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Shane Black's Predator reboot may have snagged its first star: Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro. Not a bad start! According to multiple trusted outlets including Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is "in early talks" for a role in the franchise reboot, which Black has previously pegged as the first "event-sized" entry in the long-running series. "I enjoy these movies, but we've been churning out these Avp whatever, they each cost a certain amount of money, they're okay, but there's no effort to elevate them or make them any kind of an event,'" said Black in an interview with Thrillist back in March, continuing later: "[The studio] said, 'What if we said to you we want to reinvent this, and really treat it with as much of an event status, or as much hoopla as we would the Alien prequel, which is coming out also? We really want to make this something. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Black appeared in “Predator” in a supporting role as “Rick Hawkins,” shortly after “Lethal Weapon,” which he had written, became a massive hit for Silver. His directing credits include “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “The Nice Guys,” starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, from his own script.
- Dave McNary
Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled its Wolf Predator Legendary Scale Bust from 2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. Standing at around 13 inches tall, the piece is available to pre-order now priced at $649.99 and is expected to ship September-November 2017; take a look below…
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Within every tribe of hunters is an old warrior. One who has tested themselves against countless quarries and come back with the trophies to prove it. For all we know about the world of Predator, that hunter is Wolf. Having fought and won against two Xenomorphs at the same time as well as standing his ground against the Predalien, Wolf has earned his place as one of the greatest hunters in the galaxy.
Sideshow’s Wolf Predator Legendary Scale Bust is a perfect recreation and will make an amazing addition to any collector’s Predatory display. The piece itself is made up of »
- Amie Cranswick
Fantasy and sci-fi movie geeks are about blow serious wads of cash on memorabilia ... including Harry Potter's actual Hogwarts acceptance letter and an X-Wing (miniature) model used to shoot 'Empire Strikes Back.' TMZ has learned that London's Prop Store is putting original props and costumes from iconic film franchises up for bidding next month. The 'Star Wars' and 'Potter' pieces are expected to fetch top dollar -- $80k to $105k for the X-wing »
- TMZ Staff
As they tend to do, Neca came out swinging at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, unveiling all sorts of new toys that left fans salivating, taking pictures, and pulling out their credit cards. In fact, they showed off so… Continue Reading →
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- John Squires
One of the many movies celebrating a milestone anniversary this year is the beloved 1986 sci-fi sequel Aliens, director James Cameron's follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece Alien. This franchise is alive and well, with Ridley Scott currently filming Alien: Covenant, a follow-up to 2012's Prometheus that will help bridge the gap between the prequel and the original Alien. Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp is also putting together a project tentatively known as Alien 5, but we don't know when that will move forward quite yet. While celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Aliens at Comic-Con this weekend, director James Cameron revealed the Alien franchise's biggest mistake.
Screen Rant attended the Aliens 30th Anniversary panel at Sdcc, which included James Cameron, producer Gale Ann Hurd and stars Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Paul Reiser (Burke), Michael Biehn (Hicks) and Carrie Henn (Newt). While the sequel is still beloved by fans around the world, »
Independence Day: Resurgence is inexcusably boring, the kind of movie script I would expect if you went to one of those experimental Google A.I. routines and asked them to make a summer blockbuster. None of the ideas feel clever or new but instead a naïve attempt to maximize potential profits. It’s a disaster movie mixtape with a couple alien cliché deep cuts thrown in to appear hip. Resurgence tries so hard to traffic in the positive memories we have of the original Independence Day and while it’s occasionally evocative enough to stir that up, it so much more often completely fails to not only carry the weight of the first movie but to even be a coherent film.
The original Independence Day was particularly relatable because we were offered so many different slices of life. We saw the goofy scientist and his nebbishy father, we saw the »
- Arthur Tebbel
“Terminator Genisys” may not be coming back to the big screen, but the cyborg franchise is set to get an all-new mobile game release next year.
Skydance has inked a pact with game developer Plarium for the rights to develop a mobile game for iOS and Android based on the latest film in the “Terminator” franchise. The clan-based massively multiplayer online strategy game will pull from the themes, experiences and character likenesses from “Terminator Genisys” franchise — which fared poorly at the U.S. box office, leading Paramount Pictures to drop plans to release a sequel.
