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UPDATED: Ridley Scott talks about the Alien prequel – Space Jockey, Giger and more

Posted by LiveFor on April 23, 2010

If you didn’t know (where have you been), Ridley Scott is returning to the daddy of all space horror films with his prequel to Alien.

Until now we knew nothing about the plot and it was all rumours and guesses. Now Scott has had a chat with MTV about what, and who, we will see in the film. Yes that does include the Space Jockey.

“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley], it’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. Remember that?”

“[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life,” he explained. “Weyland hasn’t joined Yutani yet, so they go and see Weyland,” Scott said.

“Well, the main character [in the prequel] will be a woman, yeah,” he revealed. “We’re thinking it could go down that route, yeah. When I started the original ‘Alien,’ Ripley wasn’t a woman, it was a guy. During casting, we thought, ‘Why don’t we make it a woman?'”

Turns out he thinks the original Alien designs are looking a little worn out, but Scott is already giving serious thought to collaborating with Giger again on a redesign.

“Yeah, he’s still around. Once I get more serious and get going, and the big wheels start turning, we’ll certainly talk. And maybe we’ll come up with something completely different.”

Sounds promising doesn’t it and if it has just half the greatness of the original then we are in for a treat. Made up we will find out more about the Space Jockey.

UPDATE: Collider spoke to Ridley Scott who confirmed that there would be two prequels and that he would be shooting in 3D.

What do you want to see in an Alien prequel? Will Lance Henriksen be in it as a another Wayland character?

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Flying Monkeys attack! Witches of Oz looks crazy

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

Yes Lance Henriksen is getting punched by a cat and flying monkeys are attacking New York in the 3D feature The Witches of Oz. I posted a trailer type thing back in March and new there is this new footage.

Still amazed at the cast they’ve got for this.

The film follows a grown-up Dorothy Gale, now a successful children’s book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy discovers that her popular novels are based on suppressed childhood memories.

Directed by Leigh Scott. Starring Paulie Rojas, Billy Boyd, Eliza Swenson, Lance Henriksen, Jason Mewes, Jeffrey Combs, Mia Sara, Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd.

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R.I.P.D. – Ryan Reynolds to play dead cop

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2010

Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department — the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat…reporting to one boss.” Yep — THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!

R.I.P.D. is a Dark Horse comic written by Peter Lenkov and drawn by Lucan Marangon.

Collider spoke with producer Neil Moritz who mentioned that Ryan Reynolds is down to play Nick Cruz which will be his third comic book character after Green Lantern and Deadpool (I wonder what this means to the Deadpool film?).

Moritz said “It’s terrific based on the graphic novel. It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department – which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet.”

It is a great sounding concept but reminds me of a TV show from a few years ago where dead cops had to police the spirit world. Had a guy with a big afro..what was it called?

Lots of potential in this film although it is going to be rated PG-13 which means not as much nasty stuff as you would think. Who could play the gunslinger? Lance Henriksen maybe.

R.I.P.D. Graphic Novel at Amazon.com

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The Witches of Oz 3D – Starring Lance Henriksen, Jason Mewes, Jeffrey Combs and Christopher Lloyd

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

The film follows a grown-up Dorothy Gale, now a successful children’s book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy discovers that her popular novels are based on suppressed childhood memories.

Directed by Leigh Scott. Starring Paulie Rojas, Billy Boyd, Eliza Swenson, Lance Henriksen, Jason Mewes, Jeffrey Combs, Mia Sara, Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd

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Near Dark, 1987 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on March 22, 2010

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein

Score: 6/10

Reviewed by pjowens75

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, BUT WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED.

I’m a sucker for vampire films. But I’m also a vampire purist and hold to the vampires of Bram Stoker and Nosferatu. I hold Anne Rice responsible for destroying the vampire genre by making them romantic figures. If she’d just left it alone after “Interview With The Vampire” (which I read and enjoyed), everything would have been fine. But somehow the notion caught on and now we have women of all ages (and some men too, I suppose) swooning over what should be an ugly, wicked, decaying, and thoroughly foul creature. But no matter what they’ve been made into today, one fact should always remain: they MUST kill to survive.

Kathryn Bigelow gets that right in her first film as a solo director, NEAR DARK. Using an imaginative script, some interesting camera angles, and recognizable actors, she put together one of my favorite modern vampire movies. It went nowhere at the box office, unfortunately, because it was up against LOST BOYS, an equally enjoyable movie that was more successful because it was aimed at a younger, hipper audience and had better marketing.

NEAR DARK starts out like a twisted classic love story: boy meets girl, girl bites boy, girl takes boy home to meet the family. In this case, the family that Mae (Jenny Wright) takes Caleb (Adrian Pashdar) home to meet is a family of vampires. And these are a far cry from the romantic figures we see today. These are cold blooded killers who rejoice in the mayhem they incite, especially Bill Paxton’s Severen (“Howdy. I’m going to separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don’t mind.”). Bigelow shows us the dark, ugly side of vampirism, where the main focus is to survive. And for that to happen, the family must kill.

So before they will accept Caleb into the fold, he must make his first kill. Of course Caleb is reluctant, and wants nothing more than to return to his father and little sister who, unbeknownst to him, are hot on his trail. And this is where the movie shines, showing us the contrasting, but equally strong ties among the two completely different families. The relationship between Caleb and his sister is strong and totally different than the relationship between Mae and “brother” Homer, a 50 year old man trapped in a 10 year old’s body. And the devotion of both father figures, both Caleb’s own real father, and the vampire family’s father figure (brilliantly underplayed by Lance Henriksen, looking remarkably like Keith Richard), shows an unspoken affection and possessiveness for their respective clans.

