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A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes me resolute in my attempt to make 2017 a better year. But I will talk about my new year’s resolution...

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017 A few weeks ago I reported that Blade Runner 2 received a (controversial) release date, January 2018. The news came on the heels of the success of Dead Pool. Fans and industry insiders speculated that the studio was not worried about a off-season release. Perhaps they were signaling Blade Runner 2 was not meant to receive a wide release. Today, in total contradiction of that reasoning, and with joy, I can announce Blade Runner 2 has received yet another release date. The movie has not been delayed, instead it has been brought forward 3...

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Alien Covenant release date set for August 4 2017

Alien Covenant release date set for August 4 2017. 20th Century Fox have announced a new release for the Ridley Scott movie Alien Covenant. Instead of October 6th 2017 the movie will now be released on August 4th 2017. That is a full 2 months ahead of schedule. Ridley Scott is not beyond releasing movies early. The release of The Martian was brought forward a whole month last year. Below is the official announcement made by the studio. —————————————————————————————————— Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began...

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Autómata Preview and Trailer Released!

It took me by surprise this morning to discover that Antonio Banderas was starring in a Science Fiction movie. It is called Automata and from the trailer it seems to be a cross between Blade Runner and I, Robot. What surprised me even more is that the trailer was very good. Internet forums are full of trolls saying that a particular work is derived from another. I don’t care, I accept that artists can be inspired by other artists as long as they remain respectful. Without inspiration we would not have fantastic movies such as The Matrix and Star Wars. As for...

Blade Runner 30 Year Anniversary!

Blade Runner 30 Year Anniversary!

Today, 30 years ago, Blade Runner hit the cinema’s in the US, though its performance at the box-office was lackluster it certainly shined as an example of thought-provoking science fiction. Ridley Scott’s movie had a difficult start in production. The movie is of course based Philip K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep’, after its publication there was much interest in producing a film but none really managed to ferment. Strangely enough Gregory Peck had a role in keeping the project alive before it was optioned by producer Michael Deely who tasked Hampton Fancher to write a script, after many rewrites and...

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Harrison Ford back for more Blade Runner!

Despite not working well with Ridley Scott on the set of Blade Runner back in the early 80’s actor Harrison ford is nonetheless in talks with Alcon Entertainment for a role in the Blade Runner sequel that was announced last year. The buzz on the street is that he won’t play a lead role but instead might merely shed light on the origin of the Nexus 6 / 7 programs. As Ridley Scott spoilered a few years back that Rick Deckard was a replicant, meaning he would be a Nexus 7 or one up from Rutger Hauer’s Nexus 6. It is also reported that the story is...

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Blade Runner prequel/sequel moves forward yet again!

First let me wish every visitor to this site a happy New Year, it’s been about ten days since I last posted a message but as there was a lull in the news reporting over the holidays I can confidently say you haven’t missed much. Most TV-shows will start to air again in about a week so expect coverage to start again soon. As for our gadget section, as a New Year pledge I vow there will be articles! Wow, aren’t you excited! seriously, one writer can only write so much but there will be articles! Now, for our first...

Blade Runner sequel in the works!

Blade Runner sequel in the works!

IGN.com has an interesting story, apparently Ridley Scott is working towards Blade Runner 2, a sequel to the 1982 original starring Harrison Ford. Though rumors first started to seem about two years ago on a Blade runner sequel things took a turn when Prometheus was announced, the long awaited prequel to Alien. Now it would appear Blade Runner 2 is back in the works. I still think the original is the best sci-fi movie ever so my expectations for the sequel are mixed. On the one hand I would very much like to see Ridley’s hand in a sublime sequel but on the...