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Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Up for Alien Prequel

Noomi Rapace, the breakout star of the Swedish THE GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO series, is the latest name to be added to the mix for the lead role in Ridley Scott's ALIEN prequel, reports Deadline.com.

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Alien Anthology Scares on Blu-ray

Sometimes, the scariest things come from within. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents one of the most successful and terrifying film franchises of all time when the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever from October 25 internationally and on October 26 in North America.

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Raising the Bar on Bringing Animated Characters to Life

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:03am

Ben 10: Alien Swarm is the second live-action film from Cartoon Network based on their immensely popular animated series franchise Ben 10. This time around the network wanted to push the limits and deliver an intense thrill ride for the audience.

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TNT’s Alien Drama Adds to Cast

Drew Roy (iCARLY) and Peter Shinkoda (THE HOLE) have joined TNT's untitled alien-invasion drama pilot, notes the HollywoodReporter. The Steven Spielberg produced TNT project stars ER’s Noah Wyle as the leader of a group rising against alien forces.

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Scott Officially on Alien Prequel

Ridley Scott will return to direct an ALIEN prequel for 20th Century Fox, reports VARIETY. Jon Spaihts, writer of the in-development sci-fi films Warner Bros.' SHADOW 19, Disney's CHILDREN OF MARS and Sony's ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, will pen the script. He was hired after pitching his take on the film to producers Scott Free Prods.

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Spielberg's Alien Pilot Adds Cast

Moon Bloodgood, Jessy Schram, Seychelle Gabriel and Maxim Knight have joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's untitled alien invasion pilot for TNT, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, joining already-announced star Noah Wyle.

The pilot, written by Robert Rodat and directed by Carl Franklin, follows a group of human survivors in the aftermath of an alien invasion that's wiped out most of the population. Wyle will play the leader of a ragtag group of soldiers struggling against the occupying alien force. The newly-announced actors will be members of that group.

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VFX Vet Finds UFO Director's Chair

VFX sup Matthew Gratzner has taken a set in the director's chair for the feature film adaptation of the 1970s TV series UFO, VARIETY reports. Gratzner's f/x credits include the upcoming SHUTTER ISLAND, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, HANCOCK, IRON MAN and ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

The Robert Evans Co. optioned the property from ITV Global earlier in the year. Producers Evans, Henri Kessler and Avi Haas and Gratzner's New Deal Studios will produce the flick.

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Sci Fi Brings Alien Cops Remake to the Air

Sci Fi is in development on a TV adaptation of 1988 feature ALIEN NATION, per VARIETY. The property was also previously a series on FOX.

Tim Minear (ANGEL, THE X-FILES, FIREFLY) will write the pilot, a fresh take on the franchise about a veteran cop and his alien detective partner. The series also focuses on alien newcomers who move to Earth and assimilate into society.

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Shrek, Area 51 Writer to Pen Alien Zoo

SHREK, SHREK 2 and the upcoming AREA 51 writer Joe Stillman has been hired by Warner Bros. to script ALIEN ZOO, a live action-CGI hybrid, according to VARIETY.

WB and Unique Features partners Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are producing with Dylan Sellers. The family comedy concept, from Sellers, is said to be JURASSIC PARK with aliens.

AREA 51, with Dwayne Johnson as a lead voice, will be released by Sony this fall. Stillman also wrote GULLIVER'S TRAVELS with Jack Black and PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF to be directed by Chris Columbus.

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Production Starts on Live-Action Ben 10 Movie

Production has commenced on BEN 10: ALIEN SWARM, a new live-action movie based on the hit animated series BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE that will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2009. The live-action movie will have principal photography in Atlanta, Georgia.

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CNE Names New Partners for Ben 10 Alien Force at Toy Fair

As one of the top-selling brands in the boys' action space, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE will welcome three new partners in the hardlines space. Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of the kids cable network, has signed Basic Fun, The Canadian Group and Dynatch to the brand and each will create a range of products for the hit Cartoon Network original series.

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James Cameron's Avatar to be Released in IMAX 3-D on Dec. 18 2009

IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox have reached agreement on material terms to release the highly anticipated 3-D motion picture AVATAR in IMAX 3-D simultaneously with the motion picture's premiere in conventional 3-D theatres on December 18, 2009.

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Ben 10 Alien Force Boutique Debuts at Toys "R" Us Times Square

For the second consecutive holiday season, Cartoon Network's hit property BEN 10 will have a major presence at Toys "R" Us Times Square with the installation of the BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE boutique. In November, the multi-category boutique will serve as a one-stop shop for BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE products at one of the largest destinations for holiday shoppers during the retail season. It will feature a wide selection of BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE action figures, vehicles, role play items, DVDs, video games and apparel based on the hit television series.

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CNE Signs New Ben 10 Alien Force Soft Lines Partners

Ben Tennyson continues his reign as one of the leading boy brands in the marketplace as Cartoon Network Enterprises announces a wide collection of new soft lines product for the network's BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE.

Transitioning existing product categories from the original BEN 10 soft lines program to the next generation franchise, new lines of t-shirts, footwear, sleepwear and accessories will launch at retail starting this fall during the holiday shopping season and rolling out through spring 2009.

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Ben 10: Alien Force Continues Ratings Surge

Cartoon Network presented the second episode of its new animated original series BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE on Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in its regularly scheduled timeslot, firmly beating its performance last Saturday, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.

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