The South Hill Saucer Scare in Virginia It’s a rarity, but one of my favorite flavors of behind-the-scenes tidbits is the failed film that splintered into more well-known projects. Today, the day after World UFO Day, this strange video appeared on Sony Entertainment's youtube channel with the title, "This means something": Obviously it's a little secretive, but hardcore fans of the 1977 film will recognize the phrase immediately from Richard Dreyfuss's character's mashed potato sculpture during dinner after his own close encounter. Hopefully we'll learn more about this project ahead of the film's 40th anniversary on November 16th, 1977. "Not finished, no eyes. Also, the teaser was posted by Sony Pictures, not Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, so this is not just a new 40th-anniversary collector’s edition blu-ray or VOD release of the film. Update: It has now been confirmed this is for an exclusive theatrical re-release in time for its 40th anniversary that will happen on Friday, September 1st 2017 for one week only. The film was given a limited release as part of a roadshow in 1999 to celebrate Columbia Pictures’ 75th anniversary. This Means Something ( But a Close Encounters sequel or remake seems very unlikely. This time it really paid off! It's Back! The website also features a MPAA rating on the bottom of the page, rated PG for “some intense sci-fi action, wild language, and thematic elements,” which is in reference to the 1977 film. John Landis suggested Spielberg talk to Rick Baker, who was then working on An American Werewolf In London. So: had there been no Nights Skies, there’d have been no Poltergeist, no E.T. A sequ… 11 Rick Baker extraterrestrials for 'Night Skies'. The 2013 (un)making-of documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune recounts the details, but in short: Jodorowsky’s efforts led to creative partnerships that spawned Alien and Star Wars. Despite the financial and critical success of the Special Edition release, Spielberg was still dissatisfied (mainly for showing the interior of the spaceship) and in 1998 recut the film for the “Collector’s Edition” to be released on home video. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is the sequel to Close Encounters of The First Kind and Second Kind which were never released because the aliens abducted the screenwriters and so those movies don't exist. Posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta. Baker was eventually given character descriptions. He stopped before Lacombe. You can follow Wright on Twitter here. Will that patience pay off? I wanted to change the body of the ET,the mantis like arm placement just didn't work imo, Happy days sculpting the prototype arms for the Night Skies alien back in 1980, Here was a quick clay sketch that I did in 1980 for one of the nicer younger NIGHT Skies aliens, He does look like Edward G and the others.But painting out the top of the head, adding eyes,and small tweaks.ET"S dad, See the alien designs for Spielberg's abandoned 'Close Encounters' sequel, Save on Apple AirPods and other Prime Day 2020 leftovers this weekend, Sony’s WH-1000XM4 are cheaper now than during Prime Day, Plus, save on Jabra’s latest wireless earbuds, the remaster of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, and more, Sign up for the 2) Magazine Horse Butchers From Outer Space? Not finished, no eyes. Sure you get lured in with the friendly waving and music, but then what? the Extra-Terrestrial. Stop at the Lunar Hilton When the two met to discuss the project Spielberg described a script along the lines of Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs with creatures that needed distinct personalities. What is the rising action of faith love and dr lazaro? Night Skies was intended to be a darker sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which pivoted around a man's encounter with a UFO.

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