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Disney & Fox Confirm Alien Series Remains In Development Under New Ownership!

I’m sure I wouldn’t be speaking out of turn if I said the future of Alien and Predator under Disney has been something of a concern for a lot of fans. And now Disney and Fox have confirmed that Alien remains a priority for the studio.

The Disney presentation is currently taking place at CinemaCon and according to attendees, not only was footage of Alien: Covenant during their sizzle reel, but it was also confirmed that Disney and Fox planned to continue working on the Alien series, as well as the Planet of the Apes, Kingsman, Avatar and Maze Runner series.

 Disney & Fox Confirm Alien Series Remains In Development Under New Ownership!

Disney/Fox confirm that the Alien series remains alive under the new ownership.

Footage from the Predator series was also included in the sizzle reel but nothing was mentioned about continuing the franchise. Thanks to HN Entertainment’s Nick for the heads-up.

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  1. SM
    Yeah, as heroes go, Crespi is a bit thick and Church still ultimately ends up being the mad scientist stereotype. Plunket's art and the flashback elevate it.

    Should be called The Tragedy of Anthony Crespi.
  2. Huggs
    O.S. definitely benefited from its setting and momentum. It's one of the few, if not the only one of the novels that I could've legitimately seen being made as a film after resurrection. It's not my cup of tea, but it was faithful to the direction of the film it was following.
  3. Perfect-Organism
    It's fresh.  And partly new.  Partly nostalgia.  Partly incrementally original.  It's totally fine, and very well done.  I thoroughly enjoyed this one.  I'm not dealing in absolutes here.

    Reminds me of one of the last Dark Horse books where they were in a garden facility and there were Aliens.  Anyone remember what that was?  Original Sin?
  4. The Old One
    I'm not anti-nostalgia.

    I'm anti-nostalgia for nostalgia's sake, because I've experienced it and it's totally hollow.
    The short film Specimen for instance, consistent but creative and nearly totally new.
  5. The Old One
    Yes it's pure Nostalgia and nothing more. Right.
    Not for me, the world building and storytelling
    (powerful thematics) and additional aspects engross.

    TCF I enjoyed because it's brilliant, and it maintained the world's consistency
    and the thematic consistency of the Alien representing the apathy of the universe
    and Dorian Sulder the apathetic Company. Apathy presenting viciously.
    But it only utilised it as building blocks for the new story.

    No nostalgic video or sound effects to the paper.
  6. Perfect-Organism
    Let's disagree to agree.   ;)  I think the connection (whether emotional or perceptual) to the work that has gone before, and the desire for more is nostalgia.  I just don't think there is anything wrong with it.

    I like all my fun stuff that has gone before.  It is a part of me.  Sometimes in life, you come across things that just resonate with you - your own personal classics, if you will.  I like to relive them, as much as, and as often as, I like new things and experiences.
  7. The Old One
    It's not the same thing, I never said I wanted things to be like Alien- I want them to be consistent with the world of the first three whilist doing their own thing, that is verisimilitude. By comparison wanting concepts back exactly as they were, whatever it is. Is Nostalgia.

    Huggs is correct.
  8. Perfect-Organism
    I think Aliens managed the balance very well.  It was dark.  It was scary, but it finished on a positive note.  It was funny as hell too in spots, but in a dry, realistic way.  Remember, Aliens is the king of quotable one-liners.  Have you ever been mistaken for a man?  No have you?  etc.

    There's your blueprint.  That's how its done.  Follow it.  The other thing has been done ad nauseam.
  9. Huggs
    Yes, but that love, kindness, and humanity was put through hell first.

    I don't think the studio, Cameron, or anybody they'd get to direct an aliens style film has the guts nowadays to take the audience through that kind of horror before we hit the happy feelings. I think if the franchise deviates from Ridley and Fincher's dark capabilities and style, that it will be castrated in both tone and ferocity. It will be more like halo than alien, and I believe that absolutely.

    The problem is that it would likely be successful and spell the end of any future attempts at a serious and terrifying alien film. The xenomorph would be demoted to the ranks of videogame bad guy. Like the locusts or the covenant. And the franchise would never get its teeth back. It would become something tame enough to be featured in star wars.

    Cameron knew that and could go dark back in the day, but I believe those days are gone. This is the age of excessive shout outs, unwarranted comedy and spectacle, and restrained and largely bloodless violence. It's the tween age. I don't want to see the beast subjected to circus work. I'd rather it was put out of its misery.

