Posts Tagged ‘Alien’

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RIDLEY SCOTT Producing 4-Hour Mini Series Based On PHILLIP K. DICK’s ‘THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE’

October 9, 2010

RIDLEY SCOTT


Source: Deadline.com

[SIR RIDLEY SCOTT will produce] a new 4-hour miniseries based on Dick’s The Man In The High Castle for the BBC.

Dick’s novel is a science fiction alternate history, depicting a world in which the Axis powers — Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany — triumphed over the Allies in the Second World War.

Read more HERE.

Ridley is currently working on a pair of ALIEN prequels while THRALL WORLD is currently tracking down a copy of this book for immediate consumption…

'THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE' Book Cover


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Confirmed: STAR WARS Trilogies Headed For 3D Makeover

September 29, 2010

EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE will be the first of the 6 STAR WARS movies to be converted into 3D


Source: DailyMail.co.uk, ComingSoon.net

As previously posted on THRALL WORLD earlier this year, Lucas has been jonesing to upgrade the dual trilogies on the heels of the success of AVATAR.

Director and franchise owner George Lucas has confirmed all six [STAR WARS] films in the series will be converted into 3D.

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released in 2012, with the rest to follow.

Read more HERE.

Then again, we all saw the mediocre after-the-fact 3D conversion of the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake. Lucasfilm seems aware of the potential for a let down:

“Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”

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RIDLEY SCOTT – New ALIEN Prequel Will Be “Really Nasty”

September 5, 2010

'ALIEN' Movie Poster circa 1979


Source: Independent.co.uk

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,” [RIDLEY SCOTT] 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?”

Read more HERE.

Word on the street is that this is a 2-part pair of prequels, both of which Ridley Scott will be involved with.

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Official ‘PREDATORS’ Movie Site Goes Live

May 11, 2010

'PREDATORS' Teaser Poster


Source: Predators-Movie.com

Check it out HERE.

The cast to date includes; Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne (THE MATRIX Trilogy), Topher Grace, Alice Braga (I AM LEGEND), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (THE 4400), Walt Goggins (THE SHIELD), Danny Trejo (HALLOWEEN, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, HEAT) and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov.

The basic premise is that a batch of human “predators” (in their own right) are yanked from Earth and dropped on the Predator planet to provide some predator challenge.

Release date: July, 7th 2010.



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‘STAR WARS’ In 3D? GEORGE LUCAS “Very Interested” In Upgrading All Six Movies

April 19, 2010

'STAR WARS' Movie Poster


Source: IGN.com

Not too big of a stretch considering the AVATAR 3D experience was so successful financially. No specifics on when as of yet.

“George [Lucas] has publicly expressed an interest in doing Star Wars 3D. Right now there are a number of different technologies, there’s some criticism out there about some of the movies that have quickly changed to 3D, so you have to pick the right technology, you have to get it to a cost that makes sense, and you have to have the time of the director and producer — George — to actually go in there, because you can’t push a button and stuff goes in one end and comes out 3D…

“Saying all that, George remains very interested in doing the Star Wars movies, all six, in 3D, and I hope it will happen someday in the not too distant future.”

Read more HERE.

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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ’s ‘PREDATORS’ Trailer Debuts, Production Stills Too

March 19, 2010

'PREDATORS' Teaser Poster


Source: IGN.com

The cast to date includes; Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne (THE MATRIX Trilogy), Topher Grace, Alice Braga (I AM LEGEND), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (THE 4400), Walt Goggins (THE SHIELD), Danny Trejo (HALLOWEEN, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, HEAT) and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov.

The basic premise is that a batch of human “predators” (in their own right) are yanked from Earth and dropped on the Predator planet to provide some predator challenge.

Release date: July, 7th 2010.

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ posing with friends on the set of 'PREDATORS' due in theaters 07.07.10

ADRIEN BRODY (left) stars in 'PREDATORS' due in theaters on 07.07.10



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RIDLEY SCOTT Directed ALIEN Prequel Will Be In 3-D

March 5, 2010

'ALIEN' Movie Poster circa 1979

'ALIEN' Movie Poster circa 1979


Source: Shadowlocked.com

Star Wars and Alien art-director Roger Christian:

“Ridley’s doing the next Alien in 3D.”

