Category: Alien

Movie review: ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott is responsible for some of my favourite films of all time. BLADE RUNNER approaches perfection on so many levels. BLACK HAWK DOWN is a seminal war movie. But it’s really ALIEN that has always captivated me; a film that I return to again and again, and which has spawned (much like the titular…


This week in sci-fi…

Join me for another round-up of the latest news from the world(s) of science fiction. Newscast 1: ALIEN 5 is, or maybe isn’t, happening When Neill Blomkamp revealed that ALIEN 5 was his next project, fans – me included – basically went nuts. DISTRICT 9 remains one of my top 10 SF movies, and I really…


This week in sci-fi…

Newscast 1: PROMTHEUS 2 becomes ALIEN: COVENANT This week saw the interesting reveal that the second movie in the PROMETHEUS saga will be titled ALIEN: COVENANT. This isn’t the first change of title for the movie. PROMETHEUS 2 was renamed ALIEN: PARADISE LOST earlier this year, before finding the (likely final) film title COVENANT. What’s…


THE SOUNDTRACK TO ARTEFACT

ARTEFACT has been out for a few days, and the response so far has been great. It’s encouraging to see people enjoying the book. There’s plenty more of THE LAZARUS WAR to come, with the upcoming release of LEGION (now moved to September 2015) and later in the year REDEMPTION (November 2015). Although there is no…


This week in science fiction…

This week has seen some exciting, some good, and some very sad news in SF. Firstly, the exciting. The BLADE RUNNER sequel has been officially a go for some time, but news on the movie’s progress is gradually filtering through. This week, Harrison Ford confirmed that he will be returning to play the android-hunting Rick…


ALIEN update: another movie is happening

Hot on the heels of last week’s post,  20th Century Fox has now confirmed a fifth ALIEN movie! Blomkamp’s Instagram simply states “So I think this is officially my next film.” In a Variety news article, Fox confirms that ALIEN 5 will “take place” after PROMETHEUS 2. Variety also suggests – in another very exciting development!…


Neill Blomkamp: Saviour of the ALIEN series?

Last month, Neill Blomkamp released a series of previously-unseen ALIEN images via his Instagram account. The concept art isn’t official, and Blomkamp says that it was commissioned as an demonstration of where he would go with such a project. The drama that has subsequently unfolded, however, suggests that they might not remain “unofficial” forever… I’m a…


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