alien covenant sequel awakening

The future of the Alien franchise is in doubt, mostly because audiences haven’t taken kindly to Ridley Scott‘s strange new direction started with Prometheus and followed with Alien: Covenant. But Scott was already planning an Alien: Covenant sequel, with Covenant writer John Logan handling the script. New details about Logan’s script, titled Alien: Awakening, have hatched. The next film in the series would see Michael Fassbender‘s evil android David battling the gigantic Engineers on LV-426, the moon where the Xenomorph was discovered in the first Alien.

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gladiator sequel

Ridley Scott wants to return to ancient Rome with a Gladiator sequel. A potential sequel to the Oscar-winning 2000 film has been rumbled about for years, but now it appears Scott is finally moving forward with the project, with hopes to direct. The sequel will follow Lucius, the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix‘s character from the first film. The original film featured Russell Crowe as a former Roman general who becomes a gladiator after being betrayed.

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the passage trailer

Justin Cronin‘s best selling trilogy comes to the small screen with The Passage. The new Fox series follows a secret medical facility where “scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.” Watch The Passage trailer below.

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raised by wolves series

Ridley Scott is the latest feature film director to make the leap to TV. The All the Money in the World director is set to make his TV directorial debut with the sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves, which has just received a series order from TNT. The series will be written by Aaron Guzikowski, the screenwriter behind Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed Prisoners, who will also serve as showrunner.

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New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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all the money in the world clip

Ridley Scott is the consummate director.

It’s how he was able to rally together an eleventh-hour reshoot schedule to replace star Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. It’s how he works non-stop despite being 80 years old, producing two movies and one TV show in the last year alone. And it’s how he got the entire cast of his historical thriller to gush about him in an exclusive new All The Money in the World clip from the film’s upcoming home video release.

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The Terror Go For Broke Review

Welcome to our weekly recaps of AMC’s new historical horror show The Terror. This week’s The Terror review takes a look at the first chilling episode, “Go For Broke.” Spoilers follow.

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the force movie

The Logan team of James Mangold and Scott Frank are getting together again for The Force. The film is based on the novel by Don Winslow about a team of corrupt NYPD cops. More on The Force movie below.

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Queen and country movie

Ridley Scott shows no signs of slowing down. The 80-year-old filmmaker is now in talks to adapt the Greg Rucka comic book series Queen and Country into a movie for Fox. More on the Queen and Country movie below.

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The Terror featurette

AMC is about to unleash your next TV obsession: The Terror. The historical horror show adapts the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, based on the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s. A The Terror featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the new Ridley Scott-produced series.

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