    Shining optimism has no place in the alien universe, in my opinion. It has made its bones being the aggressive and unforgiving child of human hubris. A shining example of the nihilistic reality of space, and in many ways, certain facets of our own existence. Let every other space movie (besides "life") have the wins, and love and happy endings. We need one outcast to keep things grounded.

    The dark deserves its share of fear and death. And nobody does fear and death like Alien.
  10. Perfect-Organism
    The condescension of Perfect-Organism is palpable.
    The only reason I want a portion of the concepts we've seen before to return is for verisimilitude.
    The rest? Again, it has nothing to do with nostalgia when I'm adamant I want new things,
     set in the universe I enjoy.

    A comparison of quality is a different subject.

    That's not a fair assessment.  You want things to be like Alien and you call that verisimilitude, and if others want things to be reminiscent of Aliens, you call that nostalgia.  It's the same thing.  I'm not being condescsrnding, I'm pointing out the double standard.  I've lost track of the number of posts where you went off on somebody for having an opinion that's different than yours, calling it garbage or rubbish.  I don't get riled up enough to go that route.  As far as I'm concerned, I am just having conversations with fellow fans about the films I like.  I prefer to say that I'm not a proponent of someone's idea or direction rather than calling it garbage, but I definitely don't get condescending.

    Alien and Alien 3 or the dark nihilistic films that are finally similar, whereas Aliens is the shining optimistic film which most fans (casual or hardcore) see as the high point of the series.  Which approach is better?  I think it's clear, but there is enough wiggle room for both.  We have now had 8 Aliens films and only one was a film with optimism about humanity, which had heart.  It is time to do another one like that.  It's ok for live, kindness, and humanity to overcome sometimes, and to come out on top.
  11. Huggs
    Starting "fresh" with Terminator and killing everything post-T2 Halloween-style makes sense. Everything after that second film, at least in my opinion, has been dire and utterly forgettable,

    Woah stop making personal opinions "statement of facts".

    I will boycott the forthcoming TERMINATOR "Dark Fate"  ::) after James Cameron tricked me into thinking "Genisys" (T5) was "the real sequel to TERMINATOR 2". Yes James Cameron actually said that. Now he's saying T6 is the real sequel............yeah heard it all before.

    TERMINATOR 3- Rise of the Machines, in my opinion, is a fun, workable sequel with one of the best truck chase scenes up there with TERMINATOR 2. Yes its campy in a Playboy/Maxim magazine kind of way but that's what made it fun. Kristanna Loken's leather clad Terminatrix was great but I don't get why her endoskeleton looked like a terminator version of the classic UFO alien "little green men" meme.
    Also "that ending". Good film.

    TERMINATOR 4 (SALVATION) was a formulaic film that tried to Christopher Nolan the TERMINATOR films but at least the production values were good.

    TERMINATOR 5 (Gensys) was just trash and made ROBOCOP 3 (1993) look like Blade Runner by comparison.

    While a decision was made to apparently not renew any Alien vs. Predator licences.

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/c15dea03a6e4df6c1d42ce4391b256e6/tenor.gif

    At least salvation had Bale and genisys had Jason and Emilia.

    All T6 is, is Skynet vs the Avon industry.
  12. Alien5Please
    Exciting news. Please, Disney, make the right move away from the Ridley prequels and bring us a story connected to the characters and storyline we loved about the originals. Blomkamp’s vision sounds both nostalgic and evolutionary. That’s the right mix. We’ve already squeezed all the juice out of the David/religious philosophical introgue in Ridleys two new chapters. Somewhere new, with a nod to the old, please
  13. AVP-CAPCOM
    Starting "fresh" with Terminator and killing everything post-T2 Halloween-style makes sense. Everything after that second film, at least in my opinion, has been dire and utterly forgettable,

    Woah stop making personal opinions "statement of facts".

    I will boycott the forthcoming TERMINATOR "Dark Fate"  ::) after James Cameron tricked me into thinking "Genisys" (T5) was "the real sequel to TERMINATOR 2". Yes James Cameron actually said that. Now he's saying T6 is the real sequel............yeah heard it all before.

