Ridley Scott's sequel to the divisive Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, has wrapped, and the Alien Anthology Twitter account has shared a stylish new behind-the-scenes pic of the director alongside a grinning Katherine Waterson (Inherent Vice). There seems to be little doubt that her character's look pays homage to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, and rumor has it that Daniels may actually be the iconic officer's mother. You can check out some more Bts images Here and Here. “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demien Bichir and Danny McBride, and is set to hit theaters on August 4, 2017. »
Warning: There is a potentially major Alien: Covenant spoiler below. Proceed no further if you're sensitive to that kind of thing. ....... ....... ....... Back in June, The Playlist reported that Katherine Waterston would be playing Ellen Ripley's mother in Alien: Covenant, the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel which just wrapped filming with director Ridley Scott. While that's an unconfirmed bit of information, this wrap photo posted to the official Alien Anthology Twitter today certainly shows Waterston looking very, very Ripley-esque: Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB — Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016 Indeed, with her close-cropped hair, light-colored top and over-the-shoulder holster, the look of Waterston's character closely resembles Ripley's from Aliens. If nothing else, the photo will certainly fuel further speculation on the link between the two women. I mean, look, it's already happening! Thanks for the content, guys. Alien: Covenant hits theaters on August 4, 2017. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Such is the gravity of post-production and CGI work on Hollywood’s marquee releases, that some of 2017’s biggest releases are already beginning to wrap filming. Just yesterday, we brought you the news that The Mummy, Universal’s modern redo of the cult supernatural thriller, had completed principal photography in London and now, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will join it in post.
That’s according to the ever-active Alien Anthology Twitter feed (thanks, Collider), which has also unearthed what is surely the final set photo of Covenant, spotlighting Ridley Scott opposite Inherent Vice breakout Katherine Waterston.
Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016
Joining a crew of spacefaring explorers that comprises Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz and Danny McBride as the vessel’s captain, details remain few and far between regarding Alien: Covenant‘s plot, »
- Michael Briers
Back in April, production began on 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated Alien: Covenant, which not only serves as a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, but starts a new trilogy that will help bridge the gap to the original 1979 classic Alien. Today we have word that production has officially wrapped, along with a final photo from the set with director Ridley Scott and star Katherine Waterston.
The set photo debuted through the Alien franchise's official Twitter, which teased that "the next phase begins" after filming has wrapped. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't reveal too much, although we haven't seen or heard too much from the set since filming began. We did see a set video earlier this month that revealed a Xenomorph, along with previous glimpses of Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride on the set. Unfortunately, we won't be getting a glimpse of this movie at Comic-Con, since 20th Century Fox is skipping the convention entirely. »
Filming has officially wrapped on Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" and to celebrate the end of filming a new official behind-the-scenes photo has been released featuring both Scott and the film's leading female star Katherine Waterston. The picture comes as James Cameron's "Aliens" celebrates it 30th anniversary this week.
Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with "Prometheus," the story begins with the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world.
Filming has wrapped. The next phase begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/tH19MTGjfB
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016 »
- Garth Franklin
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- NATHANIEL R
Sigourney Weaver will receive the Donostia on September 21 Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Sigourney Weaver will receive the Donostia Award at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival. The accolade for the Alien actress is in recognition of her film career and marks the 30th anniversary of the award - and the 20th time it has been given to a female star.
It is just the latest accolade for New York born Weaver, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dian Fossey in Gorilla's In The Mist - for which she was also Oscar nominated. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her portray of Ripley in Aliens and for her supporting performance in Working Girl (for which she won the Golden Globe). She was awarded a BAFTA for her role in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm.
The actress will also attend the festival in »
- Amber Wilkinson
Genre royalty Sigourney Weaver to be lauded in Europe. The incredible Sigourney Weaver, the American actress who will forever be beloved by genre fans for her iconic turn as the xenomorph battling Ripley in the Alien franchise as well as the oft-possessed Dana in the Ghostbusters films, is set to receive the 2016 Donostia Award…
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- Chris Alexander
Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.
