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‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Have a ‘Pretty Hard R’ Rating, According to Ridley Scott

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by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 4:37 PM
20th Century Fox
An R-rated Alien film is hardly surprising, given that each film in the franchise — Prometheus included — has carried that restricted rating. But if you were somehow concerned that Ridley Scott might be getting a bit soft, fear not, as the director assures fans that he’s not only aiming for an R-rating with Alien: Covenant, but he’s going for a “pretty hard R.”

DGA Nominations Include ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Mad Max,’ and ‘The Big Short’

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by Erin Whitney January 12, 2016 @ 1:34 PM
20th Century Fox
We’re in the middle of an Oscar season that’s more unpredictable than ever before, especially following Sunday’s particularly nutty Golden Globes. But in all the unknown, one possible indicator has appeared to (hopefully) make our Academy Awards forecasts a little easier.

Ridley Scott in Talks to Bring Cult Classic TV Series ‘The Prisoner’ to the Big Screen

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by Britt Hayes January 8, 2016 @ 6:59 PM
A&E
Ridley Scott is certainly ambitious, if nothing else. In addition to directing not one, not two, but three new Alien prequel films, the director also has his sights set on a big screen adaptation of The Prisoner, the cult favorite TV miniseries that originally aired in 1968 and was eventually remade on AMC in 2009 with Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel. Does Ridley Scott have time for all of these projects? Is there something he’s not telling us? Does he have a clone?

‘Alien: Covenant’ Takes Place 10 Years After ‘Prometheus,’ In Case You Were Wondering

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by Britt Hayes December 31, 2015 @ 5:55 PM
20th Century Fox
More and more details continue to trickle out regarding Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant. We know Michael Fassbender is returning, we know Katherine Waterston has a primary role as leader of a new crew of explorers, and we know that the new trilogy of films (yes, trilogy, apparently) will explore not only where Engineers come from, but where Xenomorphs came from (nope, not the Xeno-stork). Today brings another interesting detail, which may explain the lack of Noomi Rapace’s involvement.

‘Alien: Covenant’ Adds ‘Steve Jobs’ Star Katherine Waterston

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by Britt Hayes December 17, 2015 @ 5:47 PM
20th Century Fox / Warner Bros.
In case you couldn’t tell by how much Ridley Scott’s been talking about it in interviews as of late, Alien: Covenant (aka Prometheus 2) is very much happening. The film begins shooting early next year for a 2017 release, with Michael Fassbender returning to reprise the role of handsome synthetic David. Although Scott was previously eyeing Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca Ferguson for a leading role, the director has instead cast another rising mega-star: Katherine Waterston.

‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Include All the Familiar Alien Types

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by Britt Hayes December 12, 2015 @ 12:23 PM
20th Century Fox
Ridley Scott is really committed to this whole Alien sequel thing. Although he once said that Prometheus was more of a spiritual prequel, the director’s sequel to that film has evolved — much like the Xenomorphs — into an actual prequel to the Alien series. As such, Scott says Alien: Covenant will feature all the different stages of Xenomorphs, from the eggs to the chest-bursters to the full-blown Queen Aliens. So basically, yeah, this is an Alien movie.

‘Alien: Covenant’ to Kick Off New Trilogy Leading Back to Original ‘Alien’

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by Britt Hayes November 27, 2015 @ 11:26 AM
20th Century Fox
A couple of months ago Ridley Scott gave a curious quote to a German website about the future of the Prometheus / Alien franchise. After being translated to German and back to English, the quote was a bit confusing, but basically indicated that Scott had plans for at least two Prometheus sequels. Prone as he sometimes is to excess and abrupt changes of mind, Scott has revealed that the upcoming Alien: Covenant is actually the first in a new trilogy that will eventually tie Prometheus to the original Alien film.

Neill Blomkamp’s Abandoned ‘Aliens’ Sequel Would’ve Starred Newt as the New Ripley

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by Mike Sampson November 23, 2015 @ 2:43 PM
20th Century Fox
Earlier today, Matt Singer wrote an article all about the “Legacyquel” phenomenon where “beloved aging stars reprise classic roles and pass the torch to younger successors.” Recent examples include Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Days of Future Past. One film that almost got added to that list is the now-defunct Aliens sequel where director Neill Blomkamp’s proposed follow-up would’ve had Sigourney Weaver returning co-star alongside a now-grown Newt, who would be the franchise’s new action hero.

Kenneth Branagh to Direct and Star in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Remake

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by Britt Hayes November 21, 2015 @ 1:17 PM
Marvel
Following reports of his potential involvement over the summer, Kenneth Branagh is official set to helm 20th Century Fox’s remake of director Sidney Lumet’s classic Murder on the Orient Express, itself based on Agatha Christie’s famed mystery novel of the same name. Branagh will pull double duty in the remake, taking on the lead role originated by Albert Finney in the 1974 film.