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Alien Nation remake planned, Iron Man writers on board

26 March 2015 11:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1980s sci-fi movie Alien Nation looks like it's next to get the remake treatment...

The plans to bring Alien Nation back to the screen we thought had died a quiet death. The Sci-Fi Channel, as it was then known, was considering a reboot back in 2009, but since then, we've heard barely a whisper.

Given that everything else seems to have been remade and/or rebooted, that's something of a surprise. Not least because there are themes in the original movie and subsequent TV show that have hardly lost their relevance.

Perhaps that's why the remake is now back on, although it seems to be a cinema project this time around. 20th Century Fox has hired a pair of writers to come up with a screenplay for a new Alien Nation film, and it's recruited Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who co-penned the first Iron Man. They also worked on »

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Alien Nation Is Getting Remade, Get The Details

26 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's likely that one day we will see remakes of every single genre movie released in the 1980s, and apparently the next title in line for a modern update is the Graham Baker-directed sci-fi flick Alien Nation. A new version of the story is now in development at 20th Century Fox, and the studio has hired two new screenwriters to help make the feature a reality. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Fox has given the job to Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the screenwriters best known for penning the first Iron Man movie all the way back in 2008. Right now, very few details are available about the Alien Nation remake, but the trade does mention two interesting tidbits. For starters, the movie is being looked at as the launching point for a franchise not unlike the one that has grown out of the rebooted Planet of the Apes. »

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Fox Developing Remake Of 80s Sci-Fi Movie Alien Nation

26 March 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Depending on your personal sway when it boils down to remakes, you may be jumping for joy at today’s news or shrugging your shoulders in apathy. The next property mined from the back catalogue of Films That Are Fine As They Are hails from The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose 1988 movie Alien Nation has been selected for renovation.

A sci-fi buddy cop movie with a heavy social conscience, the plot revolved around a future Earth recently beset upon by aliens. In an attempt to get along, humans and aliens – who look like people with shoddy prosthetics – integrate and begin to live somewhat harmoniously. James Caan starred as a prejudiced cop whose new partner, played by Mandy Patinkin, is an extraterrestrial called Sam Francisco. A reasonable success at the time, it managed to inspire a short-lived TV series, a brief comic run and several TV movies.

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"Alien Nation" Re-Make

26 March 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

After years of development, 20th Century Fox have greenlit an "Alien Nation" remake with screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man") attached to draft a new script:

"Alien Nation" was a 1988 sci-fi/buddy cop movie directed by Graham Baker, starring James Caan as an alien-hating cop who reluctantly partners with 'newcomer' cop 'Sam Francisco' (Mandy Patinkin).

According to reports, the studio is looking to replicate the success of their recent "Planet of The Apes" relaunch...

...with an origin story of " and why the aliens came to Earth..."

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Alien Nation Remake In The Works At Fox

26 March 2015 4:25 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Alien Nation was a 1988 sci-fi/buddy cop movie directed by Graham Baker, and starred James Caan as a prejudiced police offer who reluctantly partners with an alien "newcomer" by the name of Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). It was a moderate success, spawning a TV series, novels, and comic books; and has attained something of a cult following over the years. Now THR report that a remake is in the works at Fox with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (best known for their work on the first Iron Man) writing the script. According to the site, the studio hopes to replicate the success of their recent Planet of The Apes relaunch. Though plot details are scarce, this first film will apparently begin by telling the story of "how and why the aliens came to Earth." »

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'Alien Nation' Remake Happening with 'Iron Man' Writers

25 March 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox is developing a reboot of the 1988 sci-fi movie Alien Nation, with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway coming aboard to write the screenplay. The project doesn't have a producer on board at this stage. The studio is envisioning a re-imagining of the original movie, with the hopes of starting a franchise similar to their rebooted Planet of the Apes movies.

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 a mutual respect for one another. The original movie spawned »

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Fox Wants To Revisit The Alien Nation

25 March 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Alien Nation arrived in cinemas in 1988, using a sci-fi concept of aliens integrating into human society to explore ideas of immigration, segregation, culture clash and slavery wrapped in a mismatched buddy cop action film starring James Caan as human cop Matthew Sykes and Mandy Patinkin as “Newcomer” detective Samuel “George” Francisco. The film spawned a TV series, which ran for a season and a few TV movies. Now 20th Century Fox is looking to revisit the idea with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.The story of the original saw Sykes dealing with his own prejudice towards the Newcomers, a sentiment shared by many humans wary of the outsiders, who have strange customs (they get drunk on sour milk, for example) and are largely forced to stay within their own communities.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plan is to re-envision the movie from the ground up in »

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Rodner Figueroa Claims Univision Smeared Him in Firing Over Michelle Obama Remark

24 March 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rodner Figueroa, the Univision host and fashion reporter who was fired earlier this month for allegedly making a racist remark about Michelle Obama, claims that he was illegally terminated and suggests the real reason was his support for unionization of Latino talent.

