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New Bright Trailer Shines

Some people are being shitty about Bright, but I think it looks like a really fun genre blender. The second trailer has dropped and while it's spoilery in terms of plot it makes me excited for December and reminds me of Alien Nation.

The film cost an estimated $90 million to produce and earned writer Max Landis a reported $4 million payday after a bidding war.

Synopsis:

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgroun [Continued ...]
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Inside Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s ‘American Gods’ Abode

Inside Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s ‘American Gods’ Abode
Starz’s “American Gods” was eagerly anticipated among fantasy and sci-fi fans — not just because of the Neil Gaiman novel on which it’s based, but also because it comes from creators and showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Of their East L.A. offices, Fuller’s is notable for its ’60s retro furniture and decor and Green’s for the gruesome-looking prop that he hurls scissors at all day.

Pillow Talk

Doctor Who” super-fans refer to themselves as Whovians. Fuller’s NBC drama “Hannibal” had its Fannibals. And Fuller has a pillow to commemorate them by — sent to him by fans, featuring Hugh Dancy’s Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen’s Dr. Hannibal Lecter. “The Hannigram pillow really is just an acknowledgement of the significance of the Fannibals who sent it to me and the connection between the storyteller and the audience,” he says. “As a Fannibal myself, I find a lot of support in that community
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New “Alien Nation” Video Celebrates Release Of The Mighty Captain Marvel #3

Those who have been keeping up with Marvel’s latest YouTube happenings may very well be aware of the “Alien Nation” videos being circulated with the intention of promoting The Mighty Captain Marvel. Blending the art of motion comics, narration and featured musical guests, each have succeeded at helping us understand the world of Carol Danvers.

In the latest offering, writer Magaret Stohl and editor Sana Amanat take us on a guided tour of issue #3, which apparently sees the titular heroine deal with some of the more difficult aspects of the superhero life. Knowing that the previous installment contained elements seldom seen in stories such as this, it feels only natural that things get real before long. In addition to all that, readers can look forward to seeing more from Alpha Flight.

As for the musical side of things, Japanese Breakfast provides this month’s audio treat, specifically “In Heaven” from their debut album Psychopomp.
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Here's Your First Look at Will Smith's New Monster Movie, 'Bright'

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Will Smith costarred in his first major superhero movie (no, we're not counting Hancock) a mere seven months ago with Suicide Squad, and from the looks of it his character, Deadshot, will return again soon, either in a sequel or another DC-branded movie.  But before we see Smith don the assassin's costume yet again, he'll be in a unique monster movie hitting Netflix later this year called Bright. The first trailer for Bright -- which sort of feels like Alien Nation...

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Watch: Here's Your First Look at Will Smith's New Monster Movie, 'Bright'

Will Smith is only a few months out from costarring in his first major superhero movie (no, we're not counting Hancock) with Suicide Squad, and from the looks of it his character Deadshot will return again soon, either in a sequel or another DC-branded movie.  But before we see Smith don the assassin's costume yet again, he'll be in a unique monster movie hitting Netflix later this year called Bright. The first trailer for Bright -- which sort of feels like Alien Nation meets Lord of the Rings -- arrived during the Oscars, and you can check it out below. With Bright, Smith reteams with Suicide Squad director David Ayer for a movie (written by Chronicle's Max Landis, mind you) about a world where fantasty creatures like Orcs live side by side with humans...

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Reality and Fantasy Mix in Netflix's Amazing Looking Bright [Trailer]

David Ayer does Alien Nation in the Max Landis scripted original film, Bright, which sees Will Smith as a cop in a world or Orcs and magic.

Netflix won out a bidding war which saw Landis on the receiving end of more than $3 million for his screenplay. This Landis kid, hey?

Synopsis:

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patro [Continued ...]
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I Think It’s Time for an Alien Nation Reboot, Don’t You?

When I saw the trailer for Bright, I didn’t immediately compare the two but if you’ll recall, there was a movie and television show about aliens and humans co-existing. That show was called Alien Nation. Remember? The movie came out in 1988 and the television show lasted a whopping one season from 1989-1990. However, when you think about where movies are now when it comes to aliens and humans, Alien Nation was way ahead of its time. I simply think people weren’t ready for it yet. We’re talking 30 years since that movie and show were made. If there were

I Think It’s Time for an Alien Nation Reboot, Don’t You?
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‘Bright’ Trailer: David Ayer’s New Netflix Movie Gives Will Smith a Sword

‘Bright’ Trailer: David Ayer’s New Netflix Movie Gives Will Smith a Sword
Netflix may not have had any feature films in contention this year, but they still managed to make a splash on Oscars night.