    TERMINATOR 3- Rise of the Machines, in my opinion, is a fun, workable sequel with one of the best truck chase scenes up there with TERMINATOR 2. Yes its campy in a Playboy/Maxim magazine kind of way but that's what made it fun. Kristanna Loken's leather clad Terminatrix was great but I don't get why her endoskeleton looked like a terminator version of the classic UFO alien "little green men" meme.
    Also "that ending". Good film.

    TERMINATOR 4 (SALVATION) was a formulaic film that tried to Christopher Nolan the TERMINATOR films but at least the production values were good.

    TERMINATOR 5 (Gensys) was just trash and made ROBOCOP 3 (1993) look like Blade Runner by comparison.

    While a decision was made to apparently not renew any Alien vs. Predator licences.

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/c15dea03a6e4df6c1d42ce4391b256e6/tenor.gif
  14. The Old One
    Surprises also get you, Under The Skin, Fury Road and Logan.

    Denis Villeneuve isn't a requirement but a talented filmmaker is,
    Danny Boyle/Alex Garland/Ari Aster/ Robert Eggers etcetera.
    Agreed regarding the rest.
  15. BMW M1
    Until I see something definite in the making, I'm still very skeptical that this merger will produce anything good. The best hope TCF/Disney has is adapting Alien and Predator novels.
  16. Huggs
    If fans back in the early 80s demanded that a sequel to Alien was faithful to the look and atmosphere of the original, we would have never gotten Aliens. Let future creators surprise us.

    Surprises get you The Predator.

    The golden age for making alien and predator movies of quality likely died with the last millennium. I especially do not see Cameron being as ballsy as he was in 86 or with T1 ever again. He's out to make money and win awards. Sexually charged body horror with ultra violence is not going to get him that avatar/titanic recognition.

    The only chance for a true return to form would be if Villeneuve gets involved in a non Ripley, horror centered alien story that embraces the dark and gothic nature of the originals, particularly 1&3.
  17. The Old One
    The Star Wars fiasco might actually have been a blessing in disguise. It might have shocked and scared Disney enough for them to actually sit back, think for a minute and then pay attention to what they are doing. It taught them not to rely on brand recognition as being the sole reason that draw people to a franchise. Films in a franchise, surprisingly, actually have to be good to keep people interested in that franchise. So hopefully they will get true talent that know what they are doing involved in the future of Alien and not make creative decisions based off of marketing research graphs and focus groups.

    It would be awesome if they did a sequel to Alien Covenant that put that particular story arc on a track (as it wasn't even on one to begin with), and followed Alien 3 with a sequel (that does not involve Ripley or Hicks or Newt!) that takes it in a new and interesting direction.

    U N F Yes.
  18. SuperiorIronman
    The Star Wars fiasco might actually have been a blessing in disguise. It might have shocked and scared Disney enough for them to actually sit back, think for a minute and then pay attention to what they are doing. It taught them not to rely on brand recognition as being the sole reason that draw people to a franchise. Films in a franchise, surprisingly, actually have to be good to keep people interested in that franchise. So hopefully they will get true talent that know what they are doing involved in the future of Alien and not make creative decisions based off of marketing research graphs and focus groups.

    It would be awesome if they did a sequel to Alien Covenant that put that particular story arc on a track (as it wasn't even on one to begin with), and followed Alien 3 with a sequel (that does not involve Ripley or Hicks or Newt!) that takes it in a new and interesting direction.

    Disney's issue with Star Wars was that they had left the directors to largely do as they pleased within the confines of what Disney had set up. Disney gave them a lot of wiggle room and had been more hands off than anything because they trust the talent they hire. That's Disney's whole model, you find the talent and you let them do their thing, you edit later. What happened with Solo is that it went off the reservation and stopped using things in Disney's script and started doing its own thing. The things Disney didn't hire the talent to do. Thus they had to get a new director and fix the movie before release and it was ultimately going up against a pretty packed Summer line-up as is. Their resolve to be more watchful isn't totally because of trends, it was largely because the talent they hired went off and did a movie they weren't hired to make.
  19. irn
    The Star Wars fiasco might actually have been a blessing in disguise. It might have shocked and scared Disney enough for them to actually sit back, think for a minute and then pay attention to what they are doing. It taught them not to rely on brand recognition as being the sole reason that draw people to a franchise. Films in a franchise, surprisingly, actually have to be good to keep people interested in that franchise. So hopefully they will get true talent that know what they are doing involved in the future of Alien and not make creative decisions based off of marketing research graphs and focus groups.

