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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Aliens star Bill Paxton could be set to join Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in Grand Theft Auto, BBC Films’ true-life story of the creator of Grand Theft Auto and a Miami lawyer who wanted to get the game banned.
Radcliffe is playing Sam Houser, the British co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind GTA as well as games such as Max Payne and Red Dead Redemption. Paxton would join the cast as activist attorney Jack Thompson, who ended up attacking Houser and his games, and blasted media outlets for pushing rap and sex on radio stations before he went after video gaming.
- Scott J. Davis
This spring, let your imagination run free. Sci-fi fantasy and comic book fans will have the chance to embark on a unique journey beyond space, time and known worlds that await us when the highly celebrated live-action, sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Shout! Factory. This highly anticipated home entertainment collection will be available at Walmart stores nationwide and at Amazon.com
Visionary writer-director Guillaume Lubrano brings his faithful, well-crafted adaption of the world renowned comics anthology Métal Hurlant (also known internationally as Heavy Metal Magazine) to live-action with a star-studded cast including Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (Expendables 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), David Belle (Prince of Persia), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection), Michelle Ryan »
- Robert Greenberger
The downfall that faced Tobe Hooper's creative relationship with The Cannon Group in the eighties wasn't much different than the fate of George A. Romero's collaboration with Orion Pictures. After leaving an iconic legacy for horror in the previous decade, Hooper had a reputation to live up to when he made a three picture deal with Golan and Globus that resulted in the ambitious, but entertaining failure Lifeforce, the misunderstood parody The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and the family friendly remake of Invaders From Mars that helped sink Cannon out of Hollywood forever.
When considering the talent involved in this production that included screenwriting duties from Dan O' Bannon and special effects from legends like Stan Winston (who was simultaneously working on James Cameron's Aliens), John Dykstra (Star Wars) and Alec Gillis, this quite frankly should have been an exhilarating fantasy spectacle at the very least. Ironically, »
- Sean McClannahan
Here's our tribute to one of the best action movies ever made: a story of Nicolas Cage, a plane and a toy bunny...
"Break out the fine china, chill the lemonade, tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. Cos this boy's coming home to his ladies. Coming home forever."
Action cinema changed in 1999. The release of The Matrix unleashed a torrent of imitators, but also altered fundamentally the editing of movies in the genre. This came with a price. Action sequences became harder to follow. Character was relegated. The old style idea of pitting a movie star against some peril in extraordinary circumstances was seemingly less tempting. The Matrix had started something.
Well, that, or everyone just watched Con Air, and figured they couldn't top it. Because in truth, how could they? One of the most quotable, enjoyable and wildly entertaining blockbusters of the 1990s, I can't think »
The first week of April is pretty solid when it comes to all the different genre home entertainment release choices coming your way on Tuesday. Scream Factory is set to debut Tobe Hooper’s cult classic Invaders from Mars in high-definition, the festival favorite horror comedy The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds, is arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Lionsgate, and we have the releases of both Killers and [Rec] 4: Apocalypse to look forward to as well.
Invaders from Mars (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
From the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Lifeforce comes this space-age creature feature is crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul: as well as your planet! Little David Gardner’s starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the »
- Heather Wixson
When James Cameron’s Aliens stalked into cinemas in 1986, it was at a time when videogame adaptations of major films and TV shows were really beginning to take off. Sylvester Stallone’s shoulder-padded Dirty Harry clone Cobra was turned into a surprisingly decent run-and-gun courtesy of Ocean in 1986. Things like Airwolf, Miami Vice and even Oliver Stone’s anti-war film Platoon were all shrunk down to fit the computers of the day. Many were terrible, but a few, like Ocean’s other licensed titles (RoboCop, The Untouchables and the like) were perfectly decent.
