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Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Wolf Predator figure which is based on the character from 2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. The collectible stands at around 35 cm tall and comes with a range of interchangeable pieces; take a look at the official promotional images here…
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Continuing the occurrence of Alien vs. Predator, a Predator scout ship carrying Predalien and facehuggers has crashed on Earth, causing the spawn of the chestburster in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Wolf Predator, has responded to a distress signal, travelled to Earth and planned to kill all Aliens. As the elite member of the Predator, he has proven himself as a daunting warrior and dreadful hunter with a large collection of trophies from many different species and large arsenal of weapons! He has remained one of the most popular warriors in Alien vs. Predator series among fans. »
- Amie Cranswick
It has been a while since we've seen a Predator movie, but that is going to change next year. Fox has been working on a reboot for quite some time and the movie has completed filming. Good or bad, The Predator is coming for us on August 3, 2018. Plot details have been a little sketchy, but we have heard previously that the long-awaited new Predator movie is going to feature a suburban setting. Now, Fox CEO Stacey Snider has confirmed that this is indeed going to be the case. Welcome to the suburbia, Predator franchise.
Stacey Snider recently spoke at length with Variety on a range of topics relating to Fox and the future of the studio. At one point, while discussing the possibility of franchise fatigue, she decided to talk a bit about The Predator, which is being directed by Shane Black. In addition to confirming the suburban setting, she »
Every summer movie season has its highlights and low points – but from a commercial perspective, this year's edition was mostly just bleak. The final numbers aren't in yet, but 2017 is projected to be the lowest-grossing summer since 2006. (For perspective: That was the year that the Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises first launched.) Sure, people still spend tons of money at the multiplex – the final box office tally is estimated to be around $3.8 billion. But, with a few major exceptions, there simply weren't the breakout, must-see event movies and »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Dream Casting of the Day: BossLogic proposes The Dark Knight trilogy's Batman, Christian Bale, for the role of The Joker in the comic book villain's newly announced movie and even shows us what he could look like: Live long enough to become..... pic.twitter.com/aB2f7WmfY1 — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 23, 2017 Movie Parody of the Day: Tom Cruise recently injured himself while making Mission: Impossible 6, so Conan lampooned an iconic scene from Risky Business in which the actor kept getting hurt: Reworked Movies of the Day: Scenes from the Alien Vs. Predator movies are a lot better scored with...
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- Christopher Campbell
Alien: Covenant, 2017.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
Alien: Covenant arrives in a Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy package that gives you multiple ways to watch the movie and its bonus materials. While the Alien franchise is probably played out at this point, Covenant is better than the mess that was Prometheus.
Sometimes sequels can work even if a movie was made without them in mind (see Back to the Future). Sometimes, though, a movie strikes one note so well that sequels are pretty much pointless (see Jaws).
Alien, though, is an interesting case study in sequel development. It was a one-note movie that set up a wash-rinse-repeat formula that could quickly become tedious, but I found that its two sequels formed a nice trilogy. (I know, I’m one of the few who liked Alien 3. »
- Brad Cook
As Zen Studios prepares to launch Pinball FX3, they've provided a list of previously released tables (from Pinball FX2) that will import over entirely free for gamers who already purchased them. This includes Star Wars, Bethesda's tables, all the Marvel packs, and many more. Come inside to check out the full list!
If you're looking forward to some virtual pinball action with the new Pinball FX3, you'll have plenty of tables to choose from when it launches (on top of the new Universal Studios pack). As previously announced, certain pinball tables that players have purchased from the previous game will be able to import over to the new hotness for free. Today, they've told us exactly which ones will be compatible at launch, which will also give them a graphical boost and new modes of play:
Zen Studios continues to crank away on Pinball FX3, the biggest and most community-driven pinball game ever created. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
In 2003, Freddy vs. Jason arrived in cinemas, a film that I’d credit for kicking off the versus-style motif of Hollywood crossovers. In the time since, we’ve received other mashups such as Alien vs. Predator, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and, perhaps the biggest movie to be produced within our lifetime, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Like any of us, those seated in prestigious positions can also dream. As it so happens, Don Mancini, director of the upcoming Cult of Chucky and the man responsible for bringing the Child’s Play film franchise back to its roots, has a cool idea for a crossover. And when you really think about it, it kind of makes sense.
Granted, pitting Freddy against Jason was a no-brainer because they’re both titans in the horror genre, but Mancini would like to see something he calls “Child’s Play on Elm Street.” When »
- Eric Joseph
The producers of Netflix’s “Medici: Masters of Florence” have completed casting for season two, with Daniel Sharman and Bradley James among the new names on the Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer-created Italian period drama, Variety has learned.
An international cast is headed by Sharman (“Fear the Walking Dead”), who will take the lead role, playing a young Lorenzo the Magnificent in 15th century Florence. James (“Damien”) will star as his brother Giuliano.
Shooting on the €24 million ($28 million), eight-episode, series gets underway in Rome on August 24. Other key cast members for season two include Julian Sands (“Gotham”) as Lorenzo and Giuliano’s father, Piero, and Sebastian De Souza (“Crossing Lines”) as their friend, Sandro Botticelli.
