Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston are currently the only actors confirmed to be in the cast of Ridley Scott‘s next Alien movie Alien: Covenant, the follow-up to Prometheus.
The film is still rounding out the cast, but the latest news may prove to be a surprising one. According to new reports, Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, This Is The End) is in talks to join the cast. More on the story below.
A few months back, Ridley Scott announced that he would follow up his hit sci-fi film The Martian with Prometheus 2. Many had speculated that the sequel would have been the director’s next project, but he then confirmed that the film wouldn’t be called Prometheus 2; instead it would be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. The film put Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien 5 in a very tough position, forcing the District 9 director to put his Alien film on hold.
Spectre scribe John Logan was recently brought in to do some of the rewrites for the Scott’s sequel, and at the same time a rumor popped up that Alien: Paradise Lost would be getting a new title. Now, Fox has announced that the film won’t be titled Prometheus 2 or Alien: Paradise Lost, but rather Alien: Covenant. More on the story below, including the official synopsis.
A new teaser trailer has been released for Penny Dreadful, the upcoming Showtime series from the filmmakers behind movies like Gladiator, American Beauty, and Skyfall, John Logan and Sam Mendes.
We’ve seen teasers for the show before, but this is the longest of them so far, and the most like an actual trailer. With the series set to premiere on May 11th a full trailer should be coming fairly soon, but for now this is our best look at the show, which is described as a “psychosexual horror” that brings together literary icons such as Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and Count Dracula.
You can check out the new teaser trailer for Penny Dreadful below.
After what seemed like a back-and-forth of yeses and noes, Sam Mendes has finalized a deal with Sony Pictures to direct the untitled James Bond 24 with Daniel Craig returning once again to star.
The announcement was made earlier today, and Skyfall screenplay writer John Logan will return to pen the script. The studio also announced October 23, 2015 release date for the UK and November 6, 2015 release dates for the US. That means that Bond 24 would be opening up against Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. With those two pics opening up against each other, Disney will most likely switch the release date so that it won’t be in direct competition with such a heavy hitter.
Quantum of Solace pretty much set the bar low on Bond film expectations, so its succeeding director could easily jump over it with the next Bond film. When Sam Mendes‘ Skyfall came out late last year, the bar immediately was raised sky high. Touted as one of the best Bond films in its 50-year span, Skyfall went on to be a box office hit and even a BAFTA award winner. But its sequel is still without a director.
In a rare move, however, The Daily Mail reports that Mendes could return to direct Bond 24. According to them, there is a 75 percent chance that he will come back for a second time. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have gone on to say that they would like to see the director return for a second time. Rumor was that the next two films on Daniel Craig‘s contract will have a connective storyline. Something that Mendes has said he doesn’t really look forward to, which explained his hesitancy to come back, and Craig has denied.