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Watch What Happens When an Alien Bursts Out of Some Guy's Chest in Real Life

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YouTuber and magician MagicofRahat (aka Rahat Hussein, aka that guy who did that invisible driver drive-through prank) has his Halloween costume all sorted out. He created an alien chestburster, à la Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien. Modeled after John Hurt’s Kane in the film, the executive officer who becomes a host for the slimy creature that punches a hole through his chest, Hussein’s costume is a vivid remind of why Scott’s film still creeps us out. Hussein takes his grotesque getup to the streets to scare some passersby. Screaming ensues. Fun fact: the chestburster alien in Scott’s movie was inspired by Francis Bacon’s painting Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion and screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s battle...

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News Bits: Eye, Man, Witch, Jem, Exodus

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Eye in the Sky

The first photos are out from Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye In The Sky". Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen are currently filming the project in South Africa.

The thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. Mirren plays a military intelligence officer remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi. [Source: Empire]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

"Starred Up" and "Unbroken" actor Jack O’Connell is being sought to star in Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote". The actor is said to be discussions about appearing alongside John Hurt in the project which could shoot next Fall. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Last Witch Hunter

The Vin Diesel-led "The Last Witch Hunter" has been given an October 23rd 2015 release date by distributor Lionsgate. Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and »

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‘King David’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. is launching development on a “King David” project, setting up the Biblical story with Gulfstream Pictures’ producers Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.

It’s the second David project in the works in Hollywood. Variety reported in July that Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Ridley Scott were developing a movie focusing on the King of Israel following the battle of David and Goliath.

The studio has optioned movie rights to the recently published book “David: The Divided Heart” by Rabbi David Wolpe. Warner Bros. and Gulfstream are co-financing the project’s development.

The script is being written by Nick Schoenfeld. Owen Stanley is executive producing.

“David is the most complex hero and anti-hero in the Bible,” Wolpe told Variety. “He’s a man who was a warrior, a prodigy, a poet, a king who united the nation and a man close to God who sins. I cannot imagine a more cinematic figure from the Bible. »

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See how Ridley Scott terraformed Spain into Ancient Egypt for 'Exodus'

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Epic can’t be faked. CG magic can only take directors partway. Without an element of the real to hang on, digitally rendered wideshots filled with simulated armies are going to trigger our scrutinous brains. Blame Cecil B. DeMille and David Lean. Audiences know how epic is done right. Reviving that “golden age” definition seems to be Ridley Scott’s prerogative on “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Released footage still teases massive amounts of special effects — Moses’s 10 plagues look like a barrage attack exploding out of Zod’s “Man of Steel” World Machine — but there’s a foundation of reality. Landscapes are speckled with fantastical elements. “Exodus” kindly refuses the “300” style. We get a taste of Scott’s commitment to verisimilitude, the ol’ fashioned way of movie making, in a new “Exodus: Gods and Kings” featurette. Looking behind the scenes at the locations in the film, the video reveals Ancient »

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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan

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When Ridley Scott‘s The Martian was first announced, it drew a lot of knee-jerk comparisons to Gravity thanks to its stranded-in-space hook. But as casting continues, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that The Martian is a different beast. For one thing, instead of just two lonely leads, The Martian boasts a star-studded cast that seems to […]

The post Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan appeared first on /Film. »

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Noomi Rapace Discusses Prometheus 2 Storyline

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Last month, director Ridley Scott revealed that the Xenomorph creature from the original "Alien" films will not appear in the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel. Now, in a new interview with MTV, Noomi Rapace spoke about where the follow-up is headed. "I know Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one," she explained. "I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, she wants to know, and I feel like I'm sharing her curiosity, but also anger." Since the film won't have Xenomorphs, what else can the characters run into? "God, maybe? God or Devil, I don't know," Rapace continued. »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis join The Martian

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis have been cast in Ridley Scott's The Martian.

They will join Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig in the science fiction movie, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The 20th Century Fox film was adapted by Drew Goddard from Andy Weir's book.

