the TV spot:

“#Howwillyousurvive? is a series of short trailers running through to release, showcasing many of the unique ways that players will discover that surviving the creature, and the world of Sevastopol, means learning a whole new set of skills. In Alien: Isolation, the creature is hunting you. If it hears you, it will track down the source of the noise; if it sees you, it will pursue at speed; tackling it head-on is not for the faint-hearted. It’s ruthless, relentless and unstoppable. Which makes us ask, #howwillyousurvive?

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. »

- Jonathan James

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'Alien: Isolation' Extended TV Trailer Takes You Into the Game

26 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, Alien: Isolation launched a new video series entitled How Will You Survive, that explores the challenges players will face in the upcoming game. Today, they launch an extended TV trailer that continues to shows how this deadly Alien is as it stalks the members of a space station.

Check out this chilling look at Alien: Isolation as Amanda Ripley lands on the station that holds the Nostromo's black box, potentially the object that holds the secret to her missing mother's past. She quickly discovers that things are not as they seem. Underpowered, underprepared, will you, playing as Amanda, be ready to face the challenges of Alien: Isolation. Watch the latest footage, which pulls you directly into the game itself:

It was announced back in July that Alien: Isolation will include two bonus missions featuring Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas »

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‘Blade Runner 2′: Ridley Scott Addresses the Film’s Delay

25 September 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Not all fans of director Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien were pleased with the filmmaker’s recent return to that universe with Prometheus in 2012. However, undeterred by the film’s mixed response, Scott is still moving forward with plans for a sequel to that film (without the franchise’s signature creature) as well a follow-up to another of his most revered films, Blade Runner.

That 1982 release, of course, starred Harrison Ford as a police operative tasked with taking down a group of escaped “replicants” in a dystopian futuristic world. Its sequel has gained some momentum in recent months, with Scott proclaiming that the script has been completed and news that Ford was in early talks to ...

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Ridley Scott Says ‘Blade Runner 2’ Is "Surprisingly Clever”; Watch 3 New ‘Exodus’ Featurettes Plus New Photos

25 September 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I’d argue that classics like “Alien” and “Blade Runner” should be left alone, but clearly director Ridley Scott disagrees. 33 years after the fact, Scott returned to the “Alien” univserse with “Prometheus," a sorta-prequel to the original 1979 film (and if you felt like it was a direct prequel, despite the insistence that it wasn’t, at least the sequel will definitely go off in it’s own direction). And he’s very much still resolute on making a sequel to “Blade Runner” with Harrison Ford. “We met [about ‘Blade Runner 2’] the night before he had the accident,” Scott said in a recent Yahoo interview, referring to Ford and the accident he had on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” earlier this year. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Scott clearly likes the drafts that have been written thus far and is lining it up in his schedule. “It’s on the charts, »

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Ridley Scott Says No To Xenomorphs In Prometheus 2

25 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Before Prometheus hit the big screen, a lot was made of Ridley Scott's assurances that the movie would be a return a to the Alien universe, but wouldn't feature H.R Giger's terrifying creation, the Xenomorph. As we all know (well, those who watched Prometheus at least), this turned out to untrue, with a prototype Xenomorph rearing his dome shaped head before the credits rolled. It was a nice bit of fan service (one I actually loved), but for some it felt tacked on and unnecessary. Well, it seems Scott is over the Xenomorphs now, saying in an interview with Yahoo promoting Exodus: Gods and Kings, "The Beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, »

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The Alien From the Alien Movies Is Gone Forever, Says Ridley Scott

25 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In an interview with Yahoo U.K., director Ridley Scott revealed the Xenomorph was "done. Cooked." You know the Xenomorph: It's the alien from the Alien movies who's always snarling with a real wet mouth and looks like it's wearing one of those long cycling helmets. Scott explained the decision: “I got lucky meeting [recently deceased designer H.R.] Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that." He adds, "After four [he ignores the Alien vs. Predator movies], I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do." Moving forward with the Prometheus sequel that is currently being written, Scott wants to "come back with something more interesting." He cites the Engineers from Prometheus — those pale-blue guys — as "a good start." But who can look toward the future at a time like this? Below is a video of every Xenomorph scene from »

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'The Beast is Done': Don't Expect Xenomorphs in 'Prometheus 2'

25 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The last time we heard Ridley Scott discussing his upcoming projects -- The Martian, the Blade Runner sequel and Prometheus 2 -- he said, "I've got a lot of ducks in a row, but they're all written." It seems when he used the word "all" he either wasn't being all inclusive or when he said "written" he only meant they had a draft, but not a final version, because he now seems to be suggesting the screenplay for Prometheus 2 is still in the works after 15 drafts. Speaking with Yahoo about his new film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, the conversation turned to his pipeline features and when it comes to the sequel to his 2012 Alien prequel he said, "Right now, as we speak, it's being written. I've had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing Prometheus." The meaty quote that has the Internet on fire, »

- Brad Brevet

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More Alien: Isolation How to Survive Trailers Don’t End Pleasantly

25 September 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

More Alien: Isolation How to Survive trailers has crawled out of the darkness to once again depict ill-fated attempts by Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, to survive a one-on-one encounter with a Xenomorph within the confines of a spaceship.

In the most recent trailer, Amanda encounters the Xenomorph after picking it up on her motion tracker. She tries to lock it in one room, but then the Xenomorph opens a door and is able to take Amanda down in the next room.

In another trailer, Amanda creates a distraction for the alien to buy herself a few extra moments of life. That pesky Xenomorph gets the jump on her anyway.

