Third Alien Prequel Will Have Less Alien, More Robot Says Ridley Scott

Third Alien Prequel Will Have Less Alien, More Robot Says Ridley Scott

Although 20th Century Fox‘s Alien: Covenant underperformed at the box office, director Ridley Scott insists to Entertainment Weekly that there will still be a third Alien prequel. Not only that, he says it will move away from Xenomorphs, Engineers and Deacons to focus more on the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, as represented by Michael Fassbender’s synthetic android David. “We are [going to […]

This Could Be The First Look At Altered Carbon, Netflix’s Very Expensive New Sci-Fi Series

This Could Be The First Look At Altered Carbon, Netflix’s Very Expensive New Sci-Fi Series

Netflix is diving into the cyperpunk age with Altered Carbon, a 10-episode series based on the bestselling novel by Richard K. Morgan. It’s said to be one of the most expensive Netflix shows ever – and if these first reported images are an indication of what’s in store, it will be money well spent. Several gifs […]

James Franco’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Future World’ Sells to China

James Franco’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Future World’ Sells to China

Beijing-based Phoenix Legend Films and Road Pictures also have picked up the China rights to ‘Anon,’ Andrew Niccol’s upcoming film starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried. James Franco’s forthcoming sci-fi thriller Future Worldhas sold to Beijing-based Phoenix Legend Film for distribution in China. Phoenix Legend also has partnered with Chinese film company Road Pictures to acquire the […]

‘High Life’: Why Robert Pattinson Was the Perfect Actor for Claire Denis’ Sci-Fi Movie

‘High Life’: Why Robert Pattinson Was the Perfect Actor for Claire Denis’ Sci-Fi Movie

The art house helmer tells THR of making ‘High Life,’ researching astrophysics and facing her fear of special effects. Acclaimed French director Claire Denis went way outside her comfort zone for High Life. Not only is the feature — which Wild Bunch and CAA are selling at AFM — Denis’ English-language debut, the drama starring Robert […]

This Sci-Fi Short Wants You To Meet a Giant Alien and Find Yourself

This Sci-Fi Short Wants You To Meet a Giant Alien and Find Yourself

An enormous alien lumbers through Los Angeles and people have no idea what to do. Great science fiction speaks to human truths and fears, from The Planet of the Apes‘ commentary on racism to Godzilla as a metaphor for the atomic bomb. For his latest sci-fi short film, The Narrow World, filmmaker Brent Bonacorsoenvisioned a giant kaiju sitting serenely in Venice Beach, LA. The […]

Netflix film ‘Tau’ will feature an evil smart house

Netflix film ‘Tau’ will feature an evil smart house

Man versus machine in this former Marvel staffer’s directorial debut. Netflix’s sci-fi offering just got better, following the announcement that it’s acquired the global rights (excluding China) to Tau, the directorial debut of Marvel animatics supervisor Federico D’Alessandro. Having worked on the likes of Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron, D’Alessandro’s first foray into directing tells the story of a […]

Anne Heche In Negotiations To Join Mickey Rourke, Analeigh Tipton In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Vestige’

Anne Heche In Negotiations To Join Mickey Rourke, Analeigh Tipton In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Vestige’

EXCLUSIVE: Anne Heche is in negotiations to join Analeigh Tipton and Mickey Rourke in Stephon Stewart’s Vestige a sci-fi thriller that involved artificial intelligence. Stewart both scripted and will direct the project for producer Aaron Magnani. The script is described as Ex Machina meets Black Swan and Whiplash with a multi-layered visionary story that answers the questions: Who will be victorious, science or humanity, and What is the reality of […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has optioned the Frederik Pohl novel “Gateway” for development as a TV series. The 1977 novel is the first of six books in the “Heechee Saga” that chronicles the history of an alien race. The deal with Pohl’s estate gives Skybound the ability to develop properties based on the other five books as […]

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

    Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The streaming service is developing the following: […]