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Alien: Resurrection Art Pieces Featured in New studioADI Collection from Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.

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Makeup effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. have brought some of cinema's most iconic creatures to life over the decades, including their ambitious work on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. Now, over 20 years after the respective releases of the third and fourth Alien films, studioADI and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up to launch a new collection of art pieces based on their iconic Xenomorph creations:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (November 20, 2017) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for 3 decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film It. Today Woodruff and Gillis announced The studioADI Collection, art inspired by
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The studioADI Collection Lauches With Stunning Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Pieces

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A new line of impressive looking movie collectibles, straight from the VFX masters that helped bring them to life is launching next month with something for Aliens fans to drool over.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you're looking for high quality movie collectibles, it doesn't get much better than art pieces crafted/designed by the award winning VFX team responsible for bringing iconic movie characters to life in the first place.  So it's really cool to hear that studioADI, which was founded by Oscar winning VFX artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. back in 1988 are now developing high end art/collectibles for movie lovers to bring into their homes.  

They're kicking off the collection with pieces based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, going so far as to utilize the original creature molds to craft each one (made to order).  Orders will begin on December 1st, and while
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October Horrors 2017 Day 21 – Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus, 2012.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, and Kate Dickie.

Synopsis:

The research vessel Prometheus carries a team of scientists to a mysterious planet on a mission to uncover the secrets regarding the origins of the human race. Far from meeting their makers, the scientists instead uncover a centuries-old plot that if successful could lead to the extinction of humanity.

After four films following the character of Ripley and two abysmal crossovers with the Predator franchise, the Alien franchise had seemingly run out of steam and looked like it would finally enter retirement.

However, some disagreed and none more so than director Ridley Scott, who owes his very career to the original 1979 film that catapulted him to fame, and felt that there was still life (and money) to be wrung from the series.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 18 – Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection, 1997.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott and Brad Dourif.

Synopsis:

Aboard the ship Usm Auriga, 200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is resurrected via cloning, still impregnated with the alien queen that was with her when she died. The creature is subsequently removed for use in scientific and military experiments, spawning a whole new host of the acid-blooded creatures. Soon, the creatures escape their confines and begin to slaughter the crew, leaving the ship heading straight for Earth, with Ripley and a team of mercenaries on a desperate mission to escape and destroy the alien menace before it can reach the human homeworld.

It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at yet another installment in the long-running Alien series and after four films and nearly 20 years, we finally reach the end of the story of
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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Alien: Ridley Scott leaves door open to Ripley return

Simon Brew Jul 11, 2017

Ridley Scott confirms the feasibility of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley appearing in one of his Alien prequels...

Spoilers for Alien: Covenant lie ahead.

Had Neill Blomkamp been given the green light to make his proposed Alien 5 project, then Sigourney Weaver would have been back in the role of Ellen Ripley, in a movie that picked up after Aliens. Blomkamp's project would have forked away from Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.

However, 20th Century Fox has opted to follow Ridley Scott’s line of prequel movies to Alien instead, starting with Prometheus and this year adding Alien: Covenant to the box set.

In spite of disappointing box office for the latest chapter in the story, Scott is still keen to make more Alien prequels. In a new posting from Luis Nostromo, Scott has answered the question as to whether we can expect Ripley in any of them,
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Alien 5 Was Originally Going To Feature A Totally Different Character

After leaving his mark on the sci-fi genre with the incredible District 9, director Neill Blomkamp followed up his debut pic with Elysium and Chappie. Admittedly, neither film hit quite the same heights that his first effort did, but they were still impressive enough to catch the attention of same pretty important people in Hollywood. As such, Blomkamp quickly found himself attached to Alien 5, which would reunite him with Sigourney Weaver after working with the actress on Chappie.

From what we heard, his plan was to reboot the franchise, with the fifth instalment in the iconic sci-fi/horror series looking to erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. While it never truly got off the ground, the project did take some significant steps forward and seemed to be on the right track for a while, with impressive concept art surfacing last year. Things were looking pretty good for the film then
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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Has Over 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes

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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Has Over 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
While Fox Home Entertainment has not made an official announcement yet, several online retailers such as Amazon have listed Alien: Covenant for release on August 15. Today we have the first details regarding the special features, which will have nearly 20 minutes of deleted scenes, and over 100 minutes of special features altogether. We also have the cover artwork for the regular Blu-ray, along with the special edition Steelbook and the Target retailer exclusive, along with the special features details for this Alien prequel.