A Monster Calls, in which Weaver co-stars alongside Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson, was produced by Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema and Películas La Trini, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain.
The Spanish film is based on Patrick Ness’s novel of the same name which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy struggling with his mother’s illness who is helped by a monster who comes to him in the middle of the night.
The third feature film in Bayona’s career, A Monster Calls closes a trilogy of tales that focuses on the bond shared by mothers and children. Bayona’s next project will be the sequel to Jurassic World.
Madrid — Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award for career achievement at the 64th San Sebastian Festival, which runs Sept. 18-26 at the Basque resort city.
The Donostia Award ceremony will link to a European premiere screening of Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” which co-stars Felicity Jones, Lewis McDougall and Liam Neeson. The film, Bayona’s third feature after “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen out of competition at San Sebastian.
A festival statement on Tuesday said Weaver had “presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades, under the direction of moviemakers such as Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, James Cameron, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Ang Lee and David Fincher.”
Produced out of Spain by Apaches Ent., Telecinco Cinema and Peliculas La Trini, and financed and distributed by Focus Features, River Road, Participant Media and Lionsgate, “A Monster Calls” is slated to open in the U. »
- John Hopewell
[Spoiler alert: The following interview covers plot details from the entire eight-episode first season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Do not read until you’ve finished the season.]
The world got very strange indeed over the first eight episodes of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” The ’80s-set and inspired series from creators-writers-directors The Duffer Brothers (twins Matt and Ross) solved its central mystery of exactly what happened to Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) — who was reunited with his mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), and brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), after spending a week in a parallel dimension known as the “Upside Down” — but raised plenty of other questions.
What happened to telekinetic badass Eleven (scene stealer Millie Bobby Brown) after she destroyed the Upside Down monster? Does Chief Hopper (David Harbour) know where she is, or is he leaving those Eggos in the woods in an attempt to reach her? What sent Nancy (Natalia Dyer) back into the arms of her boyfriend, Steve (Joe Keery)? Can Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) possibly have as much fun playing “Dungeons & Dragons” now that they’ve faced »
- Geoff Berkshire
Today marks 30 years since the theatrical release of Aliens, a movie that defied the sequel curse, took Ridley Scott’s masterpiece in an all-new, action-fueled direction, and gave us an unforgettable set of characters, including Newt, played by Carrie Henn.
To help celebrate 30 years of Aliens, I was fortunate to catch up with Carrie Henn, who has been in front of fans quite a bit this year with the Alien Day celebration and multiple convention appearances, including a stop at the San Diego Comic-Con later this week.
Not only did she talk about her time on the Aliens set, but she also commented on Newt’s unfortunate turn in Alien 3, a possible return for the character in Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie, and 30 years of being asked to say “mostly.”
It has been 30 years since the release of Aliens. Looking back at your experience on set, what are some of your fondest memories? »
- Jonathan James
Before Ridley Scott decided to press ahead with his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was gearing up to enter the Alien universe with a sequel to the first two movies, which would have saw Sigourney Weaver returning as Ripley alongside her Aliens co-star Michael Biehn as Hicks. Although it is now on indefinite hold, Weaver has revealed to EW that she’s still committed to the project and feels it will deliver a satisfying ending for her character.
“We have a great script. Fox asked us to delay so Ridley Scott could shoot his [second] Prometheus movie. That was too bad because we would have already done it by now. It’s a great story and it’s satisfying to me to give this woman an ending. The script itself has so much in it that’s so original, but also really satisfies the, I would say, »
- Gary Collinson
Dead Nightmare screens Sunday, July 19th at 9:30pm at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater along with two shorter horror films as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here
Writer/director Michael Schilling’s Dead Nightmare tells the story of young people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse as it tears apart their lives are forced to face their fears and make hard decisions in a place where any moment could be their last.
Michael Schilling took the time to answer questions about his film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.
