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Director's attachment announced for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant

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The Australian Directors Guild and Screen Australia are inviting emerging filmmakers to apply for a director.s attachment placement on Ridley Scott.s upcoming feature Alien: Covenant.

Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Adg, the Director's Attachment scheme provides three attachments annually..

.We are pleased to announce this attachment on this huge international film directed by one of the world.s most renowned directors Ridley Scott,. said Adg CEO Kingston Anderson. .This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world.s best directors..

Screen Australia.s Head of Production Sally Caplan said: "This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Alien: Covenant is a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thanks to all for making this happen".

Applications can be submitted to the Adg from interested directors who have the following qualifications:

- Two short fiction drama films publicly screened Or

- One short fiction drama »

- Staff Writer

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The Martian Blu-ray Review

6 February 2016 9:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ridley Scott

Adapted by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Reid

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña

Special Features: Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction, Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes,5 Theatrical In-World Pieces (Ares III: Farewell, The Right Stuff, Ares: Our Greatest Adventure, Leave Your Mark, Bring Him Home), Ares III: Refocused, Production Gallery, Theatrical Trailer.

Andy Reid’s novel The Martian was a cracking read and, when announced, Drew Goddard’s adaptation for the big screen was an exciting prospect, especially once Ridley Scott was involved followed by Matt Damon in the lead role of Mark Watney, the man accidentally left behind on Mars. Does this film version find that fine line between being faithful to the source material and create its own movie world as well? It does, and most importantly it keeps the essence of »

- Dan Bullock

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Variety’s Artisans Award Recipients at Santa Barbara Film Festival Announced

5 February 2016 3:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.

The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:

Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Bill Condon.

Hank Corwin, for film editing in Paramount Pictures’ “The Big Short” for director Adam McKay. Hank recently won the Ace Eddie Award and the Los Angeles Film »

- Variety Staff

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Sweet 16 Links: Colette, Noni, Gaga, and a Lynch Reunion

2 February 2016 10:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Variety Keira Knightley in talks to star in the biopic about the French writer Colette. Crossing my fingers about this one. Colette is fascinating (she wrote Cheri!)

Comics Alliance on Marvel, politics, and why corporations are not your friend

Towleroad TitanMen has offered disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock (the one with abs and a Downton Abbey fetish) $1 million to star in a porn film. Lol

Variety Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher, and more join Meryl Streep's competition jury at Berlinale

Kenneth in the (212) Shirtless Russell Tovey reportedly causes a Broadway audience member to faint. Ha!

Pajiba checks in w/ the Trainspotting cast, 20 years on 

i09 Naomi Watts reunites with Lynch for Twin Peaks S3

i09 Noomi Rapace not returning for the Prometheus sequel

IndieWire thinks "The Chickening," a short film remix of The Shining is insane and genius. Definitely the first part. As for the second... 

Towleroad a first for Espn, »


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Production start dates for Ghost in the Shell, Avatar 2, Alien: Covenant, Wolverine 3 and Transformers 5

1 February 2016 11:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.

The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.

Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.

The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.

Ridley Scott will begin shooting his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant in Sydney, Australia in April, with Michael Fassbender reprising his »

- Gary Collinson

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'Wolverine 3', 'Avatar 2' and 'Alien: Covenant' Begin Shooting in April

1 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This year is shaping up to be a big one for 20th Century Fox, with the release of highly-anticipated superhero movies such as Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. This year will also be huge for the studio as a number of other big projects starts production. Today we have start dates for three of the studio's biggest movies, Wolverine 3, Avatar 2 and Alien: Covenant. All three of these movies start filming in April, albeit in different locations around the globe, according to My Entertainment World.

Wolverine 3 is reportedly set to start filming on April 25 in New Orleans and Mexico. Star Hugh Jackman revealed last week that the script was finished, although he wouldn't say exactly when production will get started. The actor is currently the only confirmed cast member at this time, but it is believed that Patrick Stewart will also be back as Professor X. No story details have been confirmed yet. »

- MovieWeb

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Noomi Rapace Won’t Return for ‘Alien: Covenant’

1 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Title notwithstanding, Alien: Covenant is a Prometheus sequel, and as such we’ve been expecting it to pick up where that earlier adventure left off. But it seems at least one major development will have taken place by the time we revisit that universe. Director Ridley Scott confirms Noomi Rapace will not return as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, leaving Michael Fassbender‘s murderous android David the […]

The post Noomi Rapace Won’t Return for ‘Alien: Covenant’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Scott Reveals Noomi Rapace's Fate For 'Alien: Covenant'

1 February 2016 6:44 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With Alien: Covenant now picking up steam, and bits of casting information making the rounds, some have wondered whether or not Noomi Rapace- who appeared in Prometheus- would be in the film. After all, she was the sole human survivor in Prometheus, and Covenant is both a sequel to that film and a prequel to the original Alien. Would her Elizabeth Shaw be part of what bridges these films to the originals?


