Neill Blomkamp Shares More Cool Concept Art From His Defunct ALIEN 5 Film

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Remember that time when director Neill Blomkamp was developing an Alien 5 film with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Bean? That movie looks like it would have been awesome! James Cameron and Weaver even said that they loved his script. Unfortunately, Fox opted to go with Ridley Scott's continuing vision of the franchise. That's a shame because it probably would have ended up being a better direction for the franchise and a better film. But, Scott himself said that Blomkamp's movie would "never see the light."

We've already seen some really cool concept art from the film in the past, and today he shows off a couple new pieces of concept art teasing more of what could've been. The first piece shows the UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship or a very similar looking ship from James Cameron's Aliens. The other piece shows a Xenomorph climbing up through a ventilation system ready to attack.

Damn. I really wish that Blomkamp would have gotten the opportunity to make his Alien movie. For additional information on the film and what it could have been, click here.

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Promo Image Gives Us Our First Real Look at the Characters and The Millennium Falcon

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There's been a lot of talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story recently, and now we actually have our first real look at the characters in the film thanks to a promo image that has surfaced online.

The images feature Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and actress Emilia Clarke as a character that we don't really know anything about. Oh yeah! We also have our first look at the Millennium Falcon sporting the touch of blue, which has been previously rumored.  

Now that this is out, I'm sure we'll start seeing a lot more from the film. There's a trailer said to be coming out soon, so stay tuned for that!

I do like the look and style of all the characters, so that's a good sign! I especially dig Lando's style! What do you think of your first real look at the film?

The Ron Howard-directed film hits theatres on May 25, 2018. There is a chance that this could be fake, but it comes from a licensing company in Russia.

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Possible Description Of The Trailer For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Appears Online

If you're curious as to what will be seen in the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, it appears someone who has claimed to see it has posted a description to Reddit. Here's what he claims we'll see:

  • Han walking, angle only shows his holstered blaster
  • Wookiees getting transferred somewhere. Planet looked new, never seen it before
  • Shot from behind of Han approaching a large crowd surrounding a table or something
  • Close up of Han’s dice
  • There’s like one shot of Woody’s character, but it was in a dark alley area and he looked paranoid
  • Han doing his “Yehoo!” yell and the Falcon going through light speed
  • Chewbacca roaring and running next to Han
  • Somebody says “it’s not worth the risk”, pretty sure Lando says it
  • There is a cut-to-black and somebody says “l’ll make him pay” and there’s a huge long rifle on a table with some armor piece next to it

A lot of people on the thread are trashing the post as almost certainly fake, and citing the part where Han's dice are seen in the trailer is just too obvious that it is. While I'm not 100% certain this description is legit, I will say I don't know if this whole thing is worth condemning on the basis of the guy mentioning Han's dice. While it's true the dice haven't really received a lot of attention until Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've already seen connected Easter Eggs mentioned between TLJ and Rogue One, so it isn't that hard to believe Disney is pushing Han's dice into relevance to get people to purchase them for their own Millennium Falcons. What do you think of the description? Legit or no?

Ridley Scott Says BLADE RUNNER 2049 Was “F**king Way Too Long” and Takes Credit For Most of the Script

For those of you wondering what Ridley Scott honestly thought of director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, he shared some blunt thoughts in an interview with Vulture. One of his biggest issues was that he felt it was way too long, saying:

"I have to be careful what I say. I have to be careful what I say. It was fucking way too long. Fuck me! And most of that script's mine."

I know a lot of people felt the same way. After all, the movie clocks in at two hours and forty-five minutes, but it was still great! As you can see, Scott also went ahead and took credit for most of the script. The filmmaker went on to explain his ownership of many of the films plot points, saying:

"I sit with writers for an inordinate amount of time and I will not take credit, because it means I've got to sit there with a tape recorder while we talk. I can't do that to a good writer. But I have to, because to prove I'm part of the actual process, I have to then have an endless amount [of proof], and I can't be bothered."

He then goes on to talk about the big ideas that he came up with for the film. If you haven't seen the movie yet, though...

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Scott explains: 

But the big idea comes from Blade Runner. Tyrell is a trillionaire, maybe 5 to 10 percent of his business is AI. Like God, he has created perfect beings that, for all intents and purposes, there is no telling the difference from humans. Then he says, “You know what? I’m going to create an AI. I’ll have a male and female, they will not know that they’re both AIs, I’ll have them meet each other, they will fall in love, they will consummate, and they will have a child.” That’s the first film. The second film is, what happens to the baby? You’ve got to have the baby, you can’t have the mother, so the mother has to inexplicably die four months after she breastfeeds. The bones are found in the box at the foot of the tree — that’s all me. And the digital girlfriend is me. I wanted an evolution from Pris, who is inordinately sexy in the original, right?

