Neill Blomkamp Shares Concept Art From His Unmade ‘Alien’ Movie

by Matt Singer January 2, 2015 @ 9:34 AM
Happy new year! And, really, what better way is there to ring in 2015 (besides a thousand bad ‘Back to the Future Part II’ jokes) than some sweet concept art from a movie that never was and likely never will be? Yesterday, ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp tweeted out a whole bunch of images from an ‘Alien’ movie he was working on, apparently by himself and without the authorization of 20th Century Fox. (“This has nothing to do with the studio,” Blomkamp tweeted, adding “They didn’t really even know I was working on it ha.”)

Comic-Con 2014 Toy Exclusives: The 12 Hottest Items You'll Absolutely Want to Own

by Nick Romano July 9, 2014 @ 3:44 PM
Lucasfilm/Square Enix/Diamond Selects/Hasbro
Comic-Con 2014 is just around the corner, and while we can't wait to get the lowdown on the most-anticipated movies and TV shows coming in the years ahead, we can't forget about all the exclusive toys and merchandise that'll be offered to attendees. From those super-sweet Funko Pop! figures to 'Alien' in a box, there's arguably too much coolness to handle. But don't worry! We've taken the liberty and scoured through all the many Comic-Con 2014 toy offerings and hand picked some of our favorites. If you're one of those crazy kids making their way to San Diego in a couple weeks, be sure to keep these products on your radar.

Cosplay of the Day: Alien and Predator Stop Fighting, Become Best Friends

by Britt Hayes February 7, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
Pedro T. Predator
Movies have taught us that the 'Alien' Xenomorph and the Predator are enemies and will try to kill each other if stuck on the same planet together, but these two cosplayers want you to know that differences can be set aside and magic can happen.

Sibling Revivalry: Watching 'Alien' For the First Time

by Katie Calautti June 6, 2012 @ 5:41 AM
20th Century Fox
In honor of ‘Prometheus’ releasing this Friday, June 8, Lindsay and I thought it fitting to devote our next Sibling Revivlary to director Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterwork ‘Alien.’
Lindsay, as always, was apprehensive (say the word sci-fi around her and she wrinkles her nose), but – thanks to one furry orange feline – she was pulled into the story (she even narrated some tense scenes to hilarious effect). I, admittedly, cannot watch ‘Alien’ without hiding my face or jumping, so there were moments when I inadvertently gave her cues to the impending action on screen. I chalk it up as a testament to Scott’s work – to this day, ‘Alien’ remains one of the most tense, exciting and imaginative movies I’ve ever seen.
So, after hashing out the fact that Sigourney Weaver was still gorgeous despite her mullet, Lindsay delved into how she’d re-name the film’s monsters, acidic blood as a plot point, Lambert’s inability to give decent directions, and what she’d bring along with her in an escape shuttle. Here’s our discussion about ‘Alien,’ 33 years after its release.