Today's new trailer brings the total number of Alien: Isolation How to Survive trailers to six. I've assembled them at a single collection below so you can watch Amanda Ripley bite the dust and return Groundhog Day »

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There Are A Stupid Number Of Prometheus 2 Scripts, Yet None Of Them Include This

25 September 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ridley Scott is a busy man, and his schedule doesn.t look to be getting any lighter for the foreseeable future. The Alien filmmaker is currently out doing publicity work for his upcoming Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, but he found time to update everyone on the status of two highly-anticipated sequels: Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2. The Prometheus update is sure to cause debate in geek circles, though, since Scott reveals some interesting things about Alien.s beloved Xenomorphs. future. Scott chatted with Yahoo! Movies recently, and gave us a State of the Union address on where both films stand. Each project appears to be moving forward at a steady clip, with the sequel to his 1982 cyberpunk classic Blade Runner seems to be further along the pre-production path. "It.s on the charts," Scott says of the follow-up film, which reunites audiences with Harrison Ford.s Replicant hunter. »

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It’s Game Over For Giger’s Xenomorph: Creature Cut From ‘Prometheus’ Sequel

25 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Prometheus caused a fair amount of stir when it came out. It was the film that fans of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Alien had been patiently waiting for. The story was originally teased as being a prequel to the famous text, but closer to release Scott stated that it was just a film set within the same universe. That being said those that have seen the film will know that there is a very familiar looking creature that makes an appearance.

After seeing their favourite space alien’s street cred decline slightly with each new film, and with the Alien Versus Predator films all but killing the iconic beast, fans had hoped that Ridley would bring it back into vogue. However the shoe-horned inclusion had fans of the original series in complete uproar, with fans accusing Scott of just including said creature to generate more box office bucks. Scott »

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Don’t Expect Any Alien Xenomorphs in Prometheus 2

25 September 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Fans wanting to see more of the classic H.R. Giger Alien on the big screen are, unfortunately, going to have to keep waiting. Ridley Scott today tells Yahoo! Movies UK that, despite their tease in the first film, the Xenomorphs won't appear in his upcoming Prometheus 2.

"The beast is done," says Scott of the creature design. "Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene.

The post Don’t Expect Any Alien Xenomorphs in Prometheus 2 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Prometheus 2 will not feature xenomorph aliens, says Ridley Scott

25 September 2014 2:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott has said that the sequel to Prometheus will not feature any of the iconic xenomorph aliens.

The veteran filmmaker revealed that he is retiring Hr Giger's classic Alien design for the sequel.

"The beast is done, cooked," Scott told Yahoo.

"I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic'.

"But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There's only so much snarling you can do. I think you've got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we've found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start."

2012's Prometheus revealed the origin of the xenomorph aliens.

Scott's next release will be Exodus: Gods and Kings. »

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

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Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2

24 September 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches to his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings and gears up to go into production on The Martian, the British filmmaker has taken a moment to provide a brief update on the two big sequels on his upcoming slate in Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 during an interview with Yahoo Movies…

“We met the night before he had the accident,” says Scott, referring to his Blade Runner star Harrison Ford, who of course broke his leg earlier in the year on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. “It’s on the charts. I can’t say when that would be yet because of his thing with Star Wars. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”

As for Prometheus 2, Scott went on to rule out an appearance from the Xenomorph – the iconic monster from his »

- Gary Collinson

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Ridley Scott Says No Xenomorphs For Prometheus Sequel

24 September 2014 10:35 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Even as he finishes Exodus: Gods And Kings and dives deep into pre-production on The Martian, Ridley Scott can’t get away from questions about his two most anticipated upcoming projects, the sequels to Prometheus and Blade Runner. Talking with Yahoo about the former, he has confirmed his intention to keep recognizable toothy Xenomorphs out of this stage of the Alien story.“The beast is done. Cooked,” he says. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. »

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Ridley Scott: no xenomorphs for Prometheus 2

24 September 2014 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

H R Giger's xenomorphs will remain notable by their absence in Prometheus 2...

Whilst his immediate attention is on his soon-to-shoot sci-fi movie The Martian, and on promoting his upcoming film Exodus: Gods And Kings, there are many other plates that director Sir Ridley Scott is spinning.

One of them is Prometheus 2, which we're expecting to land at some point in 2016. Yahoo! asked him about it, in relation to the mixture of responses - not always very positive - to the original film. Did he regret leaving out the iconic xenomorphs from the Alien movies, for instance?

No, would be the answer. "The beast is done. Cooked", he said. "I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it, and I said I want to do it, »

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No Xenomorphs To Appear In "Prometheus 2"

24 September 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Still upset that the "Alien" prequel "Prometheus" didn't show any of the original xenomorphs? Don't expect the upcoming sequel to be any more enlightening.

Ridley Scott, who directed "Prometheus" and is slated to helm the follow-up once he wraps "The Martian," tells Yahoo UK that the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel will not include any of the acid-dripping beasties:

"The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting H.R. Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic'

But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There's only so much snarling you can do. I think you've got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we've found the next step. I thought »

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'Prometheus 2' Will Not Feature Classic 'Alien' Xenomorphs

24 September 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Those disappointed that Prometheus didn't feature the original Xenomorphs from the classic sci-fi horror thriller Alien aren't going to be any happier with the upcoming sequel Prometheus 2. Director Ridley Scott has officially stated that the legendary monsters won't be making in appearance in his follow-up.

Speaking with Yahoo UK in anticipation of his upcoming period epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott made it clear that he is done using this particular acid-spewing extraterrestrial:

"The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting H.R. Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic'. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the 'AvP' movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There's only »

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