Figueroa contends that he was “falsely painted” as a racist.

In a letter sent to Univision by his attorney, Martin Singer, Figueroa contends that the network leaked representations to the press that he was fired for saying the first lady “looks like part of the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes’ the movie.” In fact, Figueroa says, through his attorney, his remarks were directed toward makeup artist Paolo Ballesteros. The segment on the March 11 broadcast of “El Gordo I La Flaca” featured an image of Ballesteros posing as the first lady.

In his letter, Singer wrote that Univision “did not have a problem with my client’s remarks »

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WonderCon 2015 Schedule Announced

19 March 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!

Friday, April 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future

Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman

Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »

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Outrage Watch: Zayn Malik says you're all just jealous

19 March 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the March 19, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: you're all just jealous of Zayn Malik. The One Direction heartthrob, who just pulled out of the boy band's tour of Asia due to "stress," has slammed rumors that he cheated on fiancee Perrie Edwards with a "mystery blonde," writing on Twitter: I'm 22 years old... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x — zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015 Sounds guilty to me. [Daily Mail] Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles. Outraged: Black scholar Dr. Boyce D. Watkins Target: Fox's "Empire" Why: After slamming the blockbuster Fox series set at a hip-hop entertainment company as "ghettofied hood drama" and "coonery" in a January column, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Raven-Symone Defends Univision Host Who Compared First Lady to 'Apes'

18 March 2015 9:46 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Raven-Symone is making waves once again after defending embattled Univision host Rodner Figueroa during an episode of The View.

Symone has been a guest host on The View all week, and during a discussion about Figueroa's firing -- after he said that Michelle Obama "looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes" -- Symone got into a heated argument with co-host Rosie Perez.

Perez went off on the topic, saying that she believes there is rampant racism against black people in the Latino community.

Video: Flashback: 3-Year-Old Raven-Symone Adorably Shows Off Her Spanish Skills

Symone, who recurred on Empire, defended the comments saying, "Was he saying it racist-like?"

"Michelle, don't fire me for this right now, but some people do look like animals," Symone added. "Is that rude? I look like a bird. So can I be mad at somebody that calls me Toucan Sam?"

The backlash against Symone's comments came quickly, but the 29-year-old »

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Raven-Symoné Says Fired Univision Host Wasn't Racist: 'Some People Look Like Animals' (Video)

18 March 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Raven-Symoné did not have a friend in Rosie Perez when she appeared as a guest cohost on The View on Monday. While discussing Univision host Rodner Figueroa, who was fired last week for saying Michelle Obama "looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes," the recurring Empire star, 29, jumped to his defense. "Was he saying it racist-like?" she asked. "Because he said that he voted for her later, and I don't think he was saying it racist." An incredulous Perez, 50, likened Figueroa's claim that he voted for President Barack Obama to those who say they can't be »

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Raven-Symone Says Anchor Who Compared Michelle Obama to an Ape Wasn’t Racist

18 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Raven-Symone returns to the spotlight, she goes hard. The Empire actress makes headlines after defending ex-Univision host Rodner Figueroa‘s joke about Michelle Obama looking like she was “part of the cast of Planet of the Apes.”

Yesterday, the actress co-hosted The View and spoke to the controversial statement Figueroa made during a makeup segment El Gordo Y la Flaca. “I don’t think he was saying it racist! Not Michelle Obama. Michelle, don’t fire me from this right now, but some people do look like animals,” she said.

There’s more.

“Is that rude?,” she continued. “I look like a bird… so can I be mad at somebody that calls me Toucan Sam?”

Smh. If we know one thing, it’s that the actress never fails in speaking her mind and getting our attention. Last year, she opposed labels like “gay” and “African-American” in an interview with Oprah and later said, »

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Comic Book Review – Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4

18 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4…

An uneasy alliance has been forged between Captain Kirk and Colonel Taylor! But will it be enough to prevent Commander Kor and his Klingons from toppling the regime of Doctor Zaius?

