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• Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is in talks to join Melissa McCarthy (The Heat) and Rose Byrne (Insidious: Chapter 2) in the upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper. Jason Statham (The Transporter) has also been confirmed to co-star in the upcoming film, which centers on the adventures of a James Bond-esque female spy. [The Wrap]
• Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is in talks to join Disney’s live-action version of The Jungle Book. Currently, the actor is in the final stages of negotiations to lend his voice to the character of Shere Khan the tiger. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) is »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Director: Ridley Scott
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Aaron Paul, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Indira Varma, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Emun Elliott, Golshifteh Farahani, Dar Salim, Ghassan Massoud, Hiam Abbass
Sure, people are bound to be bent out of shape about the very non-Egyptian casting of its leads, but since we’re talking about mythology and Scott is a vocal agnostic, it seems rather fitting. Beyond what we assume will be yet another memorably committed performance from Bale, and a big budget role for Aaron Paul, Scott reunites with his Alien star Sigourney Weaver for the third outing, this time as the Egyptian Queen, Tuya (let’s hope it’s a better union than 1492: Conquest of Paradise in which she starred as Queen Isabella »
- Nicholas Bell
Movies with perfect pace aren’t those that move quickly or slowly - they’re the ones that move at the right speed for the story being told and the style being used to tell them. There are lots of movies that I love which fail the pace test, including 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Superman (1978), Dawn Of The Dead (1979), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Taxi Driver (1976).
Consider in this list - and those aforementioned that didn’t make it to the finals - that pace is not the only thing a film needs to offer, and that it can still be a terrible film even if it is well-paced. So this is not a collection of ‘best’ movies - it’s a collection of movies with great…
What contrasts. What innovation. Hitch’s adaptation of Robert Bloch’s gory, Ed Gein-inspired shocker knows exactly when to speed you uncomfortably to an uncomfortable place, »
When "The Counselor" was released last fall, it was an intriguing conundrum: how had Ridley Scott, the one-time bad boy auteur behind "Blade Runner" and "Alien," taken the first original screenplay by legendary American author Cormac McCarthy (of "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road" fame), and turned in something so vacant and bizarre? We puzzled over this at the time, both in our review and in comparing the final version to the lengthier, filthier, more philosophically-minded screenplay. With the recent release of the Blu-ray, not only do we get a more satisfying cut of the movie, but its accompanying commentary provides a shockingly honest and insightful glimpse into who Scott is as a filmmaker today. As Scott acknowledges in the commentary, the running time of "The Counselor" has ballooned from just shy of two hours to nearly two-and-a-half hours. That's quite a difference. The transformative power of the »
- Drew Taylor
It’s no secret that our beloved horror movies are often snubbed at the Academy Awards. The horror genre as a whole just doesn’t get all that much respect in the world of cinema, which is why it’s so important for us fans to support and spread the word on the movies we love. Quite frankly, if we're not doing it, nobody’s going to do it for us.
That said, there are a handful of horror movies over the years that have defied tradition, and have actually managed to snag themselves those little golden statues. With the 86th Academy Awards heading our way this weekend, today we shine the spotlight on 10 of those movies, which made all of us horror fans proud!
Though the Academy Awards ceremony wasn’t televised until 1953, it actually began way back in 1929, held at a private dinner party. »
- John Squires
Good day, stranglers of all things neckless. Olympics, huh? Sports on ice are no fun until there.s blood involved. Maybe it.s just me, but I think acting out scenes from John Carpenter.s The Thing should be a winter event. Ridley Scott.s Alien turns 35 this year, and few scenes will ever be as magnificent as that chestbursting sequence. Head over to our sister site to read about all of the goodies planned for the year. In other news, Rob Zombie is shifting gears on his next effort, putting aside Broad Street Bullies, the hockey project he.d been working on for years, to work on an untitled horror film. He says it.s up the alley of Devil.s Rejects fans, but doesn.t go into any specific plotlines. He talks about it and more with New Zealand.s 3news. Hot damn. The Walking Dead.s Robert »
Okay, so who is ready to beat off some invading aliens? Um... anyone? Oh, not like that, you filthy pervert! I mean with firepower. You couldn't beat off using firepower. Well, I guess you could if you're really, really kinky! In any event... on tap right now are new goodies from Panzer 88.
An invincible German King Tiger tank retreats across icy tundra. Battle-weary, hungry, and cold, its crack five-man crew are unbroken. But fate twists when they reluctantly pick up a stranded SS officer. Unaware of his part in the massacre of a local Jewish village, it proves a fatal decision, as they become the prey of a vengeful and unstoppable mythical entity that hungers for their destruction.
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- Uncle Creepy
How is it even possible that we are having an announcement of the First Ever action figures of one of the most iconic sci-fi ladies, Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) of Alien? About time, then. Take a look at the concept art below, followed by the official press release.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Alien and Releases First-Ever Action Figures of Ellen Ripley Neca, Sega, Sideshow Collectibles, Diamond Select, Super7 x Funko and 10 More Partners to Roll Out Exclusive Branded Toys and Collectible Merchandise Worldwide to Celebrate Alien Franchise
Los Angeles, CA – February 18, 2014 – 35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment »
- Jess Orso
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Alien, and to mark the occasion Ridley Scott’s slice of space terror is getting a new range of toys, merchandise, video games and comic books. The Hollywood Reporter has grabbed hold of this concept art for a new Ripley action figure*. It’ll mostly come in a big box… mostly. Keen collectors note, it’s not just Nostromo-era Ripley that will be getting this treatment. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association – Neca in its fully acronymed state – has worked with 20th Century Fox's consumer division to put out figures from this Nostromo jumpsuited Ripley to an Aliens-era version, hopefully with accompanying power loader.Alien plushies and bobbleheads will also appear on shelves, the latter putting the ‘Morph’ into ‘xenomorph’, joining the already-announced Alien: Isolation video game and Dark Horse’s Alien, Prometheus and Predator comic books in the jamboree. There’ll be replica props, »
If you’re an Alien/Aliens fan, today is your lucky day. At American International Toy Fair in New York City, Neca announced that they finally acquired likeness rights from Sigourney Weaver to produce the first-ever action figure of Ellen Ripley.
