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Chris Evans to Star in Neill Blomkamp's Disaster Movie Greenland

Chris Evans to Star in Neill Blomkamp's Disaster Movie Greenland
Chris Evans is trading in his shield to star in Neill Blomkamp's next movie Greenland. The movie is about one family's fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. It looks like this is going to be Evans' first major movie following his likely final turns as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. For Blomkamp, it's his first feature since 2014's Chappie, which was something of a disappointment.

The news of this project comes out of Cannes, which is currently taking place in France. Thunder Road Picture's Basil Iwanyk (John Wick) is producing the movie. Anton is co-financing with Riverstone Pictures. Anton's CEO Sebastien Raybaud and Harold van Lier are executive producing with Riverstone's Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Raybaud had this to say about Greenland in a statement.

"When we read Greenland, we knew it was exactly the sort of film we
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Could the “Aliens” franchise find new life as an audio series?

Few franchises are in a more interesting spot right now than Aliens. Besides being potentially caught up in the Fox to Disney purchase, the series has been moving away from its roots. Alien and Aliens are classics, though Alien 3 is at best a mixed bag, with Alien: Resurrection a decided step down. Since then, we’ve seen two Alien vs Predator crossovers (both terrible), two Ridley Scott helmed prequels in the decent Prometheus and the underwhelming Alien: Covenant, as well as an aborted Alien effort from Neill Blomkamp that appeared to want to right the ship. With that sort of uncertainty about what a movie in this canon actually is, other efforts are being made to keep the brand relevant. Below the radar, Audible has been adapting canonical novels into radio series, and they’ve been getting the xenomporphs right too. The latest release, via Audible, is Alien: Sea of Sorrow,
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Alien Day returns this month

With Alien Day just around the corner AlienUniverse.com have announced a number of fan based activities that will be occurring leading up to and including the landmark day of the 26th April, or as it’s written here for Alien Day, 426. These include never before available Alien Merchandise, Alien Marathons via HBO on Demand, competitions and much more. Check out the full list below…

Beginning today, Shop.FoxMovies.com unveils all-new apparel commemorating Dark Horse’s upcoming Aliens: Dust to Dust comic series which launches later this month. In preparation for Alien Day fans can shop from a wide selection of never-before-available Alien merchandise on Shop.FoxMovies.com. Additionally, the first 50 customers to purchase select Alien merchandise will receive the First copies of Aliens: Dust to Dust #1. Leading up to Alien Day, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will make every film in the Alien franchise available to own digitally
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3rd Annual Alien Day Kicks Off This April with Some Big Events

3rd Annual Alien Day Kicks Off This April with Some Big Events
We may not know when a new Alien movie is coming our way, but at least Alien Day is coming back in 2018. The annual celebration of all things Alien returns on April 26, 2018, for its third annual global celebration of the iconic sci-fi franchise. In addition to a whole bunch of activities and special deals to celebrate the franchise, a first of its kind initiative will be announced leading up to Alien Day, which is set to launch on April 26th.

Alien Day takes place each year on April 26, which is a nod to planet Lv-426 from Ridley Scott's first Alien movie. But you won't have to wait till then to get in on the fun. Beginning today, Fox has unveiled all-new apparel commemorating Dark Horse's upcoming comic, Aliens: Dust to Dust, which launches later this month. In preparation for Alien day, fans can shop from a wide selection of never-before-available merchandise on Shop.
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The Time for Blomkamp's Alien 5 Has Come and Gone

The Time for Blomkamp's Alien 5 Has Come and Gone
Neill Blomkamp's proposed version of Alien 5 is truly dead. According to the director, the time for his sequel to James Cameron's Aliens has come and gone. The future of the franchise is very much up in the air right now, but barring some absolute miracle, the sequel that at one point seemed to be a priority for Fox is dead in the water. Neill Blomkamp has refocused his efforts on original projects, but he's not totally done with Hollywood movies either.

The District 9 director essentially willed Alien 5 into existence a few years ago. While working with Sigourney Weaver on Chappie, he came up with an idea for what would have reportedly ignored the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. After sharing some concept art online, which took off like wildfire, Fox jumped on the idea and Blomkamp started developing it, with Weaver and members of the original cast on board to return.
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Neill Blomkamp Says He’s Made Peace With His Cancelled Alien Film

Back in 2009, director Neill Blomkamp stunned the moviegoing public with an emotionally-distressing, thoroughly intelligent piece of sci-fi entitled District 9. Co-written by Blomkamp and his spouse, Terri Tatchell, the xenophobic thriller went on to earn four Oscar nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Post-District 9, however, Blomkamp has struggled to find a similar level of critical and financial success in his follow-up films, Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015), but their divisive receptions didn’t deter the director from pursuing his dream project. In early 2015, Blomkamp took to Instagram and posted several images depicting concept art for an unannounced Alien movie, causing quite the viral stir.