Aliens certainly seemed to be a better candidate for a game tie-in than most movies. This was, after all, about a group of heavily-armed, complacent Marines led by Ripley, the survivor of Alien, as they’re assaulted on all sides by acid-spitting, »
When Platoon won four Oscars in 1987, it marked not only a new chapter in Oliver Stone's career as a filmmaker, but also the end of a decade-long battle. Since the 1970s, Stone had been struggling to make his harrowing account of the horrors he'd seen firsthand as a soldier in the Vietnam conflict, but was famously turned down by every major studio in Hollywood.
Platoon, and Stone, finally found sanctuary at a small independent studio with a grand-sounding name: the Hemdale Film Corporation. It was Hemdale, and its co-founder John Daly, that had taken a chance on Stone, and when Platoon came out in 1986, the gamble proved to be a shrewd one: its $6m investment was covered by the first month's ticket sales, and the film »
The cast of James Cameron's Aliens were all under one roof at this year's Monsterpalooza, and we caught up with actress turned business owner Jenette Goldstein who most will remember as "Vasquez" the tough chola soldier at war with aliens. CineMovie is talking to her about her role in the classic action film, and how she transformed herself into a "chola" from East Los Angeles.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
Hollywood has mastered the art of the remake, the reboot, the reimagining, the do-over, sequel, prequel —leveraging an existing property and slicing it every which way you can to milk it for all it’s worth. The new black however, or at least flavor of recent months, is the midstream rebuild: taking your favorite franchise and basically disregarding the lesser chapters of the story to create a kind of parallel universe that cleaves itself in between existing movies. Case in point, you’ve got an upcoming “Alien” movie from director Neill Blomkamp, and while the plot is unclear and he’s been overly polite to “Alien” installments three and four, it’s apparent that he’s picking up the continuity of the story right where it left off at the end of James Cameron’s “Aliens.” The new "Terminator: Genisys" essentially ignores the "bad" pictures in that franchise. Another movie »
- Edward Davis
Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...
"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.
It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."
Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.
But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »
The Exo Zombies story continues in tomorrow's release of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance Dlc. Titled Infection, this Dlc sees John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal taking the fight against the living dead to Burgertown:
"Santa Monica, CA - March 18, 2015 - Prepare to rise to a new level of Call of Duty® Dlc with the release of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance. On March 31, the second massive Dlc pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: Atvi), and Sledgehammer Games will be available first on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with other platforms to follow.
Fans will be able to see the gameplay world premiere of Ascendance during the 2015 Call of Duty® Championship, »
- Jonathan James
There's another remake of an 80s sci-fi property on the way to the big screen. THR reports the Alien Nation, the film from Aliens and "The Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd, will get the remake treatment from 20th Century Fox. As of now, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who wrote the first film in the Iron Man franchise, launching Marvel Studios cinematic universe, will write the film, but there's no director or producer on board just yet. The original film took place in the near future at a time when humans and a race of aliens are forced to co-exist, though people of Earth treat the visitors like second class citizens. The aliens are segregated and not given the same rights as people. But the story focuses on the first alien police officer (Mandy Patinkin) who is paired with an insensitive partner (James Caan) who is not keen on working with his species. »
- Ethan Anderton
Anyone worried Alien 5 might take Prometheus 2 off course shouldn't be. The upcoming Xenomorph thriller from Neill Blomkamp will actually help tell the story of Prometheus 2 in the long run, as the director promises not to 'step on' Ridley Scott's toes. It also helps that Scott is producing both entries in the long running sci-fi horror franchise. Neill Blomkamp recently chatted with Empire, where he discussed how welcoming Ridley Scott was to the whole project. He also revealed more about the impending title reveal, and that he has changed his Alien so that it will fall in line with what is being planned for Prometheus 2:
"I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping 'Prometheus' a little bit. One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make."
