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Cameron getting Blomkamp’s Alien 5 going!?

Rumors of its death may have been greatly exaggerated

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A couple of years ago, big-time sci-fi nut Neil Blomkamp let rip that he was trying to convince Fox to let him make a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Reagan-era masterpiece “Aliens”.

The plan, as the South African director told Twitter followers and the like, was to set the film directly after that film – and essentially forget what happened on the lice-infested planet after and, more importantly, to the poor sods in the sleeping capsules. He’d have Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn reprise their roles as Ripley and Hicks, respectively. Both actors were onboard with the idea.

The filmmaker, known for his cinéma vérité technique, had done quite a bit of prep work in the lead up to his meeting with the studio too – most notably, crafting some damn impressive storyboards.

Unfortunately, Fox didn’t want to do it – at the time, they were too concerned with supporting Ridley Scott’s vision for the “Alien” prequel series that began with “Prometheus”.

So like Cage Creed, the project was squished.

But like little Cage, that doesn’t mean things can’t unexpectedly return.

Seems Jim Cameron, who directed the film Blomkamp wanted to sequelize, is somewhat of a fan of Blomkamp’s idea (he hated the fact David Fincher’s “Alien 3″ killed off Hicks and Newt) and a quick vox-pop reveals he’s trying to make it happen.

At the ”Battle Angel Alita” red carpet, Cameron (who produced the former), was asked by IGN whether he might consider producing Blomkamp’s “Alien 5” idea now that he’s finished producing a new “Terminator” film (with Tim Miller at the helm) :

Okay, it’s not much, but fact that Cameron has some heavy sway with Fox (who he is making a dozen “Avatar” pictures with) and pretty much has a golden ticket as far as dream projects go, suggests we mightn’t have seen the last of the highly-anticipated “Aliens” sequel. Helps that there’s no movement on any new “Prometheus” sequels, too.

Cameron had said previously that he’d read Blomkamp’s script for the film and thought it worked “gangbusters. He shared it with me, and I think it’s a very strong script and he could go make it tomorrow. I don’t know anything about the production, and I don’t know what Ridley [Scott]’s doing. But hopefully there’ll be room for both of them. Like parallel universes.”

Concept sketches from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming “Aliens” sequel

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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present





The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller



Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”





“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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