Already a collectible licensee for the Alien franchise, Neca is now working on a 7-inch figure of Ripley in her Alien Nostromo jumpsuit, to be followed up in this summer with a Ripley from James Cameron’s sequel, Aliens. Something tells us that figure will be Ripley in the grey-blue jumpsuit she wears in the climactic Power Loader scene; a vehicle Neca just so happens to be producing in 7-inch scale for a summer release as well.
- Tara Bennett
To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Alien, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has teamed up with more than a dozen companies to bring new Alien products to the fans. Continue reading for a list of what’s ahead and check out concept art of the first-ever figure of Ripley that feature the likeness of Sigourney Weaver:
“35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for »
- Jonathan James
Alien fans rejoice, and keep your eyes peeled, because you’re about to get a shot at some action figures. Not only are you about to get your shot at the first-ever Ripley figure, but a whole slew of other merchandise is coming, by way of several companies. The 35th Anniversary of the film is really a pretty big deal, especially if you consider the fans that still hold onto the film, and the extent to which Alien (and the sequels) hold up over time.
Check out all the info below, and start putting away money now. The action figures are one thing, and Neca and Sideshow Collectibles make some fantastic products, but you’ve also go a card game, video game, a line of ornaments, and just about anything else you could want.
Full Release and InfoTwentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Alien and Releases »
- Marc Eastman
20th Century Fox is pulling out every conceivable stop to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the seminal classic Alien, and we have a look at all the goodies in store, including the first concept art for the recently announced Ripley figure and a Big Chap bust to Die for!
From the Press Release
35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for Aliens in 1987. The officially »
- Uncle Creepy
Today is a good day to be a fan of the Alien franchise. Neca Toys, the company responsible for much plastic-based Alien-themed badassery, has just made the announcement we as fans have been waiting for...
As part of the 35th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking Alien, Neca will release the first-ever action figures of main character Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness and approval of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for Aliens in 1987!
Prototypes will debut later this summer at San Diego Comic-Con!
The celebration will continue through the year, with a special 35th Anniversary figure appearing in each series of Alien 7″ action figures. Visitors to the booth got a »
- Uncle Creepy
Can it really be 35 years since Ridley Scott’s Alien burst out of John Hurt’s chest and on to movie theater screens? Unbelievable! To celebrate the release of the film, Neca is releasing an action figure of the character of Ripley featuring the likeness and approval of Sigourney Weaver who played the character in the original and the sequels. There are plans to produce Ripley as she appears in her spacesuit when she … Continue reading →
- Jonathan Stryker
[Press Release] Los Angeles, CA – February 18, 2014 – 35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide. National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for Aliens in 1987. The officially licensed Ripley action figures from Neca will »
- Pietro Filipponi
The moment the floor opened, the first stop of Toy Fair 2014 was the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca) booth and it was a good thing we started there because this year’s display was overloaded with new items from Captain America: The Winter Solider, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pacific Rim, Arkham Origins, The Dark Knight and so much more. Divergent fans should have their eye on Neca, too, because the company also revealed a whole bunch of products for the March 21st release. Hit the jump for more on the upcoming Divergent line and the rest of the Neca 2014 lot including over 100 pictures. Neca showed off exceptionally detailed items from Alien Series 3 including Bishop (Lance Henriksen) from Aliens, the Dog Alien from Alien 3 and a 35th Anniversary tribute figure, Kane (John Hurt) in the Nostromo Spacesuit from the 1979 original. The Predator line now includes the »
- Perri Nemiroff
So would I — but, alas, we never will. In the mid-’70s, Hollywood studios declined to finance just such a project after Jodorowsky spent a couple of years prepping the movie with a band of hugely gifted artists including future Alien creators H.R. Giger and Dan O’Bannon. (In fairness to the studio execs, they may have been justifiably reluctant to invest in a project which Jodorowsky himself believed might be as »
- Clark Collis
10 years before director David Lynch adapted Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece Dune, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried, in 1974, to mount an adaptation of this seminal sci-fi novel, although it never panned out. This utterly ambitious project is detailed in director Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, as you can see in the first trailer. Alejandro Jodorowsky himself outlines his plans for this massive undertaking, which had David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalí and Orson Welles attached to star. H.R. Giger was set to work on the designs of the film years before he became famous for Ridley Scott's Alien. Take a look at the first footage, along with the poster from this upcoming documentary, arriving in theaters March 21.
Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. »
Fifty-seven years passed between the events of Ridley Scott's Alien and James Cameron's Aliens, and during that entire time, Ellen Ripley slept in stasis. At least, that's what we were told. Now along comes author Tim Lebbon to tell us that wasn't actually the case.
Alien: Out of the Shadows, the first in a barrage of Alien books coming this year from Titan Books (more on those in a minute), begins an all-new tale about what happened during those "lost" five decades and change. The book picks up some 37 years after the destruction of the Nostromo. The Marion is a mining ship much like the Nostromo, crewed by a rough-edged bunch of space jockeys in charge of a mining operation on planet LV178. It's a boring, repetitive job right up until the day the miners discover something other than trimonite below the planet's surface. When several of »
- Blu Gilliand
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