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Sigourney Weaver wants to reprise Alien role

Sigourney Weaver wants to reprise Alien role

Jun 3 2014, 10:06am CDT | by

Sigourney Weaver wants to reprise her role in 'Alien'. The actress last played warrant officer Ellen Ripley in 1997's 'Alien Resurrection' before the iconic science fiction franchise was laid to...

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Sigourney Weaver wants to reprise Alien role

Jun 3 2014, 10:06am CDT | by

Sigourney Weaver wants to reprise her role in 'Alien'.

The actress last played warrant officer Ellen Ripley in 1997's 'Alien Resurrection' before the iconic science fiction franchise was laid to rest, followed by the crossover 'Alien vs Predator' films.

Speaking during a Q&A at the Hero Complex Film Festival, Weaver admitted she would like to return to her Academy Award-nominated role one more time and give fans closure.

She said: ''There's more story to tell. I feel there's a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process.

''I didn't want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it's hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story.''

The last film ended with Ripley crashing towards Earth on the pirate ship Betty, but Weaver is adamant the plot of a follow-up film should take place in space.

She explained: ''I don't think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is where I was afraid it was going to go. I feel it should take place in the far reaches of the universe where no one in their right mind would go.''

As for a potential director to helm the movie, the 64-year-old actress remained coy since original directors Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet are all tied up with long-term projects.

According to HeroComplex.com, Weaver teased: ''There are very few filmmakers that I can think of that I would want to entrust this to. I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing it. I haven't done anything about it, but it could happen, and I think that would be very satisfying, at least to me...''


1 day ago

Toby Kebbell Rounds Out Cast of ‘A Monster Calls’ Movie Adaptation

Aug 19 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

A Monster Calls, the children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness, have paved the way to the A Monster Calls movie, and the cast is shaping up to be excellent. This week has seen a parade of new names attached to the film, and the latest is Toby Kebbell. You didn’t even see Kebbel, per se, in his most recent film, when he was spectacular as the antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But Kebbell has been reliably good in many other films prior to that, a ...
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1 day ago

Exodus Gods and Kings Photos: Christian Bale Fights, Sigourney Weaver Stares

Aug 19 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Fox has released two stills from the highly anticipated Ridley Scott biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The first photo (in the slideshow below) features Christian Bale as Moses and it looks like he is more than ready for a fight. The second photo features Sigourney Weaver, who portrays the mother to Joel Edgerton’s Ramses, who also serves as a type of adoptive mother to Bale’s Moses. See ...
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1 day ago

Sigourney Weaver Brings “Va-Va-Voom” to Ancient Egypt in New EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Images

Aug 19 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Collider

20th Century Fox has released a couple of new Exodus: Gods and Kings images from director Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic.  One of these new images gives us a closer look at Sigourney Weaver, who plays Tuya, the mother of Joel Edgerton’s Ramses.  Costume designer Janty Yates tells EW that Scott wanted the character to be “va-va-voom,” likening her to Jessica Rabbit—a woman on the prowl.  It’s a curious choice for the ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider


2 days ago

Sigourney Weaver Answers When A Monster Calls

Aug 18 2014 6:07pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Joining Liam Neeson and Felicity JonesLiam Neeson and Felicity Jones are already firmly in place in A Monster Calls' cast. But the roster is still coming together, and The Impossible's director Juan Antonia Bayona is attracting some serious star power. He's now lined up Sigourney Weaver for a significant role.Writer Patrick Ness has adapted his own novel for the film, which was itself based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. A Monster Calls ...
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2 days ago

Joel Edgerton On "Exodus" Whitewashing Claims

Aug 18 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

When the trailer hit for Ridley Scott's new Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," one of the results was an unexpected social media backlash against the apparent "whitewashing" of the cast. Specifically it was the casting of Egyptian royalty, Joel Edgerton as Ramses and Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya, that were singled out. Appearing at the closing night of the Melbourne Internation ...
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1 week ago

Stallone Says Expendabelles Might be Part of a Divorce

Aug 8 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: ign

For Sylvester Stallone, the question of what goes into a female-biased instalment in his Expendables franchise is a tough one. “With The Expendabelles, we’re in uncharted waters,” he says. “To put all women together, will that really work? Do you have to put in some women that are actually really known to be tough – other MMA fighters ? Or are the Expendabelles really part of a divorce, with Sigourney Weaver as my wife and she’s inherited half of the Expendables?” Stallone is laughing. “It’s ...
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2 weeks ago

Avi Lerner updates on The Expendabelles

Aug 5 2014 1:54am CDT | Source: Total Film

Avi Lerner has given an update on his female version of The Expendables (catchily named, The Expendabelles), which is apparently still at the scripting stage. “We are working on the script,” said Lerner, during a press day for The Expendables 3. “We’ve got lots of ideas about who’s going to be the action movie star.” “We plan to start shooting at the beginning of next year,” continues Lerner. “And that’s all I can say about thi ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film


2 weeks ago

Film Chauvinist Asks: Do We Want An Estrogen-Powered ‘Ghostbusters?’

Aug 3 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: Deadline

Sony has tried and failed to conjure a new Ghostbusters so many times, it’s not surprising they would embrace a daring new take from femme-friendly comedy director Paul Feig. Most famous for Bridesmaids and The Heat, Feig wants to transfer that formula for a Ghostbusters reboot that would be driven by girl ghost hunters. That turns on its ear the original construct that consisted of three earnest ghost chasers (Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson) led by a ...
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3 weeks ago

‘Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn Sets ‘Sex With Strangers’ On Fire; A Pianist’s Tale Of Survival After The Kindertransport

Jul 30 2014 8:13pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Anna Gunn, an Emmy winner as Skyler White on Breaking Bad and Geffen Playhouse regular, has taken to the boards as her latest show, Gracepoint, heads to its October premiere on Fox. In Laura Eason’s Sex With Strangers, running at the increasingly essential Second Stage, she plays Olivia, a writer who has retreated to a secluded B&B in Michigan to finish her second novel. It’s a dark and snow-stormy night when Ethan comes stomping in from the cold. Olivia is on the cusp of 40, wispy an ...
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3 weeks ago

Sigourney Weaver: Role in the new ‘Alien’ game is ‘incredibly cool’

Jul 24 2014 9:01am CDT | Source: popwatch

Sega’s forthcoming Alien: Isolation tells an original story about Amanda Ripley (briefly mentioned in Aliens) set 15 yea ...
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