alien tv series

Just the other day I wrote up a story with Noah Hawley saying that his idea for an Alien TV show wasn’t happening. Well, it looks like he lied! Because during the big Disney Investor Day presentation it was announced an Alien TV series from Hawley is indeed on the way. Hawley will write and executive produce the series and Alien franchise director Ridley Scott is in advanced talks to executive produce. It will be set “not too far into our future,” and also be set on Earth – a first for the franchise.

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noah hawley star trek update

At one point, it seemed very likely that Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley would be involved with both an Alien TV series and Star Trek 4. But these days, both projects are looking less and less likely. In a new interview, Hawley confirms that there’s next to no movement on either property. As Hawley tells it, he hasn’t really been involved with anything regarding Alien for a few years, and while Star Trek 4 came “very close to production,” things ultimately fizzled out.

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Bottleneck Gallery posters

Bottleneck Gallery, one of the best purveyors of pop culture art in the world, is back with a brand new set of art prints inspired by some of our favorite movies. Check out these pieces depicting interpretations of Ridley Scott’s Alien, Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Steve Barron’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a mash-up of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey and Heather Graham’s Rollergirl from Boogie Nights. Read More »

new alien movie

In the wake of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the future of the Alien film franchise is very much up in the air. But Ridley Scott, the director who kicked off the entire thing with his 1979 classic and later returned to direct both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, confirms the rumors that a new film is in the works. But according to Scott, it’s “doubtful” that this new Alien movie (should it ever materialize) will continue the story of Prometheus and Covenant. Sounds like we go ahead and should say our goodbyes to David the android. Read More »

Scariest Scene in Alien

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: This claustrophobic scene in Alien relies heavily on the intensity of the actors’ performances to sell the fear.)

Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film Alien birthed an iconic movie monster as well as an enduring franchise. It also birthed one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history with the infamous chest-bursting scene. That scene delivered one of the most shocking, blood-drenched moments in horror, coming in at the tail end of a lighthearted family-style gathering around the dinner table. It marks the turning point of the film; going forward, the crew becomes prey to one deadly extraterrestrial. Nothing sold the intensity and horror of it like the air duct scene, which sees the Nostromo’s captain volunteer to enter into the vents to track and kill the stowaway. The simplicity of the scene, the claustrophobic setting, and the powerful performances of the actors collide in one of horror’s most palpable moments of dread and terror.

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alien returning to theaters

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Walter Hill wrote a 50-page treatment for a new Alien movie with Ripley, but Sigourney Weaver doesn’t seem interested.
  • David Koepp had different plans for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. He also opens up about leaving Indiana Jones 5.
  • David Dobkin says there might be a Wedding Crashers sequel for some reason.
  • Kevin Smith wants fans to pick the Mallrats 2 title.
  • Paramount is releasing the new Scream movie.
  • Elisabeth Moss says she’ll take part in an Invisible Man sequel if there’s enough fan demand.
  • Bruce Campbell details plans for a My Name is Bruce sequel called Bruce vs. Frankenstein.

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Alien and Predator Comics Coming to Marvel

Alien and Predator comics

Two of science fiction’s most iconic franchises have just crash-landed into the roster of Marvel Comics.

Marvel has acquired the rights to Alien and Predator, snatching them from their long-established comic home at Dark Horse and reportedly paving the way for a new line of comic books featuring the extra-terrestrial characters.
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Low Budget Alien Remake

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a low budget, high cardboard remake of some of the most famous sequences from Alien that some people created in quarantine. Plus, learn about Dan Harmon‘s “story circle” method of writing that is used for episodes of Rick and Morty, and listen to Judd Apatow break down his career, from working on The Larry Sanders Show through his latest directorial effort, The King of Staten Island. Read More »

alien covenant sequel update

Ridley Scott has helmed two prequels to his classic sci-fi horror film Alien – Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Those films have their fans (like me!), but they didn’t exactly blow up the box office. As a result, the fate of Scott’s proposed third Alien prequel remains in doubt, and that doubt has only increased since Disney picked up Alien franchise owner Fox. But Scott hasn’t given up hope just yet.

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Saturday Night Live Quarantine House

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Saturday Night Live gets you amped to hang out in your house since it’s the only place you can go right now. Plus, take a look at the art of making fake faces, from creating lifelike masks of characters from Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones to designing the faces of fictional creatures and monsters from Star Wars and Alien. And finally, listen to James Marsden break down the most memorable characters of his career, from Cyclops in X-Men to Teddy in Westworld. Read More »