Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Let’s be honest with ourselves here: the earliest details about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant made this film sound like a soft reboot, a way of continuing the series while dismissing as much of the divisive Prometheus as possible. However, after a day on the film’s set last year, it became very clear that this is very much a sequel to the first Alien prequel, even as it’s doubling down on being the prequel many Alien fans wanted in the first place. Let’s take a closer look.
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Don’t let your chest burst open from nerdiness, but it’s officially Alien Day! In honor of LV-426, there are all sorts of celebrations happening today including double feature screenings of Alien and its sequel, releases of new memorabilia, and a handful of new collectible prints from a few different artists.
Today Bottleneck Gallery has three new prints that are going on sale. One of them may be more difficult to get than the other two, but if you’re a fan of artwork by Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert and Chris Skinner.
Plus, Mondo has two new vinyl releases featuring the scores for Prometheus and Aliens. Get a look at the Alien Day artwork and the Mondo vinyl releases after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If you want to get nerds shouting at each other, bring up Prometheus. A misunderstood masterpiece? A flawed, fascinating misfire? A low point for the Alien series? You’ll find all of these opinions and more floating around the internet, which means that the upcoming Alien: Covenant is facing down a variety of expectations. For some fans, it has to redeem the previous movie. For others, it needs to deepen the mythology that was introduced in Prometheus. Director Ridley Scott, riding high off the success of The Martian, certainly has his work cut out for him.
But today’s headline does not come to us courtesy of Mr. Scott. It comes to us courtesy of costume designer Janty Yates, who revealed that Alien: Covenant will be set ten years after the crew of the Prometheus was wiped out and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) set out in search of the Engineers’ home planet.
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Just under a couple months ago, director Ridley Scott revealed that the title of Prometheus 2 would more directly tie into the Alien franchise with the official title of Alien: Paradise Lost. The project is currently in active development, so much that it pushed back Neill Blomkamp’s developing Alien 5 until further notice, leaving him to take on another sci-fi project in the meantime. However, according to Scott, there’s a new Prometheus 2 title in place. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rebecca Ferguson came seemingly out of nowhere to steal the show in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and now it seems she’s at the top of everyone’s casting wishlist. Up to and including Ridley Scott‘s for Alien: Paradise Lost, according to a new report. Meanwhile, she’s also entered talks for The Snowman with Michael Fassbender.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
No one in the universe wants a sequel to Prometheus more than director Ridley Scott, who has been talking about a follow-up to his Alien prequel ever since it left audiences baffled and divided three years ago. Now titled Alien: Paradise Lost, the film that once was Prometheus 2 has charted a course for an early 2016 start date and Scott has been slowly spilling plot details to anyone who will listen. The latest news: the survivors of the first film will be joined by a new crew of characters. After all, what good is an Alien movie without a body count?
Everything we know about this so far can be found after the jump.
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After District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp teased concept art from an Alien franchise movie that he’d been working on outside of 20the Century Fox, the studio decided to pick up the sci-fi sequel, and it’s now supposed to be his next project.
Since then, Blomkamp has only teased one more piece of concept art, and while there’s been some talk about this new movie disregarding the events of Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, it’s not entirely clear how the new film will settle in with the previous chapters of the Alien franchise.
However, it appears Blomkamp is hard at work developing the movie as the filmmaker recently shared a photo on Instagram showing off what appears to be his own personal Alien room, with four televisions and what looks like a bunch of concept art for his forthcoming movie. Check out the cool Neill Blomkamp Alien room below! Read More »
Ever since Prometheus hit the big screen in 2012, despite a certain amount of disappointment with director Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi, there has been desire by many to see where Prometheus 2 would take the story. Even those less than impressed by the film seemed interested in the potential of improving on the shaky groundwork laid by what amounted to an Alien prequel.
At one time we thought an untitled Ridley Scott film set for a March 2016 release was going to be Prometheus 2, but it ended up being The Martian. That was bumped up to a theatrical debut this fall. Since then we haven’t heard when we might see the Prometheus sequel come together, especially with Blade Runner 2 in the works. Now word has surfaced on when production will get underway. Find out when Prometheus 2 production may begin after the jump! Read More »
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We frequently think of Ridley Scott as a master, a filmmaker with huge ambition and bigger talent who can bring any vision to the big screen. His resume certainly seems to confirm that. Space opera, war movies, period pieces, spy thrillers, Best Picture winners — he’s pretty much done them all. Still, out of the 22 films Scott has directed, including this week’s release Exodus: Gods and Kings, how many of them are actually good? What about great? It’s a pretty high percentage. Below, we rank the top 15 best Ridley Scott movies. Read More »
Little known fact: Mondo rejects just as many, if not more, posters than they actually release. Some are posters that didn’t get approved by a star or studio. Others are different versions of a poster that actually was released. And sometimes Mondo and a company can’t settle on a design and it never sees the light of day.
At MondoCon this past weekend, Justin Ishmael, Rob Jones and Mitch Putnam, the creative team behind Mondo, presented a panel called Mondo Talk about this very subject. However, what started as a way for fans to see the behind the scenes creation of a poster turned into, as Ishmael put it, “The depressing, what you could have had panel.”
They revealed a non-stop cavalcade of posters, concepts, licenses and more they tried to realize, but which failed for one reason for another. We’re talking Tyler Stout‘s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Krzysztof Domaradzki‘s officially licensed The Godfather, Spring Breakers, and various different iterations of Man of Steel. Below, check out a bunch of posters Mondo posters that never happened. Read More »