Through subsequent interviews, Blomkamp revealed that the project was a planned sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens, which would ultimately disregard the quadrilogy’s final two entries, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection. Eventually dubbed Alien: Awakening, the
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Ryan has a book out! Today! And it’s about sci-fi films!

Simon Brew Feb 15, 2018

Fancy a book chock-full of science fiction movies? Then our very own Ryan Lambie has written one...

Ah, our very own, cherished, beloved Ryan Lambie. For the best part of a decade, he’s been our fearless deputy editor, a man whose love of films is only matched by the collection of chutney recipes he appears to hold in his head.

Call us biased if you like, but we’re huge fans of Ryan’s writing here, and thus we’re excited to share a bit of news with you: he’s gone all rogue, shirked his coffee-making duties, and written a book of his own.

Ryan’s penned The Geek’s Guide To Sf Cinema. It’s a terrific look at 30 key films that revolutionised the genre, examining how they came about and the impact they had. And Ryan, the cheeky scamp, has managed to squeeze
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Neill Blomkamp confirms he’s "moved on” from his Alien film

Simon Brew Jan 3, 2018

Neill Blomkamp won't be making Alien 5, as he admits he's "moved on" from the project.

Whilst there are merits to both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, under director Ridley Scott’s stewardship, the Alien series has gone to some divisive places. With Scott keen to keep making Alien movies too, once casualty of that has been the Neill Blomkamp Alien 5 project. This is the film that would have brought Sigourney Weaver back, and apparently picked things up after Aliens, as if Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection hadn’t happened.

Fox opted to go with Ridley Scott rather than Neill Blomkamp though, and whilst the latter has released concept art for his film over his social media accounts, there’s no sign that it’ll happen. And in his latest Tweet on the matter, Blomkamp appears to concede the fact, too…

Yes. I have moved on. What I meant
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Canceled Alien 5 Art Reveals the Xenomorph Attack You Never Saw

Canceled Alien 5 Art Reveals the Xenomorph Attack You Never Saw
For a period of time, it looked like Alien 5 was going to happen. That isn't the case anymore. But director Neill Blomkamp recently shared some concept art, teasing what might have been. Back in April, producer Ridley Scott claimed that Alien 5 wasn't too far along in the development process. But it was far enough that some concept art was commissioned, with the director revealing two pieces of never-before-seen artwork through his Instagram page. The first of which shows off a Xenomorph attack, and the second revealing a massive new ship for the Alien franchise.

Unfortunately, director Neill Blomkamp presented these two pieces of artwork without any comment, with the first image showcasing a Xenomorph waiting in a shaft, with a soldier standing above this dangerous alien lying in wait for another victim. There is no indication as to where in this movie this scene us set, or if it would
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Alien: Resurrection Art Pieces Featured in New studioADI Collection from Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.

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Makeup effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. have brought some of cinema's most iconic creatures to life over the decades, including their ambitious work on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. Now, over 20 years after the respective releases of the third and fourth Alien films, studioADI and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up to launch a new collection of art pieces based on their iconic Xenomorph creations:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (November 20, 2017) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for 3 decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film It. Today Woodruff and Gillis announced The studioADI Collection, art inspired by
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The studioADI Collection Lauches With Stunning Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Pieces

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A new line of impressive looking movie collectibles, straight from the VFX masters that helped bring them to life is launching next month with something for Aliens fans to drool over.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you're looking for high quality movie collectibles, it doesn't get much better than art pieces crafted/designed by the award winning VFX team responsible for bringing iconic movie characters to life in the first place.  So it's really cool to hear that studioADI, which was founded by Oscar winning VFX artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. back in 1988 are now developing high end art/collectibles for movie lovers to bring into their homes.  

They're kicking off the collection with pieces based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, going so far as to utilize the original creature molds to craft each one (made to order).  Orders will begin on December 1st, and while
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October Horrors 2017 Day 21 – Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus, 2012.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, and Kate Dickie.

Synopsis:

The research vessel Prometheus carries a team of scientists to a mysterious planet on a mission to uncover the secrets regarding the origins of the human race. Far from meeting their makers, the scientists instead uncover a centuries-old plot that if successful could lead to the extinction of humanity.

After four films following the character of Ripley and two abysmal crossovers with the Predator franchise, the Alien franchise had seemingly run out of steam and looked like it would finally enter retirement.

