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Ellen Ripley Seit Ridley Scotts "Alien" 1979 in die Kinos kam, hat die SF-Horrorsaga um den ewigen Kampf von Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, gespielt von Sigourney Weaver, dank der nicht minder grandiosen Fortsetzungen "Aliens-Die Rückkehr" (1986), "Alien³" (1992) und "Alien: Die Wiedergeburt" (1997) Kultstatus erreicht....

Jeder Teil ist ein Meisterwerk für sich, mit der ganz persönlichen Handschrift des jeweiligen Regisseurs: Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher und Jean-Pierre Jeunet...

Am 4. November 2004 startete "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" - unter der Regie von Paul W. S. Anderson (u.a. "Resident Evil") in den deutschen Kinos...

Das Sequel "Aliens vs. Predator Requiem" (vormals: "Survival of the Fittest") kam am 26. Dezember 2007 unter dem Titel "AVP2: Aliens vs. Predator 2" in die deutschen Kinos...

"Alien 5" & "Alien vs. Predator"-Sequels !?! Während "Alien 5" weiter auf sich warten lässt, scheint ein 3. Teil der "Aliens vs. Predator"-Serie so gut wie sicher... Und dann wären da noch 2 (!) geplante "Alien"-Prequels - unter der Regie von Ridley Scott !!! Hier wird es interessant, da Ridley Scott kurzerhand den SF-Film "Prometheus" dreht, der im selben Universum spielt... Man darf gespannt sein, wie sich das entwickelt...



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Alien Anthology - Limited Egg Edition Die "Alien"-Saga komplett auf Blu-ray !!!
Am 26. November 2010 erschien die "Alien Anthology" auf 6 Blu-ray Discs... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!

"Aliens vs. Predator 2" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc !!!
Am 30. Mai 2008 erschien "Aliens vs. Predator 2" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc...



[29.03.2012] Empire sprach mit Ridley Scott über das Rating und die Hintergrundgeschichte... Und bei AvPGalaxy gibt es Scans aus dem Magazin...

[28.03.2012] Ein dritter "Prometheus" TV-Spot ist online !!!

[25.03.2012] Ein zweiter "Prometheus" TV-Spot ist online !!!

[21.03.2012] Bei CS! gibt es neue Infos zur Viral-Kampagne...

[20.03.2012] Ein erster "Prometheus" TV-Spot ist online !!!

[19.03.2012] Ein "Prometheus" International-Trailer ist online !!!

[18.03.2012] Der "Prometheus" Trailer ist online !!!

[17.03.2012] Der "Prometheus" IMAX-Trailer ist online !!!

[13.03.2012] Der Teaser für den kommenden "Prometheus" Trailer ist online... ;-)

[08.03.2012] Via CS! kommt ein neues "Prometheus"-Bild, welches von der Viral-Website WeylandIndustries.com stammt !!! AMCTheatres.com meldet...
On Saturday, March 17th at 4 p.m. PST/ 7 p.m. EST, legendary director Ridley Scott will premiere the first full trailer for one of 2012's most anticipated films, PROMETHEUS, at the AMC Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. This invite-only premiere will follow a 30 minutes Q&A session with the iconic director conducted by Prometheus writer/producer Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, Executive Producer and Writer of TV's LOST). [...]
Livestream will be streaming the entire event LIVE online and it will be viewable at the following destinations:
AMCTheatres.com: http://go.amctheatres.com/prometheus
Facebook: http://facebook.com/amctheatres
Twitter: http://twitter.com/amctheatres
[...] following the live event the new Prometheus trailer will be available on the AMC Theatres YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/amctheatres. [...]


[29.02.2012] Bei CS! gibt es Infos zu einer Viral-Website zu "Prometheus", die mehr verrät als gut ist... MEGA-SPOILER !!!

[28.02.2012] Via AvPGalaxy.net kommt ein Hinweis auf die Rolle von Guy Pearce in "Prometheus"... MEGA-SPOILER !!!

[27.01.2012] Bei Prometheus-Movie.com gibt es ein neues Szenenbild - im altbekannten Raum... ;-)

[23.01.2012] Bei AllNewz.it gibt es ein weiteres "Prometheus"-Poster...

[16.01.2012] Bei CS! gibt es neue SPOILER-Bilder bzgl. des Space Jockeys...

[11.01.2012] Bei Cinemart gibt es Bilder einer "Aliens"-Maske für "Prometheus"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! ;-)

[06.01.2012] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues "Prometheus"-Szenenbild: Noomi Rapace ohne Helm... ;-)

[24.12.2011] Total Film sprach mit Charlize Theron über ihren Charakter in "Prometheus"... SPOILER !!!