The filmmaker goes on to say, "I shouldn’t talk. I’m being a bitch." It's interesting to hear him talk about the film and go out of his way to make sure to say that he won't take credit, but then take credit and point out all the things he's taking credit for. 

As the producer of the movie, I think all the fans understood that Scott had a heavy hand in the development of the story. After all, without him, there would be no Blade Runner movies! But, if he wants to take credit, then he's entitled to it.

In the end, the final product was an amazing film that was created by a team of extremely talented individuals.

This Robot Works Out So Hard It Breaks A Literal Sweat

As robots continue to get more and more advanced, they're becoming more and more human. In fact, the University of Tokyo’s Johou Systems Kougaku laboratory's robot Kengoro is becoming so human that he actually sweats to cool down! In an attempt to make robots less bulky with built-in cooling systems, these Japanese researchers are instead inserting a cup of water into this robot which allows it to sweat and keep from overheating for about 12 hours. 

Of course, extended activity will make that water evaporate quicker, but even so Kengoro can do pushups for 11 minutes straight without needing a refill! That may not sound impressive, but if you think you can do the same go ahead and drop down and see how long you'll last doing continuous pushups. 

Kengoro can do a lot of other things with his human frame, and you'll get a full showcase of what he can do in this sweet montage found below. Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads up: 

Lucasfilm’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Will Give Us a Different Kind of Han Solo

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Thanks to Empire, we have some new details regarding Lucasfilm and Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story. The breakdown of the film teases a different kind of Han Solo than the one we've come to know and love.

Now before you get angry about this and throw your phone or computer against the wall, the movie is set in a time where Han hasn't fully developed the personality that we're all familiar with. So yeah, because of that he's going to be a different person much like we were all different when we were younger. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it is going to be a little strange, just like it's strange to watch ourselves in old family home videos. 

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasden previously said, "you have to imagine him 10 years earlier in his early 20s. What was he like before he hardened up? Before he had some setbacks? Before he put on this cynical coat? What got him there?". 

When talking about Han's training, we learn that we'll see how Han and Chewbacca ended up coming together in the film. When talking about the backstory of this, the magazine says:

"It's part of Solo lore that, as a young gifted pilot, he studied at the Imperial Academy at Carida. Solo is kicked out of the Academy for rescuing Chewbacca from an Imperial Officer, and thus one of the cinema's greatest friendships was formed. Some variation on this is likely in Solo."

The legendary Kessel Run is also brought up. We've known for some time now that this will most likely be worked into the story. After all, how can you tell a Han Solo origin story and not include the Kessel Run.!? Ron Howard previously teased this with a photo he shared of a mine shaft with the caption, "Spicey?", which is what led to this revelation.

"This is most likely a nod to the spice mines of Kessel, a galactic prison where inmates mine a precious spice. It also suggests the Kessel Run, the hyperspace route used by smugglers, will play a part."

Then it talks about the Millennium Falcon and how it will have a different look in the film because it will be brand new! We previously posted some information about this and how it might have blue accent designs.

The Falcon is brand new and owned by Lando in the untitled Han Solo film. It has blue detailing all over it with a white base coat of paint. The other interesting detail is that we finally see the  Falcon doing what it is supposed to do with cargo. Basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front “forks” and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but can also detached to drop a shipment of spice if Imperial entanglements get too complicated. The center of the ship allows for access to the cargo.

Finally, the article brings up the iconic dice, which were featured in The Last Jedi. As many of you probably already know, Han Solo won the Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a game of Corellian Spike, which is played using two pairs of six-sided dice. He kept the dice for good luck. 

As most of us expected, there's a very good chance that we'll see this event play out in the film. Look, there are a lot of really cool aspects of Han Solo's life that this movie can play with and if done right, it will be a lot of fun seeing these events in Han Solo's life play out on the big screen. 

I just can't wait to see the first trailer for this movie, which is supposedly coming soon. I want to know what this film has in store for the fans!

There's a rumor saying that Disney is already planning for the film to bomb, but I hope that's not true. As a Star Wars fan, I hope that it turns out great! I will never wish or hope for a bad Star Wars movie.

Mark Hamill Regrets Criticizing Rian Johnson’s Vision of Luke Skywalker in THE LAST JEDI

Mark Hamill hasn't been shy about sharing his concerns over how Rian Johnson handled Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He has said that he wasn't 100% satisfied with how Luke Skywalker was portrayed in the film, at one point he even said that he was insulted, and he most recently made the comment that this was not his Luke Skywalker.

