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"Blade Runner": Sci-fi Classic Back In UK Cinemas

18 March 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Mark Mawston

A great many people think Blade Runner is the greatest science fiction film ever made. It’s certainly one of the best; the Metropolis of its time when it comes to the realization of future cityscapes on film. Flying police cars aside, the main thing that rings true is that it was one of the first films to show a “used” future; a future where over-population and global warming feature as key elements. Of the four or so versions of the film that exist, from test print to original theatrical release to directors cut, the most complete, albeit with a running time of just one minute longer than some of the others, is that of The Final Cut, which the BFI have chosen to close its Days Of Fear And Wonder science fiction season. It is this version that has the Ridley Scott seal of approval and »

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Sigourney Weaver teases Alien 5 plot: "We've found the host"

13 March 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sigourney Weaver has offered new hints about the plot of director Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5.

The duo were confirmed for the sequel in February, just weeks after Blomkamp had fuelled interest in the project by posting production art on Instagram.

"I don't feel like a sci-fi icon" Sigourney Weaver on Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar

Weaver gave a coy answer when quizzed on the plot for the next Alien movie during an interview on SiriusXM's Town Hall Radio.

"Let's just put it this way, we've found the host and it's been embedded," she hinted, before adding: "It's gestated."

Oh shit

A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:06pm Pst

Among the production art posted by Blomkamp was an image that appeared to be a hybrid of a Xenomorph alien and Weaver's character Ripley.

Blomkamp recently insisted that Alien 5 will not ignore the events of the last two franchise films, »

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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Get Excited About Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5

12 March 2015 2:12 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Sony Pictures/Instagram: neillblomkamp

Did you know Neill Blomkamp’s got a new film out? Probably not, because, even though Chappie has been moderately successful, all everyone’s been talking about is the director’s recently announced Alien project. Part of that’s down to Chappie being a lazy cut-and-copy exercise from Blomkamp’s own earlier work, but mainly because his new Alien is the most exciting thing to happen to a franchise in years (and, after Alien: Isolation, that’s saying something).

Blomkamp released some unofficial concepts for a new Alien movie back in January and since then it’s gone from being some pretty polished fan art to a resuscitation of a presumed dead franchise; following the overwhelmingly positive reaction to his posts, 20th Century Fox announced they were going to actually make the movie, with both Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn confirming they’d look to »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Kate Mara To Star In Luke Scott’s Directorial Debut Morgan

11 March 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

House Of CardsKate Mara is strengthening her ongoing relationship with Fox as the actress has now signed up to star in its upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan. While this will be Mara’s third sci-fi collaboration with the studio, it’s touted as the first for its director, Luke Scott. Son of filmmaker Ridley Scott – who recently directed Mara in The Martian – Scott will make his break into features on the movie.

The forthcoming flick is set up at the studio via Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Elishia Holmes all on board to produce. The trio developed the pic in-house alongside Luke Scott and writer Seth Owen, whose screenplay landed on the 2014 Blacklist – a celebrated collection of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

In its early stages, the sole scrap of story information on the pic also surfaced today:

“The story of Morgan centers on a »

- Gem Seddon

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Kate Mara On For Luke Scott's Morgan

11 March 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Like the genetic matter those brainy Engineers scatter about in Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s DNA is a potent filmmaking force in its own right. Two of his offspring, oldest son Jake (Welcome To The Rileys, Plunkett & Macleane) and daughter Jordan (Cracks), have already directed movies and now the third, Luke Scott, is joining them with his debut film Morgan. The sci-fi thriller has just added Kate Mara to its cast list.Mara will be joined by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, who impressed Sundance audiences with her turn in buzzed-about horror The Witch. Morgan's plot focuses on a corporate risk-management consultant, although the actual corporate risk-management depicted on screen will likely be kept to a minimum when the consultant is summoned to a remote lab to evaluate an artificial being with a view to its termination.There’s shades of Ex Machina in Seth Owen’s 2014 Black List script, although it also taps into Ridley’s A. »

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Kate Mara Joins Ridley Scott's Son's Directorial Debut 'Morgan'

10 March 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have never been the biggest fan of Ridley Scott. Aside from Blade Runner and, to a lesser extent, Thelma and Louise, his films have just never really grabbed me. Yes, that includes Alien not grabbing me. So, I wonder what his son, Luke Scott, has taken from his father and what he is developed on his own, as he is making his directorial debut with the film Morgan. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Kate Mara ("House of Cards") has signed on to the project along with up and comer Anya Taylor-Joy. Mara is continuing to establish herself as a very good actor, and if she is the lead in this film (which I am presuming), I'm glad she's getting that opportunity. Taylor-Joy may be an unknown name to most of you now, but she made a big splash at this year's Sundance with her film debut in The Witch, »

- Mike Shutt

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Wait, How Many Alien Films Does Neill Blomkamp Want To Make?

