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3:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Blade Runner 2 script is finished, brings back Harrison Ford

We've been hearing about the Blade Runner sequel for nigh on forever now, but it looks like one giant hurdle has been leaped: the screenplay is finished. Ridley Scott told EW as much while also telling them that it was "...

Matthew Razak


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




2:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Ridley Scott producing biblical film based on David

With Noah, a Ben-Hur remake, that Bible miniseries, a film based on Pontius Pilate, and Ridley Scott's own Exodus: Gods and Kings in the pipeline, it seems like big Biblical adaptations are making a comeback. That's pretty co...

Nick Valdez

3:22 PM on 07.01.2014

New images for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

We've seen a scant few images from Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings (that's a new full title by the way), which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Pharo Ramses. Nothing says Egypt like two w...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Rumor: Prometheus 2 coming in 2016?

According to sources at Bleeding Cool and The Wrap, the next film in Ridley Scott's Prometheus saga is set to release on March 4th, 2016, just under two years from now. Last Thursday, 20th Century Fox set multiple d...

Mike Cosimano



NRH's Final Analysis: Blade Runner photo
NRH's Final Analysis: Blade Runner
by Nathan Hardisty

Is there anything left for me to say about the film? I'm trying not to get ahead of myself but I'm something of a Blade Runner fanatic and, some might say, even a Blade Runner academic. I've written a book on the film, I've written countless columns and articles, some of which have gone unpublished, and it's a story I've watched tens of times across multiple versions. I've seen the Spanish broadcast version, the original Workprint, the Final Cut, the Director's Cut and so many fan cuts that, by this point, there's nothing for me to say. Yet, here I am, about to tell you something. I'm writing a sequel to my book, Tears In Rain 2, and re-watching it for nth time got my brain churning.

Blade Runner isn't 'the' film of my life, that's a title reserved for 2001: A Space Odyssey. I had a think, however, about how personal this column series has been. For most of this year I've steered my analysis through topics from Freud to sins to duality to literary adaptation to food to philosophical wanderings. For my final piece I'd like to take a trip into a film that has taken a good portion of my brain for the last five years. A film that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

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2:16 PM on 12.30.2013

First image of Christian Bale in Exodus has a beard

If there is one thing that Hollywood has taught us that is a historical fact it is that Moses had a beard. While Bale's beard in Ridley Scott's Exodus might not be as epic as Charleton Heston's was it is good to know that the...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Ridley Scott updates us on all the movies

Ridley Scott is a really busy person and while on press for the incredibly disappointing The Counselor he decided to update us all on those other little films he's got going on: Prometheus 2, Blade Runner 2, The Forever ...

Matthew Razak



Review: The Counselor photo
Review: The Counselor
by Matthew Razak

Cormac McCarthy books have been made into some of the best movies you will ever watch. The likes of No Country for Old Men and The Road are the epitome of how adaptations should work and McCarthy's blend of philosophical dialog and actually interesting plots just makes some damn fine movie watching. It stands to reason that McCarthy himself should be able to spit out a damn fine screenplay then. After all, you're just cutting out the middle man here.

The Counselor proves that sometimes a middle man is a good thing.

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3:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Trailer: The Counselor starring Fassbender, Pitt, Bardem

In The Counselor, Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who finds himself in way over his head when he gets involved with the dangerous world of drug trafficking. Judging from this trailer, things go awry pretty badly, and Fa...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Christian Bale is Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus

Ridley Scott's upcoming Bible film, Exodus, is already a hot topic thanks to it being about the Bible, but it's about to get even more interesting as the aptly named Christian Bale has been officially cast as Moses for the fi...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 08.08.2013

New trailer for Ridley Scott's The Counselor gets bad

A new trailer has arrived for Ridley Scott's The Counselor, which was written by Cormac McCarthy, the author of Blood Meridian, The Border Trilogy, and The Road. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Pené...

Hubert Vigilla





3:00 PM on 06.26.2013

Trailer: The Counselor

Holy intensity, Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott. The first trailer for The Counselor has landed and it is damn full of stylish power. Who knew Scott could be this slick after the bombast of his last few films. It's a f...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 06.18.2013

Prometheus sequel is certainly happening, nabs new writer

Whether we like it or not (and despite rumblings of pre-production trouble), Fox is moving forward with a sequel to the blockbuster head scratcher, Prometheus, just as Noomi Rapace hinted at a few months back. Hey it's n...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.27.2013

Noomi Rapace confirms Prometheus 2 script in the works

In an interview with The Playlist (while promoting Dead Man Down), Noomi Rapace (known around these parts for her female badassitude) has confirmed that she has met with Ridley Scott and that a script for a Prometheus sequel ...

Nick Valdez



Damon Lindelof not working on Paradise (Prometheus 2) photo
Damon Lindelof not working on Paradise (Prometheus 2)
by Hubert Vigilla

Ridley Scott's Prometheus is a gorgeous movie rife with half-baked, pseudo-intellectual ideas. It's also populated by embarrassingly stupid characters. A lot of my gripes fall at the feet of Damon Lindelof, who rewrote the film's original screenplay by Jon Spaihts. The forthcoming sequel to Prometheus, currently titled Paradise, will not have Lidelof's fingerprints on it.

