‘Alien’-Inspired Giger Bar May Come to U.S.

Giger Bar

The Alien movies are creepy and terrifying, and no sane person would actually want to live through (or, as often as not, die from) the characters’ terrifying ordeals. But the characters designed by H.R. Giger are fascinating ones, and it’s tough to imagine any sci-fi fan not wanting to get a closer look. If cocktails are also involved, all the better.

The creature designer has already opened up two bars based on his creations, both in Switzerland, and according to a new report may now open a third in the U.S. as part of the Sci-Fi Hotel. Details like “when” and “where” are still being worked out, but it’ll be an “immersive” experience like the other ones. Hit the jump for more details.

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What can we believe about Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus? The film stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, and is scheduled for June 2012. The film began life as an Alien prequel scripted by Jon Spaihts, but mutated into Prometheus when Damon Lindelof rewrote the script. After that mutation Fox announced the film as taking place in an all-new universe, seeming to definitively seperate it from all things Alien.

But rumors cropped up that the classic Alien xenomorph would be in the film along with a live version of the space jockey seen in the first act of Alien. The history of the latter character is part of what sent Ridley Scott on the Alien prequel path in the first place. And Michael Fassbender has said that Prometheus is “absolutely” connected to Alien. Now there is further word about the presence of one of Alien‘s most visually striking elements. Read More »