[23.12.2011] Der komplette "Prometheus" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[22.12.2011] Der 1-Day Teaser für den "Prometheus" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!! Bei B-D gibt es ein Szenenbild mit Michael Fassbender...

[21.12.2011] Der 2-Days Teaser für den "Prometheus" Teaser-Trailer ist online... ;-)

[20.12.2011] Bei Slashfilm.com gibt es bewegte Bilder aus dem "Prometheus" Teaser-Trailer... Und bei Filmophilia gibt es weitere Story-Infos von Ridley Scott... SPOILER !!!

[15.12.2011] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf ein "Prometheus"-Poster werfen...

[02.12.2011] Bei CS! gibt es die kürzlich veröffentlichten "Prometheus"-Bilder in hoher Auflösung...

[23.11.2011] Bei STYD gibt es "Prometheus"-Bilder aus dem Magazin "Empire"...

[08.11.2011] Speakeasy sprach mit Ridley Scott...
[...] The central metaphor of "Prometheus" is about a "higher being" (Scott’s words) who challenges the gods, and the gods don’t want to give him fire. "Fire is our first form of technology," Scott says, and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished "in perpetuity in a horrible fashion." Much like the story of the mythological god, Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and for his actions was bound to a rock with an eagle eternally devouring his liver. (Let’s hope things turn out differently for our higher being...)
Scott is especially excited about the story of "Prometheus" - you can hear the enthusiasm in his voice when he discusses the film. The screenplay was written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. "I think the reason why I haven’t attempted science fiction in a number of years is because I haven’t really come across a script that I really liked," Scott says. "This developed and came out extremely well."
The last eight minutes of the "Prometheus" story evolve into "a pretty good DNA of the 'Alien' one."
We confirmed with 20th Century Fox that Sigourney Weaver, star of the first four "Alien" films, doesn’t make a cameo in "Prometheus." Too bad, Ripley fans.
Regarding the use of 3-D and CGI, Scott says he has "completely taken off into this cyberworld" and called working on"Prometheus" "the best time I’ve had in a number of years making a movie."
Although Scott embraced "all the tricks, the toys" of computer-generated imagery and 3-D, he says, "I’m a great believer in filming the real thing if you can and so I did a lot of building the real thing." He used the "007? stage (more commonly known as the "Bond" stage) at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., one of the biggest stages in Europe at about 59,000 square feet. He used other stages at Pinewood too.


[04.10.2011] Bei STYD gibt es die Beschreibung des kommenden Teaser-Trailers zu "Prometheus"...

[29.09.2011] MTV sprach mit Damon Lindelof über "Prometheus", u.a. über die Rollen von Fassbender und Theron... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!!

[14.08.2011] Bei DreadCentral.com gibt es offizielle "Prometheus"-Bilder und bei AlienPrequelNews.com gibt es inoffizielle Bilder von "verdächtigen" "Alien"-Requisiten, die bei "Prometheus" Verwendung fanden...

[26.02.2011] CS! meldet...
Michael Fassbender, who can be seen in the upcoming Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class, revealed to Entertainment Weekly who he is playing in Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
Considering the way he said it, or actually didn't say anything all, it is of course a given that this detail about his character is not supposed to be out in the open yet. If you would rather not know what was revealed, then turn back now.
Fassbender said that the "script is really intelligent and has a nice pace to it." Asked again about the film's connection to Alien, he added, "It's a different story, but it's also got the traditional roots. Alien fans will recognize things in it. It's not ignoring Alien, there's still a link to that world. But it's a different story. It's definitely connected, though."
And then he was asked whether he'll be playing an android in the film, at which time he laughed and said, "I don't know what I can say!" While he said that, he looked down at the reporter's tape recorder and then nodded affirmatively.
Prometheus is scheduled to hit theaters on June 8, 2012.


[20.12.2010] Wie der TV-Sender SF meldet, wird der Schweizer Künstler H.R. Giger die Figuren für den neuen "Alien"-Film entwerfen...
"Es ist ein 3D-Film, sehr wahrscheinlich sind es sogar zwei", verrät H.R. Gigers Frau Carmen Scheifele stolz gegenüber glanz & gloria. «Es handelt sich um das 'Alien'-Prequel, das heisst um die Geschichte vor dem 'Alien I'."
Der Neo-Surrealist H.R. Giger hat die Figur des Ausserirdischen für frühere "Alien"-Filme entworfen - 1980 wurde er dafür mit einem Oscar geehrt. Jetzt ruft Hollywood also erneut - genauer gesagt Regisseur Ridley Scott, mit dem Giger bereits beim ersten Teil von "Alien" zusammenarbeitete.


[11.12.2010] THN räumt mit den letzten Gerüchten auf...

