It is with much sadness that we must report the death of another member of the Alien family. Peter Lamont, the production designer for Aliens, has passed away at age 91. The Hollywood Reporter
shared the news that Peter died on Friday the 18th of December at a hospital in Wexham.
Lamont was well known for his work ... [Read More]
In a franchise where Alien 3 exists, it’s easy for films with less complicated narrative developments to be seen as having a simple journey. But what we might tend to forget is that there are countless pitches and treatments that are never heard of outside of studio executives, a point that was re-iterated to us recently in our interview ... [Read More]
We may never get Aliens on 4K.
It now seems increasingly unlikely that we will ever see Aliens, Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection on 4K Blu-Ray. A new report coming out this week says that Disney has halted production of future physical 4K Ultra HD Blu-Rays of films in its back catalogue including films from Disney and the recently acquired 20th ... [Read More]
Earlier this year Ty Ellingson shared some artwork
he did while working with Neill Blomkamp on his aborted Alien 5 project. In particular Ty shared concepts for Sky Crane variant of the iconic dropship.
Whos Nick, formerly of Hybrid Network, has shared a new interview he conducted with Ty regarding his work in the industry, and Ty’s involvement with Blomkamp, ... [Read More]
Though ultimately cut from the theatrical release of Alien, the first film infamously had a deleted nest sequence in which Ripley discovered both Brett and Dallas glued to the wall and in the midst of being transformed into eggs.
Though this would eventually be restored in the 2003 “Director’s Cut” of Alien. It wasn’t until Aliens release in 1986 that we ... [Read More]
As one of many fantastic ways in which the 40th anniversary of Alien has been celebrated this year Titan Books published “The Making of Alien”, a fantastic deep dive into the journey that eventually brought Alien to the big screen. I loved it
Much to my delight, J.W Rinzler is returning to bring that same behind-the-scenes thoroughness to the story ... [Read More]
For many fans the demise of Michael Biehn’s Corporal Hicks and Carrie Henns’ Newt was something of a letdown when it comes to Alien 3. The fans weren’t the only ones. Biehn has always been honest about his disappointment regarding Hicks’ fate.
And in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter
that covers his career and his notable ... [Read More]
The Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition 4K Blu-Ray finally hits the shops this week just in time for Alien Day.
The key feature of the Alien 40th Anniversary release is of course the brand new transfer which was scanned in native 4K from the original camera negative at EFilm. Ridley Scott and Pam Dery at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group supervised the restoration. ... [Read More]
Alien vs. Predator Galaxy recently had the pleasure of chatting to Aliens’ very own Carrie Henn
(aka Newt, no-one calls her Rebecca except her brother) for our podcast. We covered a lot about her experience working on Aliens and how it affected her live after.
We talked a lot of about the positive memories of working on Aliens ... [Read More]
The good folk over at HN Entertainment
recently had the opportunity to talk to Amalgamated Dynamics Inc
‘s Alec Gillis and the topic of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 inevitably came up. Though unable to talk in much detail about ADI’s work on the film, Alec did reveal that Neill had been intending to go practical ... [Read More]