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Sigourney Weaver Inspires Chappie Director To Rethink Alien Movie

3rd March 2015

Sigourney Weaver has inspired moviemaker Neill Blomkamp's upcoming Alien franchise film after chatting to her Chappie director about the character she played in the sci-fi blockbusters.Blomkamp spent hours chatting to his leading lady about his...

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Neill Blomkamp Back On Board For New Alien Movie

19th February 2015

Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel is back on with Sigourney Weaver in talks to return for the movie.The District 9 filmmaker has been dropping hints about the project online in recent months, and even gave fans...

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The Things They Say: 4593153

19th February 2015

"This was bizarre. I got an email from the Hollywood Bowl, saying, 'Dear Ms. Weaver, were you by any chance at the Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 1962? We think we have footage...

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Neill Blomkamp To Direct New 'Alien' Movie, Produced By Ridley Scott

By Elinor Cosgrave | 19th February 2015

A new film in the Alien franchise has been announced. The upcoming project, produced by the original Alien director Ridley Scott, will be directed by Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp is best known for directing District 9...

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Neill Blomkamp Unveils Concept Art For Abandoned Alien Movie

6th January 2015

Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp appears to have abandoned work on a new movie in the Alien franchise after sharing pieces of his concept art with fans online.The District 9 director took to last week (ends04Jan15)...

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Britney Spears Thanks Zoe Saldana For Defending Her In Alien Song Leak

6th August 2014

Britney Spears has reached out to her former movie co-star Zoe Saldana to thank her for defending the pop star following the recent leak of an unedited recording of her track Alien.The Toxic hitmaker's musical...

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The Things They Say: 4284990

15th July 2014

"Every Halloween, I was either a ninja or Ellen Ripley." Self-confessed sci-fi geek Zoe Saldana loved to dress up as the Alien heroine portrayed onscreen by Sigourney Weaver.

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William Orbit Backs Britney Spears Over Leaked Studio Session

9th July 2014

Producer William Orbit has defended Britney Spears after critics savaged the pop star following the leak of a tuneless recording of her track Alien.The Toxic superstar teamed up with Orbit, most famous for his work...

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Alien Designer H. R. Giger Dies

13th May 2014

H. R. Giger, the designer behind the terrifying monster from the Alien franchise, has died aged 74.The Swiss artist passed away on Monday (12May14) from injuries he sustained in a fall at his home in...

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Fascinating Fact: 3838805

27th August 2013

Sigourney Weaver is reteaming with her Alien director Ridley Scott to play the mother of Egyptian Pharoah Ramses in a new Biblical epic. The actress will portray Tuya in Scott's ambitious Exodus, which will also...

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Movie Bosses Plan Film-themed Megapark In Malaysia

28th July 2013

Visionaries at 20th Century Fox are planning to create a new theme park in Malaysia featuring rides based on films like Ice Age, Life Of Pi and Alien.Film company bosses are working with officials at...

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Comic Bosses Plan Prometheus Follow-up

5th July 2013

Bosses at Dark Horse comics are hoping to fill in the gaps between Ridley Scott's 2012 movie Prometheus and the moviemaker's Alien trilogy in a new graphic novel series.Dark Horse Entertainment publisher and founder Mike...

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Special Effects Expert Carlo Rambaldi Dies

11th August 2012

An Italian special effects expert who worked on Alien and E.T. The Extra-terrestrial has died at the age of 86.Carlo Rambaldi passed away in the southern Italian city of Lemezia Terme on Friday (10Aug12) after...

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Prometheus Still Flying High At U.k. Box Office

20th June 2012

Alien prequel Prometheus has held onto its place at the top of the U.K. box office chart for the third consecutive weekend (15-17Jun12).The sci-fi blockbuster, starring Michael Fassbender, took $3.1 million (£2 million) in ticket...

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Madagascar 3 Beats Prometheus To U.s. Box Office Number One

11th June 2012

The animated zoo escapees from the Madagascar movie franchise have beaten Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender's Alien prequel to the top of the U.S. box office.Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted clawed in an impressive $60.4...