[07.12.2010] ScriptFlags.com meldet...
Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel #1 & #2 have both been pushed back a full twelve months to 2013 & 2014. There has been no official explanation from Fox or Scott's camp. This comes two months after their first publicized fallout over budgetary and rating criteria.
Confidence surrounding the project has been a little fragile recently with obvious internal conflict still lingering, 2013 would see the first film coming out a full year later than originally projected our source close to the production revealed. Scott stated back in early November "It’s written and budgeted and, frankly, we’ve already booked film stages in England, so I think [it will happen soon]."
Then a week later FX Supervisor Henry South confirmed via his twitter that production design had in fact already began. Principle photography was due to start in February 2011 with actresses Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde being seen as the film's frontrunner's, having both met with Scott & Fox. Early reaction to the stall is mixed as both Fox and Scott have been reportedly happy with Damon Lindelof's re-working of Jon Spaihts screenplay, there are even rumors of Pyramid set construction underway in northern Africa. So whats happening? Well Alien 3 also had its first announced release date pushed back but that delay came down to story development.


[20.10.2010] B-D wirft zwei neue Namen rein...
[...] Both Anne Hathaway (Passengers) and James Franco (Rise of the Apes) could be suiting up for the prequel penned by "Lost" scripter Damon Lindelof. Neither are signed on at this point, but you can add them to the long list of potential suiters including Natalie Portman, Noomi Rapace and Carey Mulligan, Twentieth Century Fox is working fast, so expect some official announcements in the coming weeks.

[17.10.2010] Bei STYD gibt es ein lesenswertes Interview mit Sigourney Weaver, u.a. geht es um die "Alien"-Filme... Hier nur ein kleiner Auszug...
Q: There was an interesting end to "Alien: Resurrection" with the clone Ripley and finally getting back to Earth. What are your thoughts on the fourth film and where it could have gone?
Sigourney Weaver:
I really enjoyed a lot of "Alien: Resurrection." I thought that the scientists were really wonderful and the company was more detestable than ever. As we become more and more of a corporate planet, I think that the lessons from "Alien" have not really been paid attention to. But I loved the evolution of the character of Ripley. I wasn't too keen to come to Earth. I always feel that science fiction, when it comes to Earth, is a little [off]. I wanted to go back to the original planet that the space jockey brought the eggs from and go back into the alien world rather than have the alien arrive in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. So I think I was part of what put the kibosh on that. I think after four different interpretations, I wanted to take more time to take stock of what the opportunities were. I think it's great that Ridley [Scott] is the person who is going to make the prequel because I think there are other opportunities there. It's wonderful to reinvigorate that world with a fresh perspective.
Q: Do you get to be involved with that at all?
Weaver:
I don't think so, because it's a prequel. Certainly not as an actor, but if they needed help with the story, I could probably help them because I probably have a good sense of what people appreciate in the series and what they don't care about. So I hope they'll ask me.
Q: There have been a lot of names tossed around for casting with rumors including Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, and Noomi Rapace. Have you heard any of these names and do you have any thoughts?
Weaver:
I don't know. I think it's a trick thing because you want to get a good, young actress in there. But she should be very different from Ripley. But I would trust Ridley. He found me! It's an important decision. But, as with all of these "Alien" films, it's an ensemble film. It's very important who you pick for all the parts.
Q: Do you think it's important that he fight to keep it an R-rated "Alien"? There's talk of trying to keep it a PG-13 one.
Weaver:
I think, unfortunately, because movies have changed so much and gotten so much gorier, probably "Alien" would be PG-13. Because there wasn't much blood in it. Except for the swearing. It's tricky. [...]


[08.10.2010] Deadline meldet...
[...] the next juicy female role is the lead in the Ridley Scott-directed 3D Alien prequel at 20th Century Fox. I'm told that the studio and Scott have had general meetings with a number of actresses. I've heard that list includes the studio's Wall Street 2 star Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish (Scott directed her in A Good Year), but another intriguing possibility I've heard more than once today is that Noomi Rapace also met and left a strong impression. The actress, who played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish adaptation, met Scott and Fox before she signed on to star with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel. I'm told that meetings are ongoing with cast and no decisions have been made [...]

[02.10.2010] ScriptFlags.com meldet...
Ridley Scott is at odds with 20th Century Fox, the major studios behind the project over budgetary and creative differences, according to sources close to the production. It would seem Scott wants a budget of around $250m to make it a sci-fi spectacular, and is also pushing for an 18-rated level of violence and horror. Fox, however, don’t plan on investing anywhere near that sum, and are keen to get a 15 rating to maximise the audience appeal. [...]
As exciting as his vision sounds, it seems Ridley Scott will need to rely on his famous stubborn streak if he’s to convince Fox that his direction is the way forward.


