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Carrie Henn Returning to Aliens?

Back in May of 2015, Sonnet Realm Films announced they were working on an Aliens fan film. The film, Alien Identity, would have served as an alternate sequel to Aliens where Newt survived and was the main character (to be played by Elle Sonnet). Aliens veterans Ricco Ross and Carrie Henn were going to appear in the film playing other characters. It would have marked Carrie Henn’s return to acting after 27 years.

Then in July, Fox issued Alien Identity a cease and desist order, stating it was worried Alien Identity would confuse fans of the upcoming Neill Blomkamp Alien 5 which is believed to share a similar premise. Alien Identity then went on to become a new project called Triborn.

Last night Carrie Henn shared a cryptic Tweet on Twitter with the hashtag #NEWTLIVES which was the tag Alien Identity was using.

Perhaps in the wake of Alien 5’s postponement we might be seeing a return of Alien Identity? Or maybe there is something new in store for us regarding Carrie Henn and Aliens?

Update 16/11/2015 – Carrie Henn has since tweeted some clarification. The announcement isn’t to do with Alien 5 but judging from her hashtag #Aliens30th, it’s to do with the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Aliens next year.



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  1. Kelgaard
    You better start dealing with it, PO, because we need you and I'm sick of your bulls**t.

    I want you to get on the internet bring up some sort of confirmation.  I need articles, interviews, a leaked script.  Are you listening?  Anything that proves this retcon is really happening.

    We don't have much... well, we have a lot of time I guess.
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    It's interesting that not long after teasing that #NEWTLIVES™ stuff, Michael Biehn popped-up from out of nowhere and said Newt will be in Alien 5. Was she referring to Biehn's impending bean spillage all along? Is this some grand conspiracy triangle between Blomkamp, Henn and Biehn in order to get the film back on track? Or is it just totally random shit?
  3. HuDaFuK
    Not that I remember, no. That's pretty cool. Do you have any extra info on it?

    Not really I'm afraid. But I've read it in a couple of places, including somewhere on Valaquen's site if I remember rightly. Lang was one of the people who auditioned for Hicks, but he didn't get the part. Then when Avatar was gearing up Cameron supposedly had Biehn in mind for the villain, but changed his mind when he decided having Weaver, space soldiers and Michael Biehn all in the same film would invite too many direct comparisons with Aliens, so Biehn was removed and the part was recast with Lang.
  4. HuDaFuK
    You should check out Public Enemies (he has a fairly small role, but easily the best scene in the entire film, right at the end) and The Hard Way, a great action comedy with James Woods where he plays a wonderful and totally psychotic villain. He's also in Tombstone which is a great film, but given the huge number of characters in it he doesn't really get too much to do sadly.

    Did you know he originally auditioned to play Hicks? Doubly ironic then that he was cast as Quaritch in Avatar, because Michael Biehn was originally in the running for that.
  5. HuDaFuK
    I liked Avatar. Yes, the story was utterly recycled, but it was told with visual flair, and the effects were pretty spectacular. Stephen Lang's villain was a hoot and easily the best thing about the movie.
  6. Elmazalman
    The first film i ever saw in 3-D was Prometheus,the experience didn't add or take anything away from the viewing.I could have saved myself some cash and bought the 2-D ticket instead.IMO 3-D is just a novelty and nothing more.
  7. THE CITY HUNTER
    I watched Avatar twice in the theatre and I hate to say but both times, it actually made me nauseous.  The motion was off the charts.  Never felt so dizzy.  I had to close my eyes for a good portion of the film, or I felt like I was going to lose my cookies.  It was very strange as I typically have a cast-iron gullet stomach.   OT..
    Avatar cgi was crap straight up one minute i thought i was watching Halo on x box
  8. Perfect-Organism
    I watched Avatar twice in the theatre and I hate to say but both times, it actually made me nauseous.  The motion was off the charts.  Never felt so dizzy.  I had to close my eyes for a good portion of the film, or I felt like I was going to lose my cookies.  It was very strange as I typically have a cast-iron gullet.   OT.. 
  9. predxeno
    Same here, I've seen all 3 versions of the film, 2 of which were in 3D, and I can safely say that the film's main selling point were the special effects and visuals rather than the story itself which was as you say, underwhelming.
  10. HuDaFuK
    The only reason I'd see Aliens 3D was because I saw how nicely Titantic was handled.

