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April 26 has officially been declared as Alien Day, and to help celebrate, Famous Monsters of Filmland caught up with director James Cameron, the man behind 1986's seminal sci-fi classic Aliens, to talk about the film's 30th Anniversary. In doing so, they dared ask the man behind 5 upcoming Avatar movies if he ever plans to make another Alien sequel sometime in the future. He doesn't say no. But he doesn't say yes, either.
"Unless somebody could come up with some spectacularly new concept. I've got my own kind of alien world that I'm enslaved to now with the Avatar films, so I can pretty much rule that out."
It's been three decades since James Cameron won over the summer movie crowd with his take on the xenomorph monster in Aliens. Sadly, it sounds like this might be the only time the filmmaker ever steps foot in this franchise again. Even so, »
Emilia Clarke, Mother of Dragons, Dasher of Rumors. The Game of Thrones actor has just come out very plainly to say she will not be returning as Sarah Connor in Paramount's Terminator franchise. We don't blame her. Speaking with ComingSoon.net: “No,” Clarke put it succinctly when we asked if she might again play Sarah Connor in future Terminator sequels. “Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.” I'm a huge fan of the Terminator films, I even have a "No Fate" tattoo. So it might be safe to say I'd go easy on a sequel/reboot of the series which also included Clarke, Doctor Who's Matt Smith, and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'll even ignore the fact the cast included Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney, two actors who are so barely visible on screen they might as well be specters. »
- Jill Pantozzi
ComingSoon.net recently interviewed actress Emilia Clarke for the press junket for HBO’s Game Of Thrones season 6 premiere. The interviewee asked Clarke about reprising her role as Sarah Conner in future Terminator sequels.
Clarke gave an obvious:
“No” to the question and continued by saying, “Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.”
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment scheduled future Terminator sequels with Terminator 6 for a May 19, 2017 release date and June 29, 2018 for Terminator 7, only to remove the release dates a few months later after the low box-office numbers from last year’s Terminator: Genysis.
Terminator: Genysis only earned $89 million domestically at the box office opposed to the film grossing $350 million overseas which did not help the negative reception it received from critics and audiences alike. The terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said recently that he was looking forward »
- J.B. Casas
Gale Anne Hurd – executive producer on The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead – has found another horror concept to bring to TV. She's snapped up the rights to the fright-filled podcast Lore, and will produce a 10-episode season for the Propagate Content production company.
At the moment, there isn’t a network attached to the project. But with someone of Hurd’s calibre on board – she also produced cinematic classics The Terminator and Aliens – it’s surely only a matter of time before someone picks this up.
If you’re unfamiliar, the Lore podcast was launched in March 2015 and you've got 32 episodes to catch up on at the time of writing. It’s dedicated to exploring the real-life origins of iconic horror myths.
Lore is very research-led, and seeks to find eyewitness accounts and historical documents, »
“No”, was her outright answer.
“Can I say that?”, she added. “It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up”.
The fifth Terminator movie, which saw Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the franchise, grossed $440 million worldwide, but failed to hit the mark with critics. Skydance, who made the movie, were still set to push ahead with further films, but we’ve not heard much for a little while now.
More as we get it.
- Paul Heath
Whilst Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to suggest that a sequel to Terminator Genisys will still happen, it sounds ever less likely now, with the news that one of the film’s other stars is definitely walking away.
“Can I say that?”, she added. “It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up”.
She missed the chance to say 'I won't be back there'. Chortle.
Paramount's Terminator Genisys wasn't exactly the box office behemoth the studio was hoping for last summer, taking in just $89.7 million domestically. The sci-fi sequel did fare much better internationally with $350.8 million, for a worldwide total of $440.6 million, from a $150 million budget. The studio had been planning two more sequels for several months before the movie opened, but the status of those projects are still in limbo. Even if they do move forward, it seems they will happen without Terminator Genisys star Emilia Clarke. Here's what she had to say, when asked if she has signed on to return for the sequels.
"No. Can I say that? It's okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up."