According to director Ridley Scott, Rapace will not be in Alien: Covenant. He was sort of mum on the subject, when asked about it by the Daily Mail. All he said was, "No," and then added, "We're still casting the main roles."

So that settles that. The Swedish actress, probably best known for her work in the original film adaptation of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and her Shaw will not be present as we »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Alien: Covenant

1 February 2016 5:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since its announcement, everyone assumed that Noomi Rapace would return for Prometheus 2, which was re-titled to Alien: Paradise Lost and then to Alien: Covenant. But according to its director Ridley Scott, Rapace won’t be along for another outing.

“No,” Scott answered when asked if Rapace was coming back. “We’re still casting the main roles.”

This differs from an officially released statement from 20th Century Fox that stated Rapace would be reprising her role of Elizabth Shaw alongside Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterson.

Scott has announced there are two more sequels in the works for Prometheus after Alien: Covenant, so there is a chance for her character to return in another outing. However when asked for a comment on Prometheus and its sequels, Rapace told Red Carpet TV News, “I have no comment on that yet.”

Sounds like more trouble is afoot for Scott’s Alien: Covenant than meets the eye. »

- Luke Owen

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Won’t See Noomi Rapace Return

1 February 2016 2:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Huge Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news: The actress will Not return as Elizabeth Shaw. Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news

Big Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news. Yes, it has been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not return for the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Rapace played the role of Elizabeth Shaw in the first movie, which was released back in 2012.

The Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace exit news comes from the Daily Mail. Their film critic Baz Bamigboye asked Ridley Scott if Rapace will be reprising her role in the film, which is about to start shooting this month down in Australia.

Here’s a little from the original article.

I asked if Noomi Rapace, who was in his film Prometheus (from which Covenant follows), would be working with him in Australia and he said no. ‘We’re still casting the main roles,’ he said.

So, we know that Michael Fassbender will be »

- Paul Heath

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Alien: Covenant - Noomi Rapace won't return says Ridley Scott

1 February 2016 1:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Prometheus star Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for the sequel Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott has revealed...

Like the old alien itself, Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel seems to be changing shape before our very eyes. First came the title change - what was Alien: Paradise Lost became Alien: Covenant.

Now comes the news, directly from Scott himself, that Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for his space horror follow-up. When asked by a Daily Mail journalist whether Rapace would be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, Scott said, "No," before adding, "We're still casting the main roles."

This marks a major change from the official information provided by Fox in November 2015, where Noomi Rapace was among the three actors confirmed for Alien: Covenant - the others being Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterston.

So what's happened? Have screenwriting trio Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan »

- ryanlambie

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Sir Ridley Scott confirms no Noomi Rapace in Alien: Covenant

31 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Originally, both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were set to reprise their roles in Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, but following reports that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star would be making only a brief cameo, we now know that she won’t actually be in it at all! Fassbender on the other

The post Sir Ridley Scott confirms no Noomi Rapace in Alien: Covenant appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Noomi Rapace Won't Be In "Alien: Covenant"

30 January 2016 9:53 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just before it's scheduled to begin production, Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" is making a key change - getting rid of one of only two characters returning from "Prometheus".

The Daily Mail (via Yahoo) reports that actress Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the film which is either one of two or three films set to bridge the gap between "Prometheus" and the original "Alien".

The story is set a decade after the events of "Prometheus" and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant who set out to find a paradise-like world - only to discover a cold, desolate, dark planet where the android David (Michael Fassbender) is the only inhabitant. Scott says he has most of the film already planned out with detailed storyboards that enable him to visualise each shot.

It has previously been suggested that Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character, the only survivor aside from »

- Garth Franklin

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Alien: Covenant Won't Include Prometheus' Noomi Rapace

30 January 2016 3:33 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Later this year, Sir Ridley Scott will return to the Alien universe he first visited in 1979 with a follow up to his 2012 science fiction adventure Prometheus, now titled Alien: Covenant. Though this will be a step towards eventually catching up with the Alien continuity, it will still be the direct descendent of Prometheus, but while it will bring back some key pieces from that film, there will be one noticeable absence: Noomi Rapace. Scott and the Alien: Covenant crew are preparing to film in Australia later this year, but when that commences, Noomi Rapace, who starred in the first film and is one of two characters who survived the conclusion, will not make an appearance. Ridley Scott told Yahoo Australia that the Swedish actress will not reprise her role, and that they are "still casting" the main roles. The 36-year-old actress played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, the leader of a late »

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HBO Promotes Casey Bloys to President, Michael Ellenberg Exits as Drama Chief

29 January 2016 4:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In a shakeup at HBO, comedy programming chief Casey Bloys has been promoted to president of series, late-night and specials, while Michael Ellenberg is exiting his post as head of drama series.