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Prometheus Rockets To The Top Of U.k. Box Office Chart

7th June 2012

Alien prequel Prometheus soared to the top of the U.K box office chart in its opening weekend (01-03Jun12).The sci-fi hit, starring Michael Fassbender, took more than $9.3 million (£6 million) in ticket sales, placing it...

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Michael Fassbender Scarred By Alien

6th June 2012

Michael Fassbender has never forgiven his parents for letting him watch Alien as a child, because the creepy movie left him "disturbed".The actor, who stars in Alien-inspired film Prometheus, was so frightened by the 1979...

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Charlize Theron Felt Out Of Shape On Prometheus Set

27th March 2012

Actress Charlize Theron realised how unfit she was on the set of the upcoming Alien prequel Prometheus after she was made to run for hours wearing a space suit.The Oscar winner began wishing she'd given...

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Ninja Turtles Star Writes To Bay Over Remake Plans

20th March 2012

One of the stars of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has written an angry letter to director Michael Bay over his plans to remake the films.The Transformers helmer is planning to bring back...

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Cartwright Feels Forgotten By Ageist Hollywood

8th August 2011

Alien and Witches Of Eastwick star Veronica Cartwright is disappointed by ageism in Hollywood, insisting Susan Sarandon gets all the good parts for mature actresses.The 62 year old, who has been acting since she was...

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Veronica Cartwright Still Puzzled About Alien Snub

7th August 2011

Former child star Veronica Cartwright still has no idea why she was 'robbed' of the role of Ripley in cult sci-fi film Alien days before filming was to start in London.The British-born actress, who famously...

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Weaver Wants One Last Alien Adventure

19th July 2011

Sigourney Weaver is desperate to grab her gun and head back into space for another Alien film, but fears studio executives think she's too old to front an action film.The actress became one of Hollywood's...

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Scott Turns Alien Prequel Into New Space Project With Rapace

21st January 2011

ALIEN director RIDLEY SCOTT is set to head into outer space again with LOST co-creator DAMON LINDELOF and Swedish star NOOMI RAPACE.His plans to make a prequel to his Alien trilogy have now become another...

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Weaver Wants To Help With Alien Prequel

19th October 2010

SIGOURNEY WEAVER is hoping for a consultative role on the upcoming ALIEN prequel because she wants to make sure the film stays true to the franchise she helped build.Director Sir Ridley Scott is bringing the...

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The Things They Say 18085

21st September 2010

"He's such a brilliant director, my husband, and (his work with) The Flea Theater... When I see the work, I fall in love with him all over again... I respect him and admire his work...

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Arterton Hopes Scott Meeting Is For Alien Prequel

13th September 2010

PRINCE OF PERSIA star GEMMA ARTERTON has confirmed she's in talks to lead a planned RIDLEY SCOTT film just days after her publicist shot down reports linking her to an ALIEN prequel.The Brit addressed the...

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Alien Writer O'bannon Dies

18th December 2009

Sci-fi screenwriter DAN O'BANNON, who wrote ALIEN and TOTAL RECALL, has died.O'Bannon passed away at the age of 63 in Los Angeles following a short illness. He got his big break in the movie business...

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The Things They Say 14734

18th December 2009

"I'm older, I'm seven years older than him and he was too shy and I was kind of like a movie star. So if I hadn't (asked him out) I would be single! We got...

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Weaver Declined Branson's Space Invite

17th December 2009

ALIEN star SIGOURNEY WEAVER has turned down an invitation from Virgin tycoon SIR RICHARD BRANSON to join him on a journey into space.The 60-year-old actress issued a public plea to Branson in 2008, begging the...

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Weaver Opts Out Of Alien Prequel

1st July 2009

SIGOURNEY WEAVER has ruled out a return to the ALIEN film franchise, insisting she's finished with director RIDLEY SCOTT's sci-fi blockbusters.Weaver's iconic character Ellen Ripley died in the third Alien film after battling a horrific...

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