This is a pretty good summer for Danny McBride. He has his latest HBO show, Vice Principals, premiering soon, and he’s currently shooting Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant in Australia. Co-creating another potential success like Eastbound & Down and getting to work on an Alien movie? That’s hardly a bad way to spend the summer. When we heard about McBride’s casting in the sequel, his role was unclear, but the actor says he’s playing the captain of the spacecraft Covenant.
Below, Danny McBride discusses Alien: Covenant.
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Next month, director Denis Villeneuve begins production on Blade Runner 2. The sequel, which stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, has already attracted an exciting cast. The newest member of the Blade Runner 2 ensemble is Academy Award-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, the co-star of Captain Phillips and this year’s Eye in the Sky.
Below, learn more about the Barkhard Abdi Blade Runner 2 casting announcement.
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Production on Alien: Covenant is happening right now, and so far we’ve gotten a couple of behind-the-scenes sneak peeks showing Katherine Waterston on the titular ship, as well as the return of Michael Fassbender as the android David. Now we get a first look at one of the other new cast members who may be the most intriguing part of the talent roster.
Danny McBride is part of the Covenant crew, and while we don’t know his character’s name just yet, a new photo from the set shows him getting direction from Ridley Scott while on the bridge of the ship that will likely have plenty of blood splattered all over it before the film is over. See the new Alien Covenant photo after the jump. Read More »
On Alien Day last month, director Ridley Scott offered our first look at the production of Alien: Covenant by way of the mission patch with the name of the title ship we’ll be following. This is just the first of what is meant to be two sequels (even though Scott once said this was the first in a new trilogy) that lead us up to the events of Alien in 1979. Production is still underway, and a new photo has just been shared from the set that provides us with our first look at Katherine Waterston as the new female lead character, Daniels. Will she be as cool as Ellen Ripley?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of Andy Weir‘s The Martian was a smashing success by any measure, and 20th Century Fox is hoping to recreate that magic again. The studio has just picked up an untitled pitch from Weir, which Scott will produce along with The Martian‘s Simon Kinberg.
It’s the second The Martian reunion we’ve heard about this month. Last week we got word Scott was re-teaming with The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard (who’s not involved in the new Weir movie) for Wraiths of the Broken Land. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Never one to waste time between projects, Ridley Scott has already lined up a new directorial effort to follow Alien: Covenant. Scott is set to reunite with The Martian writer Drew Goddard for Wraiths of the Broken Land, based on a novel by Bone Tomahawk author S. Craig Zahler. Let’s all step back for a moment and appreciate how much good stuff is crammed into that one sentence. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
As with any holiday, everyone celebrated Alien Day in their own special way. Some fans attended screenings or bought sweaters and posters and limited-edition shoes; others posted concept art suggesting they might just go ahead and pretend the last two Alien movies never happened. And the guy who started the whole thing, director Ridley Scott? He marked the special day by sharing the first official photo from the next installment of the still-beloved franchise, Alien: Covenant. (Or at least some social media coordinator working with him did.) Read More »
Earlier this week, Blade Runner 2 had its release date moved up from January 12th, 2018 to October 6th 2017, but that’s not the only good news today for anyone looking forward to director Denis Villeneuve‘s (Sicario) sequel. Ana de Armas, a very promising actress you might recognize from Knock Knock, has just joined the Blade Runner 2 cast.
Learn more about the sequel and de Armas below.
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Earlier this month, 20th Century Fox announced Alien Day, an event meant to celebrate the Alien franchise. The Alamo Drafthouse and other select theaters will play a double-feature of Alien and Aliens, and they’ll be providing and selling fans all sorts of merchandise and goodies. To help celebrate the event, Mondo has debuted new posters for the 20th Century Fox films.
Check out the Mondo Alien posters below.
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A film about Magic Castle has been in the works for a few years now. For those of you unfamiliar with the private club in Hollywood, it hosts magicians and their guests, and it’s also the headquarters of the Academy of Magic Arts Inc. The mansion, which is on Franklin Avenue, was most recently featured in an episode of Netflix’s Love, “Do You Believe in Magic?”, if you want to get a better look at the place.
The Magic Castle movie has now gained a little momentum, with the help of Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions. Learn more about the project below.
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