For those who have been waiting for Orphan Black season 3, the April 18 premiere date feels like it’s a long way off. We haven’t seen a ton for the upcoming episodes, and what has dropped in our laps has been more ominous and moody than informative. But the BBC America series is back with this full trailer for the third season. Check it out below. There may be some spoilers if you’re not 100% caught up.
Neill Blomkamp has been stumping hard for his upcoming robot-centric actioner Chappie, but over the last few weeks, one subject has overshadowed his latest film, his next one, which will see the South African director take on the world of Ridley Scott’s Alien. Damn near every time he sits down with the press there’s some Chappie talk, but what everyone really wants to know appears to be news about his Alien project. There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Michael Biehn will reprise his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks from James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens, and now the actor himself has addressed the topic.
The talk first started when Blomkamp released some concept art for this project at the beginning of the year. No one knew he was working on this, and it seemed more like something he was doing for fun rather than as a potential new film. Hicks figures prominently in the images, but it’s concept art, which is far from gospel, so we didn’t know what was up. Then all of a sudden this is official and happening and we have a lot of questions.
Fans of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comics are well aware that while AMC’s hit adaptation of the title follows roughly the same path laid out in the source material, they’re not afraid to diverge in important ways. Some characters still alive in the comics are long dead in the show, others play drastically different roles, and if you watched last night’s episode of the zombie drama, “Remember,” you noticed that one key character looks very, very different from the comics.
SPOILERS lurk beyond this point if you’re not caught up with The Walking Dead.
Alfred Bester may not be as well known to the mainstream as his contemporaries like Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov, but hardcore sci-fi fans are more than familiar with the man and his work. The guy won the first ever Hugo Award in 1953. Unlike those notable writers, however, Bester’s work has never really been adapted, though he did do some TV writing in the 1950s, as well as lots of comic book work. People have tried to adapt his work from time to time, and now it’s looking like one of his greatest novels, The Stars My Destination (also known as Tiger! Tiger!), may be headed for the big screen.
Deadline reports that Mary Parent, a producer on the recent The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, has her hands on the project for Paramount Pictures. Just in case that doesn’t fill you with tons of confidence, don’t worry, Parent also worked on Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Pleasantville, and many other notable films.
Found footage genre movies are a hit and miss proposition at best. It’s a stylistic approach that can be used well, certainly, but it’s overused to be sure. For every good offering, you get what feels like dozens of lackluster efforts. But that’s not going to stop people from adopting this approach, and we’ve got another one, The Rendlesham UFO Incident, on the way. Check out this new trailer and see for yourself if this is something you want to watch.
We’re about to be up to our waists, maybe higher, in artificially intelligent robot movies. Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie drops next week, Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina hits in April, and Marvel gets in on the act in May with Avengers: Age of Ultron wreaking havoc all over the globe. While those films are all getting relatively wide releases (Age of Ultron’s release is obviously going to be massive), Eva, a similarly themed film is flying in under the radar, but looks no less intriguing than the others. And a new trailer has surfaced for the film.
Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds, A Most Wanted Man, and he’ll also appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) plays a near-future engineer who, while working on an artificially intelligent robot child, reunites with his former lover, who is now shacking up with his estranged brother. From this trailer you get a good sense of the film’s mixture of hard science fiction and interpersonal, familial, relationship drama.