[07.09.2010] Digital Spy meldet...
Gemma Arterton has revealed that she will meet with Ridley Scott about starring in his Alien prequels.
The Tamara Drewe star told The Times that Scott requested a meeting after seeing her performance in J Blakeson's thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed. [...]


[04.09.2010] The Independent meldet...
[...] The anticipation for his next project is building to fever pitch: it will be a two-part prequel to Alien, shot in 3D. Scott was never asked to make a sequel to Alien; that honour went to James Cameron, before a further two sequels and two Alien vs Predator spin-offs milked the franchise dry. But with the Lost co-creator Damon Lindoff polishing the first prequel's script, you can sense the competitor in Scott, desperate to put his stamp back on the film series that launched him. "Jim's raised the bar and I've got to jump to it," he says, in a friendly jibe at Cameron. "He's not going to get away with it."
Set 30 years before the 1979 original, so with no room for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, the prequels will explore the origins of the deadly aliens. "The film will be really tough, really nasty," he notes. "It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
It's a bold move, one that could taint Scott's earlier contribution to the series if it goes wrong. But Scott loves a gamble, whether it's taking on the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, or resurrecting an unfashionable genre with Gladiator. [...]


[01.08.2010] Deadline meldet...
Damon Lindelof has taken his first big solo screenwriting job since concluding the ABC series Lost. I’m been told that he closed a deal to do rewrite work on 20th Century Fox’s Alien prequel, which the studio hopes Ridley Scott will direct as his next assignment.
In a development as vexing as a Lost plotline, studio insiders said that while Lindelof indeed met with Scott and the studio for that rewrite job, the exchange of ideas between them sparked a take that could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film. The studio will decide when Lindelof turns it in. Scott Free is producing and Lindelof's CAA reps closed his deal last night. [...]
I’m told that Lindelof jumped at this opportunity because Scott's 1979 space thriller Alien was such a seminal influence on him. Resuscitating the Alien franchise has been a big priority for Fox, which has a script by Jon Spaihts, who wrote the Gabriele Muccino-directed Keanu Reeves-starrer Passengers for Morgan Creek, and whose drafts on the Alien film persuaded Scott to move from producing the film to directing it. [...]


[15.06.2010] AICN berichtet über ein Meeting mit Ridley Scott, der u.a. über die Produktion von "Alien" sprach, aber auch über die geplanten Prequels...
[...] "I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died on the road somewhere way back and lying in the dust, and thought what I should do is go back... in the first Alien, when John Hurt climbed up and over the top of the rise... there was a massive giant lying in a chair. The chair was either a form of engine or some piece of technology and I always thought no one has ever asked who was the space jockey?"
- The Alien prequel will be broken into two films. The scripts are written and Scott is prepping it now.
- Time frame is way before Alien. Not only will we find out who the Space Jockey is, we'll find out where his people come from.
- The first Alien was The Old Dark House with 7 people with an unwelcome visitor. Scott loved the script, but it was a very basic screenplay.
-The prequel will go further into the world of terraforming and will focus on the realities of what it takes to leave for another planet. He mentioned the theory of Near Faster-Than-Light travel, which is complete science fiction at the moment; "Mr. Spock stuff" as he called it, rearranging matter essentially, but theoretically possible. "But what we're allowed to do by movies is to cheat like hell. But I think the closer it is to the truth, the closer it is to the technological feasibility then it becomes that much more interesting. And if it's a film like the one I'm going to do, then it becomes that much more frightening." [...]
- FirstShowing.net's Alex Billington sent me a heads up after posting this that Scott also mentioned they're going to be exploring Zeta 2 Reticuli, the same system from Alien. Naturally they'd be going back at some point if the prequel leads up to Alien, but from what Scott was saying it seems like this system plays a large role in the prequels. [...]
- On the Space Jockey: "I think beneath that carcass... it's not a carcass, it's a suit. Inside the suit is a being." An interesting hint at to what he's doing with the prequels, perhaps? [...]


[27.04.2010] Collider sprach neulich mit Ridley Scott...
Question: Everyone in this room knows what you're going to do next.
Ridley Scott: Alien, yeah. We're doing that now. We're on the fourth draft. It's alright; it's pretty good...
There has been a lot of talk about you doing that in 3D.
Ridley Scott: Of course, it'll be 3D.
[...] You're developing the Alien prequel, are you developing it as a series of films or a longer storyline?
Scott: It'll be two. It'll be prequel one and two. Then Alien 1.
Are you going to shoot the prequels together or shoot them separately?
Scott: At the moment I'm just trying to get the first one out. [...]


[06.03.2010] Gegenüber Shadow Locked meinte der Art-Director Roger Christian das "Alien"-Prequel würde in 3D gedreht, ausserdem stellte er eine neue "Alien"-Trilogie in Aussicht...

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