This news comes from Coming Soon. The studio announced in September 2014 that they were moving forward with two sequels to Terminator Genisys, nine months before the movie debuted in theaters. Paramount »
The Terminator franchise kicked off in 1984, and while the first two movies are widely acclaimed, its follow-ups didn’t fare nearly as well. The most recent entry, Terminator Genisys, served as a Star Trek-style reboot intended to usher in a new trilogy. Following its less-than-stellar performance in theaters last year, the future of the franchise was already in question, but now it’s suffered a huge loss, as Emilia Clarke, a.k.a. the new Sarah Connor, won’t be returning to the series. When asked if she’ll appear in any future Terminator sequels, Clarke told ComingSoon.net that she would not, making Terminator Genisys her only outing as Sarah Connor. She said: No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up. Inheriting role from Linda Hamilton, Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor was »
On April 26th, 20th Century Fox and Alamo Drafthouse will screen Alien and Aliens in theaters across the country (buy tickets here), and in advance of that date -- recently dubbed "Alien Day" by the powers-that-be -- I hopped on the phone with Aliens star Jenette Goldstein, who played hardened marine Private Jenette Vasquez in James Cameron's explosive 1986 sequel. Thanks to Cameron's script and direction, the character challenged every long-held notion of what a woman could be in an action film; Vasquez was brawny, deep-voiced and completely unapologetic about her unconventional manner and appearance. In that vein, Goldstein -- who in conversation is distinctly unlike the tough-talking soldier she played -- offered one particularly apropos anecdote from the film's extensive production period. "I had psoriasis, and I had this big outbreak on my knee that looked like I had fallen off a motorcycle," she told me. "Like, red on my legs. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Patrick Schwarzenegger had a Pda-packed getaway with his girlfriend Abby Champion at Coachella this past weekend. The two were spotted getting cozy at the star-studded musical festival in Indio, California, holding hands as they walked around the park on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The new couple stuck close together throughout the weekend, dancing with each other during shows and sitting together on the grass in between performances. The two both donned casual Coachella-inspired looks on Sunday, with Champion showing off her toned body in jean shorts and an off-the-shoulder white top. Schwarzenegger added a pop of color to his »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
It’s 6 years since the release of Avatar, and still no sequel. Ryan considers the disappearance of a great mainstream filmmaker.
James Cameron was just 24 years old when he borrowed a small sum of money from a bunch of dentists and made his first film, Xenogenesis. Just 12 minutes long, the 1978 movie was a humble yet significant beginning for the young filmmaker.
The sci-fi short landed Cameron's first job in the film industry: devising practical effects for Roger Corman. Xenogenesis was the first proper collaboration between Cameron and Willliam Wisher, who’d later write the screenplay for Terminator 2. About a battle between man and giant killing machine, Xenogenesis contained numerous elements that Cameron would revisit in his subsequent movies. The giant killer robot looks uncannily like a Hunter Killer from The Terminator. Xenogenesis’s tough heroine bears more than a passing resemblance to one Ellen Ripley, whose fate »
One of the reasons I love James Cameron is because he is so absurdly ambitious, and more often than not, when he aims high, he actually hits the target. From The Abyss through Avatar, every time Cameron made a film, it would be accompanied by tons of press about how much money he was spending and how crazy he was and what a giant failure each film would be. It’s become a fairly familiar pattern. How many times in a row does someone have to do something before people stop predicting failure? At least three times, he’s made the most expensive movie of all time and the film has become a massive hit anyway. Forget about the business side of things, though. What I love about James Cameron is his single-mindedness. When he believes in something, he attacks it with everything he has. I remember the two years »
- Drew McWeeny
In case you weren’t aware, Terminator: Genisys was intended to launch a brand new trilogy that Paramount had spread across the calendar right up until 2019. It didn’t fare particularly well at the domestic box office and critics weren’t enthusiastic about it either. Still, it managed to scoop up a decent haul internationally, hence Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent comments about a sequel. Yes, even though the second and third movies in this proposed trilogy were removed from Paramount’s calendar, the unstoppable T-800 seems to think Terminator 6 is still happening.
While most people would agree that the kindest thing anyone could do for the franchise at this stage is put it to pasture – there is another option. Let the man who created the series have another bash at it.
Seeing as the rights to the franchise revert back to James Cameron in 2019, it’s not entirely out of the question. »
- Gem Seddon
Creatures look to spread terror and fear amongst the Earth’s population in Hunters, a new series from Syfy. Ahead of the show’s April 11th premiere, Daily Dead had the chance to participate in a conference call with showrunner Natalie Chaidez and stars Britne Oldford and Julian McMahon, who discussed working with The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, collaborating with “the Greg Nicotero of Australia”, and more.
