Predator: Hunting Grounds Revealed

PlayStation’s most recent State of Play broadcast also revealed a new title, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, a la Evolve, that pits a team of human players against a single player serving as the iconic Yautja warrior, the Predator.

Few details were revealed at this time, but E3 is approaching, and this should serve as quite the teaser for sci-fi fans.

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Men in Black: International… International Trailer Now Online

Sony Pictures has shared the new international trailer for the upcoming Men in Black spin-off, Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reuniting from Thor: Ragnarok, as well as Liam Neeson, and Emma Thompson reprising her role of Men in Black 3.

The new film introduces Agents H and M, as they attempt to counter a threat from within the MIB themselves to save the planet. Men in Black: International hits theaters on June 14th.

Big Changes Happening at Fox with Disney Merger

Despite promises to the contrary, massive changes to Fox Studios after the Disney merger are already happening. Fox 2000, the studio behind films like The Devil Wear Prada, has been shuttered, putting approximately 5,000 people out of work. Additionally, it’s being reported that Fox, as a studio, will only put out four theatrical films a year, and four streaming films a year, with a more precise focus on what does and doesn’t get made.

Disney CEO Alan Horn is now responsible for green-lighting films, with Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy said to be a tentpole film for the studio, and Ridley Scott now attached to a Merlin film. Additionally, projects that were previously shut down, such as Noah Hawley’s Alien TV series are being revived, after Fox film boss Stacey Snider, who was voraciously against film franchises being brought to life on the silver screen, was let go.

It’s only been two days, and the entire slate of films at Fox Studios has been completely shaken up. Expect to hear more as time goes on, and Disney’s presence becomes more and more of a focus.

Two New Alien TV Series Reportedly In The Works

A new rumor from HN Entertainment is reporting that Ridley Scott still has plenty more plans for the Alien franchise, with new series in development for Hulu. The report suggests that the series could adopt an anthology format, with each individual season covering a different region or era of the Alien universe.

The second series currently has no details, but as this is all speculation, take it with a grain of salt. However, with the Disney/Fox merger going through in a month, it makes sense.

Shareholders Approve $71 Billion Disney/Fox Merger

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Shareholders for The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox voted this morning to approve the former’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets, and it’s good news for fans: the deal has been officially approved! Disney will now take charge of Fox’s big and small screen assets, as well as select businesses. Fox will retain assets of its many news and sports channels.

The merger has already been approved by the Department of Justice, giving Disney near-immediate control of the many properties and assets. What do you think Disney should do first? Fantastic Four? X-Men reboot? The options are pretty great.

The Predator Red-Band Trailer Released

20th Century Fox has released a new, red-band trailer for the upcoming, blood-soaked next installment of The Predator franchise from director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3). The new trailer features plenty of new footage, as well as our first look at the “Ultimate Predators” – the result of genetic engineering by the Yautja aliens.

The new trailer is worlds better than the first teaser trailer for the film, giving us more of what to expect story-wise, as well as some of the action involving the film’s stars. The Predator hits theaters September 14th.

First Trailer for The Predator Now Online

The first teaser trailer for Shane Black’s upcoming The Predator is now online, giving us our first glimpse of the new cast of humans fighting a group of Yautja that includes  Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown, and more. You can check out the official synopsis below.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

First Trailer for Annihilation

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Alex Garland is making quite the name for himself after his first outing, Ex Machina, was touted as one of the best sci-fi films in decades, and lived up to expectations. Now, his latest film, Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac has its first trailer.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s book of the same name, Annihilation follows the story of a scientist (Natalie Portman) leading a task-force into the aftermath of an unknown environmental disaster, to find the strange alien creature that caused it, and to rescue her husband (Oscar Isaac).

R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

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Harry Dean Stanton is considered by many to be among one of the greatest actors to ever live. Directors all over the world, from multiple generations considered it an honor simply to have him cameo. Now, he has passed at the age of 91. A bright star in many of Hollywood’s greatest, Stanton had pivotal roles in films such as Alien, Pretty in Pink, Twin Peaks, Escape from New York, The Godfather: Part II, and the lead in Paris, Texas.

Even his cameo role in Marvel’s The Avengers was a bright spot in an already fantastic film. He was considered by many to be the definition of cool in Hollywood. Stanton has never married, but has stated he has “one or two children.” He will be sorely missed, and our thoughts go to his friends, and loved ones.

Entertainment Weekly Drops a Ton of Star Wars Updates

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Entertainment Weekly posted several updates today regarding several of the new alien races, Luke Skywalker himself, and the leader of the First Order, Snoke from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve learned that Luke wasn’t alone on the planet Ahch-To, location of the first Jedi temple, as he’s joined by a small race of furry creatures, the Porgs, and an anthromorphic race of aquatic creatures that maintain the structures on the island, called the Caretakers.

The other big news is in regards to Snoke, and our first look at his incredible bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. Hit the jump to get a full look at several new stills from the film.

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Oats Labs: Rakka

The first short from Neil Blomkamp’s Oats Studios was released this morning. Titled Rakka, and broken into three chapters, the story follows a band of the last remnants of humanity after a hostile alien takeover. The aliens are vicious, and overpowering, with the ability to take control of a person’s psych with a single look.

It’s a fantastic short film, and being the first in a volume of many, there are obviously questions that still need quite a few answers. Check it out above, and let me know what your thoughts are!

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is Dead?

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What is sure (hopefully) to be the saddest news this week, Ridley Scott has went on record as saying that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5, set in the continuity after Aliens, is essentially dead. After Blomkamp posted some concept art of the project on Instagram, it single-handedly revived interest in the Alien franchise after the disaster that was Prometheus. Now, Ridley Scott has stepped back into the picture and ripped the franchise from his younger counterpart with Alien: Covenant.

I think it will never see the light. There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of 10 pages, I had to participate as a producer but it did not go any further because Fox decided that they did not want to do it. I had already done Prometheus and worked on Covenant. – Ridley Scott

Blomkamp is a visionary in Sci-Fi right now, with the creativity and originality just oozing from his films. You can see his passion for every project plainly on the screen, and I was very much looking forward to his vision for an Alien film. He absolutely would have knocked it out of the park, but it sadly looks like Scott just won’t step away, and has most likely pulled a power play with the studio on this one. That’s my thought, at least…