We’ve arrived at the penultimate issue of this mash-up that on paper shouldn’t be working, but actually on paper is working fantastically well.  At only five issues this series is moving along at a perfect tempo, not too fast to miss the beat and neither is it dragging.  I truly am loving this break from the norm in the Star Trek universe.

In Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 Commander Kor finally lifts the veil on his tri-dimensional chess set and we get to see his pieces in play; he’s surreptitiously swayed a large portion of the Gorilla army – not all – to rise up against the other classes of Apes. »

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Female superhero adaptations that nearly happened

18 March 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Wonder Woman to Red Sonja, here are the female comic book projects that we’ve missed out on…

Although Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra are movies that exist, there are times when we wish they didn’t. To be honest, the ‘perfect’ female-headlined superhero movie is still the stuff of our cinematic dreams. Saying that, TV’s Agent Carter provided us with a brilliant example of bringing a female comic book character to the small screen earlier this year, which hopefully Hollywood will learn a lot from going forward.

Of course, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel will be joining their respective cinematic universes soon, with Supergirl getting a pop at small screen success too. It looks like female comic book heroes will be getting the attention they deserve in the live action realm, finally.

This isn’t the first time the powers-that-be in Hollywood have tried to launch a slate of female superheroes, »

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Comic Book Review – Invisible Republic #1

18 March 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zeb Larson reviews Invisible Republic #1…

Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner. Arthur McBride’s planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur’s cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is… Creative team Gabriel Hardman (Kinski, “Intense” – A.V. Club) and Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, “Nuanced” – Broken Frontier) brought you scifi adventure before (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Hulk) but never this gritty or this epic.

Invisible Republic is a comic about a fallen dictator and a journalist’s discovery of a lost diary explaining his rise to power. This is a comic that promises an epic story of power, corruption, and revolutionary violence. While the execution of this first issue isn’t quite as gripping as it might have been, »

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Raven-Symone Defends Anchor’s Michelle Obama ‘Apes’ Comparison: ‘Some People Look Like Animals’ (Video)

17 March 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Don’t worry, Rodner Figueroa; Raven-Symone has your back. The actress, who played Olivia on the Fox drama “Empire,” came to fired Univision personality Figueroa’s defense while guest co-hosting “The View” on Monday. Univision fired Figueroa after he likened First Lady Michelle Obama to a cast member on “Planet of the Apes” during “El Gordo y la Flaca” last week. Also Read: Fired Host Rodner Figueroa Apologizes to Michelle Obama, Blames Univision During a segment on “The View,” the panel discussed the Figueroa flap, with Rosie Perez taking the moment as an opportunity to discuss racism among Latinos. “There »

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Raven-Symoné: Michelle Obama Planet of the Apes Comparison Wasn't Racist, Some People Just Look Like Animals

17 March 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Raven-Symoné was just trying to share her view, but it wasn't exactly received well. The actress was a guest co-host on The View earlier today and at one point of the show, began to discuss the controversial headlines surrounding Michelle Obama. For those who are unaware, Flotus was recently at the center of some eyebrow-raising comments made by Univision's Rodner Figueroa on the program El Gordo Y La Flaca when he stated, "Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she's part of the cast of Planet of the Apes, the film." Yikes! Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic to the audience and Rosie Perez kicked off the discussion by stating that his comment (which ultimately cost him »

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Raven-Symone Defends Univision Anchor's Michelle Obama Comments: "Some People Do Look Like Animals"

17 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Much ado about nothing? Raven-Symone thinks so. Appearing as a guest host on The View on Monday, March 16, the former Cosby Show star offered an unpopular opinion about the Univision host who was fired recently for his comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. As previously reported, Rodner Figueroa was dismissed from his position on El Gordo y la Flaca after he said on air, "You know that Michelle Obama looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes, the movie." Amid the ensuing backlash, [...] »

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Fired Host Rodner Figueroa Apologizes to Michelle Obama, Blames Univision

13 March 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rodner Figueroa wants Michelle Obama to know that he’s sorry for what he said about her. And that he’s not a racist. Figueroa, who was fired from Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca” after he said that First Lady Obama “looks like she’s from the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes,'” has issued a profuse apology to Obama in an open letter obtained by TheWrap. “I offer my sincere apology for an unfortunate comment I made about a makeup artist’s depiction of you on Univision’s show ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’ yesterday. It »

- Tim Kenneally

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