Aliens Poster #13 FRAMED Johner from Alien Resurrection Ron Perlman Hellboy


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Ron Perlman as Johner, a mercenary and member of the Betty’s crew. Johner plays bad jokes and has a short bad temper, and teases Vriess about his handicap. A group of mercenaries, Elgyn (Michael Wincott), Johner (Ron Perlman), Christie (Gary Dourdan), Vriess (Dominique Pinon), Hillard (Kim Flowers), and Call (Winona Ryder), arrive in their ship, the Betty, delivering several kidnapped humans in stasis. The military scientists use the kidnapped humans as hosts for the Aliens, raising several adult Aliens for study. Perlman: Johner is a depraved, repulsive person. Although here he is not a bad guy, he would be under other circumstances. He is a mercenary, someone you would use to get you out of a jam. He is not under very strict moral rules and he works for both rakes and the most formal employers. In ALIEN RESURRECTION he is not a villain, he is not with the bad guys. He will do anything to stay alive which is logical since his survival instinct is highly developed. Johner is not a true chief, a leader; he is a soldier, an action man. His weapons and muscles let him survive, not his intelligence. Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted this guy for his moodiness, a personality that promptly fits to the circumstances and situations; Johner is not very smart.

Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by Joss Whedon. It is the fourth installment in the Alien film series, and was the first film in the series to be filmed outside England, at the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles, California.

In the film, which is set 200 years after the preceding installment Alien 3 (1992), Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is cloned and an Alien queen is surgically removed from her body. The United Systems Military hopes to breed Aliens to study and research on the spaceship USM Auriga, using human hosts kidnapped and delivered to them by a group of mercenaries. The Aliens escape their enclosures, while Ripley and the mercenaries attempt to escape and destroy the Auriga before it reaches its destination, Earth.

Alien: Resurrection was released on November 26, 1997 and received mixed reviews from film critics. Whedon’s initial screenplay had a third act on Earth, with a final battle for Earth itself. Whedon wrote five versions of the final act, none of which ended up in the film. Weaver was impressed with Whedon’s script. She thought that the error during Ripley’s cloning process would allow her to further explore the character, since Ripley becoming part human and part Alien would create uncertainty about where her loyalties lay. This was an interesting concept to Weaver, who thought the film brought back the spirit of Alien and Aliens. Weaver received a co-producer credit and was reportedly paid $11 million.

Special effects company Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated (ADI) was hired for the film, having previously worked on Alien 3. ADI founders Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis also had experience working with Stan Winston on Aliens. ADI based their designs and modifications of the Alien creatures on the film’s script, which included the creatures having pointed tails for swimming, making their head domes and chins more pointed, and establishing them to appear more vicious using techniques of camera angles and shot duration. After receiving the director’s approval, ADI began to create small sculptures, sketches, paintings, and life-size models.

H. R. Giger, designer of the original Alien, was pleased with Resurrection, describing it as an “excellent film”, but was disappointed about not being credited in the film.

Ronald N. “Ron” Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American television, film and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast (for which he won a Golden Globe), as the comic book character Hellboy in both 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army and as Clarence “Clay” Morrow in television series Sons of Anarchy. Perlman is a frequent collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, also having roles in his films Cronos, Blade II and Pacific Rim. He is also known for his voice-over work as the narrator of the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout, Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Slade in the animated series Teen Titans, The Lich in Adventure Time, The Stabbington Brothers in Disney’s animated film Tangled and as the narrator of the television series 1000 Ways to Die.

Perlman says Alien Resurrection was the only film he ever worked on where he felt like he was literally going to die. He nearly drowned while filming the underwater sequence. At one point, when trying to surface, he hit his head on a sprinkler in the ceiling, knocking him out cold. He was rescued by nearby film crew members.

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