Ellenberg will segue to a production deal with the network.

Rumors about Ellenberg’s departure have been circulating for a few weeks, but earlier this month the exec was front and center at HBO’s presentation at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. His move to producing comes as HBO has had its ups and downs with new series. “Game of Thrones” is one of the most valuable franchises in TV, but other shows on his watch, including “True Detective’s” second season and “The Leftovers,” have had a mixed track record.

There have been rumblings of difficulties on the set of the upcoming “Westworld,” which recently shut down production so exec producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy »

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How many xenomorphs will be in 'Alien: Covenant'?

28 January 2016 11:41 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Just how many xenomorphs can we expect in Alien: Covenant? Director Ridley Scott already promised multiple variations of the vicious alien creatures in the forthcoming Prometheus sequel -- “We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy," he promised The Wrap -- but if this new casting call put out by Australian talent agency McTv is any indication, we could be looking at multiple full-grown xenomorphs in the film. Here's the breakdown: Age Range: 8-40 Physical Attributes: Skinny and very tall and skinny and very short but strong and very physically agile. Other Skills: Fast in Movement. Acrobats, Dancers, Gymnasts, Contortionist, Cirque du Soleil type performers As die-hard fans of Scott's original Alien know, that film's xenomorph was played in large part by 6'10" Bolaji Badejo, a London-based design student who was hired for his tall, thin frame. For scenes requiring more specialized physical movement, the creature »

- Chris Eggertsen

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First Casting Call For 'Alien: Covenant' Goes Up

28 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ridley Scott is getting set to dive back into the Alien world he helped create. While Prometheus was his first foray back into that world, it was treated almost as a separate story that gradually tied more and more into the original series of films. This time, with Alien: Covenant, Scott will be firmly rooted back in the world of the Xenomorphs, hence why it's no longer titled Prometheus 2. This will be an Alien movie, folks. Directed by Ridley Scott.


The film is set to enter production in April and, as such, casting is underway. Avp Galaxy has gotten its hands on the first official casting call for the film, which is seeking a group of actors with unique skills. Read for yourself:

"[Seeking] skinny and very tall or skinny and very short, but strong and very physically agile. [Performers who are] fast in movement, acrobats, dancers, gymnasts, contortionists, Cirque du Soleil-type performers. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Things You People Wouldn’t Believe – Blade Runner 2 To Start Shooting In July 2016

26 January 2016 2:35 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The long-mooted Blade Runner sequel, starring Harrison Ford (returning as Rick Deckard) and Ryan Gosling, is to begin principal photography as early as July of this year, according to a new story from The Hollywood Reporter.

Anyone who’s been following the slow development of the film, since 2011 (when original director Ridley Scott was still in the hot-seat to direct), will be breathing a sigh of relief that it’s finally happening… provided they’re excited about the prospect of an addition to the franchise thirty years on, anyway. We all saw how Prometheus turned out.

The Blade Runner sequel has great potential considering the currently-attached director is Dennis Villeneuve, who has been impressing critics and audiences for a few years now with output like Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners and Incendies. For a film as artistic and dream-like as Blade Runner, it’s a real coup getting an auteur of Villeneuve’s caliber. »

- Dan Woburn

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Blade Runner 2 to film this summer, Sony to distribute

25 January 2016 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Blade Runner 2, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, starts shooting in July.

Well, it's finally happening.

Over the past year or two there's been no shortage of talk about a sequel to Blade Runner. At one stage it looked as if Ridley Scott would return to direct it, too. However, the movie is pressing ahead, with Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) helming the feature. Furthermore, Ryan Gosling is set to star, alongside Harrison Ford who will be returning as Deckard.

The script for this one has been penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (from an idea by Fancher and Scott), and Blade Runner 2 - as it probably won't be called - will be set decades after the first film.

Production on Blade Runner 2 is now scheduled for begin in July of this year, and Sony Pictures has acquired the distribution rights for everywhere but the Us and Canada. »

- simonbrew

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Dakota Johnson And Matthias Schoenaerts Will Be The Sound Of Metal For Director Darius Marder

22 January 2016 2:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For his feature film debut, Darius Marder is getting a band together for The Sound of Metal, an all-new musical drama that has eyed Matthias Schoenaerts and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson for key roles.

Deadline has the scoop, revealing that it is Johnson who will take charge of Marder’s (metal?) band as its lead singer and The Danish Girl‘s Schoenaerts will play the part of the drummer – one who has to come to terms with his rapidly declining ability to hear. It’s unclear as of yet whether their budding music group begins and ends at two musicians, or if Marder is still casting the net in search of additional members, though we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

Prior to taking the reins of The Sound of Metal, Darius Marder’s credits included a co-writer gig on the 2012 crime drama The Place Beyond The Pines. »

- Michael Briers

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