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Ridley Scott Talks 'Alien: Convenant,' Michael Fassbender To Have Dual Roles, Noomi Rapace Will Return

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“It’s really great, it’s a very nice big idea I’ve got [for Fassbender’s character]. It’s fantastic,” Ridley Scott teased last month about "Alien: Covenant." And it appears the only thing better than one Michael Fassbender, is two Michael Fassbenders. With production now officially slated to start in March at Fox Studios in Australia, the director headed Down Under for a press conference, and spilled a few more details about upcoming "Prometheus" sequel. What we know so far is that the story will follow the crew of the colony ship, Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.  Read More: 'Alien: Covenant' Title Confirmed, Synopsis And New Release Date Revealed However, in an interesting little twist, Screen Daily reveals that Fassbender will have "two. »

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Ridley Scott Will Follow Up Alien: Covenant With Two More Prometheus Sequels, More Convoluted Mythology, More Explanations

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When Ridley Scott announced his return to science fiction with the mammoth production Prometheus (2012), rumors immediately began to eddy: would it be a prequel to Alien? Scott wouldn't say, though the answer was obviously, "Yes, it is a prequel." Now, following the announcement that his Prometheus sequel will actually be another Alien prequel called Alien: Covenant, Scott has ditched the enigmatic ambiguities of his Prometheus marketing and is playing this one straight: he will follow up Alien: Covenant with two more Prometheus sequels, finally tying it all in to his 1979 opus Alien. "It's a very complex story," he said of the new film at a press conference in Sydney. "It's an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1." It will chronicle the plight of a crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover a Stygian non-paradise, the sole inhabitant of which is the robotic David (Michael »

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Ridley Scott confirms 'Alien: Covenant' details

3 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Fassbender to play two roles in upcoming sci-fi, Australian government to build on incentives.

Ridley Scott will shoot at least one of his potential Alien origins trilogy in Australia.

Scott is currently in Australia scouting locations for the first of his Prometheus sequels, Alien: Covenant, which will shoot for 16 weeks at Sydney’s Fox Studios Australia facility in March 2016.

The director provided new details about the film at a press conference held at the studio on Friday November 27, where he spoke alongside state and federal politicians, including Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop MP.

Scott explained that Covenant will pick up the sci-fi storyline where 2012’s Prometheus ended, and is the first of a trilogy that will connect directly with his original Alien.

Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration with Alien 1,” he said.

“I never did any more because I don’t normally do sequels but I was amazed with the three that followed, no one »

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Ridley Scott Reveals New Alien: Covenant Details and Plans for Two More Prequels

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With Alien 5’s future now in doubt, Ridley Scott has confirmed that he has big plans for the Alien prequels which pick up after the events of 2012’s Prometheus. That’s right, prequels. Alien Covenant looks set to be the first part of a trilogy answering, “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who

The post Ridley Scott Reveals New Alien: Covenant Details and Plans for Two More Prequels appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Noomi Rapace Only Has a Small Role in 'Alien: Covenant'

4 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox announced that Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel will be titled Alien: Covenant, and it will have direct ties to the director's 1979 classic sci-fi horror movie Alien. In the official press release, only actor Michael Fassbender was confirmed to return as android David. This led many to wondering what happened to Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace. Was she still in the movie? Is this new adventure set further into the future? Today, Ridley Scott partially answers that question.

Yes, Noomi Rapace will reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant. But the character only plays a very small role. Her brief screen time will amount to nothing more than a cameo. But we should learn what became of her following the events seen in Prometheus. This is the official synopsis released by 20th Century Fox.

"Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, »

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'Alien: Covenant' Begins a New Prequel Trilogy Says Ridley Scott

4 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Apparently, Prometheus is being considered a one-off movie. And perhaps we shouldn't view Alien: Covenant as its sequel. Instead, director Ridley Scott says that Alien: Covenant is the first in a planned trilogy that will directly link to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien. Though, it will still share ties with Prometheus as well, bringing back star of that movie Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the android David.