The forthcoming game from Plarium is separate from “Terminator Genisys: Guardian,” a third-person shooter game published by Glu Mobile in 2015.
“Mobile games have incredible potential to expand »
- Todd Spangler
Introducing the Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Mini-Figures from Titan Merchandise and Entertainment Earth. The Grid Xenomorph, the Predator hunters, Predalien, Alexa Woods, and Charles Bishop Weyland all come with an accessory specific to their character and will be available for fans to purchase this August.
From Entertainment Earth: “Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection Mini-Figure: “From Titan Merchandise comes the Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection! This Randomly picked vinyl figure comes in blind package box and comes with a character-specific accessory.
The Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection features characters standing at 3-inches tall. Featuring characters from both sides of the battle; the iconic Grid Xenomorph, the trio of Predator hunters and the terrifying hybrid Predalien! Plus the humans caught in between – the adventurous Alexa Woods and Charles Bishop Weyland!”
Entertainment Earth’s Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins mini-figures have a retail price of $9.99 apiece and will be available this August. »
- Tamika Jones
Image Source: HBO There are many key players who help win the battle in Game of Thrones' "The Battle of the Bastards." Jon Snow leads the group, Sansa helps gather more troops, and Tormund is definitely a scrappy fighter. However, reclaiming Winterfell is what truly puts the nail in the coffin, and it couldn't happen without Wun Wun. Image Source: HBO The wildling giant is always a force to be reckoned with in battle; in the most recent fight, he breaks down the door of Winterfell to let Jon Snow and the rest of his army inside. But who plays this character (who sadly won't be returning), and how do they create the illusion of him being so tall? The answer is Welsh actor Ian Whyte. The actor has actually had multiple roles on the show, including a White Walker, another giant, and Gregor Clegane ("the Mountain"). The actor »
- Nicole Weaver
Director Shane Black's latest film, The Nice Guys, may have just hit theaters, but he already has two other big franchises on his plate: Doc Savage, and The Predator. The latter film is obviously a part of the same franchise that spawned two sequels and two Alien Vs. Predator films, but none were as well received as the first one.
With The Predator, Black hopes to bring some credibility back to the dormant franchise. The director has given us little tidbits here and there for months. He's teased Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement and the overall setting, but has been pretty coy on specifics.
In a recent Q&A podcast interview with Empire, the director gave another bit of insight into the film, all while taking a little stab at the current generation of fans as well as sites like us:
"The hero of the new one, the name I've »
- Joseph Medina
Shane Black wants to make The Predator an event film. Initially, Black had reservations about the sequel, but 20th Century Fox’s idea of making a genuine piece of big-scale spectacle piqued his interest. Following the forgettable Alien vs. Predator movies and the underwhelming Predators, The Nice Guys director and the studio are intent on “doing it right this time.” By doing it […]
- Jack Giroux
The Predator series has had its ups and down over the past few decades. After the amazing first film 1987, it was followed up by a lackluster sequel in 1990. The film series then had a 14-year hiatus before being subjected to two terrible Alien Vs. Predator films that seemed to do everything in their power to de-value both the Alien and the Predator franchises. 2010 saw Predators hit theaters. While a solid film on the whole, it didn't really break the bank at the box office. Its B-movie nature was likely a turnoff to most, and from there, the franchise basically faded into the background.
It's six years later, and writer/director Shane Black has picked up the reins of the franchise. With films like Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang under his belt, he doesn't necessarily seem like the most obvious choice, but his talent in filmmaking is unmistakable. »
- Joseph Medina
Back in 1987, John McTiernan’s Predator helped to solidify Arnold Schwarzenegger’s status as an action star while introducing moviegoers to a new form of science fiction movie monster. A few months earlier, screenwriter Shane Black got his first big break in Hollywood when his script for Lethal Weapon was turned into a hit action-comedy for Mel Gibson. Six years later, Black would co-write Last Action Hero for Schwarzenegger.