Lindelof told Collider:

So Ridley and I talked about what [the sequel to Prometheus] might be, and he was excited about doing it. But then I think what ended up happening was that the movie came out, and there was a reaction to the movie. And I got really wrapped up in Trek, and really wrapped up in this movie that I'm producing and writing with Brad Bird. And I have a TV project that I was really passionate about. Ridley and I had a meeting after Prometheus came out where we started talking again about where this journey would go. And in that meeting I said to him, unfortunately, before he could ask me and go through the discomfort of whether he was going to ask me or not... It's sort of like having a date where you're letting the other person know, "I'm in another relationship." So I can't tell you that he asked me and I said no. But I did communicate to him that I was working on these other things.

We have more of what Lindelof had to say after the cut. JoBlo notes that there is no release date for Paradise, but 2015 may be in the cards. In the meantime, rejoice.

[Collider via JoBlo]

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Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus photo
Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus
by Hubert Vigilla

Ridley Scott's Prometheus was a gorgeous-looking movie filled with some the most abysmally idiotic characters I've seen in a long while. (e.g., How do you get lost when you have a digital map? Why can't you run diagonally or perpendicularly from danger?) It was less like a prequel to Alien and more like a prequel to Idiocracy. A lot of the problems stemmed from just plain bad/sloppy writing from Damon Lindelof.

The original version of the Prometheus script by Jon Spaihts recently popped up online. Titled Alien: Engineers, it seems like it would have made a better movie than what wound up on screen with Prometheus. Spaihts himself confirmed that this is the screenplay that Lindelof was hired to revise.

I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, but from what little I've read and the things I've seen online, this is at least a competent story. It has closer ties to the Alien franchise, the stupidity of some characters is acknowledged, and it's just better overall.

To read Alien: Engineers for yourself, go here. (It's a PDF.)

[Via Badass Digest]

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10:00 AM on 11.12.2012

Ridley Scott's I Am Legend vampires are better than CG

Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend (starring Will "Movin' in with your Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air" Smith) was okay. Not bad, not great, but okay. Part of the reason my enjoyment for it was tempered was that the vampires had cha...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 10.11.2012

Ridley Scott discusses Blade Runner, Prometheus sequels

After having just seen Prometheus for the second time, I'm not particularly excited about any news involving a sequel. If anything, my distaste for the film has only grown from viewing it again, but there were still plen...

Thor Latham



Book: Alien - The Illustrated Story photo
Book: Alien - The Illustrated Story
by Hubert Vigilla

Originally published in 1979 by Heavy Metal (the American counterpart to France's magazine Metal Hurlant), Alien - The Illustrated Story had been out of print for more than 30 years. It's a rightfully acclaimed adaptation of the Ridley Scott film by the late Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson. The graphic novel is finally back in print this week thanks to Titan Books, digitally remastered from Simonson's own original color artwork.

In late October, an Original Art Edition of Alien - The Illustrated Story will be released. This special hardcover will come in an oversized format (13" x 17") featuring black and white scans of Simonson's full-sized art, sketches, script pages, color tests, and an in-depth interview with Simonson himself. This format should sound familiar to Simonson fans: IDW released a special oversized, B&W, original art edition of Simonson's legendary run on The Mighty Thor in 2011. It collected two story arcs from seven issues, including the first appearance of Beta Ray Bill.

What's interesting about this 33-year-old comic is how Goodwin and Simonson distilled the film's essence down to a mere 61 pages. There's none of the decompression found in many contemporary comic books, and the art is densely packed -- sometimes containing up to 15 panels on a page -- but never cluttered. There's a lot of great play in the layouts, and I was surprised how Goodwin and Simonson evoked the Heavy Metal aesthetic and the feel of European comic books.

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7:00 PM on 08.27.2012

Three images from an alternate Prometheus scene

Warning: This is ever so slightly spoiler-y. Prometheus is still a bit of an open wound for me. I know several people who really enjoyed it, but for me it was nothing but sloppy story telling and a slap-dash attempt to s...

Thor Latham



Prometheus sequel confirmed; Damon Lindelof not returning photo
Prometheus sequel confirmed; Damon Lindelof not returning
by Geoff Henao

The "Is-It-or-Isn't-It" Alien prequel, Prometheus, is receiving a baby sequel in 2014 or 2015. While I haven't seen Prometheus yet, I'm sure the chance for further exposition will help the crowds that felt the film left too many questions unanswered. That's how the foundations of film franchises are meant to work!

However, it seems apparent that Prometheus 2: Son of Prometheus will be without one of the original's writers as Damon Lindelof will be too busy writing his HBO series, according to Collider. Furthermore, depending on the progress of the rumored Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner II: El Boogaloo de Electric, it seems that 2015 might be a more accurate date for any potential Prometheus sequel.

What do you think? Are you ready for some more Prometheus? Is it a good or bad thing that Lindelof might not be on board for the sequel? Let us know!

[Collider via The Hollywood Reporter]

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6:00 PM on 07.26.2012

Ridley Scott adapting BBC's The Day Britain Stopped

File this one under completely random and unnecessary, but it looks like Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian are interested in producing a feature film adaption of the BBC's made for t.v. docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped. Origi...

Thor Latham