AvP Galaxy reports that there will be a total of 12 deleted and extended scenes on this Blu-ray release, which will run 17 minutes and 58 seconds. There will also be Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott, a Master Class: Ridley Scott that runs 55 minutes and 25 seconds, theatrical trailers, David's Illustrations and five featurettes, Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s) and Advent (6m
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In Defense Of: “Alien 3” (1992)

Let’s face it: The Alien franchise – at least on the big screen – isn’t what it used to be. When Alien: Resurrection released in 1997, it marked a serious turning point for the series, with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet delivering a colorful film unlike any of those that preceded it that ultimately proved pointless in its existence, effectively killing the franchise’s viability at the time not unlike Batman & Robin had done to its own franchise earlier in the year. It wasn’t until 2004 that audiences would see the Xenomorph grace the big screen again (sans Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley for the first time ever) in the crossover film, Alien vs. Predator.

Though a critical failure, that film managed to spin enough of a profit to warrant a sequel in 2007 that immediately dashed any hope AvP had at becoming a long-running cinematic franchise of its own. And so it was that
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Alien: Covenant - where its box office leaves the series

Ryan Lambie Jun 9, 2017

The sequel to Prometheus got decent reviews, but its box office could throw the Alien franchise into doubt. We look at the numbers...

In terms of story, Alien: Covenant's conclusion hinted at all kinds of dark possibilities. We won't go over them in spoilery detail here - we've done that before, if you're interested in getting into specifics - but Covenant's conclusion, along with Ridley Scott's clear enthusiasm for the franchise, left clear indications that at least a couple of sequels were in the pipeline.

Right now, though, there appears to be a black cloud on the horizon: the film's box-office. While Alien: Covenant received better reviews than its predecessor, 2012's Prometheus, the latest in a planned string of prequels to 1979's Alien has made a worryingly steep dive in profits over the past couple of weeks.

You only have to take a quick look
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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 Pretty Much ‘Totally Dead,’ Director Says

  • LRM Online
Yes, I know, it’s like we have a serious case of infinite deja vu, isn’t it? It was only last month that we reported that Alien 5 was dead. However, film fans are a persistent bunch, and it certainly doesn’t help that Hollywood is one of the most fickle industries out there. There’s always a chance for something to take off, even long after it’s been confirmed as dead.

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, before Ridley Scott went to work on the now-released Alien: Covenant, Chappie and District 9 director, Neill Blomkamp was doing some preliminary work on Alien 5, a film that was going to undo Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and go off in a completely different timeline. However, before we knew it, Alien: Covenant started gaining momentum, and Alien 5 was put on the back burner.

Related: Neill Blomkamp
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Neill Blomkamp says his Alien 5 is “totally dead”

Some bad news for anyone holding out hope that 20th Century Fox could resurrect Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien 5, as the filmmaker has revealed to The Verge that the project is “totally dead”.

“I think it’s totally dead, yes,” said Blomkamp. “That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”

Asked whether studio politics has played a part, Blomkamp responded that: “Yeah. Ridley Scott was one of my idols growing up. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created.
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Neill Blomkamp Says Alien 5 Is Totally Dead

After leaving his mark on the sci-fi genre with the incredible District 9, director Neill Blomkamp followed up his debut pic with Elysium and Chappie. Admittedly, neither film hit quite the same heights that his first effort did, but they were still impressive enough to catch the attention of same pretty important people in Hollywood. As such, Blomkamp quickly found himself attached to Alien 5, which would reunite him with Sigourney Weaver after working with the actress on Chappie.

From what we heard, his plan was to reboot the franchise, with the fifth instalment in the iconic sci-fi/horror series looking to erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. While it never truly got off the ground, the project did take some significant steps forward and seemed to be on the right track for a while, with impressive concept art surfacing last year. Things were looking pretty good for the film then
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‘Alien: Covenant’ Steelbook Revealed; 4K Blu-ray Pre-Orders Rising

On the same weekend Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant premiered in theaters, Fox Home Entertainment shared a first-look at the Alien: Covenant Steelbook Blu-ray set that will be available exclusively at Best Buy in North America as well as other international territories.

The Alien: Covenant steelbook cover art are features a black-and-white Neomorph alien in its early embryonic stage. Inside are two discs; one of which is the Alien: Covenant Blu-ray and other other either the DVD or bonus features.

Whenever Alien: Covenant arrives on home video the 6-Film Alien Collection will debut alongside it. This collection includes Alien; Aliens; Alien 3Alien: ResurrectionPrometheus and its direct sequel, Alien: Covenant.

The Alien: Covenant 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray has been available for pre-order at Amazon since opening weekend as well and currently sits in the #11 spot for all current Blu-ray bestsellers at the moment. That makes it the second-highest selling
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Ranked: The Alien and Predator Films

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Alien: Covenant is the latest addition to the Alien franchise, but how does it stand up against the previous films? To find out, we rank em’ all (including the Predator films).