As “Suicide Squad,” the last collaboration between director David Ayer and star Will Smith, won an award tonight, Netflix dropped our first look at their next project. “Bright,” which is set for release later this year, tells the story of a police officer (Smith) who has to face a nefarious invading force…with a Sword.

Though this sneak peek puts Smith front and center, we also get our first glimpse at a very Galadriel-like Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton as a criminal Orc. Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz also co-star. This crime/fantasy mash-up comes courtesy of “Chronicle” writer Max Landis.

The film is part of a hefty upcoming 2017 slate of original films for Netflix, which also includes David Michôd’s “War Machine” (starring fellow
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New Captain Marvel: Alien Nation Video Released

Recently, Marvel has been putting out some rather informative and entertaining videos hyping up new releases, one example of which was the first in the line of “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation” promos that blended motion comics with music and narration. So, if you enjoyed the previous offering, you’ll probably be pleased to know that another has found its way online as to celebrate the release of The Mighty Captain Marvel #2.

In it, writer Margaret Stohl and editor Sana Amanat walk us through the finer aspects of the story, while avoiding major spoilers. Needless to say, this issue offers up a multifaceted experience. Not only does it squarely place the focus on a strong female lead, but it also addresses how Carol Danvers helps pay Alpha Flight’s bills: By having her own TV show. Now that’s something you don’t see in every superhero comic, eh?

Quite frankly,
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New Captain Marvel Featurette Takes Us To A “Wild City”

In order to celebrate its new series, The Mighty Captain Marvel, the House of Ideas has just released a cool new video bringing readers up to speed in a matter of minutes. Somewhat similar to its Marvel 101 web series, this “Alien Nation” clip is a bit more entertaining in its presentation as writer Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red, Black Widow: Red Vengeance) and editor Sana Amanat sum up the history of Captain Marvel in a nutshell – and we’re not just talking about Carol Danvers.

Although, considering she’s getting her first feature film starring Brie Larson in the not too distant future, Carol is understandably the primary focus here. Aside from the usual round of superheroics, it should be quite interesting to see how Stohl adapts her to living in a post-Civil War II world.

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Bright offers new photos of an Elven Edgar Ramirez

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Man, I've been championing Netflix's new urban-fantasy film Bright since I first heard it announced. While the plot "End Of Watch meets Lord Of The Rings where a seasoned human cop must partner up with the city's first Orc on the force" sounds like a fantasy version of Alien Nation, I still think it sounds awesome. I mean, what's wrong with Alien Nation?... Read More...
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Alien Nation remake, and its Donald Trump influence

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Director Jeff Nichols admits that his planned Alien Nation remake will draw influence from the recent Us presidential election.

Director Jeff Nichols is currently on the promotional trail for his second movie of the year, the drama Loving. Previously in 2016, he also brought us the underrated Midnight Special.

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For his next project? He’s been charged with the planned remake of Alien Nation, an update of the James Caan-headlined movie (and subsequent television series) of the same name. Alien Nation is, at heart, a story about aliens and humans attempting to live in harmony side by side. EW, in a new interview with Nichols, has questioned him as to whether Donald Trump’s triumph in the Us Presidential election will impact
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Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema with Alec Gillis

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Hello, readers! Welcome back for the another installment of one our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable folks from the horror and sci-fi genres—both in front of and behind the camera—to discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

Throughout his career in special effects, which has now spanned over four decades, Alec Gillis has established himself as one of the premier artists of his generation, lending his talents on numerous films including Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Cocoon, Invaders From Mars (1986), Aliens, Death Becomes Her, The Monster Squad, Alien Nation, Spider-Man, Pumpkinhead, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, and several films in the Tremors franchise, among others.

During his career, Gillis has collaborated with some of the greatest talents in the industry—from Stan Winston to James Cameron, to Roger Corman
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Alien Nation: Jeff Nichols to Direct Remake Film

Alien Nation is making a comeback. Deadline reports Jeff Nichols is slated to direct an upcoming film adaptation of the cancelled Fox TV series.Based on the 1988 movie starring James Caan, the sci-fi drama followed a Lapd officer is paired with an alien new to Earth. The cast included Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, and Lauren Woodland. Fox cancelled the series in 1990 after only one season.Read More…
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Jeff Nichols to direct Alien Nation remake

Back in March it was revealed that 20th Century Fox is developing a remake of the 1988 sci-fi buddy cop movie Alien Nation, and now comes word that the project has secured a director in Jeff Nichols, the filmmaker behind the likes of Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special and Loving. Nichols will also write the script, as well as producing alongside his Loving collaborators Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Sara Greene.

