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Damon Lindelof in Talks to Bring ‘Watchmen’ to HBO

HBO, a network known for its dark and gritty television series like The Night OfTrue Detective, and Oz, may be adding an adaptation of the definitive dark and gritty graphic novel masterpiece, Watchmen, to its stable. Variety reports that the prolific screenwriter, Damon Lindelof, is in talks to develop an adaptation of the book into a television series for the premium network.

Created in 1986 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen has since become recognized as one of the finest and most influential graphic novels ever published; so it’s no wonder the network believes it is a strong property to adapt. HBO unsuccessfully attempted to develop a Watchmen television series back in 2014. Lindelof’s current project is said to be completely independent of that process. Lindelof’s previous work for HBO was on The Leftover, which recently concluded. His previous screenwriting work includes science fiction and horror projects such as television’s Lost, and movies like PrometheusStar Trek Into Darkness, and World War Z. read more

Alien: Covenant Wins Weekend Box Office, But May Have a Tough Road Ahead

According to current box office estimates, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant narrowly beat out another set of “aliens” in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a weekend gross of $36 million dollars.  Last week’s champ (Guardians) finished with just over $35 million at the weekend box office, ending their two week reign in the top spot.

While the win is a positive for the new Alien film, it did not bring in the estimated $40-$45 million that most tracking agencies predicted.  In fact, the much maligned Prometheus brought in $15 million more than Covenant with a total of $51 million in its first weekend in 2012.  Couple this with a summer packed with a new blockbuster or two every weekend until  mid-August, and Covenant may not last long at your local theater. read more

Second Alien: Covenant Prologue Reveals What Happened After Prometheus

In an attempt to generate interest for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and also serve as a bridge from his return to the world he created in 1979 (Alien) in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, Warner Brothers Pictures recently released a second prologue video (“The Crossing”) for the upcoming film.

The video features the only survivors of Prometheus,  Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), as they attempt to locate their “creators”, but even David’s sweet, mellow voice can’t downplay his disappointment and horror when they reach their destination at the end of the clip. read more

Ridley Scott Interested in More Alien Sequels After Alien: Covenant

In a conversation with Fandango, director Ridley Scott teased that more Alien films would follow his upcoming film Alien: Covenant (which is due out on May 19th. )

Scott confirmed that the sequel to Covenant is already written and titled (Alien: Awakening).  Scott also ambitiously stated that the series could extend to four films, confirming that ,”there will be more after this. I think that was the question. If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.” read more

New Movie Poster and Release Date Unveiled for Alien: Covenant

For fans of the Alien franchise eagerly anticipating another chapter in the futuristic saga, your wait time has just been reduced.  In addition to debuting a new movie poster featuring the iconic, shadowy image of a xenomorph, producers of Alien: Covenant announced on Wednesday that the film’s release date has been moved up three whole months.  The sequel to 2012’s Prometheus (and second prequel to the original lineage of films), Covenant is now set to hit theaters on May 19, 2017.

Moving the premiere up to that date will put Alien: Covenant in direct competition with the Warner Brothers’ horror film Annabelle 2, which is expected to draw large audiences to the theaters.  The newest Alien entry has several key factors in its favor, however.  The new poster, which was released for the first time in conjunction with the release date update, features the recognizable face of the alien creature itself amidst a dark and unsettling background.  Depicting the creature up front sets the upcoming film apart from its predecessor Prometheus, which took a more indirect approach in its link to the Alien franchise.  More importantly, legendary director Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1979 film as well as the 2012 prequel, returns to the big chair to helm Covenant. read more

‘Alien: Covenant’ Gets it’s Main Cast

‘Alien: Covenant,’ which starts production next month, is finishing up it’s main casting.   They have added  Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez to the cast, which already includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride.

The details of the plot are still under wraps of Ridley Scott’s second film in his prequel trilogy to the ‘Alien’ series.   It is still not confirmed if Noomi Rapace will be returning to her original character from ‘Prometheus.’ At this point, only Fassbender has been confirmed to reprise his role. read more