10 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Alien is one of the more beloved cinematic franchises in movie history. That.s why when Neill Blomkamp first teased that he was working on a new edition to the series, the world-wide movie community went ballistic. This hysteria then went into overdrive when it was teased that he.d been doing so with Sigourney Weaver - and it became cataclysmic when it was confirmed that Blomkamp.s vision would become a reality. But there.s more! The South African filmmaker has now hinted that there will be more than one new Alien adventure from him coming in the future. Blomkamp, who is currently doing the rounds promoting his upcoming film, Chappie, recently sat down with Empire about his vision for the future Alien films when he teased that he has enough ideas to expand into multiple stories. He explained, When I met Sigourney [Weaver] on the set of Chappie, »

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10 Alien Mistakes Neill Blomkamp Should Totally Erase

10 March 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Ask anybody who likes the Alien movies what the biggest problem with the franchise is and you’ll probably get an answer along the lines of: “Everything they did after Aliens.” Which would be something of a glib reply, of course, but not an entirely unfair one.

After all, David Fincher’s follow-up, Alien 3, is credited with having made some of the worst narrative judgement calls in the history of any franchise, ever. And the decision to bring back Ripley after her death for another go-around in Alien: Resurrection… well, “she’s a clone” was never going to do the series justice, was it?

Last week, it was revealed that Neill Blomkamp, the South African director behind the modern sci-fi masterpiece that is District 9, and not quite so great (but still interesting) second and third features, Elysium and Chappie, has signed on to deliver a brand spanking new movie. »

- Sam Hill

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Alien: Blomkamp Shares More Insights Into His Upcoming Film

9 March 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Blomkamp Discusses Creative Process For New Alien Film. Chappie director Neill Blomkamp conducted a podcast with Empire Magazine, revealing some exclusive details about his upcoming Alien movie. During the interview Blomkamp discusses mental roadblocks, his anxiety about each film that he creates potentially being his last and how working with Sigourney Weaver [...]

Continue reading: Alien: Blomkamp Shares More Insights Into His Upcoming Film »

- Victor Stiff

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Sigourney Weaver In The Ghostbusters Reboot? Here.s What She Said

9 March 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sigourney Weaver is already helping her Chappie director Neill Blomkamp continue plotting Alien.s resurrection with an all-new installment, but what about another one of her other properties that.s returning from the dead? Paul Feig is rebooting Ghostbusters with an all-female principal cast, but will Weaver have some part to play in the new film? Screen Rant caught up with the actress during a recent Chappie press junket and broached the subject. While the 65-year-old actress would love to be included in some way, it looks like nothing is yet set in stone.  They might have us pop up as marshmallow men or something and then destroy us. I don.t know. I hope they will think of some silly way for us to be in it. Maybe I could play that ancient librarian who goes [makes noise]. By "us," she.s likely referring to some of her original »

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Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Spectre’, ‘Alien’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Sharknado 3′

9 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After the jump: Sharknado 3 gets hit with a strike-nado, might get delayed T.S. Nowlin will be back to script the last Maze Runner Joe Carnahan offers a glimpse of the A-Team sequel we never got The Poltergeist remake is going to be here two months early Sigourney Weaver is excited about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Spectre’, ‘Alien’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Sharknado 3′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Sigourney Weaver hopes for a role in the Ghostbusters reboot; calls the all-female cast “awesome”

9 March 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With all of the hullabaloo over Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5, Sigourney Weaver has had the majority of her Chappie interview questions surrounding her return to the role of Ripley. But someone did take the time to ask about her thoughts on Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

“I think that’s awesome,” she told Screenrant. “I think it’s great. I think it’s going to be fantastic. I can’t wait to see it.”

We’ve already heard praise from original stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, as well as Ernie Hudson after initially hating the idea. Another rumour coming out of the reboot was that Murray was being tapped to play the film’s villain, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. But would Sigourney Weaver like a part?

“They might have us pop up as marshmallow men or something and then destroy us. I don’t know. »

- Luke Owen

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Hollywood’s 9 Best Robot Heroes and Villains

8 March 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Director Niell Blomkamp’s new sci-fi epic Chappie opened this weekend. The film tells the story of a robot who is given artificial intelligence by his inventor, but he must learn the ways of the world just like a child. However, his innocent mind is being molded by gangsters and violent criminals.

Photos: 'Pacific Rim' and 7 Giant Robot/Monster Mashes

It’s still to be seen if Chappie will go down as a classic in the robot sci-fi genre, but if it whetted your appetite for artificial intelligence movies and android action scenes, here are nine of the best robotic heroes and nine of the craziest robotic villains in cinematic history.


9. Gigolo Joe from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Played by: Jude Law

This is one of Law’s greatest roles. Gigolo Joe is a mechanical male prostitute on the run from authorities after being framed for murder. Joe is a highlight »

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Second Opinion – Chappie (2015)

8 March 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chappie, 2015.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Jose Pablo Cantillo.


