One of the most horrific moments in sci-fi film history is the "chestburster" scene in Alien. Now, thanks to a new book, we know what inspired that nightmarish sequence.
There's been a lot of buzz on the Intertubes lately about Ridley Scott's Prometheus as we all try to figure out if it's an Alien prequel or not, and whether the recently spotted synopsis is real. The studio's response? Release a synopsis of its own.
There have been all kinds of rumors about what exactly Ridley Scott's new sci-fi epic Prometheus is about. And now it seems like we may have an answer.
What is Prometheus? Seriously, inquiring minds want to know. Is it an Alien prequel? Or is it just a film that looks and sounds REALLY familiar? Screenwriter Damon Lindelof may have settled that question. (Or maybe just confused us even more.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is crashing into theaters, and already has its work cut out for it: the last three films in the franchise were profitable, although the third got mixed reviews compared to the first two. But if history is any indication, On Stranger Tides has more to overcome: the fourth film in a sci-fi series has a long tradition of bombing, sometimes so hard that it blows up the entire franchise.
Director Ridley Scott recently said that his new movie Prometheus is using the original Alien as a "jumping-off point" for a "new, grand mythology." But apparently there are still aliens in the new movie—and they're big.
The guys at the Prop Store of London know that the stories behind sci-fi props can sometimes be as fascinating as the props themselves. That's why they'll be popping up on Blastr from time to time, taking a look at the untold stories of some amazing objects from movies and TV—such as the Nostromo spaceship from Alien, which was left under a tarp on a driveway for two decades until it was rescued and restored. It's impossible to say where modern sci-fi might be without Ridley Scott's Alien. At the center of the seminal 1979 film was not only the psycho-sexual design of H. R. Giger, but also the space tug upon which ninety percent of the film took place: The Nostromo.
Director Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox have finally announced an official title, release date and star for Scott's highly anticipated Alien prequel. There's just one thing ... it's NOT an Alien prequel anymore.
Guess which Oscar-winning female star has backed out of a role in Clint Eastwood's new movie—and may now possibly star in the Alien prequel?
Ridley Scott has already come back to direct the new Alien prequel. Now another name crucial to the success of the original movie might be on board as well.