'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.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with the latest chapter in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant . 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 Prometheus …
It looks as though Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ is dead. Neill Blomkamp, the director of ‘Chappie’ and ‘District 9’, wowed sci-fi fans a couple of years back with some impressive concept art for his planned ‘Alien’ sequel. Planning to bring Ripley, Newt and Hicks back to the franchise, the ambitious project looked to be a huge hit with ‘Alien’ fans.
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