The sophomore season of “Medici” is set 20 years after the events of the first. A young Lorenzo, the nephew of Richard Madden’s character Cosimo from the first series, is forced to take over the family bank, which »
- Stewart Clarke
Adam Wingard is directing the most recent "vs." film to come up in recent years (after such classics as Freddy Vs. Jason, Alien Vs. Predator, and Batman V Superman) with Godzilla Vs. Kong. This is exciting for me, as I've loved Wingard's films you're Next and The Guest (and while I haven't seen Blair Witch yet, Death Note looks pretty good too), so I'm... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Many years before the Alien and Predator franchises collided on the big screen, the Yautja and Xenomorph species’ began their battle in the world of comic books and video games. Released by Campcom in 1994, the arcade game Alien vs. Predator pit humans and Predators up against the Xenomorphs, and toy company Neca has used […] »
- John Squires
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stories in science fiction, which is perhaps why it’s been resurrected in cinema on a semi-regular basis. Since the first version of the tale arrived in theatres in 1956, we’ve seen a further three takes on that same narrative – some attempting to apply the social concerns of the time to the themes explored in the story. Now, we have a fifth heading our way, and this one comes from Warner Bros.
The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce, »
- Sarah Myles
In the studio world's constant quest to mine familiar IP, this one was inevitable, folks. Deadline reported this afternoon that Warner Bros. has hired veteran producer John Davis (Predator, Alien vs. Predator, And Predators!) to lead the development of a new adaptation of Jack Finney's 1954 novel "The Body Snatchers", with The Conjuring 2 scribe David Leslie Johnson along for the ride. Davis is a man with a bazillion projects in development, so we'll just have to see how far this goes. Though in terms of sure bets this one should be firing on all cylinders. If you're a reader of ScreenAnarchy than you are no doubt a fan of at least one of the four film adaptations that's been made from the source material...
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Author: Zehra Phelan
Starring Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Spike Island), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty, Four Lions) and Sam Troughton (Robin Hood, Alien vs. Predator), The Ritual tells the story of a group of friends who take on a hiking holiday in honour of a friend who was murdered at the hands of a criminal. What lays ahead of them in a remote Scandinavian forest proves it might not have been the best idea they’ve ever had.
The trailer begins with the two friends in conversation before Rafe Spall dips behind the shelving of a shop in the midsts of a violent robbery. With his friend dying at the hands of one of the robbers, »
- Zehra Phelan
The world’s darkest heroes… fight to the death. It’s always fun when iconic characters either collide or join forces, isn’t it? Films like Freddy vs. Jason and Alien vs. Predator are bonkers fan service of the highest order; even if you don’t like the movies themselves, you have to admit that the actual battles were […] »
- John Squires
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 »
- Geoff Cox
Predator turned 30 recently and, even three decades later, it remains a true action classic. The movie holds up incredibly well, even by today's standards, and the creature is still a relevant part of pop culture. Shane Black is currently shooting The Predator, a sequel to the original, which is set to come out next year. Before he was a successful writer/director, Shane Black was an actor and, he actually starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Predator. That being the case, Black recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the movie.
Shane Black took a break from reviving the Predator franchise and took to social media in order to honor the 30th anniversary of Predator. On his Twitter, he shared a pretty sweet looking poster, with Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch front-and-Center, celebrating the entirety of the franchise. Shane Black, who played Hawkins, did have a very simple but effective message »
Long before any sort of justice had ever dawned, Freddy vs. Jason debuted in cinemas to what may be remembered as the first notable crossover between two major film franchises. Since then, we’ve received a couple Alien vs. Predator movies, the second of which performed so poorly that Fox split them back into their own separate entities, and to a much, much lesser extent, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.
Believe it or not, the road to getting the dream mashup made was treacherous indeed. With the first seeds having been planted in the closing moments of 1993’s Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, you’d have thought we were off to the races. Alas, we we wrong.
None of us could have foreseen that the Hell Jason had actually been sent off to was that of the developmental variety, but, technically, he did at least get to go to »
- Eric Joseph
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
From the falling of snow in White to the fierce galactic battles in the Alien vs. Predator Rage War trilogy, Tim Lebbon has consistently found ways to tap into readers' minds and crank up the terror switch to fun and frightening levels. A frequent contributor to anthologies, Lebbon is part of the star-studded author lineup behind Dark Cities, and with the new anthology now out from Titan Books, we've been provided with an excerpt from Lebbon's short story "In Stone" to share with Daily Dead readers.
Dark Cities: "In shadowy back alleys, crumbling brownstones, and gleaming skyscrapers, cities harbor unique forms of terror. Here lie malicious ghosts, cursed buildings, malignant deities, and personal demons of every kind.
Twenty of today’s most talented writers bend their skills toward the darkness, creating brand-new tales guaranteed to keep you awake at night— especially if you live in the dark cities.
Far worse »
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Michelle Hannett
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