    And the only reason I'd see it is because of how nicely the 3D was handled with Avatar. It was still a gimmick, but at least it wasn't over-the-top gimmickry. It was just a regular film that happened to be in 3D, there weren't things lunging out of the screen at you every five minutes like in every other 3D movie I've ever seen.
  11. Elmazalman
    (Heck, I'd even like to see Alien 3 and Resurrection in 3-D)

    I don't think I'd go that far!  :P I still think that in general 3D is a shoddy gimmick. The only reason I'd see Aliens 3D was because I saw how nicely Titantic was handled. I don't know if Cameron was involved in that or not but I'm going to assume he was - I don't think he'd particularly care to do A3 or Res.
    I'm not big on 3-D either but the films victim-point-of-view head-bite shots would benefit from the extra D.
  12. Mr. Clemens
    Y'know, every so often, Cameron does speak about wanting to do what he did with 'Titanic' and remaster 'Aliens' to a 3D format. I thought it was surprisingly well done with 'Titanic', personally. If that's being done, it would mean 'Aliens' is getting re-released in cinemas and that would likely result in new interviews and stuff for the relevant home release, too.

    Boy, I would really enjoy that. There's a lot of depth in some of those exterior shots, outside the colony. And imagine that establishing shot of Gateway in 3D...

    Fox would love it, too. They could sell us another blu-ray.  8)
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Y'know, every so often, Cameron does speak about wanting to do what he did with 'Titanic' and remaster 'Aliens' to a 3D format. I thought it was surprisingly well done with 'Titanic', personally. If that's being done, it would mean 'Aliens' is getting re-released in cinemas and that would likely result in new interviews and stuff for the relevant home release, too.

    I did really enjoy what little I saw of Titantic 3D. I thought it worked really well.
  14. Xenomorphine
    FOX's stance is whatever sounds like a good idea at the time.

    That's more or less what I've come to expect, these days. :)

    The marketing department isn't linked at the hip to the creative departments involved in fashioning the actual films.

    I think they'd like to create some kind of over-arcing continuity, but you have to set out a definitive plan ahead of time to do that, instead of just handing out the licence to various people and letting them come up with whatever.

    I've tweeted to ask. I'm hoping not though. Doesn't really seem worth her excitement just to use her character name. I was hoping for something more involving of her herself.

    Yeah, whatever it is, it's something she personally had a reason to feel really happy about. Some old comics getting republished doesn't really feel like it would warrant that reaction from her.

    Y'know, every so often, Cameron does speak about wanting to do what he did with 'Titanic' and remaster 'Aliens' to a 3D format. I thought it was surprisingly well done with 'Titanic', personally. If that's being done, it would mean 'Aliens' is getting re-released in cinemas and that would likely result in new interviews and stuff for the relevant home release, too.
  15. Corporal Hicks
    Did they make a formal announcement about it?  Where can I find a source?

    No formal announcement. And it's unlikely they will. It's just what I've been told by those in the know.

    Its not canon? But thats weird. I mean even in the Titan Books there was a small mention of the Colonial Marines incident, if I recall right. I cant pinpoint what it was, but it must have been in Seas of Sorrows...

    I don't think they ever did. I definitely can't recall that coming up.

  16. predxeno
    As far as I am aware, Fox's stance is that all EU canon is canon; any changes that were going to be made were put on hold with the announcement of an alternate timeline for Alien 5.
  17. Shamo
    Its not canon? But thats weird. I mean even in the Titan Books there was a small mention of the Colonial Marines incident, if I recall right. I cant pinpoint what it was, but it must have been in Seas of Sorrows...

    But i its cool that they took Alien Isolation in. I  didn't know about that.
  18. predxeno
    He just said it will continue the style of Aliens. So I guess, it will be after 3. Hicks lives as we learned. Thats official. He failed to save Ripley on Fury as we see in the DLC for Colonial Marines which is of yet, canon.

    Colonial Marines isn't considering canon anymore. At the minute, canon is only Prometheus, Alien, Alien: Out of the Shadows, Alien: Isolation, Aliens, Aliens: River of Pain, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Fire and Stone, Aliens: Sea of Sorrows and Predator: Incursion.

    Uh, when was this?  Last I heard Fox said it was still canon, is this fan propaganda again?
  19. Corporal Hicks
    He just said it will continue the style of Aliens. So I guess, it will be after 3. Hicks lives as we learned. Thats official. He failed to save Ripley on Fury as we see in the DLC for Colonial Marines which is of yet, canon.

    Colonial Marines isn't considering canon anymore. At the minute, canon is only Prometheus, Alien, Alien: Out of the Shadows, Alien: Isolation, Aliens, Aliens: River of Pain, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Fire and Stone, Aliens: Sea of Sorrows and Predator: Incursion.
  20. Shamo
    So... I think its easy. I mean Sigourney Weavor said, its going to be very organic. And Blonkamp at some point said, he has no plans scrapping Alien 3 and 4.

    He just said it will continue the style of Aliens. So I guess, it will be after 3. Hicks lives as we learned. Thats official. He failed to save Ripley on Fury as we see in the DLC for Colonial Marines which is of yet, canon.

    So- they will probably clone Newt and Ripley long before the events of Alien Resurrection. During the lifetime of Hicks. It will be so secret, that it is lost to the future of Alien Resurrection.
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