Later this month, 20th Century Fox is trying to make Alien Day a thing on April 26th. The makeshift holiday is inspired by LV 426, the place where the Nostromo first encounters the xenomorph eggs that will be the end of them in the classic sci-fi flick Alien. As we previously reported, the day will be bringing a bunch of exclusive collectibles, artwork, clothing and other merchandise, in addition to double feature screenings of Alien and Aliens.
In advance of the holiday, the toy company Super 7 has just offered up a sneak peek at a few of the items they’ll be releasing on Alien Day. See what Alien Day ReAction figures Super 7 has in store below. Read More »
Last year, fans went crazy for Back to the Future Day on October 21st, 2015, celebrating the day that Doc and Marty go into the future in Back to the future Part II. Now 20th Century Fox is hoping to gin up the same kind of excitement for Alien with a special celebratory day.
On April 26th, fans can celebrate Alien Day, inspired by the planet LV-426 (get it?) from the original Alien. If you’re an Alien fan, this day comes with a slew of cool goodies, contests and screenings, including things like official Reebok shoes inspired by the ones Ripley wears in Aliens, new action figures, and an online trivia contest. Get the details below. Read More »
The Los Angeles-based pop culture art gallery The Hero Complex Gallery has released a new 12 print set featuring artwork by Jordan Buckner. The 12 Print Sci-fi Landscape Set is titled “Visions of a Past, Present and Future,” featuring 36″ x 12″ landscape art that honors some of the best science fiction movies of all time, including: the original Star Wars trilogy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, Blade Runner, Moon, The Fly, Akira, Metropolis, La jet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hit the jump to see all of the beautiful Jordan Buckner sci-fi prints in close-up.
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Get away from those cookies, you bitch! That’s what you’ll be shouting to any of your friends who decide to go snooping in your Warrior Alien ceramic cookie jar that is available for purchase right now. Sadly, it doesn’t come with cookies shaped like facehuggers, but that’s something that you can probably make yourself. But first you need the Aliens cookie jar, and you can find out how much it’ll cost you below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you ask someone to name every character who survived the events of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien, they’d surely mention Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley blasting that Xenomorph into space and putting herself in suspended animation for the long, ill-fated trip home. But will they mention Jonesy, the incredibly lucky ginger cat who somehow manages to avoid death at the claws and jaws of the galaxy’s most dangerous predator and the Nostromo’s self-destruction? As an animal fan, watching Ripley struggle to get to the escape shuttle while toting a clunky animal kennel while a vicious alien pursues her is high on my list of nightmares.
The incredible Bottleneck Gallery has revealed the first in new series of Alien posters and the focus is squarely on the film’s two non-human characters: the alien itself and Jonsey the cat. Sure, the rest of the crew is present as well, but they’re, well, more than a little dead.
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This is not a bad year to be Katherine Waterston. The actress broke out last year with Inherent Vice, and since then, she’s delivered an emotional performance in Steve Jobs and shot the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actresses’ next job? A starring role in Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.
Learn more about Scott’s film after the jump.
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Not too long ago we learned that the official title for Prometheus 2 would be Alien: Covenant, with the story making a direct connection to director Ridley Scott‘s 1979 classic sci-fi horror Alien. The sequel will follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovering 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.
And now we have some details on what kind of aliens we can expect to eat up the new crew on this presumably doomed expedition, and fans of the original franchise are going to be very happy. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Neill Blomkamp‘s proposed Aliens sequel is probably not going to get made. The District 9 director ignited a whole tank full of flammable internet passion when he revealed that he was developing a direct sequel to James Cameron’s 1986 classic, which would’ve ignored the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection and followed Ellen Ripley and a no-longer-dead Corporal Dwayne Hicks on a new horror-tinged sci-fi adventure. Fans were split: some loved the idea of revisiting these characters while others thought it was an insult to the franchise and to the flawed-but-fascinating sequels.
In any case, Ridley Scott, the godfather of this whole series and the director of the original 1979 Alien, put an end to Blomkamp’s movie by moving ahead with Alien: Covenant, the sequel to his Alien prequel, Prometheus (this probably sounds very confusing to non-initiated). However, this hasn’t stopped actor Michael Biehn, who played Hicks in Aliens, from chatting about Blomkamp’s vision, which would have reunited Ripley with Newt, her surrogate daughter.
For word on what could have been with Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel, hit the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve got a couple of casting updates, a seemingly cancelled project, and much more. After the jump:
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back adds Robert Catrini.
- Social Network‘s Abhi Sinha joins Conjuring 2.
- Warner Bros. pulls Project XX from its schedule.
- Peyton Reed imagines a Bring It On sequel.
- Simon Pegg talks about writing Star Trek Beyond.
- Bruce Willis responds to that Die Hard 6 fan pitch.
- No, Daniel Radcliffe won’t be back for Cursed Child.
- The original Aliens comic is getting a fancy deluxe edition.
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Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
It’s been an interesting couple of months for the upcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. As The Martian continues to hang around at the box office and build some unexpected awards season momentum, director Ridley Scott has had plenty of opportunities to tease the upcoming film and he’s said a lot of things. Like how it was titled Alien: Paradise Lost and how Spectre writer John Logan is currently rewriting the script. And then over the weekend, word surfaced that the film was being retitled and now, it’s completely 100% official.
The next movie in the Alien series is titled Alien: Covenant and 20th Century Fox has released a title treatment and an official plot synopsis and everything. Interestingly, the shreds of plot align with much of what we’ve heard in the past year, but with a few key differences.
In space, no one can hear you read the new Alien Covenant plot synopsis after the jump.
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