Whether it’s coincidence or whether it’s fate, Shane Black (who co-wrote and directed Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3) is now in development on a new movie based on the beloved classic called The Predator, and when FDen Of Geek Us spoke to him about his new movie The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, »
In a new interview with Agence France-Presse, writer-director Shane Black has reiterated that his forthcoming sequel/reboot The Predator will be "significantly bigger" than previous entries in the franchise, giving us the first bona fide "event picture" of the long-running film series. No doubt this is an exciting prospect for longtime fans, but it also raises the question of whether a franchise that has been viewed as "genre" for 30 years can successfully be reinvented as a blockbuster. First, some context. The first Predator, which starred the then-unstoppable action-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, was budgeted at a mere $15 million (or about $31 million adjusted for inflation) and brought in a total of $98 million worldwide -- an unqualified mid-range box-office success. In 1990, the Schwarzenegger-less Predator 2 received a significantly higher budget ($35 million) but underperformed relative to its predecessor with $57 million worldwide, effectively ending the franchise until the critic-loathed but financially-successful Alien vs. Predator films »
- Chris Eggertsen
Not including the "Alien vs. Predator" films, this is the official fourth film in the series but will effectively serve as mini-reboot. It's also a major event film said to be unlike any seen in the franchise thus far - certainly considerably 'bigger' than any of the previous films.
The film is currently targeting a March 2018 release. The original "Predator" followed a Us Special Forces unit in Central America who square off against an alien that is hunting them down for sport. The new film will be set in present day.
Source: Afp »
- Garth Franklin
By now, gamers know that Zen Studios is pretty darn good at making pinball tables. There are over 50 tables available for Zen Pinball 2, and plenty of them are based on licensed properties such as Marvel, South Park and even Star Wars. Now, the Hungarian studio is back with Aliens vs. Pinball, a set of 3 tables based off films in both the Alien series and the recent Sega game, Alien: Isolation.
Much like The Force Awakens table in the most recent Star Wars Dlc, the table based on Aliens follows the film’s plot closely. In fact, before the game begins it asks the player if they want to be able to select the order that the missions play out in, or if they want to recreate the film. This is a really cool way to handle a table based off an established movie, and hopefully the studio keeps doing this for future outings. »
- Tyler Treese
Yesterday was Alien Day, and part of the festivities included Sigourney Weaver showing up for a special screening of the 1979 classic Alien in New York. The movie introduces her character Ellen Ripley, and she has gone onto star in three more sequels including 1986's Aliens, 1994's Alien 3 and 1997's Alien: Resurrection. She completely skipped the Alien Vs. Predator movies that came out in the 2000s. In fact, she's never even watched them. And never will. Why? Well, it appears she has one very good reason.
Speaking to a packed house, Sigourney Weaver revealed for the first time ever that she has not bothered to watch the two Alien Vs. Predator movies. The actress was responding to a question from the audience, when someone brought up her alleged dislike of these sci-fi horror spinoffs. She explains.
"Well, I haven't seen them. Because I heard that the Alien doesn't beat the Predator and I thought, »
Sigourney Weaver is one of my favorite actors, period. Did you know she was nominated for a damn Oscar for her performance in Aliens? Unbelievable. And now this gem, from a special screening of the film last night in New York City. When asked about the focus-grouped abomination that is Alien vs. Predator (which she has previously bashed) she offered this perfect summation (via Den of Geek): “I haven't seen them but heard the Alien doesn't beat the Predator, and I thought ‘Fuck that!’” Keep giving it to us straight, sister. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Even the most talented pinball wizards might find it daunting to take on a Xenomorph Queen with the flippers. Later this month, Zen Studios and Fox Digital Entertainment will help celebrate Alien Day with the release of the Aliens vs. Pinball video game that features three separately themed virtual pinball machines: Aliens, Alien: Isolation, and Alien vs. Predator.
The Aliens vs. Pinball video game will be unleashed on April 26th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Psn, Steam, Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and Amazon. To learn more, we have the official press release and trailer:
Press Release: San Francisco, CA – April 12, 2016 – Zen Studios, a developer of hit digital franchises like Pinball FX2 and CastleStorm, is excited to reveal that it has teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment to create an all new pinball three-pack set in the blockbuster Alien Universe. Relive the terror in the Aliens vs. Pinball pack!
Aliens vs. »
- Derek Anderson
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