Damon will star as an astronaut stranded on Mars, who must figure out how to survive long enough to return home to Earth.

The roles for the 12 Years a Slave, Captain America: The Winter Solider and What If actors are yet to be revealed.

Davis was previously reported to be in negotiations for the movie.

Sean Bean was most recently announced for the project.

Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels will also feature in the film.

The Martian will begin filming in November in Budapest. »

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Rapace Talks "Prometheus" Sequel Progress

8 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Ridley Scott confirming last month that the xenomorphs from the original "Alien" films won't be showing up in the "Prometheus" sequel, questions have quickly arisen as to what we will see in the new film.

We do know the film will see the return of Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw and potentially Michael Fassbender as the head of the android David. Rapace was asked about the sequel recently by MTV UK and offered her thoughts on where her character might go:

"Well, I know Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, »

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‘John Wick’ kicks butt

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John Wick

Written by Derek Kolstad

Directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski

China/Canada/USA, 2014

 

John Wick is a beautiful ballet of death and destruction.  It combines the brutal hand-to-hand combat of Jason Bourne with Ridley Scott’s visual sensibilities to create the perfect vehicle for Keanu Reeves.  Here, Reeves struts his physicality and underrated comic timing to ratchet up the fun while he amasses a huge body count.  It’s an ultra-slick, violence-worshipping extravaganza that will have you eating from the palm of its bloodstained hand.

John Wick tells a story as ancient as time itself…

Boy meets girl.  Boy marries girl.  Girl gets terminal illness.  Girl leaves boy a dog to help him grieve.  Russian mafia kills dog.  Boy goes on murderous quest for vengeance.

Ah, the classics.

Of course, this merely serves as the framework that allows Keanu Reeves to kick all manner of butt in a »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Ridley Scott’s The Martian

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was nominated for an Oscar this past year for his role in 12 Years a Slave has joined the cast of The Martian, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the Andy Weir novel. Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the director of the Mars mission in the film.

The Martian centers on an astronaut (played by Matt Damon) who finds himself stranded on Mars when his crew is forced to abort their sixty-day mission.

The Martian is set for release on November 27th, 2015. Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. The cast includes Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig.

The post Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Ridley Scott’s The Martian appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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The Martian Has Quietly Put Together A Home Run, A-List Cast

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After Drew Goddard dropped out of the director's chair for The Martian, it looked like there was going to be trouble with getting Andy Weir's hot novel off of the ground. But with Fox making the film a priority, and Ridley Scott in the right place at the right time, the project turned itself around and started heading in the right direction. Now The Martian seems unstoppable, as it's not only secured Matt Damon a good long while ago, it's been quietly building up its ranks in the past month or so, with Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor among the recent additions to the cast. What follows is a list of the big time stars that are on board to star in The Martian, which follows an extremely crafty astronaut whose crew leaves him behind on the red planet after a dust storm cuts their mission short. With survival as »

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Stan, Ejiofor Join Scott's "The Martian"

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Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Mackenzie Davis ("Halt and Catch Fire") have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox.

Matt Damon plays an American astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of the crew members believe he is dead. He must struggle to survive until Nasa can launch a rescue mission to bring him back home.

The trio join an ever growing cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Donald Glover. Details on their specific characters are unknown at this point.

Drew Goddard penned the script based on Andy Weir's book, while Simon Kinberg is producing. Filming is slated to begin in November. »

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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor & The Winter Soldier

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For a film that primarily focuses on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded in a colony on Mars and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission, there sure seems to be a lot of supporting cast members signing on to The Martian. Director Ridley Scott is at the helm of the film written by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, which starts shooting next month, and EW has learned three more names have just joined the film. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment) are on board. No word on who the three new cast members will be playing, but there have already been a lot of Nasa personnel cast with Sean Bean recently taking the role of a Nasa flight director and Jeff Daniels as the director »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan Join The Martian; Ethan Hawke to Play Chet Baker in Born To Be Blue

