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 »

Reebok Aliens Bug Stomper Shoes

If you liked the official Alien Stomper sneakers released by Reebok back in 2016. but you missed out on getting your hands on them, you might want to try again with an entirely new set of shoes inspired by Aliens, the 1986 blockbuster sequel to Alien.

For Alien Day this year, Reebok is releasing a “Bug Stomper’ variation on the sneaker that is decked out camouflage and colors worn by the United States Colonial Marines who are sent in to deal with the xenomorph invasion on LV-426 in Aliens. You’ll even notice a couple specific touches inspired by specific soldiers in the squad. Check out the Reebok Aliens Bug Stomper shoes below. Read More »

alien comic series

Dark Horse is bringing Dan O’Bannon‘s first crack at the Alien screenplay to life with a new series, Alien: The Original Screenplay. The series will take it’s cue from O’Bannon’s original draft before it was re-configured by David Giler and Walter Hill and became the movie we know today. The story is basically the same: a group of unlucky saps in space run afoul of a hungry beast. But many of the details are different, and now O’Bannon’s original ideas will be fully realized.

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Jewel Thief Reviews Heist Movies

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, a former jewel thief takes a look at heist movies like Ocean’s Eleven and The Italian Job to review them for their probability of success, craft, and execution. Plus, Adam Savage and his Tested crew takes a tour of the North Bergen High School stage production of Alien, and check out the only musical number worth watching from Disney’s weird Little Mermaid Live. Read More »

alien returning to theaters

Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien is returning to theaters this October on three specific dates. I don’t have to tell you what Alien is, right? You all know – it’s a stone-cold classic. A masterwork of production design, storytelling, direction, and character work. It remains scary as hell all the years later, and its imagery remains unforgettable. And now you’ll have a chance to catch it on the big screen.

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Avengers Endgame VFX

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 an Avengers: Endgame VFX breakdown revealing the layers behind War Machine’s new suit, Nebula’s metal arm, and more. Plus, watch as Adam Savage takes an up close look at the spacesuit creating for the viral high school production of Alien, and see some of the best moments from the Stranger Things World Tour documentary short series. Read More »