On incorporating practical effects into the show with the help of the “Greg Nicotero of Australia”:
And that it were—early discussions between Gale and I [were] about grounding this really firmly in practical effects, and not only creatively helping the show, but give it a tactile and a visceral feel »
- Derek Anderson
Mvd Entertainment Group looks to please Emilio P. Miraglia fans with Arrow Video’s May Us Blu-ray releases, including the Killer Dames box set collecting The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. Horror fans can also look forward to Arrow’s high-definition release of 1966’s Blood Bath that features all four versions of the Roger Corman-produced film.
Hired To Kill (Director Approved Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD)
No man on earth could get him out of prison alive. Seven women will try.
Release Date: May 17th
List Price: $29.95
Starring legendary actors Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Brood) and George Kennedy (The Delta Force and the Naked Gun series), Hired to Kill is a hugely entertaining action flick featuring guns, girls and a plethora »
- Derek Anderson
Norman Reedus is set to attend Wizard World’s first-ever cruise! The cruise sets sail this December. Also: Death Race 2050 behind-the-scenes photos released in honor of Roger Corman’s 90th birthday, Cavity Colors’ Leatherface pin and Machete Zombie patch, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty trailer and stills, and Sherwood Horror Kickstarter details.
Norman Reedus on Wizard World Cruise: Press Release: “El Segundo, Calif., April 5, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Rose Tours today announced its first Wizard World Cruise, a pop-culture, comic con-themed, three-night journey on the Norwegian Sky, December 2-5, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event will feature celebrities including Norman Reedus as well as an Artist Alley with noted comics creators, cosplay contests, exhibitors, parties, video game tournaments and more.
- Tamika Jones
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.News"Once upon a time, two people met.A woman, a man… Their memory has almost been erased.All that’s left is a picture… torn, faded, almost gone.Cinema is not eternal but it does sometimes escape oblivion. And it is possible to restore a picture.And what will there be then between these two characters who perhaps stepped out of an English or Italian comedy or an Éric Rohmer film?When you see a poster like this, your imagination fills in the blanks, just like it does at the movies."—Édouard Waintrop, Artistic Director of the Directors’ Fortnight, about its 2016 posterSpeaking of Cannes, the festival has revealed its Opening Night Film, Woody Allen's Café Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, and shot by the great Vittorio Storaro. »
Take this with a grain of salt, as Arnold Schwarzenegger is a shameless self-promoter and a schmoozer, but there may actually be another Terminator on the way. According to U.K. paper The Telegraph, Schwarzenegger answered conclusively when asked if there'd be a follow-up to Terminator Genisys.
"I am looking forward to it, absolutely," the Austrian Oak said, in no uncertain terms. How can this be, you ask? The $155 million only managed to muster $89 million stateside, and was murdered by critics and fans alike. The answer is simple: In the latest example of a growing trend, foreign markets saved Terminator Genisys.
Yup. While Genisys did paltry numbers here, it managed to rack up $351 million internationally, giving it a worldwide cume of about $441 million.
While the originally planned sequel has definitely been delayed, as it was taken off of Paramount's slate and replaced by Baywatch, it sounds like the studio is still planning on moving forward. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Now this is something of a surprise, if indeed it turns out to be true. Whilst last year’s Terminator Genisys made decent money around the world, with its box office takings coming in at $440m, it took a savaging at the hands of critics (and it also cost a small fortune to make and release). Not just critics, either, with large sections of its audience seemingly unimpressed with the film that was set to start a new trilogy of Terminator movies.
Plans for that trilogy looked in doubt fairly quickly, especially when Paramount took the release date for Terminator Genisys 2 off its schedules. And yet, in a new interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the lead Terminator himself has insisted that the project is still live.
He wasn’t giving details away, but chatting to Channel 9 in Australia, »
Last year's "Terminator Genisys" aimed to be the re-launch of a long-proven franchise, instead it proved to be the death knell of it. A critical and domestic commercial failure, plans for further installments and an additional TV series were seemingly scrapped there and then.
However, like the T-800, there's still some red flickering embers of life left in its body. In a recent interview with Weekend Today (via The Telegraph, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested a sixth film in the series could still be in the works, responding to a question about appearing in another "Terminator" film with: "I am looking forward to it, absolutely".
Whether we'll see it remains in question. Paramount originally had a May 19th 2017 release for a "Terminator 6" planned, that seems highly unlikely now and the issue of the rights to the franchise and how long Paramount has the option will impact any further instalments. »
- Garth Franklin
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