17 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ridley Scott just scored two more industry heavyweights for The Martian, 12 Years a Slave star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan.  They join Matt Damon, Jessica ChastainKristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Sean Bean in the November 25, 2015 release about an astronaut who winds up stranded on Mars.  Filming is set to begin in Budapest this November. In addition, we also just got word that Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopic, Born To Be Blue, began filming in Ontario with Ethan Hawke leading as the legendary jazz trumpet player.  Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy) and Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica) also have roles in that one.  Hit the jump for more on both films. According to Deadline, Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the Mars Mission.  Damon is set to lead as an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars after his crew »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Martian

17 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ridley Scott is set to start shooting the film next month, and the casting announcements for his latest, sci-fi pic The Martian, are arriving at speed. The latest name to join the impressive ensemble are 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor plus Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan and actress Mackenzie Davis.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 Hermes astronauts add their efforts once they finally discover he’s alive. Jeff Daniels will »

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'The Martian' Adds Sebastian Stan and Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Director Ridley Scott keeps adding to the cast of his sci-fi thriller The Martian, with Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mackenzie Davis joining the cast today.

The story centers on an American astronaut named Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who is stranded on Mars after the rest of his crew members believes he is dead. He must struggle to survive until Nasa can launch a rescue mission to bring him back home. No details were given for Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mackenzie Davis' characters, but they join a cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Pe&#241a, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Donald Glover.

Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Drew Goddard, which is adapted from Andy Weir's best-selling novel of the same name, with Simon Kinberg producing. Here's what the producer had to say about the project in a brief statement.

"This is one of »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan And Mackenzie Davis Join Ridley Scott’s The Martian

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While Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar won’t be split into two parts, we’ll be seeing another starry adventure careen into orbit roughly one year later. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, Ridley Scott’s exploratory disaster pic, The Martian, will land in November 2015 with just as impressive an ensemble. As production is gearing up to commence soon, we’ve another round of additions to what’s becoming quite the boastful cast.

Headlining the pic is Matt Damon, who’ll be playing astronaut Mark Watney. After a severe storm rattles his crew during a Mars exploration mission, they abandon him after mistakenly believing him to be dead. The supporting cast, some of whom will take to the red planet with Damon, include Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Donald Glover. How starry can you get? As it turns out – a lot more. »

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Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs biopic

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In a recent development it seems Christian Bale has officially been confirmed for the role of technological innovator Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic on the entrepreneur’s life and achievements.

Script writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) told Bloomberg in an interview after emphasising that Bale didn’t even have to audition for the role:

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”

The film is based on the biography written by William Isaacson, which Sony bought the rights for before the book had officially been published.

Not only is Bale and Sorkin fully onboard for the project, it also seems Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is set to be sitting in the director’s chair. »

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'Prometheus 2': Noomi Rapace Talks New Villains and Story Ideas

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Last month, Ridley Scott revealed that the classic Xenomorph creatures from his original Alien franchise will not be present in his highly-anticipated follow-up Prometheus 2. This news had many fans wondering who (or what) will be the primary villain in this upcoming sequel, which is currently being written. That report also revealed that Noomi Rapace will return as Elizabeth Shaw, and the actress recently offered her thoughts about where she hopes the sequel is heading, in an interview with MTV UK.

"Well, I know Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't want to go back. She can't go to Earth, because there's nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that's a dark paradise, in a way, so what's there? I don't know. I think she wants answers, »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian'

19 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined Matt DamonKristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and Donald Glover in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller "The Martian."  Damon will star, playing an astronaut who is stranded on Mars solo, and must learn to adapt and survive, while he waits for a rescue mission from earth, led by Chastain.  No word on what role exactly that Ejiofor has signed up for. But we do know that Glover will play a character described as a bright young Nasa employee in the 20th Century Fox project. "The Martian" is set to hit theaters in November 2015. Ejiofor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his »

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