Neill Blomkamp’s ALIEN Sequel is Still Years Away, Will Explore “Primal Needs” of The Aliens

Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel is known to fans as Alien 5, but it seems highly unlikely to retain that title because it was recently confirmed that the film would ignore the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection and instead pick up as a direct sequel to AliensSigourney Weaver, who will reprise her iconic role of Ellen Ripley, spoke a bit more about the movie in a new interview with EW. She reiterated that the film was delayed because Fox wanted Ridley Scott to make Alien: Covenant first, but that the script for their movie is ready and waiting:

"Now that we’re waiting for that, I have a couple of Avatars to do and Neill has The Gone World,” Weaver says. “So we’ll have to see what happens when we get back, when those projects are over. It’s a great story and it’s satisfying to me to give this woman an ending."

That certainly sounds like it has some finality to it, so I'm not sure that fans should hold out hope for this to kickstart a new Ripley-centric trilogy or anything like that.

But for me, the most fascinating thing in this interview was when Weaver talked about Blomkamp's approach to the actual aliens themselves:

“The script itself has so much in it that’s so original, but also really satisfies the, I would say, the primal needs of the aliens,” Weaver says. “It’s a tribute to all of the great work that the other directors have done, in a way, but goes in a completely new direction. I hope we’ll do it.”

If Blomkamp has found a way to give Ripley the ending she deserves and also has time to explore the mentality of the aliens, that sounds like it has loads of potential.

Meanwhile, Weaver elaborated on where this movie will appear in the franchise timeline:

“It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie,” Weaver says. “It’s just more, I would say, following Jim Cameron’s story about these characters, rather than just ending up in this sort of monastery in space, which was [Alien3 screenwriter] Vincent Ward’s idea and Fox elected to go in that direction. I think Fincher was fine with that. Each director kind of wanted to create a whole new set of circumstances. In this case, it picks up, it follows directly the circumstances of Jim Cameron’s Aliens.”

No word yet on exactly when filming will begin, but when EW mentioned that it could be in "a few years" to Weaver, she responded, "I hope it won’t be a few. I hope it’ll be a couple. But we’ll see. Yeah." So if she gets her way, she'll have an extremely busy rest of the decade. We'll keep you posted about this movie when we hear more.

Trailer and Poster For John Krasinski’s New Film THE HOLLARS, Starring a Ton of Awesome People

Let's start with this: the poster (above) for John Krasinski's The Hollars, the newest film which he directed and stars in, is absolutely awful. It's one of the worst kinds of movie poster, right up there with Photoshopped floating heads. Taking a bunch of screenshots from the movie and slapping them on a poster seems like the least interesting way possible to market a movie, and I hope the film is good enough that I can see it, look back, and say it deserves better than this poster. (You can read our review from this year's Sundance Film Festival right here.)

As for the trailer, it looks like a nice little low-key family dramedy, as if Krasinski is slowly easing himself into mainstream filmmaking after his 2009 debut feature Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. The most appealing aspect is the cast, that includes Krasinski himself, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Sharlto Copley, and Randall Park. Those are all actors I enjoy, so I may end up seeing this one on the strength of the cast alone.

The Hollars opens in limited release on August 26th.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist, is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasinski's second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.

Trailer and Poster For John Krasinski’s New Film THE HOLLARS, Starring a Ton of Awesome People

Let's start with this: the poster (above) for John Krasinski's The Hollars, the newest film which he directed and stars in, is absolutely awful. It's one of the worst kinds of movie poster, right up there with Photoshopped floating heads. Taking a bunch of screenshots from the movie and slapping them on a poster seems like the least interesting way possible to market a movie, and I hope the film is good enough that I can see it, look back, and say it deserves better than this poster. (You can read our review from this year's Sundance Film Festival right here.)

As for the trailer, it looks like a nice little low-key family dramedy, as if Krasinski is slowly easing himself into mainstream filmmaking after his 2009 debut feature Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. The most appealing aspect is the cast, that includes Krasinski himself, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Sharlto Copley, and Randall Park. Those are all actors I enjoy, so I may end up seeing this one on the strength of the cast alone.

The Hollars opens in limited release on August 26th.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist, is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasinski's second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.

Trailer and Poster For John Krasinski’s New Film THE HOLLARS, Starring a Ton of Awesome People

Let's start with this: the poster (above) for John Krasinski's The Hollars, the newest film which he directed and stars in, is absolutely awful. It's one of the worst kinds of movie poster, right up there with Photoshopped floating heads. Taking a bunch of screenshots from the movie and slapping them on a poster seems like the least interesting way possible to market a movie, and I hope the film is good enough that I can see it, look back, and say it deserves better than this poster. (You can read our review from this year's Sundance Film Festival right here.)

As for the trailer, it looks like a nice little low-key family dramedy, as if Krasinski is slowly easing himself into mainstream filmmaking after his 2009 debut feature Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. The most appealing aspect is the cast, that includes Krasinski himself, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Sharlto Copley, and Randall Park. Those are all actors I enjoy, so I may end up seeing this one on the strength of the cast alone.

The Hollars opens in limited release on August 26th.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist, is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasinski's second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.