A pretty easy way for Neill Blomkamp to get people to stop talking about how bad "Chappie" was (for the record, I'm one of the few who really liked it, flawed as it may be), is to keep talking about his new "Alien" movie. While in typical fashion he's mostly been teasing the movie rather than dropping any concrete details, in a recent chat with Empire, Blomkamp shared a couple more hints about where his movie fits into the "Alien" movie universe, and his thoughts on everything after James Cameron's "Aliens." “I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping [the] 'Prometheus' [sequel] a little bit,” Blomkamp said. And oh yeah, there is an official title it would seem, but you're not going to hear it for a while because “...it’s kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title.” So speculate away and remember, Blomkamp »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"I changed the one thing (Ridley) felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit," he told Empire.
"Where it went after Aliens to me, as a fan, was wrong," he said. "There's a s**tload missing as a fan that I would want to see."
It has already been confirmed that in addition to the "Prometheus" franchise, 20th Century Fox has greenlit a new "Alien" installment, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie). Blomkamp previously said that the new movie will take place after James Cameron's "Aliens." And in a new interview with Empire magazine, he revealed that it won't get in the way of what Ridley Scott is doing with "Prometheus." "I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping 'Prometheus' a little bit," confirmed Blomkamp. The director also said that he already came up with a title for the new movie, but isn't ready to reveal it yet. "It's kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title," he teased. And regarding the story... Blomkamp mentioned: "Where it went after 'Aliens' to me, as a fan, was wrong." The new film »
From what we’ve heard so far about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5, it’s going to take place after Aliens, but will not undo the work of Alien3 or Alien: Resurrection. According to Sigourney Weaver, she was convinced to do the movie while he told her the story he had planned out during the production of Chappie.
Well, it looks like that story may now have changed.
During an interview with Empire Magazine here in the UK, Blomkamp revealed that discussions between himself, 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott have made it clear that an element of his story needed to change as it would affect the plot of Scott’s own Prometheus 2.
“I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit,” Blomkamp said, adding that he has a title – but it would be a major spoiler to reveal it, “it’s kinda quite bold, but »
- Luke Owen
According to actor Michael Biehn, he will reprise his role of battle-scarred 'Corporal Dwayne Hicks' for director Neill Blomkamp's new "Alien" movie, prepping for a July 2015 start, picking up after the events of James Cameron's "Aliens":
"It's official, " said Biehn. "I will be reprising my role as 'Cpl Dwayne Hicks'. With the go-ahead, Hicks will return with 'Ripley' in mid 2017. Perhaps Hicks and Ripley will eventually get to second base in this one..."
Corporal Dwayne Hicks was a member of the military branch 'Uscm' ('United States Colonial Marines') that was deployed aboard the 'Sulaco' to investigate the sudden loss of contact with the colonists.
Hicks and the rest of his squad were under the command of 'Lieutenant Gorman', with two civilian advisors including 'Weyland-Yutani' rep 'Carter J. Burke' and 'Lt. Ellen Ripley'.
Dwayne Hicks was one of only a few survivors who made it off 'Acheron' alive. »
- Michael Stevens
This story implies a spoiler for Alien 3.
Neill Blomkamp's proposed sequel to Alien has thrown up a degree of confusion over the past month or so. First of all, it was said that it was going to effectively sideline Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up after James Cameron's Aliens. Then, Blomkamp himself distanced himself ever so slightly from those comments, instead insisting that due respect would be paid to the third and fourth Alien films.
Well, a little bit more information has come to light in the new issue of Empire magazine.
Update: This is actually a fake Instagram account that fooled us all. So though Biehn may well return, it's not official just yet. Sorry! Though we all hoped to see Hicks again after Neill Blomkamp's concept art featured an older, scarred (and evidently resurrected) version of the character, we weren't certain that Michael Biehn would be returning to play him in the director's planned Alien movie. Well now the actor himself has posted the following to his Instagram page. "It's official. I will be reprising my role as 'Cpl.' (Not for long...) Dwayne Hicks. With the go-ahead, Hicks will return with Ripley in mid 2017. Perhaps Hicks and Ripley well eventually get to second base in this one..." Not a Corporal for long? Demotion or promotion? It'll be interesting to see how they pull this off convincingly. Either the movie will be set between James Cameron's Aliens and »
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