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15 Frightening Facts About Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
Alien is now widely considered to be one of the best sci-fi/horror films ever made, but originally Fox didn't want to make it. In fact, it was only the success of another one of the biggest sci-fi films of all-time — Star Wars — that convinced the studio to give director Ridley Scott the greenlight. So, without Chewbacca, there would be no xenomorphs. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Alien!

‘Chappie’ Review: Highly Artificial, Limited Intelligence

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by Matt Singer March 5, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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The technology in Neil Blomkamp’s movies is so fully realized and intricately detailed that it feels like another one of his characters. Now Blomkamp’s made Chappie, a film where that’s literally true in the form of a police robot given the gift of human consciousness. The result is one giant metaphor for itself; a story of the world’s first true artificial intelligence and how it is almost corrupted by violence, presented in a movie where any semblance of serious consideration of what it means to be alive is drowned out by gunfire, explosions, and macho posing.

Neill Blomkamp Wants Michael Biehn to Return for ‘Alien 5’

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by Matt Singer March 2, 2015 @ 1:49 PM
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At this point it seems like a done deal that Neill Blomkamp is making a new Alien movie as his follow-up to this week’s Chappie. And it also seems like a done deal that Sigourney Weaver, the star of all four previous Alien movies, will be joining him to reprise her role as Ellen Ripley. But Blomkamp’s said he envisions his film connecting directly to Alien and Aliens, and the concept art he put on Instagram that sparked all this mishegas included images of Ripley alongside Hicks, the Space Marine played by Michael Biehn in Aliens. Does that mean Biehn will be back for Blomkamp’s Alien as well?

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Won’t Actually Ignore ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Resurrection’

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by Britt Hayes February 28, 2015 @ 1:14 PM
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Neill Blomkamp sure is talking about every other Blomkamp project except Chappie, his new film hitting theaters next week. Mostly, he’s been talking about his plans for a new Alien movie, officially in development at Fox, and in between all of that Alien talk, he’s also admitted his errors with Elysium. It’s been a busy week for Blomkamp, who implied that his Alien project would ignore Alien 3 and Resurrection, the sequels to James Cameron’s more beloved original films. But now the director is backtracking, and he wants to make something clear: he’s not actually ignoring those films after all—not really, anyway.

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Will Pretend ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Alien: Resurrection’ Never Happened

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by Matt Singer February 26, 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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Neill Blomkamp is currently out on the press trail for his upcoming sci-fi movie Chappie. But mostly he’s stumping for his initially theoretical, now-official Alien sequel, because that’s pretty much all he’s talking about. It’s definitely his next project, and it will definitely star Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, who has done battle with H.R. Giger’s drippy xenomorphs in four previous Alien films.

Neill Blomkamp’s New ‘Alien’ Movie Will Have Sigourney Weaver, Obviously

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by Britt Hayes February 25, 2015 @ 5:22 PM
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Just a couple of months after he released some fascinating concept art for a new Alien movie, it’s been confirmed that District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp is indeed working on that new Alien movie for Fox. His artwork was clearly inspired by original Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver, whom we all assumed would definitely star in Blomkamp’s new project. And hey, guess what? She totally is.

Louis C.K. Wants to Star in Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Movie and Die in Gruesome Fashion

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by Jacob Hall February 19, 2015 @ 11:15 AM
Last night, we heard official word that 20th Century Fox was moving forward with director Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel and today, we already have one actor expressing his desire to be in it! However, that actor may not be who you expect and his reason for wanting to be in the film is a little unusual. We are talking about the one and only Louis C.K., the comedian and star of FX’s Louie, who wants to star in the new movie just so he can die a horrible onscreen death.

Neill Blomkamp Officially Announces New ‘Alien’ Movie as His Next Project

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by Britt Hayes February 18, 2015 @ 6:27 PM
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Back in January, director Neill Blomkamp shared some pretty wild and impressive concept art for an unmade Alien movie. When asked about it in February, the director said that Fox was interested in the film, but it was basically up to him to make it. And now it seems like he’s definitely made up his mind, as Blomkamp has officially announced the new Alien project as his next movie.

Neill Blomkamp Says Fox Is Interested in His ‘Alien’ Movie

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by Matt Singer February 10, 2015 @ 3:17 PM
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Remember that incredibly cool ‘Alien’ concept art by ‘District 9’ and ‘Chappie’ director Neill Blomkamp that popped up on Instagram last month? At the time, Blomkamp said he’d developed the images completely on his own without the approval of Fox, the studio that owns the ‘Alien’ franchise, and that he was done working on it, so why not share it? That seemed like the end of the story—talented filmmaker makes what basically amounts to uncommissioned fan art—until our old pal Mike Ryan from Uproxx asked Blomkamp about it at the ‘Chappie’ junket earlier today. And while there’s no ‘Alien’ movie coming from Blomkamp at the moment, he basically said there could be, if he wanted.

'Exodus' Trailer: 'Gods and Kings' Wage War in Ridley Scott's Biblical Epic

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by Nick Romano October 1, 2014 @ 8:26 AM
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Twentieth Century Fox unleashed the new 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer unto the world, and if you weren't already excited to delve into Ridley Scott's vision of Moses as he frees the Egyptian slaves, this new look might get your heart racing.