The new 'Alien' movie doesn't have time for Predators. It's an origin story that renders the crossover Alien vs. Predator movies obsolete.
Ellen Ripley, the intergalactic explorer played by Sigourney Weaver in four Alien movies, has long been considered one of the greatest — if not the greatest — action heroines of all time. Both DC (Wonder Woman) and Marvel (Captain Marvel) have hotly anticipated standalone female superhero movies on the horizon, and with this week’s release of Rogue One, the past two Star Wars movies have featured a woman in the lead (after last year’s Force Awakens). “The tide is turning, but hasn’t it been a long time coming?” Weaver asked Yahoo Movies at the New York press day for her latest film, the tearjerking YA adaptation A Monster Calls.
News of South African director Neill Blomkamp’s possible ‘Alien’ movie has been smouldering among fans for a while now. Apparently, his movie would disregard the plots of the largely unloved 'Alien 3’ and 'Alien: Resurrection’, and plough its own furrow. If the movie happens, it would be made after Ridley Scott completes his prequel 'Alien: Covenant’, the sequel to 'Prometheus’ which will supposedly dovetail into 'Alien’.
Just when Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ has been gathering momentum and dominating the ‘Alien’ franchise headlines, Michael Biehn’s only gone and revealed some juicy details on the plot for ‘Alien 5′. Biehn, the actor who played Corporal Hicks in James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’, had a lot to say regarding ‘Alien 5′ (as per its working title), declaring it was still very much happening. Not only does this, as he previously specified, ignore ‘Alien 3′ and ‘Alien: Resurrection’, but it plays out a very different timeline whereby both Hicks and Newt survive the crash-landing in David Fincher’s ‘Alien 3′.
The sequel to ‘Prometheus’ seems to be gathering pace, despite the 2012 movie gaining mixed reviews upon its release. But Sir Ridley Scott, the film’s director, has now dropped a bombshell over the title. With the titled previously confirmed as ‘Prometheus: Paradise Lost’, a recent interview with Scott has suggested he not only had a different title in mind, but has now changed it entirely. During AFI Film Festival, IndieWire reported that the ‘Alien’ director has - in the most casual of ways - altered the title to ‘Alien: Covenant’. - Did Disney Steal Wreck-It Ralph?
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Neill Blomkamp’s little art project was not for naught. According to multiple trade reports, 20th Century Fox has signed Blomkamp to direct the project with original Alien minder Ridley Scott producing. Scott will continue to develop a separate Prometheus sequel that will take place in a different time period from Blomkamp’s feature.
On New Year’s Day, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp shocked and delighted sci-fi fans when he uploaded several stunning pieces of concept art for a potential Aliens sequel to Instagram. As it turns out, Aliens studio Fox had no idea that Blomkamp — whose new sci-fi flick Chappie hits theaters in March — was working on what amounts to some spectacular spec art… at least for now. “I was in the end process of Chappie, and when my workload started to decrease, I could start thinking about what I could do next,” Blomkamp told Yahoo Movies on Tuesday.