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Microsoft and Xbox Entertainment have released a featurette that give us our first look at their upcoming Halo: Nightfall digital feature. Not only does it include a behind-the-scenes look at the film, but it also features some actual footage that looks really cool, as well as a brief look at the video game Halo 5: Guardians.
Halo: Nightfall stars Mike Colter as Jameson Locke, "a surgically-enhanced super soldier who is a rising star in a futuristic Spartan army and troubled by the military industrial complex he inhabits." The film is set between the events of Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians, in which the character Locke will play an integral role.
The film is in addition to »
- Joey Paur
THR has learned Sean Bean has been cast in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie The Martian. Bean will play a Nasa flight director in Scott's adaptation of the Andy Weir novel, and will star alongside Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig and Michael Pena. The Martian will follow Damon's Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars after a disaster. Sean Bean might actually make it to the end of the movie since he's playing a Nasa flight »
- Jesse Giroux
Ridley Scott has obviously figured out a way to kill Sean Bean off in his upcoming adaptation of The Martian as the legendary British actor, known for dying in most of his films, has joined the cast as a ‘Nasa flight director.’ The film, based on Andy Weir’s source novel of the same name, starts shooting soon for a 2015 release.
The story revolves around the first people to land, and potentially die, on Mars.
Here’s the official plot:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, »
- Paul Heath
Sean Bean has just been cast in Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Martian. He joins an already awesome cast which includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Kristin Wiig. Based on an e-book by author Andy Weir, which was published in 2012 and then published in paperback this year, the film will follow the first man on Mars. Bean will play the Nasa flight director.
Of course, all us Bean fans are wondering how the man of many deaths will meet his maker. Research shows that Bean’s film’s box office correlates directly with whether or not he dies, and the more gruesome his death, the higher the box office (*statistics yet to be verified by anybody of any importance). So how will Bean die in this latest offering from the Prometheus and Blade Runner director?
Well, it sounds as though Bean will remain on Earth, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The human movie spoiler returns. Sean Bean, next to be seen on the big screen in The Wachowskis' delayed Jupiter Ascending, has landed a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's book, The Martian.
Bean joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain. And he'll be taking on the role of Nasa's flight director in the movie. Having read the book over the past week, unless there's a significant detour taking with the screenplay, this role is going to offer something radically different for Bean: survival chances.
The story of The Martian centres on astronaut Mark Watney, who finds himself stranded on Mars. He has finite resources. He's out of contact with Earth. And nobody is due to return to the planet for years. »
Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a Nasa flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña and Jeff Daniels.
It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.
Not too long ago, we thought that Interstellar was going to be one of the longest movie released this year. Not that there's anything wrong with a long movie, but depending on what you're going to see, your interpretation of what constitutes as "long" will vary. That having been said, we've now got a new candidate for the longest film in 2014, as well as the film that will most likely divide the audience in two. That movie is Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings. The IMDb page for the upcoming Christian Bale/Joel Edgerton epic clocks the movie in at a balmy 3 hours and 20 minutes. The only movie that could seriously challenge Exodus: Gods And Kings for the longest movie you tried to fit into your holiday celebration schedule is The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, and even that film probably won't come close to what Ridley Scott »
“He’ll suffocate! He’ll experience explosive decompression! He’ll be roasted by a stray rocket booster! He’s playing the planet Mars and it blows up at the end!” Yes, we can almost hear the litany of 'How Will Sean Bean Die?' jokes being drawn up as we write this, but here’s the news anyway – he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.Matt Damon is starring in the film as Nasa astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars after his crewmates on the Ares 3 mission are forced to evacuate by a dust storm.To stave off death on the Red Planet, Watney tries to rustle up water and grow crops. Meanwhile, his fellow astronauts are kept in the dark about his survival during their voyage back to Earth on the Hermes spacecraft. Nasa struggles to find some way to rescue Watney, while the »
A trailer for upcoming Ridley Scott Halo series, Nightfall, has surfaced, and looks at new character Agent Locke...
The live action Halo: Nightfall has revived a new trailer, and this examines the new character of Agent Locke, the main protagonist of the show, and also a lead in the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians.
Locke, played by Mike Colter (American Horror Story, Zero Dark Thirty), is the leader of an elite group of Unsc soldiers called Oni, who end up talking a new, and dangerous threat. The show will be a vehicle to explore the back story of Locke, who will play a major role in the next game in the series, Halo 5: Guardians, which is due for release on Xbox One in 2015.
Halo: Nightfall, will be released on a weekly basis as part of the Halo: Master Chief Collection, which is also to be released on Xbox One on November 11.
Not much was known about the upcoming live-action series Halo: Nightfall; we got aglimpse at the San Diego Comic-Con but have not been given much in the way of details as a whole. However, today we have been given our first proper look at the series…
The series is introducing us to the character Agent Jameson Locke portrayed by Mike Colter who will go on to have a part in Halo: Guardians, the fifth game in the franchise. The digital series has been produced by Ridley Scott and his production company Scott Free Productions alongside 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Halo: Nightfall will be released as part of The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, which hits shelves on November 11th.