In a recent comment that he posted on his Twitter feed, he says that he regrets voicing his doubts in public and admits that Johnson made an "all-time GREAT" Star Wars movie. You can read what he had to say below:

I wonder if Disney got to him and told him to stop talking crap about the movie. Like most Star Wars fans, Hamill is passionate about the character and like us he had his own ideas of where Luke should have gone in his journey. Johnson's vision obviously didn't mesh with what a lot of the fans had imagined for the character, so many of them feel like Hamill. That's understandable, but what's done is done. 

I should point out that Hamill only regrets saying what he said in public. He's not taking it back, he's not trying to say that his quotes were taken out of context. He still stands by what he has said but he wishes he wouldn't have shared them with the world.

In the end, he admits that The Last Jedi turns out to be one of the best, which I agree with. I know not everyone agrees with my opinion on the film, but that's cool. It's good that there are different colors of personalities in the world with different opinions.

Alfie Curtis, The Actor Who Played Dr. Evazan in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE Passed Away at 87

The name Alfie Curtis might not sound familiar to you right off the bat, but the actor is best known for playing the small role of Dr. Evazan in George LucasStar Wars: A New Hope. He has passed away at the age of 87.

Dr. Evazan is one of the first characters that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi find themselves at odds within the Mos Eisley Cantina. He was the guy who threatened Luke with death and bragged to him about being so dangerous that he had a death sentence on 12 systems. 

The character didn't have much screentime in the film, but the character's crazy backstory was explored in various books in the extended universe. If you're not familiar with that backstory, here's a brief rundown:

Doctor Cornelius Evazan was a human male from the planet Alsakan who was a promising cosmetic surgeon until he became gripped by madness and began practicing "creative surgery" on his patients, leaving his victims horrifically disfigured. After information concerning his cruel medical experiments came to light, an encounter with a bounty hunter left his face hideously scarred.

The character also made a brief appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In addition to Star Wars, the actor also starred in films like The Elephant ManThe Wildcats of St. Trinian and Take It or Leave It. He also starred in a few British TV series such as CribbLarry Grayson and Lost Empires.

He may not be one of the greatest, most well-known actors of all time, but with the role he had in Star Wars, he'll never be forgotten by the fans. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Via: JediNews

Ridley Scott Says He’s “Too Dangerous” to Direct a STAR WARS Movie

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Ridley Scott has created some incredible sci-fi films in his directing career such as Alien and Blade Runner. I've never really thought about him helming a Star Wars film because it's a franchise that just doesn't seem to fit his style of filmmaking and storytelling. He doesn't seem like a Star Wars kinda guy, and he himself says he wouldn't be a good fit for the franchise. He even goes as far as to say that he's "too dangerous" for it. When asked about the possibility of directing a Star Wars film during an interview with Vulture, he said:

"No, no. I’m too dangerous for that."

When asked why that is, he explained: 

"Because I know what I’m doing [Laughs]. I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself. When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s f*ckin’ stupid. You know what the reshoots cost?"

Is wanting to be in control of yourself dangerous? Not really, but he makes a good point about bringing in inexperienced people to work on big budget movies like Star Wars. He expanded on that a bit, saying:

"This is where experience does matter, it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced and you know what you’re doing, it’s f*cking essential. Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160."

I don't think Ridley Scott is too dangerous for Star Wars. It's just not his thing. It's not the type of film he wants to spend his time on. Instead, he just wants to keep making these mediocre Alien prequels. After that last couple Alien films, I'm not sure I would want him to direct a Star Wars film, anyway. 

Calling himself "too dangerous" definitely makes him sound like a more badass filmmaker, though!

IMDb Lists Their Top 10 Films of 2017 and it Includes JUSTICE LEAGUE and ALIEN: COVENANT

As you know, at the end of the year, movie fans everywhere start to put together their "Best" and "Favorite" lists. I'm still putting together mine and there are a couple more films I have to see before I finalize it. 

IMDb has put together their own Top 10 list and it actually turned out pretty interesting because it's loaded with big blockbuster films including Justice League and Alien: Covenant!? You won't find those films on a lot of people's lists! Here are the ten films they listed for the best films of 2017:

1. IT

2. Wonder Woman

3. Beauty and the Beast

4. Logan

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6. Justice League

7. Split

8. Alien: Covenant

9. Thor: Ragnarok

10. Blade Runner 2049

I definitely don't agree with everything but there are a few that you'll see on mine. IT is definitely one of those films!

IMDb also shared a list of the Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018, many of which aren't surprising, but there are a couple like M:I 6 and Tomb Raider that I'm not really seeing a lot of excitement for. You can read through that list below:

1. Avengers: Infinity War

2. Black Panther

3. Untitled Deadpool Sequel

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

5. Tomb Raider

6. Pacific Rim Uprising

7. The Predator

8. Ocean’s Eight

9. M:I 6 – Mission Impossible

10. Solo: A Star Wars Story

What do you think of these Top 10 lists from IMDb? Did any of the film's listed here make your own personal lists?