After launching the Planet of the Apes prequel franchise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, renaissance man James Franco has joined another blockbuster prequel franchise.
Even though production on Alien: Covenant has been done for awhile, we’re just now learning that James Franco has a role in in the prequel sequel. That means we’re getting James Franco and Danny McBride in an Alien movie, and that’s just weird to think about.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In space, no one can hear Ridley Scott celebrate his birthday, appear in a new Alien: Covenant set photo, and presumably receive phone calls from friends and colleagues congratulating him on being chosen to receive the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award. But this is the internet, so we can hear all of the relevant details in one brisk movie news post.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Alien: Covenant is one of the most intriguing sequels sitting on the horizon, a film that seems to be picking up the most successful pieces of Prometheus and injecting them with the more traditional “oh my God something is going to kill me” terror that defined director Ridley Scott‘s original 1979 classic. The first poster for the film has arrived and it’s noteworthy for two reasons: it reveals that the sixth Alien film has once again changed release dates and it makes it very clear that this will be a horror movie.
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For any sci-fi fan, it would be a dream come true to find a place where the characters from all your favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows existed in the same world. But unless we figure out how to travel to a parallel dimension where all those character that have been imagined over the years are real, we’ll have to settle for this new print from the Hero Complex Gallery show Sci-Scapes.
Artists Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley created this insanely detailed piece of work that feels like a sci-fi version of Where’s Waldo. But rather than looking for the bespectacled, red and white striped sweater wearing explorer, you can just look at any part of this image and find someone or something from RoboCop, Total Recall, Akira, Alien, Stranger Things, Blade Runner, Predator and much more.
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Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus and the sixth film in the Alien series, has played its cards close to its vest throughout filming, leaving most of the film’s plot details and characters specifics hidden from view. However, a few interesting details have begun to leak out from a tiny breach in the production’s hull, including the return of a certain Alien character and the nature of one performance in the film.
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Prometheus concludes with the Trilobite and the Engineer giving birth to The Deacon. The baby blue-skinned alien hardly ended Sir Ridley Scott‘s film with a bang. Will we ever see that Xenomorph-like creature ever again or was it simply a moment of underwhelming fan service? We’ll have to wait and find out, but we do know the name of the aliens wreaking havoc in next summer’s Alien: Covenant is not “Deacons.”
Below, get some information on the new Xenomorph (SPOILERS ahead).
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As simple as they are, the opening credits for Alien are rather iconic. All the important names of the cast and crew appear on screen as the title is slowly revealed piece by piece. It appears in the movie exactly as it did in the posters leading up to the release of the film. But at one time, the title treatment was completely different, with a much stronger influence from the xenomorphs designed by the late H.R. Giger.
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This past weekend saw the opening of the third solo show for pop culture artist Craig Drake. Over at Hero Complex Gallery, fans lined up outside for hours to get into the show to have the first shot at picking up the latest work from the artist who brought us outstanding work from the likes of Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, TRON and more in his last solo art show. Now you can check out the pieces that Craig Drake debuted for this third solo show at Hero Complex Gallery, including tributes to Ghostbusters, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Fifth Element, Batman, Alien, Akira and more.
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It’s a good day to be a poster fan, as both Mondo and Bottleneck Gallery have revealed new posters, albeit for very different movies. As part of the film’s expanded release this week, Mondo has debuted a poster for the crime drama/modern western Hell or High Water. And because you don’t need an excuse to celebrate beloved movies, Bottleneck is releasing two posters dedicated to Alien and Aliens.
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
The latest installment features some incredibly detailed Ghostbusters statues, an Alien coloring book that’s pretty much for adults, two new Hot Toys figures from Back to the Future Part II with some incredible accessories and more.
See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »