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Cinematographer Roger Deakins Joins Blade Runner Sequel

27 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:

Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: How to Get Kevin Bacon to Read Your Script (Exclusive Video)

27 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Everyone loves Kevin Bacon. At the very least, everyone loves at least one film or TV show the extremely prolific actor has appeared in over the past few decades. Having just finished a three-season run on Fox's "The Following," Bacon's next big film appearances include "Cop Car" (which premiered at Sundance in January) and the Ridley Scott's "Black Mass" alongside Johnny Depp (which is set for a September release). And who can forget the "Wake up to Eggs with Bacon" commercials, arguably his greatest role to date? In an interview with Sam Jones, though, Bacon plays the role of himself — 98 percent of the time. He discusses everything from the moment he realized his true calling as an actor to the strange interaction he had with a fan on the beach (complete with an impression) that resulted in finding an incredible script. Though unnamed, the Oscar-caliber screenplay turned out to be "The Woodsman, »

- Becca Nadler

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After 'Mad Max': Should these directors revisit their original visions, too?

27 May 2015 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" is tearing through theaters right now. If you haven't seen it, rectify that over the holiday weekend. It's a bold revisitation of an original vision (an original vision that itself already had plenty to offer in the way of a unique, seminal cinematic experience). So it got me thinking… This whole premise is more or less rhetorical. Let's start by noting as much. "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a special case, not least of which because Miller himself — not some random studio hire — took the reins on dragging the material into the 21st Century. And not every stunning piece of world-building should get the same treatment. Sometimes it just doesn't work. We saw that already when Ridley Scott went back to his "Alien" roots with "Prometheus." But nevertheless, there are a number of other original visions from fascinating filmmakers that I wouldn't mind »

- Kristopher Tapley

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First Look at Ridley Scott's The Martian

26 May 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

The story of how Andy Weir's originally self-published book "The Martian" came to be directed by Ridley Scott is a page taken from every independent writer's dream journal. You finish your book. It gets rejected, so you self-publish it. It finds an audience, which captures the attention of the NY publishers. It's quickly optioned and actually gets greenlit with a major Hollywood name attached. I think I speak for all of us indie authors when I say, "Come on, man! That just ain't fair!"

But, of course it is fair. The Martian is one of those books that is relentlessly paced. I finished it in about two days and c [Continued ...] »

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First Images From Ridley Scott’s The Martian

26 May 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

His last few films has seen him stay on Earth, but Ridley Scott is heading to a far away world again (but not as far away as he is used to) with The Martian, based on Andy Weir’s 2012 novel about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded and left to fend for himself on the red planet after a storm sees the rest of his science team forced to abandon their mission of exploration. Empire have the first images from the movie, which show Damon’s Mark Watney in the middle of his hostile environment. Released: 27th November »

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26 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Theater Mania Juliette Binoche to return to the stage with Sophocles' Antigone

Playbill interviews Laura Benanti 

Variety the charming animated fable Song of the Sea takes Best Picture at the Irish Film Awards. Have you seen it yet? It was very nearly my favorite of last year's animated pictures. 

Guardian interviews Vincent Cassell on his disturbing Australian drama Partisan with a look back at his now-classic breakthrough in La Haine (which might get a sequel)

Variety critics hash out the best and worst of Cannes together with the most fascinating split being on Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin which Debruge finds "impenetrable" and for which Chang expresses rapturous love. (Note: they also seem to admire Carol more than love it - which is why I've always been less bullish than most early Oscar prognosticators in assuming AMPAS's future love for it)

Nick Davis, Tim Brayton, Ivan Albertson and »


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First-Look: Matt Damon meets Mars in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’!

25 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Matt Damon had a rough ride up in space in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar last year, so you’d think the last thing he’d want to do is suit up and blast off again. However that’s exactly what he’s done, heading to the Red Planet under the direction of another cinematic visionary – Ridley Scott.

People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have released a capsule full of snaps from the upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian, following astronaut/nut Mark Watney. He becomes trapped on Mars after a storm, and a Robinson Crusoe-esque tale unfolds as Earth unites behind an audacious attempt to bring him back. Check out the sandy goodness below…

If you’re going to go to one of the harshest environments in the galaxy, it may as well be with Scott, who certainly knows how to line a lens!

Here Damon is understandably depressed. »

- Steve Palace

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"Gladiators of Rome" Inexplicably Cost $40 Million to Make

25 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Gladiators of Rome is a far cry from the Ridley Scott epic of animated films. Not that it should be, as it is meant for kids and they may not be so hot on a cartoon Joaquin Phoenix Emperor incest plotline. Instead, Gladiators… serves up a tried and true zero-to-hero story with goofy independent animation. Imported from Italy, the project was made by the same company behind some Cartoon Network show called Winx Club with obvious influences from anime, that has crept its way into both a 3D and traditional feature film from Nickelodeon.



- Kyle North

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Ridley Scott's "The Martian"- New Images

25 May 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images from director Ridley Scott's upcoming 3D science-fiction feature, "The Martian", written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, opening November 25, 2015:

"...during a manned mission to Mars, 'Astronaut Mark Watney' is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, finding himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

"With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

"He knows, however, that even if his survival was somehow made known, there is no conceivable prospect for a rescue..."

Cast includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek fan-made trailers supporting "The Martian"...


- Michael Stevens

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Astronaut Matt Damon Featured In First Photos From Ridley Scott’s The Martian

25 May 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Over the holiday weekend, 20th Century Fox released various photos of Matt Damon from the upcoming sci-fi action film, The Martian.

Based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and helmed by director Ridley Scott, the cast includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The film will be released in 3D on November 25, 2015.

(via Empire)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, »

- Michelle McCue

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Movie News: First Look at Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'; Watch Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass' Trailer

25 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Martian: Our first look at Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama The Martian reveals him in full space-suited glory. Damon stars as a scientist who is left behind on Mars when his team, believing him to be dead, evacuates the planet ahead of a life-threatening storm. Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, and Kristen Wiig also star; the movie will land in theaters on November 25. [Empire]   Amy Schumer: With her first starring vehicle, Trainwreck, heading for release on July 17, Amy Schumer has lined up her next yet-to-be -titled project. It's described as an action comedy that revolves around a mother and her daughter, "trapped in a vacation gone wrong." Schumer will rewrite the script with her sister Kim Caramele; Paul Feig...

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- Peter Martin

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More images from Ridley Scott’s The Martian

25 May 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you the first batch of stills from Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi The Martian starring Matt Damon, and now thanks to EW and People we’ve got even more stills from the film, which sees Damon as an astronaut stranded on his own on the surface of Mars…


During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »

- Gary Collinson

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First Photos from Ridley Scott’s The Martian Starring Matt Damon

25 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

If you loved Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, you’ll be happy to know that we’re getting another Ridley Scott sci-fi movie before the end of this year. On the other hand, if you weren’t a fan of Prometheus, you’ll be happy to know that the movie in question is not a Prometheus sequel. The Martian is based […] »

- Sean

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Matt Damon gets stuck in space again in 8 new photos from The Martian

25 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Seems like Matt Damon just can’t get enough of being stranded in space.

He’s back in a futuristic-looking spacesuit to play pioneering astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian, a tale of survival on the Red Planet helmed by veteran director Ridley Scott. Damon’s character gets left behind on Mars after a brutal storm, and has to survive until Nasa can figure out a way to get him home.

We already know Matt Damon can do stuck-alone-in-space, as he proved in his treacherous Interstellar cameo last year. This time there’s no Matthew McConaughey to come rescue him, but the cast includes the very capable Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig and Michael Pena.

The new photos released seem to follow the source novel by Andy Weir pretty closely, and we’re interested to see how the usually »

- Amanda Wood

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Matt Damon Is A Lonely Astronaut In First Stills For Ridley Scott’s The Martian

25 May 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Andy Weir’s acclaimed sci-fi novel is creeping ever closer to its big-screen debut, with Empire releasing a trio of images from Ridley Scott’s The Martian that sees Matt Damon stranded on the red planet and an awful long way from home.

Stepping into the dusty, Nasa-approved shoes of one Mark Watney, Damon will play a member of a manned mission to Mars who is inadvertently left behind after he is presumed dead following a raging storm. Billed as a survival story, Watney, armed with little more than his wit and will, must engineer a means of contacting mission control in order to find a way back to our pale blue dot.

It’s a story not unlike his bit part role in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, though on this occasion Damon will have plenty more dramatic material to chew over come November.

Joining the esteemed actor for the galactic voyage are Jessica Chastain, »

- Michael Briers

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More The Martian Images Feature Matt Damon Surviving Ridley Scott’s Red Planet

25 May 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

20th Century Fox has released more The Martian images online after releasing the first few this past weekend. Based on Andy Weir’s self-published 2012 novel of the same name, the movie revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after he is injured and presumed dead by his team. With limited resources and a finite amount of time before his oxygen runs out, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must use the power of science to keep himself alive on the red planet. I’m really hoping that director Ridley Scott breaks his streak of making disappointing movies and just churns out another good one, but this story has a lot of potential. Based on what little we’re seeing so far, it looks good, and I especially like the hodgepodge design of Watney’s spacesuit. Check out the new The Martian images below, which includes a first look at Kristen Wiig’s character, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Matt Damon Looks Terrified And Stranded In First The Martian Photos

25 May 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After playing an astronaut stranded on a frozen planet in Interstellar, Matt Damon is heading back into space with the starring role in The Martian. And, once again, he plays an astronaut left to fend for himself on another planet. This guy just can't catch a break. The first look at the highly anticipated Ridley Scott film has arrived in the form of a batch of images, featuring Damon and the star-studded cast investigating the Red Planet.  Empire magazine was the first to start releasing photos of The Martian, but since then Entertainment Weekly and People magazine entered the fray. In the film, Damon plays astronaut Mark Watley, who, along with a team of scientists, is exploring and conducting experiments on Mars. Due to a freak storm, the team is forced to evacuate, but Watley is injured and is left behind to fend for himself. You can see his despair »

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Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

25 May 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Any survival story is fascinating. I think of it as a 21st century Robinson Crusoe,” Ridley Scott tells Empire about his upcoming "The Martian." But frankly, putting this cast in any kind of movie would have our attention. Matt DamonJeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel EjioforKate Mara, Michael PeñaMackenzie DavisSean BeanDonald Glover and Naomi Scott make up the ensemble of this one, and following the first look over the weekend, another batch has arrived. The latest go at sci-fi from Scott is based on the book by Andy Weir, with a script penned by Drew Goddard (“Daredevil,” “The Cabin In The Woods”). The story follows an astronaut who is left stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive, while back on Earth, Nasa tries to mount a rescue mission. It seems Damon has trouble being left alone on distant planets in sci-fi movies these days. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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More Photos From Matt Damon's The Martian, Directed by Ridley Scott

25 May 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

After yesterday's reveal of the first photo, we now have a bunch of new photos from Ridley Scott's "The Martian," starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean, and Donald Glover. Check everything out below and watch the movie in theaters on November 25th. 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, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, »

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First Look: Pictures of Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

24 May 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've grown very cautious when it comes to anticipating anything from Ridley Scott. As much as I found interest and intrigue in Prometheus, Scott just hasn't been hitting on all cylinders for some time now and even I can't argue against Prometheus naysayers and you won't find me making arguments for Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Counselor or Robin Hood. So, as much as I want to get excited about The Martian, I'm keeping my expectations in check. That said, today Empire, People and EW have revealed the first pictures from the upcoming movie based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book publication that centers on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, Nasa tries to mount a rescue mission. Here's the official plot: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce »

- Brad Brevet

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