NEAR DARK is a fun, bloody thrill ride from beginning to end, and is well worth watching for everyone. However, there is one thing that prevents me from giving this a higher score, and if you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen it, go get it and watch it now. If you like your vampires cold, blood thirsty, and wild, you’ll love this movie.

SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE!

Why, oh why, oh why, did Kathryn Bigelow choose to shoot herself in the foot with the outcome in this movie? After all the tension, after all the reflection on the downside to being immortal and having to kill for survival, we find that all it takes to cure vampirism is a simple transfusion. WTF?!?! Then why all the angst? Why not just have Jesse and the family walk into the nearest doctor’s office and say “Look, I don’t want to be a vampire anymore, so could I get a blood transfusion please?” One of the things that makes being a vampire so terrible and, yes, sympathetic, is that THERE IS NO CURE. In that one seemingly simple script decision, to cure Caleb and Mae with just blood transfusions, Bigelow takes away all the dramatic tension she spent the first 90 minutes building so masterfully. And, indeed, takes away the crux of the entire movie.

So in the end, despite being taken for an exhilarating, fun-filled ride down the long dark road to vampirism, we find that, in truth, we really have been “taken for a ride”.

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Reach – Music video directed by James Cameron starring Kathryn Bigelow, Bill Baxton, Lance Henriksen and Judge Reinhold

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Before we get Cameron and Bigelow going head to head at the Oscars let’s head back to happier times when the West was wild, hair was big and all you needed to do to escape the law was to rock out and look cool. I honestly had no idea that this existed until today. Crank up the awesome. Avatar has nothing on this.

In 1988, Actor Bill Paxton and vocalist/guitarist Andrew Todd Rosenthal formed a short-lived rock duo Martini Ranch. They recorded and released just one album entitled Holy Cow, which included inputs from Devo members Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale and Alan Myers (all of whom contributed to the album’s hit “How Can the Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?”), along with Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s as a back-up vocalist and actor Judge Reinhold is credited as a whistler on “Reach”. The video was directed by James Cameron, director of Terminator & Aliens. It is remarkably, the only music video he ever shot.

The video includes cameos from director Kathryn Bigelow, as well as Aliens and Terminator alumni Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser and Jenette Goldstein, Judge Reinhold, and Adrian Pasdar who had appeared in Bigelow’s Near Dark.
Source: Heat Vision

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Alien vs Predator – Video game story trailer. Weyland Yutani are a bunch of dicks!

Posted by LiveFor on December 23, 2009

This looks awesome and I wish the AVP films had looked half as good as this.

Nice to hear Lance Henriksen doing the voice over as well.

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Lance Henriksen to star in Aliens vs Predator game.

Posted by LiveFor on December 9, 2009

Lance Henriksen, who has appeared in Aliens, Alien 3 and AVP: Aliens vs. Predator, has signed up to appear in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game, developed by Rebellion in the UK.

Lance Henriksen will play Karl Bishop Weyland, a descendent of Charles Bishop Weyland (who Henriksen appeared as in AvP), the founder of the infamous Weyland-Yutani corporation from the Aliens universe. He will lend his likeness and voice to the production.

“They’ve made me look very good,” said Lance Henriksen, “This is the first time I’ve been fully represented in a game, with my voice and how I look, and the Rebellion guys have done a great job. I might score from this game!”

Aliens vs. Predator is set for release in February 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Source: STYD

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Nightmares In Red, White, and Blue – Trailer for history of American horror films documentary

Posted by LiveFor on October 8, 2009

RedWhiteThis looks very, very cool.

Narrated by the always cool Lance Henriksen. Featuring exclusive interviews with legendary directors such as John Carpenter, George A. Romero, and Joe Dante and illustrated with clips from over 150 films, Nightmares in Red, White and Blue explores the timeless, universal appeal of horror movies from Lon Chaney to Hannibal Lecter and beyond.

Check out the official site for more info.

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Godkiller – Cool poster for animated series

Posted by LiveFor on September 21, 2009

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Halo-8 Entertainment have released a new limited edition poster by acclaimed comic book artist Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) for their upcoming dark animated series Godkiller, written and directed by Matt Pizzolo and based upon his original graphic novel. STYD had the poster.

Godkiller takes place in a dark-future after economic collapse, after nuclear holy war, and after Earth is colonized by alien races. Tommy and his kid sister Lucy live in an orphanage in one of the few remaining city-states, but Lucy is critically ill and desperately in need of a new heart. Tommy’s odyssey to find a new heart for his sister begins when he follows an organ-stealing prostitute named Halfpipe out of the city-state and into the savage borderland known as Outer City. Godkiller mixes unforgiving brutality, quantum physics, conspiracy theory, and secret history for an iconoclastic hero’s journey like none before it.

It features the voice talents of genre veterans Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2, the upcoming webseries Fear Clinic), Tiffany Shepis (Night Of The Demons), Bill Moseley (2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys) and Lance Henriksen.

In celebration of the October 6th DVD release of Godkiller Episode 1, Tim Seeley illustrated a limited-edition poster of Godkiller’s lovable organ-stealing duo Halfpipe (Harris) and Angel**** (Shepis).

Godkiller’s release schedule:

October 6th 2009: EPISODE 1 limited edition, shortform DVD
November 24th 2009: EPISODE 2 limited edition, shortform DVD
January 26th 2010: Day & Date – THEATRICAL PREMIERE of full feature, EPISODE 3 limited edition, shortform DVD
March 30th 2010: FULL FEATURE DVD & BLU-RAY

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