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James Cameron’s Alien 5 Saw Ripley Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger

James Cameron scored a major hit with 1986 sequel Aliens, and here’s how his concept for Alien 5 might have paired Ripley with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The original plan for Alien: Resurrection was to follow up with a fifth entry set on Earth, but following the lukewarm business that greeted this 1997 outing, that idea was scrapped. For a brief period, it looked like original Alien helmer Ridley Scott would return to direct a fifth movie in the early 2000s from a script by none other than James Cameron – a match made in sci-fi movie heaven, basically.

Little has been revealed about Cameron’s planned story for Alien 5, though given Scott’s fascination with exploring the origins of both the title monsters and their creators the Engineers, it may have taken place on their homeworld. Cameron seemed quite excited about revisiting the franchise during this period too, but once he learned the studio was focusing on Alien vs Predator instead, both he and Scott exited the project. Scott would later get to explore the Engineers with his 2012 prequel Prometheus.

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One thing that is known about the Scott/Cameron Alien 5 comes thanks to a quote the latter gave during an interview with the BBC in 2003 (via IGN). He stated he was looking to do something similar in tone to Aliens for the next outing, which would naturally feature the return of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley. He also said “I’ve even discussed the possibility of putting him [Arnold Schwarzenegger] into the Alien movie,” suggesting the sequel would pair Arnie and Sigourney together against a new Xenomorph menace

A picture of Ellen Ripley in Aliens is shown.

A fifth Alien that paired two genuine icons of the sci-fi genre could have been one hell of a way to revive the then-ailing series. Given the timeline of the Alien franchise – and Cameron’s seeming dislike of crossovers – it seems doubtful Schwarzenegger would have reprised his character from Predator, Dutch. Perhaps he would have been a space marine leading a mission against the Xenomorphs with Ripley’s assistance, though this is pure speculation.

The studio soon became far more excited by the possibilities of Alien Vs Predator, a concept Cameron and also Weaver felt sounded kind of tacky. Oddly enough, Cameron later had positive things to say about AVP – which included ranking it above David Fincher’s Alien 3 – but he appears to have zero regrets about his decision to walk away from Alien 5. It’s very doubtful he could be tempted to revive his original concept at this point either, and it’s hards not to lament the Sigourney Weaver/Arnold Schwarzenegger Alien movie that could have been.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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