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Neill Blomkamp Is Making His Alien Movie Next, Here’s How It Fits In The Timeline

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alienNeill Blomkamp’s Chappie is in the final stretch before it opens in a couple weeks on March 6, but the South African filmmaker has already lined up his next project, and it’s a big one. After a long gestating Halo adaptation failed to materialize, the District 9 and Elysium director has be reluctant to work with major studios, but he will team up with 20th Century Fox and make Alien 5. That’s right, Blomkamp is going to dip his toe into the universe created by Ridley Scott back in 1979.

Earlier this year, Blomkamp released some concept art for an Alien movie he was working on, but he gave the impression that it was something he was doing as a lark, not necessarily anything that was going to happen. A couple of weeks ago, he was quoted as saying that Fox was totally down to back his Alien project, but he was actually the one holding things up.

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The Flash Is Out Of Time In This Extended Preview

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On March 17, while much of the world will be out getting wasted on green beer and pretending to be a little bit Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, some of us will be sitting in front of our TVs, patiently waiting for the next episode of The CW’s The Flash. Especially after the way last night’s episode ended. Since it’s a while to wait, and we’re going to be gnawing on our fingernails until then, the network has released this extended look at what’s next.

If you’re not caught up, you might want to sit this one out as there might be some spoilers if you aren’t current.

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Amazon Greenlights The Man In The High Castle, Details Here

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The Man in the High CastleAmazon has taken a unique approach creating original content. They produce pilots and let folks watch them and vote for which ones get a full series order. It’s an interesting, egalitarian approach, though it has yet to result in any huge hits—though Transparent is supposed to be marvelous. Around these parts, we have high hopes for one of their latest endeavors, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. Today brings news that it is moving forward as it is among the five new series Amazon has given the green light.

When the pilot arrived on the scene earlier this year, our review called it an “oddity-filled masterpiece”—it certainly made an impression. But you don’t have to take our word for it, as it was also well received outside of our narrow little confines. Amazon Studios Vice President Roy Price says, “During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made The Man in the High Castle our most watched pilot ever.”

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This Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Is Huge For One Key Character

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Star WarsAt this point, what would a day talking about sci-fi be without a potential spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? That would probably be a day we slept through, or maybe the day the internet finally breaks. But today is not that day, so there is the obligatory potential SPOILER, and it’s a doozy, like, maybe you don’t necessarily want to read this one.

Seriously, there are SPOILERS beyond this point, like the kind we feel a little bit bad about posting. But you’re grownups and can make your own decision.

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Cult Fave Sci-Fi Comic Dreadstar Is Getting A TV Show, Details Here

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DreadstarMost of the comic book news lately has focused on things like their ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, just who is going to be in Captain America: Civil War (and is it really even just a Captain America movie at this point?), and how Spider-Man is coming home. That’s all well and good, but the latest tidbit to come out involves both your TV and one of the comic book giant’s coolest sci-fi titles, as Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar is headed to the small screen.

Starlin is best known for his space opera comics, like his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, which you may have heard of at this point. And if that weird ass collection of mismatched outlaws can become a huge hit, there’s hope for Dreadstar, which definitely falls on the stranger side of things. And even better than the simple fact this is happening, Starlin is on board not only as a producer, but also as a writer. Lets hope they let him do the bulk of the heavy lifting in that realm.

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Watch These Five Chappie TV Spots Explore The Savior Of Humanity

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Neill Blomkamp’s action packed robot drama Chappie is just over two weeks away, and as we’re getting near to the final promotional push, Sony has released five more badass new TV spots for their movie that looks like the love child of RoboCop and Short Circuit. We mean that in the best possible way, and over the course of these videos, the story starts to come into clearer focus.

Set in a dystopian near future where everything has gone totally to shit (isn’t that always the way?), Chappie tells the story of an inventor (Dev Patel), who creates the first artificially intelligent robot, an invention that couldn’t have come at a better time for humanity. He must bring peace to a world that has devolved into complete and utter chaos, so there’s no pressure or anything on the robot that’s basically a child experiencing the wonder of the world for the first time. In order to do this, however, as you can see in this ad, Chappie is going to have to kick a lot of ass to insure peace. And you get to see Hugh Jackman, a rival inventor, and his mullet, be a raging dick. So there’s that.