These high-end models were made from same molds as the creatures in "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection"
The new 'Alien' movie doesn't have time for Predators. It's an origin story that renders the crossover Alien vs. Predator movies obsolete.
Far from identifying a future hybrid sci-fi/horror classic, a look back at original reviews of 'Alien' in 1979 finds film perceived then as 'old-fashioned'
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles from the 2012 film that leads into 'Alien: Covenant,' director Ridley Scott's new entry in the saga
In honor of Ridley Scott’s 79th birthday, 20th Century Fox has released a new set photo from Alien: Covenant, and it shows the director flanking one of the creations from his original 1979 Alien. Over the years, the mythology and fan speculation around the Space Jockey grew, and Scott further developed that mythology in 2012’s Prometheus, which suggested its race of aliens to which the Jockey belongs created humanity.
With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “ Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years . In today’s fourth installment, writer Ethan Alter looks back on movie-related goods gone awry. __________________________ Ever since George Lucas’s foundational blockbuster Star Wars proved that the Force is strong with tie-in movie merchandise, audiences have been able to follow their favorite big-budget spectacles directly from the multiplex to the toy store. But not all blockbusters ? nor toy lines ? are created equal. While action figures modeled after such citizens of that far, far away galaxy as Han Solo, Amidala, Kylo Ren, and Jyn Erso are always guaranteed to fly off the shelves, some toys are destined to sit there gathering dust. Maybe the movies they were based on played to empty theaters, while everyone saw The Force Awakens for the gazillionth time. Or maybe, just maybe, the toys themselves desperately needed more time in the plastic incubator from whence they emerged. With spiffy new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys arriving this week, we look back at some of the biggest merchandising misfires in contemporary movie history. And as you’ll see, even a mighty brand name like Star Wars can take a major toy-related tumble now and then.
Michael Fassbender in ‘Prometheus’ (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown) By Graeme McMillan The follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus has mutated once again, with 20th Century Fox confirming Monday morning that the movie, directed by Ridley Scott, will now be titled Alien: Covenant. The title, first revealed by Scott during an appearance at the AFI Film Festival, was confirmed by Fox via Twitter this morning, accompanied by a title card for the movie (see below). The studio then released a new synopsis for Covenant, revealing that the title comes from a new ship introduced in the movie; Prometheus, too, was named after the spaceship the crew traveled in. The synopsis reads, “Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction.
Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in ‘Prometheus’ (Fox) Ridley Scott, not Neill Blomkamp, will write the next chapter of the Alien franchise. He eventually got the gig from 20th Century Fox, and continued posting new art from pre-production. So I shall be working on other things… as much as I love the xeno- and Lt ripley— Иeill BlomkΛmp (@NeillBlomkamp) October 30, 2015 In an interview with Yahoo Movies last month, Scott revealed that the Prometheus sequel will feature archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), and have them “go to the world of the Engineer” — the creators of the Xenomorph — to “find out who would design such an awful bio-mechanoid creature.” Given the monster success of Scott’s latest film, The Martian ($393 million worldwide so far) the 78-year-old British director is the obvious bet — especially given Chappie’s failure last March.
Back in the early '80s, everyone had an Atari 2600 jacked into their TV sets, launching a feeding frenzy among game developers, who looked to Hollywood for source material.