Are you excited for Halo: Nightfall after watching the featurette? Let us know…
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- Thomas Roach
Last month Ridley Scott gave an update on the status of Prometheus 2, during which he stated that the iconic Xenomorph from his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien was “cooked” and would be absent from the next film as he continues to take the series in another direction. Now Prometheus star Noomi Rapace has shared her thoughts on who could be the antagonist of the follow-up, telling MTV News that:
“God, maybe? Or the devil? I don’t know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover. Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can’t go to earth, there’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, she wants to know. I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity, but also her anger.”
As yet, there’s »
- Gary Collinson
Courtesy of a script by Cormac McCarthy, Ridley Scott’s 2013 thriller veers wildly between over-the-top satire reminiscent of Terry Southern at his most indelicate and grimly ghoulish violence a la McCarthy’s own "No Country For Old Men." The stellar cast, who seem down for anything, includes Michael Fassbender as the slightly honorable lawyer to an extremely dishonorable drug runner played by Javier Bardem. Brad Pitt drops in for a charming cameo as a doomed business associate but the film will be best remembered for Cameron Diaz as the crime lord’s girlfriend who reminds us you can’t spell “carnal” without “car”. »
- Trailers From Hell
With the Ebola virus dominating news headlines worldwide, it was only a matter of time until Hollywood dug its heels in on turning the hot-button topic into a full-blown series. Recently, producer Lynda Obst (Interstellar) and director-producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator) announced that they’ll be creating a limited series for Fox TV Studios, adapted from Richard Preston’s 1994 nonfiction bestseller The Hot Zone.
Obst and Scott optioned Preston’s book two decades ago and never abandoned the project, tapping Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) to adapt The Hot Zone into what was originally envisioned as a film for Scott to direct. Now that the recent outbreak – the deadliest on record – has made the virus extremely timely, the pair feel that it’s high time to push ahead with the adaptation, though the project will now take the form of a TV miniseries. Obst said of the decision:
“A limited series is »
- Isaac Feldberg
One person's pandemic is another person's path to a get-rich quick scheme. Rapper Cam'ron has begun selling masks designed to prevent the spread of Ebola. The masks feature a close-up photo of Cam'ron talking on a pink cellphone. The "Cam'ron Ebola Mask" is available online for $19.99 and begins shipping Nov. 7. It "provides complete protection while remaining light and comfortable," according to the product's site. Read more Ebola TV Series in the Works From Lynda Obst, Ridley Scott But is this a serious business venture? It appears so, as the rapper, best known for the early
- Ryan Gajewski
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes new details on Found Footage 3D and Mania, photos from Refuge and a poster from Fetish Factory, release dates announced for Skypemare, Soulmate, and The Inside, a trailer for When Black Birds Fly and Zombie Hood, and more:
New Details on Found Footage 3D: “…the producers of upcoming horror film Found Footage 3D announced the launch of their Indiegogo campaign to obtain additional funding for post-production and marketing expenses.
Produced by Kim Henkel, co-creator of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Found Footage 3D tells the story of a group of filmmakers who set out to make “the first 3D found-footage horror film,” but find themselves in a found-footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
“What Scream did for slasher films, »
- Tamika Jones
Fleming: Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu told me he sees superhero movies as right-wing poison and cultural genocide for their simplistic values that stamp out human truths. Warner Bros’ Kevin Tsujihara told Wall Street his slumping film studio will turn around via a full program of 10 DC Comics tent poles to be released 2016-2020.
Will Smith and Tom Hardy are in talks to star in Fury director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and 2016 also brings Batman V Superman; 2017 brings Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Justice League; 2018 brings Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman; 2019 brings Shazam and Justice League 2; Ray Fisher stars in Cyborg and a Green Lantern reboot arrives for 2020.
Besides the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
As though Ebola isn’t in the headlines enough, now Ridley Scott and Lynda Obst are giving the disease its own TV show. It’s being reported that the pair is developing a limited TV series for Fox TV Studios based on the 1994 Richard Preston book, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. Apparently the duo has had the rights to the book for two decades, but never let them lapse. About a year ago, they quietly went to work on the project, hiring I, Robot scribe Jeff Vintar to pen the adaptation. Hit the jump for more on Scott and Obst’s Ebola TV series. The current Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 4,500 lives, including the very first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States. Two nurses who treated that patient also contracted the disease, which apparently has a 50% fatality rate. Via THR, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Ebola is kind of a big deal right now, with people in the Us worried about new cases in the States, and the fact that we’re already hearing reports of health workers breaking quarantine and containment protocols. So let’s make an ebola TV series! But while an event series based around the virus might seem […]
The post Ridley Scott Producing ‘The Hot Zone’ Ebola TV Series appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
I always find it a bit strange when studios pre-screen random clips from upcoming movies, but with the racially insensitive hubbub currently surrounding Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings, any talk about the actual movie could do absolutely no harm. There’s the age old saying that “there is no such thing as bad publicity,” and the worst case scenario after screening some clips only involves a few negative articles running on random entertainment sites – at least people might forget about the race card, right?
I attended the last New York City pre-screening of the Exodus: Gods And Kings footage preview, expecting nothing more than a slew of clips in the vein of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Everyone knows the story of Moses, Rhamses, and the ten plagues, and everyone knows actors like Sigourney Weaver and Christian Bale, so what could go wrong when there’s a budget worth millions and millions of dollars? »
- Matt Donato
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