    It would be awesome if they did a sequel to Alien Covenant that put that particular story arc on a track (as it wasn't even on one to begin with), and followed Alien 3 with a sequel (that does not involve Ripley or Hicks or Newt!) that takes it in a new and interesting direction.
  20. The Old One
    The condescension of Perfect-Organism is palpable.
    The only reason I want a portion of the concepts we've seen before to return is for verisimilitude.
    The rest? Again, it has nothing to do with nostalgia when I'm adamant I want new things,
     set in the universe I enjoy.

    A comparison of quality is a different subject.
  21. U-96
    Perfect-organism, I agree. Consciously or not, any entry in the franchise is compared to the gold standard of Alien (and possibly Aliens) because they were fenomenal AND we grew up with them.
  22. Perfect-Organism
    It's not an insult to suggest that anyone who wants another film in the Aliens series is delusional in thinking that they're not engaging in nostalgia.  It's not intended that way, and it's not entirely aimed at you.  I am just calling it what it is.  All of us want an Aliens film in one form or another, and that arises from our past experiences.  Even if you make the most innovative Aliens film you can think of, it is still not an exercise in pure originality.  It is nostalgia.  I'm just honest about it.
  23. The Old One
    Nostalgia festival? Beyond my comprehension tbh.

    The first four things, Alien, Military, Pulse Rifle, Smart-Gun, I understand.

    A Conestoga vessel(s)? No original design(s)? C'mon.
    New military hardware and old military hardware please.

    ALL OF THIS is an exercise in nostalgia.  If it wasn't for our collectively preconceived notions about the Alien series we wouldn't be here.  You cannot escape nostalgia when you're playing in the sandbox that someone already established.  If you want originality, create completely new sci-fi that does not lean on an existing series.  Otherwise, come to grips with the fact that you're engaging in a nostalgia exercise and stop deluding yourself otherwise.

    Neither James Cameron or David Fincher just regurgitated what Ridley Scott did.
    "Stop deluding yourself." Mature and revealing.
    If nostalgia is all you want, go rewatch the old films.
    I'd much rather new content creators expand the sandbox by playing with the basic concept,
    the Alien itself is the only element that need not be f**ked with, just like Mad Max in Mad Max, everything else is up for change.

    Starting "fresh" with Terminator and killing everything post-T2 Halloween-style makes sense. Everything after that second film, at least in my opinion, has been dire and utterly forgettable, with nothing of note to them to make me want to revisit them, or even remember that they exist. And for those out there that do care about them about about the continuity post-T2, it is a franchise that involves time travel so if you really wanted to you could chalk it up to being an alternate timeline.

    With Alien... even the weaker films are at least conceptually interesting and are executed in such a way that they feel as though they actually have merit for existing, that they have something to say and contribute to the universe and, even more importantly, as films in their own right.

    Nothing against  Neill Blomkamp, I do enjoy the guy's stuff for what it is, but his take on Alien is, at least in my humble opinion, not at all what the franchise needs. Let him do Robocop, which is much more in line with his grounded, hyperrealistic sci-fi visuals and tongue-in-cheek satire. And let Alien wrap up the story that it is currently telling, and then move forward into some new uncharted territory.
    ^
    "The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
  24. Nightmare Asylum
    Starting "fresh" with Terminator and killing everything post-T2 Halloween-style makes sense. Everything after that second film, at least in my opinion, has been dire and utterly forgettable, with nothing of note to them to make me want to revisit them, or even remember that they exist. And for those out there that do care about them about about the continuity post-T2, it is a franchise that involves time travel so if you really wanted to you could chalk it up to being an alternate timeline.

    With Alien... even the weaker films are at least conceptually interesting and are executed in such a way that they feel as though they actually have merit for existing, that they have something to say and contribute to the universe and, even more importantly, as films in their own right.

    Nothing against Blomkamp, I do enjoy the guy's stuff for what it is, but his take on Alien is, at least in my humble opinion, not at all what the franchise needs. Let him do Robocop, which is much more in line with his grounded, hyperrealistic sci-fi visuals and tongue-in-cheek satire. And let Alien wrap up the story that it is currently telling, and then move forward into some new uncharted territory.
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