Video: Cowboys Now Using Robots On Farms

I just want everyone to know before they watch this video and get disappointed, you will not get to see a robot lassoing a cow. In my mind, that's like 90% of what cowboys do, but I guess the technology is just not there yet. What it lacks in cattle-roping, however, "SwagBot" can make up for in cattle-herding, moving equipment, and plenty of other stuff. See it in action courtesy of New Scientist below.

Video: Cowboys Now Using Robots On Farms

I just want everyone to know before they watch this video and get disappointed, you will not get to see a robot lassoing a cow. In my mind, that's like 90% of what cowboys do, but I guess the technology is just not there yet. What it lacks in cattle-roping, however, "SwagBot" can make up for in cattle-herding, moving equipment, and plenty of other stuff. See it in action courtesy of New Scientist below.

Video: Cowboys Now Using Robots On Farms

I just want everyone to know before they watch this video and get disappointed, you will not get to see a robot lassoing a cow. In my mind, that's like 90% of what cowboys do, but I guess the technology is just not there yet. What it lacks in cattle-roping, however, "SwagBot" can make up for in cattle-herding, moving equipment, and plenty of other stuff. See it in action courtesy of New Scientist below.

First Creepy Look at Pennywise The Clown in Stephen King’s IT Adaptation

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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our very first official look at Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown in the new film adaptation of Stephen King's It. As you can see, he's definitely got that terrifying clown look that we would expect from the evil monster. You can't say that it's not a faithful representation and I can dig it. There's also an interview with Skarsgård, who open up about the villainous character:

"It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates. It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look. It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.
“There’s a childishness to the character, because he’s so closely linked to the kids. The clown is the manifestation of children’s imaginations, so there’s something child-like about that.”

Tim Curry awesomely played Pennywise in the TV movie adaptation of the story and he was frightening as hell. When talking about what it was like to follow in Curry's footsteps, the actor said:

"Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that. I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry." 

It will be interesting to see what Skarsgård does to make the character his own. This image definitely got me more excited for what is to come. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is directing the movie and the horror adventure will be split into two films. The first one will focus on a group of friends known as "The Losers Club" who band together to battle a terrifying monster who is killing kids in Derry, Maine. The second film is set 30 years later when the monster returns and the group of old friends come back together to try and destroy It once and for all.

The site confirms that the first movie will take place in the 1980s rather than '50s, which is something I speculated about early on and I'm totally fine with that time change because I loved the '80s! 

It is set for release on September 8, 2017, and I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more about the film. What do you think of the new Pennywise?

First Creepy Look at Pennywise The Clown in Stephen King’s IT Adaptation

first-creepy-look-at-pennywise-the-clown-in-stephen-kings-it-adaptation

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our very first official look at Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown in the new film adaptation of Stephen King's It. As you can see, he's definitely got that terrifying clown look that we would expect from the evil monster. You can't say that it's not a faithful representation and I can dig it. There's also an interview with Skarsgård, who open up about the villainous character:

"It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates. It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look. It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.
“There’s a childishness to the character, because he’s so closely linked to the kids. The clown is the manifestation of children’s imaginations, so there’s something child-like about that.”

Tim Curry awesomely played Pennywise in the TV movie adaptation of the story and he was frightening as hell. When talking about what it was like to follow in Curry's footsteps, the actor said:

"Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that. I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry." 

It will be interesting to see what Skarsgård does to make the character his own. This image definitely got me more excited for what is to come. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is directing the movie and the horror adventure will be split into two films. The first one will focus on a group of friends known as "The Losers Club" who band together to battle a terrifying monster who is killing kids in Derry, Maine. The second film is set 30 years later when the monster returns and the group of old friends come back together to try and destroy It once and for all.

The site confirms that the first movie will take place in the 1980s rather than '50s, which is something I speculated about early on and I'm totally fine with that time change because I loved the '80s! 

It is set for release on September 8, 2017, and I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more about the film. What do you think of the new Pennywise?

First Creepy Look at Pennywise The Clown in Stephen King’s IT Adaptation

first-creepy-look-at-pennywise-the-clown-in-stephen-kings-it-adaptation

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our very first official look at Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown in the new film adaptation of Stephen King's It. As you can see, he's definitely got that terrifying clown look that we would expect from the evil monster. You can't say that it's not a faithful representation and I can dig it. There's also an interview with Skarsgård, who open up about the villainous character:

"It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates. It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look. It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.
“There’s a childishness to the character, because he’s so closely linked to the kids. The clown is the manifestation of children’s imaginations, so there’s something child-like about that.”

Tim Curry awesomely played Pennywise in the TV movie adaptation of the story and he was frightening as hell. When talking about what it was like to follow in Curry's footsteps, the actor said:

"Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that. I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry." 

It will be interesting to see what Skarsgård does to make the character his own. This image definitely got me more excited for what is to come. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is directing the movie and the horror adventure will be split into two films. The first one will focus on a group of friends known as "The Losers Club" who band together to battle a terrifying monster who is killing kids in Derry, Maine. The second film is set 30 years later when the monster returns and the group of old friends come back together to try and destroy It once and for all.

The site confirms that the first movie will take place in the 1980s rather than '50s, which is something I speculated about early on and I'm totally fine with that time change because I loved the '80s! 

It is set for release on September 8, 2017, and I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more about the film. What do you think of the new Pennywise?