Bill Paxton, the ultimate character actor, a handsome charmer who could easily be a leading man, but was most known for his hilarious film-stealing scenes in supporting roles throughout his 40-plus year career, has died. The actor who perhaps is best known for his defeated exclamation, “Game Over man, Game Over!” in James Cameron’s 1986 action sequel Aliens died yesterday from complications from surgery. He was 61. Paxton is survived by his second wife and two children.
Aliens: The Set Photography Hardcover
Written by Simon Ward Titan Books
Release Date: August 9th, 2016
Most fans today know James Cameron as the director of the two biggest money makers of all time: Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009). But thirty years ago, he was a man with one major hit to his name, the 1984 classic The Terminator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cameron proved he could blend science fiction and action together in a way never quite seen before in movie history. So when he worked to bring a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterwork Alien, everyone was paying attention. Scott’s film was a gothic horror film in outer space featuring an unforgettable monster from the mind of H.R. Giger. Cameron’s film was vastly different, and thanks to the hard work of Simon Ward and the people at Titan Books, we can now step behind the scenes into the world of Aliens and celebrate he sequel’s 30 year birthday with Aliens: The Set Photography. The book features stunning photos, fun stories, and an introduction by Carrie Henn.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Aliens, a panel was held at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 featuring those involved with the movie.
The panel included writer/director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2), producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), and cast members Sigourney Weaver (Galaxy Quest, Avatar), Bill Paxton (True Lies, Apollo 13), Lance Henriksen (Millennium, The Terminator), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Tombstone), Paul Reiser (Red Oaks, Whiplash), and Carrie Henn, who played Newt, looking back at the iconic science fiction classic.
Check out some of the highlights below, along with a Q&A video.
CBS has released a bunch of promo videos for some of their upcoming new series, including the new Star TrekTV series from Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods), the return of MacGyver, and the new series Training Day based on director Antoine Fuqua’s movie of the same name starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, with Bill Paxton taking on Washington’s role of the whatever-it-takes veteran detective and newcomer Justin Cornwell playing the young trainee.
The Star Trek promo is brief and doesn’t show any actual footage, but does reveal the official logo for the new show. The MacGyver first look promo is longer and plays more like a trailer, while the Training Day promo is a full on preview running almost four minutes long. You can check out all three of the videos below, along with more info on each of the shows.
An official trailer has been released for the first Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack, titled “Havoc.”
The DLC offers the new Exo Zombies mode, and will be available on January 27th on Xbox Live to start. It features the voices (as well as some eerily realistic animated versions) of John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal.
You can watch the trailer for the Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies mode below.