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‘Alien’ TV Miniseries Is More Than a Rumor: Development Talks Continue ‘from Time to Time’

The future of the “Alien” franchise has been an uncertainty following the lackluster box office of Ridley Scott’s 2017 “Alien: Covenant,” but rumors of an “Alien” television miniseries are being kicked up a notch thanks to a new Deadline interview with “Fargo” and “Legion” showrunner Noah Hawley.Deadline first reported in March 2019 that former Fox […]

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‘The Mandalorian:’ Michael Biehn to Guest Star in Season 2, Bill Burr Set to Return

Sci-fi film star Michael Biehn is the latest actor to be cast in “The Mandalorian” Season 2.Biehn, among numerous other roles, portrayed Kyle Reese in the first “Terminator” film as well as Dwayne Hicks in “Aliens,” and he’s now set to play a bounty hunter that has a connection to the Mandalorian’s past. Though that’s […]

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Syd Mead Dies: Visionary Futurist Who Worked On ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘Tron’ Was 86

Syd Mead, the visionary futurist who worked on such classic fantasy/sci-fi films as Tron, Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, died today in Pasadena. He was 86.His manager Roger Servick told Deadline that Mead had been in failing health due to lymphoma cancer and he was undergoing treatment at City of Hope in Duarte, CA.Mead’s […]

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Syd Mead, Visionary ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Futurist, Dies at 86

Visual artist and futurist Syd Mead, who helped shape the look of influential sci-fi films including “Blade Runner,” “Tron,” “Aliens” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” died Monday of complications from lymphoma in Pasadena, Calif. He was 86.Autoline journalist John McElroy first reported the news, which was confirmed by his spouse Roger Servick to several […]

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Unused ‘Alien 3’ Script From Writer William Gibson Is Now An Audiobook Featuring Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen

For many film fans, the “Alien” franchise pretty much only includes Ridley Scott’s 1979 original film and James Cameron’s sequel, “Aliens.” From there, sequels, prequels, and spin-offs were made, which were, for the most part, subpar. And really, the downhill decline of the “Alien” franchise began after Cameron’s sequel, when Fox just couldn’t figure out […]

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Film News Roundup: Gale Anne Hurd to Get Lifetime Achievement Award From Heartland Festival (Exclusive)

In today’s film news roundup, Gale Anne Hurd will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, Nicole Kidman’s “Destroyer” gets an AFI Fest screening, and the holiday romance “Mr. 365” starts production.Film FestivalsThe Heartland International Film Festival has selected “The Terminator” and “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd for its lifetime achievement award.Heartland Film […]

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Aliens Actor and Vietnam War Veteran Al Matthews Found Dead in Spain at 75

Al Matthews, the actor who portrayed Sergeant Apone in Aliens, was found dead in his home in Spain. He was 75.The actor and Vietnam War veteran was found by a neighbor in his bedroom on Saturday at about 10 p.m., according to Spanish newswire Efe. Details about his death were not immediately available Monday. He […]

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’ Can’t Possibly Be the Start of the ‘Avatar’ Hype Machine… Right?

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” a new AMC documentary series where James Cameron interviews various contemporaries about the “big questions” surrounding sci-fi. Spoilers, in this context, are purely new information or resurfaced stories from those conversations.]“James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” is a perfectly fine talking […]

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