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Alien: Covenant – Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Return; Discusses Why He Came Back to the Alien Franchise

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I remember before Prometheus came out, getting info about the film was akin to pulling teeth. Now nary a day goes by without Ridley Scott talking about his plans for the next several films. Read on for the latest.

First up, Scott has confirmed to Screen Daily that Noomi Rapace will be returning for the upcoming Alien: Covenant. She’ll be reprising her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, who was last seen with Michael Fassbender’s severed head boarding a ship headed to the Engineer’s home world.

Scott explained that Fassbender will play two roles in the next film and that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace would return in a minor part. He said that casting of the Covenant crew roles is in the advanced stages but declined to name names, saying “we haven’t signed the contracts yet.

From there, Scott goes on to speak with THR, telling the site his new obsession with Alien sequels stems from Scott’s frustration over the franchise sequels and how the filmmakers never asked “why?

Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it, and where did it come from?” Scott revealed at a press conference in Sydney, where he is starting pre-production on Covenant, the first sequel to Prometheus.

It’s a very complex story. It’s an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus,” he said of the new film, which tells the story of the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Prometheus was born out of my frustration that on Alien in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it, and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from,” Scott said.

So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces, and we’ll kind of pick it up there, and it will evolve. When that’s finished, there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979,” the British director revealed.

So, in other words, why was this space jockey there, and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered,” he added.

In addition to his frustration with the sequels, there’s one other reason why he’s returned to the franchise… Star Wars.

Star Wars will be a juggernaut. Why do you think I’m doing sequels?” Scott quipped.

Alien: Covenant heads to theaters on October 6, 2017.

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Confirmed: A QUIET PLACE 2 in the Works with Krasinski

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We’ve been getting a ton of news out of this year’s CinemaCon but nothing has delighted more than this news regarding the sequel to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place.

Turns out that Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos confirmed that A Quiet Place 2 is being developed with John Krasinski!

The news comes to us via our buddies over at JoBlo on Twitter who posted the news late last night. Very cool!

That’s all we have to go on at the moment, but we will make sure to keep on top of any news we hear regarding this sequel and send it along as soon as possible.

How excited are you that there is a sequel to A Quiet Place in the works at Paramount? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

A Quiet Place is now playing in theaters.

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Gameplay Footage From THE SINKING CITY Revealed in New Video

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Frogwares has released their first Q&A video for The Sinking City, their open world action/adventure game that draws heavily upon the works and themes of H.P. Lovecraft. In the video, Community Manager Sergey Oganesyan tackles several questions that the developer has received via various social media platforms. To supplement the answers, footage from the game has been added which gives a taste as to how the game will play out.

In Oganesyan’s own words, “The Sinking City is a third person open world game which takes place in the 1920’s United States and it is heavily inspired by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Yes, we do have a city, Oakmont, that you can explore at your will.

“In terms of gameplay, it’s more of a detective game, so you will be solving crimes and unveiling numerous dark crimes and secrets of Oakmont and its people. You know, investigating crime scenes, talking to witnesses, tracking down killers… All of that in a supernatural and often hostile environment. But The Sinking City also has, at the same time, a proper combat system. We have guns, we have weapons, we have traps, we have complimentary skills for you to unlock. And, of course, we have monsters that will haunt you all over the city.

“How long is it going to take you to beat the game? We’re aiming for around 30, maybe 40 hours of playtime. That is if you want to complete the main quest and a majority of side quests. But you can easily go above that if you’re a completionist or just want to see all the different endings.

To learn more about The Sinking City, make sure to read our interviews with Narrative Lead Sergey Ten and Concept Artist Andrey Roscha.

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Will Stephen King’s THE LONG WALK Make a Good Movie?

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I often ask friends and family what Stephen King book they would like to see adapted for the big screen and 9/10 times they always answer The Long Walk. True story.

I have yet to read the book myself, which was published under King’s famous pseudonym Richard Bachman, but it is always high on my must-read list.

And I’d better get to it sooner rather than later as today we have word via THR that the book is being adapted into a film from screenwriter James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, White House Down).

Vanderbilt will produce with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak and Mythology Entertainment’s Tracey Nyberg will executive produce for New Line Cinema.

Do you think Stephen King’s The Long Walk will make a good movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

First published in 1979, Long Walk is set in a future dystopian America ruled by an authoritarian. The country holds an annual walking contest in which 100 teens must journey, non-stop and under strict rules, until only one of them is still standing alive to receive the prize. The story told of a 16-year-old walker named Raymond Garraty and the teens — some good, some bad, some mysterious — in his orbit.

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