In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Neill Blomkamp certainly has some intriguing sci-fi concepts imbued with relevant social themes, but with Elysium the execution was off, and it is once again with Chappie. Saying the execution was off is a major understatement however, as Chappie is a straight-up disaster, from the script, to the acting, and even the production. It also doesn’t help that Blomkamp has essentially crafted District 9 for the third time, lifting all of his central themes and locations from the movie that brought him to the dance. Chappie is easily the worst film in the director’s portfolio, »

- Robert Kojder

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Weekend Box-Office: ‘Chappie’ Wins A Dismal Weekend With Lukewarm Numbers, ‘American Sniper’ Becomes 2014’s #1 Film

8 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Two weeks ago, fanboys hailed Neill Blomkamp as the new messiah; he would lead them into the promised land of a new “Alien” franchise film with Ridley Scott producing and Sigourney Weaver starring. But reviews for Blomkamp’s sci-fi robot film, “Chappie,” hit this week and they weren’t pretty (our review was perhaps a bit more in the middle). Audiences, possibly on the fence as it was — there’s no star in the film aside from Hugh Jackman, who plays a villain — actually paid heed to critics, and while “Chappie” was number one at the box-office this weekend, its $13 million opening is pretty depressing for a film released in over 3,200 theaters. So maybe those “Alien” expectations are now tempered? The rest of the weekend was much the same story for new releases, and it was the worst box-office weekend on record in about three months. Though it wasn’t »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Blomkamp's 'Alien 5' May Become 2 Movies or More

7 March 2015 7:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In this age of the instant franchise, it makes since that 20th Century Fox would want more than one new Alien movie from director Neill Blomkamp. And now, in a new interview with Empire magazine, he is hinting at just that. While he doesn't come right out and say that he is planning a two-part adventure, or even a trilogy, he does tease the possibility of 'more' than one movie. He explains:

"I'd come up with an idea, and when I met Sigourney on the set of Chappie,I presumed that she would never want to play Ripley again. Rightly or wrongly, I had that in my head. I also didn't know where you could go with her, given 'Alien 3 and 4&#8242. So when I started speaking to her, I just wanted to know more about the process of making the first two films. The first two are the ones that I care about. »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Chappie (2015)

7 March 2015 7:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chappie, 2015.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Jose Pablo Cantillo.


In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

To say Neill Blomkamp’s third film is at least an improvement over his last, Elysium, is the faintest of praise and possibly the only consolation I can think of. That’s like saying a small tumour is at least better than a large one. That may be but both are clearly unwanted, and Blomkamp’s rise in stature as a ‘high profile’ film maker is part of the epidemic in underwhelming big-budget movies we’re getting force fed year after year.

Chappie is an idea with all the range of thought and »

- Gary Collinson

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How Neill Blomkamp will ruin Alien and every other franchise

7 March 2015 5:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on how Neill Blomkamp will ruin Alien and every other franchise…

When I first read the headlines, I swear I could hear the high-pitched tear of a needle being dragged across a vinyl record. After posting a few pieces of concept art, 20th Century Fox gave the go-ahead to Neill Blomkamp to take the reigns of their wounded Alien franchise. The one that has been so poorly manhandled that they couldn’t even make a decent movie out the back story with Ridley Scott at the helm, and couldn’t mine one moment of fun from crossing over the classic Xenomorphs with the Predator franchise. I mean, seriously. Even the terrible Freddy vs. Jason had a few fun moments.

The Alien franchise has been drifting aimlessly since James Cameron delivered the universally loved Aliens nearly 30 years ago. Since then, Alien fans have been perpetually disappointed by the series. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Neill Blomkamp Teases More Alien Movies With Sigourney Weaver

7 March 2015 12:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s hard to know how to read this comment, but Neill Blomkamp has said something about his Alien 5 idea that complicates Sigourney Weaver’s suggestion that they’d be making this picture to give Ripley her “proper finish.”

While discussing his notion with Empire, and avoiding any kind of specifics about plot or how the new film fits into the overall series, Blomkamp has said he “started to realize there was a whole film – at least a film, if not more – that still contained Ripley, which I was really surprised by.”

Me too. So does this mean he’s contemplating an open-ended finale for his movie? It’s a stretch to read this as his intention to make more than one movie. I think it’s really speaking to the scale of the “gap” he’s found.

However and wherever Blomkamp plans to smuggle more Ripley into her own, »

- Brendon Connelly

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The Week in Horror: Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' sequel will 'break a lot of new ground'

6 March 2015 3:02 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Even more "Alien 5" news, our favorite supernatural horror remake gets a bump and what "Parks and Recreation" star is appearing in a movie about a pagan demon who murders children? See below for the full roundup. 1. Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" sequel will "break new ground" “I can’t think of a better director,” Weaver told Variety “He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.” On a related note, is Michael Biehn reprising his role as Hicks? Will there be more than one film? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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