However, some disagreed and none more so than director Ridley Scott, who owes his very career to the original 1979 film that catapulted him to fame, and felt that there was still life (and money) to be wrung from the series.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 18 – Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection, 1997.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott and Brad Dourif.

Synopsis:

Aboard the ship Usm Auriga, 200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is resurrected via cloning, still impregnated with the alien queen that was with her when she died. The creature is subsequently removed for use in scientific and military experiments, spawning a whole new host of the acid-blooded creatures. Soon, the creatures escape their confines and begin to slaughter the crew, leaving the ship heading straight for Earth, with Ripley and a team of mercenaries on a desperate mission to escape and destroy the alien menace before it can reach the human homeworld.

It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at yet another installment in the long-running Alien series and after four films and nearly 20 years, we finally reach the end of the story of
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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Alien: Ridley Scott leaves door open to Ripley return

Simon Brew Jul 11, 2017

Ridley Scott confirms the feasibility of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley appearing in one of his Alien prequels...

Spoilers for Alien: Covenant lie ahead.

Had Neill Blomkamp been given the green light to make his proposed Alien 5 project, then Sigourney Weaver would have been back in the role of Ellen Ripley, in a movie that picked up after Aliens. Blomkamp's project would have forked away from Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.

However, 20th Century Fox has opted to follow Ridley Scott’s line of prequel movies to Alien instead, starting with Prometheus and this year adding Alien: Covenant to the box set.

In spite of disappointing box office for the latest chapter in the story, Scott is still keen to make more Alien prequels. In a new posting from Luis Nostromo, Scott has answered the question as to whether we can expect Ripley in any of them,
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Alien 5 Was Originally Going To Feature A Totally Different Character

After leaving his mark on the sci-fi genre with the incredible District 9, director Neill Blomkamp followed up his debut pic with Elysium and Chappie. Admittedly, neither film hit quite the same heights that his first effort did, but they were still impressive enough to catch the attention of same pretty important people in Hollywood. As such, Blomkamp quickly found himself attached to Alien 5, which would reunite him with Sigourney Weaver after working with the actress on Chappie.

From what we heard, his plan was to reboot the franchise, with the fifth instalment in the iconic sci-fi/horror series looking to erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. While it never truly got off the ground, the project did take some significant steps forward and seemed to be on the right track for a while, with impressive concept art surfacing last year. Things were looking pretty good for the film then
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Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Has Over 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes

Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Has Over 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
While Fox Home Entertainment has not made an official announcement yet, several online retailers such as Amazon have listed Alien: Covenant for release on August 15. Today we have the first details regarding the special features, which will have nearly 20 minutes of deleted scenes, and over 100 minutes of special features altogether. We also have the cover artwork for the regular Blu-ray, along with the special edition Steelbook and the Target retailer exclusive, along with the special features details for this Alien prequel.

AvP Galaxy reports that there will be a total of 12 deleted and extended scenes on this Blu-ray release, which will run 17 minutes and 58 seconds. There will also be Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott, a Master Class: Ridley Scott that runs 55 minutes and 25 seconds, theatrical trailers, David's Illustrations and five featurettes, Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s) and Advent (6m
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In Defense Of: “Alien 3” (1992)

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
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Alien: Covenant - where its box office leaves the series

Ryan Lambie Jun 9, 2017

The sequel to Prometheus got decent reviews, but its box office could throw the Alien franchise into doubt. We look at the numbers...

In terms of story, Alien: Covenant's conclusion hinted at all kinds of dark possibilities. We won't go over them in spoilery detail here - we've done that before, if you're interested in getting into specifics - but Covenant's conclusion, along with Ridley Scott's clear enthusiasm for the franchise, left clear indications that at least a couple of sequels were in the pipeline.

Right now, though, there appears to be a black cloud on the horizon: the film's box-office. While Alien: Covenant received better reviews than its predecessor, 2012's Prometheus, the latest in a planned string of prequels to 1979's Alien has made a worryingly steep dive in profits over the past couple of weeks.

You only have to take a quick look
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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 Pretty Much ‘Totally Dead,’ Director Says

Yes, I know, it’s like we have a serious case of infinite deja vu, isn’t it? It was only last month that we reported that Alien 5 was dead. However, film fans are a persistent bunch, and it certainly doesn’t help that Hollywood is one of the most fickle industries out there. There’s always a chance for something to take off, even long after it’s been confirmed as dead.

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, before Ridley Scott went to work on the now-released Alien: Covenant, Chappie and District 9 director, Neill Blomkamp was doing some preliminary work on Alien 5, a film that was going to undo Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and go off in a completely different timeline. However, before we knew it, Alien: Covenant started gaining momentum, and Alien 5 was put on the back burner.

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