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Movie director Ridley Scott says the two-part Alien prequel he's set to shoot will explore the dark side of the franchise.

The two films will trace the origin of the killer Alien species, and pose the question: were they created as biological weapons?

"The film will be really tough, really dark." he says.

"It's the dark side of the moon. We're talking about gods and engineers - engineers of space.

"Were the Aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and cdlean up a planet?"

Scott is working with Lost producer Damon Lindelof on the script, so there's huge anticipation for his long-awaited return to the franchise he began.

It's being filmed in 3D and is set 30 years before the events of Alien, meaning that there's no place for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley.

Could we have just one, little, smoke monster, please?

Hero du jour Sam Worthington got a surprisingly low tech introduction to his role on Avatar, one of the most technologically advanced films ever made.
Terminator Salvation and Clash of the Titans star Sam, along with co-star Zoe Saldana - who helped resurrect Star Trek as Uhura earlier this year - went to Hawaii so they could get a feel for living in the rain forest, just as their characters in Avatar do.
The blue-skinned Na'vi of the planet Pandora are at one with nature and know how to hunt and live off the land, and Cameron wanted his cast to look comfortable outdoors while wearing little more than loin cloths.

And there's more ...

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Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver¹s iconic character from the Alien film
series, has been named the No 1 Sci-Fi Woman Of All Time by leading genre
website Totalscifionline.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Buffy Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar,
came in second place, while Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck played by Katee
Sackhoff, completed the top three.

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