Ridley Scott is currently in Australia, where he has begun pre-production on Alien: Covenant. He has shared a few more new details about the movie, confirming that there will be two more prequels to follow. The final of which will meet up with the beginning of Alien, taking a page out of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes playbook. Alien: Covenant is going to play out as an 'origin' story that answers some of the basic questions posed in Alien. »

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How Many More Alien Movies Ridley Scott Says He'll Make

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Now the that Ridley Scott.s upcoming Prometheus sequel appears to have a set-in-stone name (though that could very well change, again), Alien: Covenant, left to wonder how long it will be until the action in this thread links up with his 1979 classic, Alien. Sir Ridley has talked about making multiple movies and now we know that Covenant is the first of three movies that will lead the franchise back to Alien. Scott is in Australia beginning the pre-production process on Covenant. When The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him to talk about the project, The Martian director said: So I.m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we.ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that.s finished »

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Ridley Scott Announces Plans to Make More Alien Prequel/Sequels

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Visionary director Ridley Scott reveals plans for two more Prometheus/Alien: Covenant sequels. We already now know that the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Alien sidebar/prequel Prometheus has changed titles more times than a a Xenomorph changes its underpants and we know that the film will now be called Alien: Covenant.  What we didn’t know  – but…

The post Ridley Scott Announces Plans to Make More Alien Prequel/Sequels appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Ridley Scott Outlines Plans For Two More Alien Movies Following 2017’s Alien: Covenant

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Unperturbed by the divisive reception of 2012’s Prometheus, Ridley Scott has mapped out some of the big plans in store for his Alien franchise moving forward. Now that we know 2017 will herald the release of Alien: Covenant, the esteemed director has confirmed that said sequel will lay the groundwork for “another one, and then another one.”

Keen to dovetail the story of his Alien prequel trilogy with the seminal 1979 original, we’re learned of Scott’s desire to take full control of the sci-fi franchise, effectively ordering Neill Blomkamp’s pitched follow-up to the shelf for the foreseeable future. Shedding light on the origins of the indelible Xenomorph, the director has promised that answers are coming, and the release of Covenant is just the beginning.

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Speaking at a Sydney press conference (via The Hollywood Reporter), Scott announced the news just as Alien: Covenant readies itself to slither into pre-production. »

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Ridley Scott: Expect three more Prometheus films

13 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ridley Scott has said that we are to expect three more Prometheus films.

The legendary British director was speaking at a press conference in Sydney where he spoke about the planned films, which will start in 2017 with Alien: Covenant.

“Its a very complex story. Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1,” Scott said. “Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.”

“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when »

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Confirms New South Wales Shoot

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ridley Scott’s upcoming “Alien: Covenant” will use Australia’s New South Wales for its principal photography, following the injection of state government support.

The film had previously been confirmed to shoot in Australia, following a federal government grant, and several states had jockeyed to land the picture.

The Nsw government did not specify how much finance it will provide, but said that the film would contribute some $43 million (A$60 million) to the local economy.

The move potentially gives the state a trio of “Alien” movies. Director, Scott has recently said that he envisages three prequel movies and that the plan is to shoot all three in Australia. “Covenant” is a second prequel, following “Prometheus.”

Michael Fassbender will reprieve his role and is expected at the Fox Studios in Sydney from March next year. The film is scheduled for release in October 2017.

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Alien: Covenant confirmed as first of three new prequels

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It's going to take three more movies to join the Prometheus series up to the start of 1979's Alien, Ridley Scott has confirmed...

Ridley Scott is beginning pre-production work on his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. Around the time of the release of Prometheus, Scott said that he thought that he was one film away from joining the story up to the beginning of 1979's Alien. He's now confirmed we've got a long longer to go.

At a press conference in Australia, Scott confirmed that Alien: Covenant and its two sequels will answer the "very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from". Furthermore, the new movie is set to be "a very complex story" and "an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus".

"Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in »

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Ridley Scott Talks "Alien: Covenant" Aussie Shoot

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The worst kept secret in the film production ether of the past few months just became official - Ridley Scott is set to shoot "Alien: Covenant" at Sydney's Fox Studios from March next year. Pre-production is now underway and the shoot will run for sixteen weeks.

The story has the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, an uncharted paradise that is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the 'synthetic' David (Michael Fassbender) who survived the doomed Prometheus expedition.

As previously indicated this is the next chapter in a series of prequels that lead directly to the events depicted in Scott's 1979 classic "Alien". Up until this point it had been assumed to be a trilogy with 2012's "Prometheus" serving as the first film and 'Covenant' as the second.

Scott however has since dismissed that report, saying that there will »

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Ridley Scott: 'Alien: Covenant' Is First of 3 Films Before Linking Up With Original 'Alien'

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Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow Alien: Covenant before the Prometheus storyline meets up with the original 1979 Alien. Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?” Scott revealed at a press conference in Sydney where he is starting pre-production on Covenant, the first sequel to Prometheus. “Its a very complex story. Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1,” he said of

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Tom Cruise in Talks to Star in 'The Mummy' Reboot...Not

25 November 2015 5:20 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Variety reports that actor Tom Cruise is in talks to headline director Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” reboot for Universal Pictures. Universal recently tapped Kurtzman and “Fast & Furious” producer Chris Morgan to oversee their classic monster franchises such as “Dracula”, “Bride of Frankenstein”, “The Wolfman”, and “The Mummy” in a shared cinematic universe.

