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Sigourney Weaver hasn't officially signed on for Neill Blomkamp's upcoming ALIEN film, but to think otherwise would be pretty ridiculous given the concept art we've seen thus far as well as her enthusiasm for the project. She'll forever be linked to the ALIEN saga and just recently she had a bit to say about the turn of events caused by ALIEN VS PREDATOR, and how that dissuaded a particularl filmmaker from delivering another ALIEN movie (at least, for a time). She also had some encouraging words to say about Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS film! Imagine that!

Regarding Sigourney Weaver's choice to have Ripley killed off in ALIEN 3:

Well, yes – because I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien vs Predator. Which really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies. I’ve nothing against building a movie on a video game but at the time, it was, as Jim Cameron said I think publicly, ‘why would you want to do that?'" It’s like making Alien meets the Wolfman.

How plans for AVP deterred a particular filmmaker:

In fact Ridley Scott was about to direct a third one, until this was announced, and he dropped out, because he also wanted to do an Alien sequel.

Regarding Neill Blomkamp's upcoming ALIEN film:

I’m so excited about Neill – because Neill is like you guys! He broke the tapes of these movies when he was a kid, he watched them so much. I love the fact that’s Neill’s fulfilling his childhood dream of what he hopes will be the popcorn movie, the Alien popcorn movie that he wanted as a kid to see.

On Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS:

It’s a wonderful script. The women are gonna do an awesome job. I know that Ivan Reitman is co-producing it. I hear rumours that Danny [Aykroyd] is also gonna do a script so I think whatever happens, we’re in for a treat. I can’t wait to see the ladies do their thing.

Despite the negativity surrounding GHOSTBUSTERS, everyone who's read the script seems pretty keen on the upcoming film, so I'm curious as to what's in-store for us. Feig's BUSTERS aside, I also wonder if Aykroyd will follow through with a whole other GHOSTBUSTERS film after that. Seems a bit overkill if you ask me, but I suppose everyone's aiming to please the fans. Or make money. A bit of both. Blomkamp's ALIEN, on the other hand, looks like it may just the best kind of fan service. Bring it!

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10:04PM on 07/20/2015
really looking forward to an Alien film with Blomkamp directing, and I'm praying Biehn and Weaver are indeed in the film as not just bit parts but full parts. Also hoping the new Ghostbusters doesn't turn out horrible!
really looking forward to an Alien film with Blomkamp directing, and I'm praying Biehn and Weaver are indeed in the film as not just bit parts but full parts. Also hoping the new Ghostbusters doesn't turn out horrible!
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9:30PM on 07/20/2015
So it's Fox's fault for nearly killing Alien franchise, as much as I love the idea of Aliens vs. Predator. Good thing that Alien 5 is now back on track. As for the new Ghostbusters, if she says it's a good script, I believe her. Fingers crossed that it will turn out good.
So it's Fox's fault for nearly killing Alien franchise, as much as I love the idea of Aliens vs. Predator. Good thing that Alien 5 is now back on track. As for the new Ghostbusters, if she says it's a good script, I believe her. Fingers crossed that it will turn out good.
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6:27PM on 07/20/2015
I just hope it's more a proper Alien sequel & not just an homage or trying to fix anything about the past films. I liked both District 9 & Chappie so let's hope Blomkamp gives us more of that, instead of Elysium, which was very mediocre at best.

As far as the new Ghostbusters, it's already set in stone & being filmed & I'm over talking trash about it & just wanna see some footage. if it's as "good" as these actors are saying.
I just hope it's more a proper Alien sequel & not just an homage or trying to fix anything about the past films. I liked both District 9 & Chappie so let's hope Blomkamp gives us more of that, instead of Elysium, which was very mediocre at best.

As far as the new Ghostbusters, it's already set in stone & being filmed & I'm over talking trash about it & just wanna see some footage. if it's as "good" as these actors are saying.
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2:18PM on 07/20/2015

Enough with the teasing damn it!

Sorry, but just getting frustrated with nothing solid released about Alien 5, Prometheus 2 and Shane Black's Predator sequel (not saying it's your fault Joblo). All of these sound amazing but none have shooting dates or even solid confirmations of pre-production. I guess were just spoilt nowadays with announcments, I mean we know what DC and Marvel are going to do till 2020! This is my all time favorite franchise, I want something solid to go on already please.
Sorry, but just getting frustrated with nothing solid released about Alien 5, Prometheus 2 and Shane Black's Predator sequel (not saying it's your fault Joblo). All of these sound amazing but none have shooting dates or even solid confirmations of pre-production. I guess were just spoilt nowadays with announcments, I mean we know what DC and Marvel are going to do till 2020! This is my all time favorite franchise, I want something solid to go on already please.
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12:22AM on 07/21/2015
Got to agree. I would consider part 1 and 2 and to a gargantuan lesser extant the others my favorite horror series/franchise. Give me something for fucks sake. I was hoping for a Fox conference at comic con that spilled the beans on this, Prometheus 2 and Black's Predator.
Got to agree. I would consider part 1 and 2 and to a gargantuan lesser extant the others my favorite horror series/franchise. Give me something for fucks sake. I was hoping for a Fox conference at comic con that spilled the beans on this, Prometheus 2 and Black's Predator.
7:12AM on 07/21/2015
yeah was also hoping for something at Comic Con too, oh well, we'll just have to sit on our hands for...who knows how long?
yeah was also hoping for something at Comic Con too, oh well, we'll just have to sit on our hands for...who knows how long?
2:06PM on 07/20/2015
Having Weaver AND Biehn is a must.
Having Weaver AND Biehn is a must.
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