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In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.
We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.
News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).
Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »
There's still no Connor MacLeod in place, but the new Highlander film might just have found its foe...
Like it or not, the reboot of Highlander seems to be well on its way now. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is sat in the director's chair, although the search goes on to find someone to take on the role of Connor MacLeod. Maybe they should just give Christopher Lambert a tinkle.
It looks as if the production has had more luck securing someone to play The Kurgan, the barbarian originally brought to the screen by Clancy Brown in the 1986 original.
That person, as you've probably picked up from the headline, is Dave Bautista, who currently is in the midst of filming the James Bond movie Spectre. Bautista's movie career continues to build, following his role in last summer's Guardians Of The Galaxy. It'll be interesting to see - if confirmed - how he fares »
2 items from 2015
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