Actor Jay Benedict, who appeared in movies like Aliens and TV shows including Emmerdale, has died following complications related to coronavirus.
Filmmaker explains his approach to his classic sequel, how he tapped into his "Ridley-ness" and why he thinks subsequent installments missed the mark.
With new installments of Star Wars, Jurassic World, and the Avengers headed our way this summer, movie fans have plenty to cheer about. The same goes for toy lovers, who can look forward to action figures, play sets, board games, and other playthings based on 2018’s biggest blockbusters and hottest television shows. Yahoo Entertainment spent the past weekend at New York City’s annual festival for toys, Toy Fair, where we got to see both the new and retro movie- and TV-related toys that everyone will be talking about this year. Scroll through the gallery and start getting your holiday wish lists ready now.
'Alien: River of Pain' tells the tragic tale of the residents of LV-426 before Ripley and the Colonial Marines arrived in James Cameron's sequel.
Series figurehead thinks the 'District 9' director's fan-pleasing 'Aliens' follow-up plans "will never see the light."
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with the latest chapter in the <em>Alien</em> franchise, <em>Alien: Covenant</em>. The new trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox sci-fi thriller lets audiences know that “the path to paradise begins in hell,” and begins with Katherine Waterston and the crew aboard the colony ship, Covenant.” As the team explores undiscovered territory, danger and extraterrestrial species – including Xenomorphs – lurk all around. The sequel to <em>Prometheus</em>…
The former Dr Grace Augustine seems to be of the opinion that our long-delayed return to Pandora will be well worth the wait. Sigourney Weaver, who portrayed the human scientist in James Cameron’s 2009 ultra-blockbuster ‘Avatar’ ($2.88 billion worldwide in case you forgot), is set to return in at least some of the four sequels the ever-ambitious filmmaker has planned. Whilst little to no plot details have been revealed on the ‘Avatar’ sequels, it is rumoured the films will centre on Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri raising their children on Pandora, whilst still in conflict with the humans.
Although Neill Blomkamp’s proposed fifth ‘Alien’ movie has yet to get an official green light, fans of the series are feverishly anticipating it – and they’re not alone. Lance Henriksen, famed for his role in the franchise as the android Bishop, has spoken of his excitement for the ‘District 9,’ ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ filmmaker’s sequel in waiting. It picks up right where Aliens ended.
Hollywood is a precarious profession, but you would hope once you’ve got the role you can relax a little bit. Not these guys, who found themselves out of a job even after shooting began.Image credits: PA, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
Want to do a cool shot of a camera following Bourne as he jumps from a roof through a window the floor below? Don’t bother with special effects, just put a guy on a harness, give him a camera and then make him jump right after the stuntman. Director James Cameron tested the boundaries of puppetry for this sequel, by putting two puppeteers inside the 14-foot puppet’s midsection to work the four arms and then hanging it from a crane.
“Although the annual probability of a human being killed from an extra-terrestrial impactor is estimated to be about one in a million, if a very large one were to collide with Earth then this is probably the most-likely candidate for a global-changing event,” says Dr. Faure Walker, from the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London.
When Reebok announced it was to release limited edition trainers based on those worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in ‘Aliens’, fans were extremely happy. The pseudo-futuristic sneakers were made famous in James Cameron’s action sequel by virtue of being worn by one of the most memorable and kickass female heroines in cinema - but even Ripley herself wouldn’t be able to wear these.
With Ridley Scott at work on his ‘Prometheus’ sequel/’Alien’ prequel, ‘Alien: Covenant,’ there have been questions asked about the ‘Alien’ movie which Neill Blomkamp is lined up to direct. Blomkamp’s would-be sequel is a revisionist film, which would follow on directly from James Cameron’s ‘Aliens,’ disregarding ‘Alien³’ and ‘Alien: Resurrection’ altogether. Famously, the ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director - who met ‘Alien’ series star Sigourney Weaver on his last film, ‘Chappie’ - released his concept art for the film online in 2015, after studio 20th Century Fox initially turned it down.