Screenwriter Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”) is writing the script which is rumored to feature a male or female mummy set in the present day. Kurtzman is producing along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Now Deadline is saying that Universal Pictures and Cruise’s representatives have debunked these rumors of the actor starring in Kurtzman’s reboot of “The Mummy.”

Cruise is currently filming Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” with director Edward Zwick (“The Last Samurai”). Cruise was also in negotiations to reteam with his “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman for the sci-fi film, “Luna Park »

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Tom Cruise In Talks To Lead Universal's The Mummy Franchise Revival

24 November 2015 6:33 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Variety is reporting that Tom Cruise is in talks to take the lead in Universal's reboot of their The Mummy franchise. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange and Passengers) is penning the script. Alex Kurtzman (Stark Trek and Into Darkness, Aliens and Cowboys) was asked by Universal to start up their monster films again, along with Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7). He will direct the pic. What we have assembled before us is some serious studio firepower. The film is to be set in present day, unlike its predecessors, and the Universal monster films will all tie in together at some point. Characters from the monster universe films are expected to crop up in each other's installments before culminating in an "Avengers"-style tie-in film.Oh, goody...

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The Mummy Reboot to Star Tom Cruise?

24 November 2015 2:05 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With cameras readying to roll on Universal's The Mummy reboot early next year, there's been talk today that Tom Cruise might star in the reimagining of the classic horror movie.

According to Variety, Tom Cruise and Universal are having talks about the actor coming onboard The Mummy reboot in a starring role. Details about the role are currently unknown.

Slated for a March 24th, 2017 theatrical release, The Mummy is expected to be the first of many Universal Monster movie reboots, with the ultimate goal being to create a shared cinematic universe including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, the titular characters from Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Comprised of a sizable creative team of ten writers, the Universal Monsters reboot initiative is being headed by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with the former set to be in the director's chair for The Mummy reboot. »

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Tom Cruise May Star In 'The Mummy' Reboot

24 November 2015 12:19 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Update: Well, that was fast. Deadline reports that the story from their sister site is bunk. Move along, nothing to see here. According to the team behind Universal's developing monster movie cinematic universe (sigh), the films will be so much more than just creature features. “This is not a heightened world. We’re exploring issues of family identity and questions of ‘where do I belong in the world?’ ” screenwriter Chris Morgan, who is teaming with Alex Kurtzman to oversee the brain trust responsible for these movies, told Variety. At any rate, that whole this-aint'-just-a-monster-movie spiel is possibly what convinced a major A-list star to jump aboard. THR reports Tom Cruise is in talks for "The Mummy." Seriously. There are little in the way of details about what the Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus," "Doctor Strange," "Passengers")-penned script will be about, but I'd wager Cruise's involvement will depend on who is directing. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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[Updated] Tom Cruise In Talks For The Mummy Reboot

24 November 2015 11:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Contrary to today’s report, Deadline has relayed a statement from Universal which reveals that Tom Cruise isn’t involved in the studio’s Mummy reboot. 

“Both Universal and the star’s people tell Deadline adamantly that no deal with Cruise is in the works for the film,” reports Deadline. “He is currently filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Mission: Impossible 6 begins shooting next August.”

Original Story: According to Variety, Universal has found a star for their upcoming reboot of The Mummy in the form of Tom Cruise. The actor is currently in talks to lead the film, which is being penned by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and is one of several movies that will help launch the studio’s new franchise of monster flicks.

As we already know, writers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are hard at work on creating a cinematic universe for Universal, which will feature iconic characters like Dracula, »

- Mark Cassidy

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‘The Martian’ Closing In On $500M Global: How Fox Marketers Brought Ridley Scott’s Cool Science To The Masses

24 November 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Martian has become director Ridley Scott's biggest movie ever at the global box office with $487.4M through Sunday. Of that, $213M comes from domestic in an all-time best for the helmer, and $274.4M internationally. The latter figure tops Gladiator and its $270M and leaves only Prometheus ($277M) standing in the way of a career international high. And this is all before before China and Japan even release meaning $500M is in sight. The Martian lands in the Middle… »

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