The Alien franchise has a long and winding history. From lengthy gestation periods between sequels, to lots of conflict between filmmakers and studios, to varying audience interest over the years - I’m amazed that they just haven’t given up yet. Despite all these challenges, the series has persevered for nearly 40 years and gained legions of fans. As of late, the Alien franchise is back in theaters with a prequel storyline being helmed by series originator, Ridley Scott. Predator will also soon be back in theaters with a new film in 2018.

So maybe the Alien and Predator franchises are only linked by a small easter egg in Predator 2, but two fanservice films in the 2000’s made it official.
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Top Alien Films

Director Ridley Scott and Katherine Waterston (Daniels) on the set of Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant opened in theaters this past weekend and brought in an estimated $36 million at the box office.

Fox’s film enjoyed a solid global debut performance as the Ridley Scott directed film that is the second of the prequel series and the sixth Alien feature film in the franchise earned $66.3 million globally.

In space, no one can hear you scream. After nearly four decades, those words remain synonymous with the sheer, relentless intensity of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of futuristic horror, Alien. Now, the father of the iconic franchise returns once more to the world he created to explore its darkest corners with Alien: Covenant, a pulse-pounding new adventure that pushes the boundaries of R-rated terror.

The films timeline line up as such:

Engineers create humanity. Archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charles Holloway discover humanity’s origins
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The Lifecycle of a Franchise: "Alien" and its Offspring

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Alien: ConvenantThe eight films that encompass the Alien series—including its succession of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs—make up a widely varying compendium of consistencies and contrasts. The latest entry, Alien: Covenant (2017), is no exception. As the critical reviews of this new installment are now sufficiently mingled with the predictably deviating audience reactions, one thing about the popular franchise remains clear: each title will forever be burdened and bolstered by the films that came before it. Of course, this isn’t all that surprising; sequels are usually judged by their precursors. But with the Alien anthology, it’s not just about the quality of one film as opposed to another, it’s about a deference to the fictional narrative construct (few movie cycles are as preoccupied with a generally coherent narrative thread) and the anticipation derived from an incorporation of familiar themes and visual motifs (there have likewise been
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25th Anniversary: Alien 3 - the theatrical cut vs. the assembly cut

Tim here. With Alien: Covenant opening to #1 over the weekend, it's fortuitous timing that today marks the 25th anniversary of Alien3.  The 1992 sci-fi thriller is probably best-known today for two reasons: introducing music video director David Fincher to the world of theatrical features, and knocking all the shine off of the Alien franchise for the first time (and alas! not the last).

 Underperforming at the box office, and outright flopping with critics, Alien³ has never since recovered its reputation; if time has been kind to it, it's only because at least we can now say, "well, at least it's not as bad as Alien: Resurrection"...
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Cover Art & Early Details for Alien 6 Film Collection Blu-ray Set and Alien: Covenant Steelbook

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Although Alien: Covenant is now in theaters, its home media release is already being teased by IGN, who have revealed the first look at the film's Steelbook Blu-ray and the six-film Blu-ray collection of the Alien franchise.

Set to be released in Best Buy in the United States and at HMV in the UK, the Alien: Covenant Steelbook is a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD release.

In addition to its standard Blu-ray / DVD release and the Steelbook edition, Alien: Covenant will also be included on the Alien 6 Film Collection, a special Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) release that is expected to include Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant (it doesn't look like the Avp films will be included). The six-film collection will be released as a box set with a green cover and as a Steelbook with a blue cover.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 'Alien' Franchise to Understand 'Alien: Covenant'

Everything You Need to Know About the 'Alien' Franchise to Understand 'Alien: Covenant'
Like a mysterious parasite that infects your body and results in a demon-faced alien spawn bursting from your chest and rapidly growing into a murderous eight-foot creature, the Alien franchise has made its presence known over the past 30-something years, itself spawning a number of sequels (Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection), crossovers and 2012's it's-not-a-prequel-but-really-it's-a-prequel, Prometheus.

If you've never seen Prometheus -- or if you saw Prometheus, hated Prometheus and had a sort of Ptsd reaction to Prometheus that now renders you incapable of remembering anything that happened in that movie -- you may think the latest installment, Alien: Covenant, is not for you. But it can be! There's even a section in the middle of the movie where it stops to just kind of...explain the plot of Prometheus. But while Covenant proves an easy enough entry point for those new to the Alien franchise, you may still have a few questions. Hopefully, ahead
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