Read more HERE.

As THRALL WORLD posted late last year, the prequel will take place 30 years prior to the 1979 ALIEN movie. Possibly the start of a new Alien trilogy.



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‘SIN CITY 2’, ‘MACHETE’ Updates: RODRIGUEZ And TREJO Speak!!

December 21, 2009

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ


Source: ComingSoon.net

Cool interview with ROBERT RODRIGUEZ in which they touch base on the status of SIN CITY 2:

“We still talk about doing that as early as later next year. I haven’t gotten to that yet.”

On the chances of it actually happening and if there is a script from FRANK MILLER?

“I can’t say no, because I don’t know it’s no. I know Frank wants to do it. I know I want to do it. It’s always sort of a ‘time permitting’ kind of thing. But it’s not like I can tell you definitely we’re starting . It’s not my next picture, I know that. It doesn’t mean that it’s not the picture right after ’cause that’s still a possibility. There has been a script since 2007.”

Read more HERE.

Also – check out a chat with DANNY TREJO where he talks about all kinds of details on the MACHETE movie HERE.

'MACHETE'



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‘PREDATORS’ Update: LAURENCE FISHBURNE Joins Cast

December 20, 2009

LAURENCE FISHBURNE


Source: IMDB, ShockTillYouDrop.com

THRALL WORLD is keeping a close eye out on the new PREDATOR movie. Here’s the latest:

Laurence Fishburne [THE MATRIX Trilogy] has joined the cast of Predators, now lensing in Texas under the direction of Nimrod Antal. Robert Rodriguez is producing.

Read more HERE.

The cast to date includes; Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga (I AM LEGEND), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (THE 4400), Walt Goggins (THE SHIELD), Danny Trejo (HALLOWEEN, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, HEAT) and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov.

The basic premise is that a batch of human “predators” (in their own right) are yanked from Earth and dropped on the Predator planet to provide some predator challenge.

Want more? Check out a review of a working script HERE but heads up – MAJOR spoilers are revealed. They don’t give away the ending or who survives etc. – but they do touch on a some details that you might prefer to be suprised by while watching when the movie opens on July, 7th 2010.

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DAVID LYNCH Turned Down Offer By GEORGE LUCAS To Direct ‘RETURN OF THE JEDI’ – Here’s Why

December 10, 2009

DAVID LYNCH


Source: FORA.tv

THRALL WORLD stumbled across this interesting interview with LOST HIGHWAY and MULHOLLAND DRIVE director DAVID LYNCH who chats about a date he had with Star Wars creator GEORGE LUCAS sometime before the third and final installment of the hugely popular Star Wars franchise; RETURN OF THE JEDI was filmed. The purpose of the get-together? Lucas offering Lynch chance to direct the aformentioned and iconic movie.

Couple of quick notes – this offer came before Lynch was to inevitably direct the much criticized DUNE science fiction movie (which THRALL WORLD loved).

Also, in the interview Lynch mentions how Lucas showed him some pre-production artwork for “wookies”. This may have been wookie art or it may have actually been ewok art – we may never find out for sure – but if it was in fact ewok art then we can see how Lynch might have passed on the opportunity.

DEAD EWOK Action Figure

We all know by now that the ewoks weakened the Jedi movie by about a billion-fold. They clearly made the stormtroopers look much less dangerous and when Emperer Palpatine says “An entire legion of my BEST troops” is supposedly guarding the shield that is enveloping the presumed unfinished Death Star you really have to wonder what the heck was up with those clones!? For 20 years the ewoks would end up being an unfortunate testament to Lucas’s claim that the Star Wars movies were in fact geared more towards children as opposed to teens or adults.

But all does end well – eventually Lucas would make up for his error and we would all end up seeing the missing REVENGE OF THE WOOKIES scenes in the brilliant ‘REVENGE OF THE SITH’ installment. And with that in mind, if you go back and try to re-imagine that the ewoks are in fact wookies and not the other way around then you can reclaim a bit of that danger needed to give JEDI the weight it needed to be a fantastic overcoming-overwhelming-odds final act in one of the greatest stories ever told.

Check out the interview portion that deals with Star Wars below and the entire interview HERE.



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