1999 was an amazing year of movies. One of the best ever. Being John Malkovich, The Matrix, Fight Club, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, American Beauty, the list goes on and on. A film that also belongs on that list, but is rarely mentioned in the same space, is Galaxy Quest. The smart, hilarious send-up of geek culture with a sci-fi twist was a modest hit, grossing $91 million worldwide, but continues to be popular because it struck a cultural chord and was so ahead of its time.
The idea of a Galaxy Quest sequel has been batted around for years. In a recent oral history of the film done by MTV, several members of the cast jumped on board. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long – along with director Dean Parisot, producer Mark Johnson and writer Robert Gordon all talked about it. They would do a Galaxy Quest sequel in a heartbeat. Read their quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Long before there was talk of a lady-centric Ghostbusters reboot or Spider-Man spinoff, Sylvester Stallone was plotting his distaff take on The Expendables. And while no cast members have officially been announced for The Expendabelles as of yet, Stallone does have his eye on one particularly famous female badass.
At the premiere of The Expendables 3, Stallone revealed his hopes of getting Sigourney Weaver on board for The Expendabelles — possibly as his wife. Find out more about the Sigourney Weaver Expendabelles possibilities after the jump, along with potential plot details.
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Sigourney Weaver is playing Ripley again — or, more precisely, she’s remaking her first turn as Ripley. The cast members from Ridley Scott’s Alien (minus Ian Holm and John Hurt) are reprising their roles for a downloadable content (DLC) expansion for the forthcoming game Alien: Isolation. So we’ll hear Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton and Veronica Cartwright once again doing the roles that made them icons for a generation of sci-fi and horror fans.
The expansion will allow players to take control of Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley, and also Captain Dallas, and Parker as they attempt to survive the incursion of the original xenomorph aboard the cargo ship Nostromo. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sigourney Weaver is officially heading back to Pandora. The Avatar actress has just been set for all three upcoming sequels, joining Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, and Stephen Lang.
At this point, moviegoers who saw the first Avatar (so, all of them) may be wondering how Weaver intends to return when her character, Grace, died in the first film. As it turns out, that isn’t an issue at all because Weaver isn’t playing Grace this time around. Hit the jump for details.
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By now, most fans have come to terms with the fact that Ripley’s Alien story is over. After four films, the character has been put through the ringer numerous times. She’s lost everyone she ever loved, died, been resurrected, and more. It seems the people who control the franchise had long since moved beyond her story, instead focusing on prequels in Prometheus. But the star herself doesn’t think it’s over.
Speaking at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival, Sigourney Weaver said she “could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story” and that she feels “like there is more story to tell.” Read the full Sigourney Weaver Alien 5 quotes below. Read More »
Briefly: Neill Blomkamp is following Elysium with the film Chappie, in which a couple of gangster steal a robot named Chappie, which ends up adopted into “a very strange and dysfunctional family.” Sharlto Copley is providing the voice of Chappie, and Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel are cast as well.
Now Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of the film. We don’t know the specifics on her role, but given that “dysfunctional family” aspect of the story, it’s possible to imagine she’s the matriarch of that setup.
Sony has set a March 27, 2015 date for the film. The following is what we’ve known of the story so far: “Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. The film will star Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters.” [Variety]
Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
Thirty-odd years after Ridley Scott cast Sigourney Weaver in Alien, and two decades after they reunited in 1492: Conquest of Paradise, the pair are re-teaming once again for Exodus. Weaver has boarded the Biblical epic, along with John Turturro, Aaron Paul, and Ben Kingsley.
The trio join an already intriguing cast that includes Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. Hit the jump to learn whom everyone is playing.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Don’t worry, everyone: Tara Reid is probably coming back for Sharknado 2. At the very least, the producers are saying they want her back for Sharknado 2, along with Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, and everyone else. Also after the jump:
- Super Troopers 2 could look to Kickstarter for funding
- It’s a wrap for The Raid 2: Berandal, reports Gareth Evans
- Phil Lord and Chris Miller drop hints about 22 Jump Street
- Sigourney Weaver joins the Mortal Instruments sequel
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Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
Thanks to her work on two unassailable teen comedy classics (1995’s Clueless and 1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Amy Heckerling will always have a special place in the movie lover’s heart. But even her most devoted fans can’t deny that she hasn’t had the best run of films lately. 2000’s Loser flopped, while 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Woman went straight to DVD. Now Vamps, her reunion with Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, is getting only a perfunctory theatrical run before heading to home video.
But the real problem with Vamps isn’t its release model, but the fact that it simply doesn’t look very good. The premise — two undead gals living it up in modern-day NYC — sounds stale coming in at the tail end of the vampire movie trend, and there’s not much in this trailer to suggest Heckerling does anything especially fresh or interesting with it. At least the cast looks good. In addition to Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Kirk, and Malcolm McDowell also star. Watch the video after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, a lot of our TV Bits are devoted to news about the cool stuff that’ll be going on there. But there’s plenty of stuff in here for the non-attendees as well, I swear. After the jump:
- Exec producer says Dexter will “definitely” be over after Season 8
- Breaking Bad gets a new trailer. Only 18 days left til the premiere…
- … Unless you’re going to SDCC. Then you get to see BB a day early!
- Speaking of SDCC, the Community panel is moving to a bigger room
- And in still more SDCC news, the Firefly crew will also be in attendance
- There is another Season 2 ep of Happy Endings, and it’s playing at Outfest
- Nathan Lane will have a recurring role in The Good Wife‘s fourth season
- Star/producer/writer B.J. Novak won’t be full-time on The Office anymore
- Sigourney Weaver gets political in an extended trailer for Political Animals
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