We Are Movie Geeks: What was your filmmaking experience before Dead Nightmare?
- Tom Stockman
CinemaSins continues to remind us that no movie is without sin. This week in their “Everything Wrong With” series, the YouTube giant takes on “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
“This ‘Cloverfield’ ‘cousin’ or ‘sequel’ or ‘whatever’ basically has nothing to do with ‘Cloverfield,’” says the description in the video. “But it’s still an entertaining little film. Here are its sins.”
It’s first offense comes right at the beginning of the thriller because, “the movie literally opens with five seconds of silent black screen before launching into the logos.” The 10-minute clip also lets viewers know right from the start that this version is nothing like the 2008 “Cloverfield” and questions various decisions made by the creators.
The video points out an interesting scene where the time is different when shown on Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s cell and car radio, »
- Liz Calvario
The untitled Neill Blomkamp “Alien” film is set to feature the return of Sigourney Weaver (Ripley) and Michael Biehn (Cpl. Hicks). Even though the plot for the film is currently unknown, we have been provided with some awesome concept art that showcased a scarred Hicks, a battle ready Ripley, and an all grown up Newt. Earlier last year, it was revealed by Blomkamp that his new Alien film will take place after Aliens, and ignore the events of Alien 3 and 4. “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 or Alien: Resurrection, I just want it to be connected to Alien 1 and 2.” The Aliens sequel was set to be released next year, however, the filming of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus-sequel caused Fox to shelve Blomkamp’s project. »
Jul 14, 2016
One of the best sci-fi movies ever is getting a re-release for its 30th birthday. Fox announces the Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition...
If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you probably have multiple versions of Aliens already: the fancy Quadrilogy Blu-ray collection, perhaps, or the old VHS set from years ago which came in a plastic case shaped like a facehugger. Well, Fox are hoping we'll open our purses again in time for Aliens' 30th birthday, as it announces the Aliens 30th Annversary Blu-ray.
The rerelease will come in a shiny new box containing an art book and postcards which reproduce director James Cameron's original concept art. On the disc you'll also find a new interview with Cameron, in which he talks about the movie's design and origins. As announced by Entertainment Weekly, the Blu-ray release is part of a wider celebration scheduled to take place »
Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016
Update: One of the major attractions at Comic-Con over the weekend was the 30th anniversary conference for Aliens. James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton and numerous other stars of the sci-fi classic all reunited to share their memories of making it, with anecdotes ranging from the construction of the Alien Queen to Bishop actor Lance Henriksen sitting in stunned silence when he saw a finished cut of the film.
Inevitably, talk eventually turned to Alien 5, Neill Blomkamp's sequel to Alien and Aliens which aims to split away from the events of Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection and give Ripley an alternate timeline. When asked about the movie, Weaver had long resisted plans to make a follow-up to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Resurrection because, as its ending implied, it would »
Ridley Scott is just about done filming "Alien: Covenant" in Sydney, Australia where he's been working on the project for a good few months. The "Prometheus" follow-up is slated to hit in August next year and was the cause of another project set within the "Alien" universe being put on hold - Neill Blomkamp's proposed direct sequel to "Aliens".
There's still hope the film will go ahead though, Scott himself is an executive producer on it and series star Sigourney Weaver is still quite keen to revisit. Speaking with EW this week, the actress revealed a few more scant details about the story which will serve as a different conclusion to Ripley's story:
"I hope it won't be a few (years). I hope it'll be a couple. But we'll see... It's a great story and it's satisfying to me to give this woman an ending…The script itself has »
- Garth Franklin
While Sir Ridley Scott is currently shooting Alien: Covenant in Australia, Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien sequel remains on hold. Because Scott was adamant about his follow-up to Prometheus reaching theaters first, Blomkamp and star Sigourney Weaver have gone off to work on other projects, at least in the meantime. There was — and there probably still is — some doubt over whether the sequel will get made, […]
- Jack Giroux
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