Alien Nation starred James Caan as a racially-insensitive police detective forced to partner up with an extraterrestrial police officer (Mandy Patinkin), a member of an alien race who came to earth to escape slavery and assimilated in Los Angeles. The film spawned a TV series, along with a number of made-for-tv movies.

Nichols’ latest movie Loving, stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as an interracial couple arrested and imprisioned in 1950s Virginia, is set for release in the States this November.
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Best of the Week: Fall Movie Previews, Our 2016 Toronto Film Festival Guide and More

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The Important News DC Extended Universe: Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke in the next Batman movie.  Biopics: A 5,000-year-old Otzi the Iceman is getting his own movie. Musicals: Rebecca Ferguson joined the P.T. Barnum movie The Greatest Showman on Earth. Westerns: Jared Hess will direct the next Shanghai Noon sequel. Festivals: Fantastic Fest revealed its third wave of titles for this year's program. True StoriesJohnny Depp will play a detective who investigated the Biggie and Tupac murders.  Ya Adaptations: Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling joined A Wrinkle in Time. Remakes: Jeff Nichols will write and direct the Alien Nation redo. Reel TV: Meryl Streep...

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Jeff Nichols Eyed For Alien Nation Remake At Fox

Jeff Nichols, director of such acclaimed hits as Mud, Take Shelter and this year’s Midnight Special, is currently in attendance at the ongoing Toronto Film Festival to promote Loving, the civil rights romance that places Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga front and center.

It’s set to open on November 4, but Nichols is already thinking further afield, with Deadline revealing today that the esteemed filmmaker is circling 20th Century Fox’s redo of Alien Nation. A remake of the 1988 sci-fi thriller that originally starred James Caan and Mandy Patinkin as a frankly unforgettable extra-terrestrial, the outlet notes that Nichols is being eyed to write and direct this modern overhaul, welcoming a reunion with Loving producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Sara Greene. The real question now is, will Michael Shannon make his third collaboration with Jeff Nichols?

Conjecture aside, Deadline writes that Fox is reportedly keen to get this Alien Nation
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'Alien Nation': Jeff Nichols signs on to direct movie reboot

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'Alien Nation': Jeff Nichols signs on to direct movie reboot
Fresh off the premiere of Loving at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Jeff Nichols is about to tackle a completely different type of project. And this one is out of this world. Deadline is reporting that Nichols has signed on to go behind the camera for the reboot of Alien Nation, the buddy cop movie about an alien and an earthling. The 1988 film starred James Caan and Mandy Patinkin. It went on to gross an unadjusted $32 million worldwide and spawned a TV series that ran for one season. Aboard to write the Alien Nation script are Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The two wrote Iron Man and the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight. The release date for Alien Nation has not yet been announced.
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Newswire: Jeff Nichols is directing the Alien Nation remake

Jeff Nichols recently delivered a riveting sci-fi film—with more than a dash of chase flick—with Midnight Special, which he wrote and directed. In an interview with the A.V. Club, Nichols discussed the importance of making grounded science fiction, which might very well be the reason he’s been entrusted with the Alien Nation remake that was announced last year. According to Variety, Nichols will write and direct the movie, which will reportedly reveal the origins of the Earth’s newfound alien population that may or may not look like Mandy Patinkin in sunglasses and a bald cap.

Nichols, who is gearing up for the Tiff premiere of Loving, will reteam with that film’s producers for the upcoming remake. The original film (and the TV spin-off) centered on humanoid extraterrestrials who crash-landed in the Mojave desert and tried to integrate themselves into human society, with mixed results
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Alien Nation Remake Gets Midnight Special Director Jeff Nichols

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Alien Nation Remake Gets Midnight Special Director Jeff Nichols
Midnight Special director Jeff Nichols has signed on to write and direct 20th Century Fox's remake of Alien Nation. The studio first set up this sci-fi remake in March 2015, when they brought on Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, but now Jeff Nichols will take over the writing duties. No production schedule was given at this time, and it isn't known if 20th Century Fox is eyeing a particular release date quite yet.

The original Alien Nation was set in a future where humans and an alien race were forced to co-exist with each other, as the humans keep the alien species segregated from the general population with very little rights. The plot followed the first ever alien police officer (Mandy Patinkin) on Earth, who is paired up with a racially-biased cop (James Caan). Although they have their differences, a case comes up that causes them to form
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