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Steven Spielberg is one of those directors who piles different projects onto his schedule, sometimes taking decades to come together and finally become a movie. Ridley Scott probably has this problem the worst, but Spielberg does it to. The newest project that sounds cool but is no-where on a realistic schedule is a story called The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara with a script being written by Munich and Lincoln‘s Tony Kushner.
Here’s how Variety describes it:
The script is based on David Kertzer’s nonfiction book about the true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.
It’s still being written, with Spielberg’s next movie probably being »
We've been monitoring the progress of Alien: Isolation carefully and trying to keep our heads after the debacle of Aliens: Colonial Marines, but it's getting really hard to not get excited. Next up for you guys is a new developer diary. Dig it!
“This isn’t a world of holograms and touchscreens; there’s no sense here that technology is going to save you.” – Alistair Hope, Creative Lead.
To stay faithful to the original source, Alien: Isolation takes a retro look to the future with a design aesthetic which developer Creative Assembly describes as "lo-fi sci-fi." It’s clunky, it’s chunky, it’s push-button and analog. There are no phasers or lasers, and the smartest weapons you find may be tied together with duct tape and string. A world very much of Crt not LCD, Alien: Isolation may be set in the future, but it’s »
- Steve Barton
Our friends at Blurpy have alerted us to Brian Taylor‘s awesome Ridley Scott movie poster print series. Taylor, who also goes by the nickname Candykiller, is a Scotland-based graphic designer and illustrator who has worked mainly at design and advertising agencies. Candykiller has released the first two prints for the movies Blade Runner and Alien, […]
The post Cool Stuff: Candykiller’s Ridley Scott Poster Art Prints appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
We are obsessed with technology. This much is true. Between our cell phones and tablets and home computers and whatever else we have in our home that whirs, beeps, or produces faint electromagnetic waves, it sometimes feels like we have a more intimate relationship with our things than the people in our lives. And this has long been the realm of speculative science fiction, which wonders what would happen if that love affair with technology turned really, really dark.
The latest example of this is Warner Bros' new sci-fi epic "Transcendence," which is about the nature of humanity and all of the cumbersome fleshiness that goes with it, and concerns a mad scientist (Johnny Depp) who, after getting poisoned by a radioactive bullet (don't ask) has his consciousness uploaded to a computer which results, of course, in some unintended consequences.
- Drew Taylor
Harrison Ford is usually thought of as delightfully grumpy based on his TV appearances, but his Reddit Ama over the weekend was full of fun and funny nuggets. (Ford was promoting a Showtime series about climate change that aired over the weekend.) Here are a few of the highlights! And as an extra treat, check out Ford playing "Uncharted 3" in Japan a few years ago. You're welcome in advance.
1. Harrison Ford doesn't have ophidiophobia, thank you very much.
Ford's famously fedora'd alter ego Indiana Jones is notoriously scared of snakes. Ford himself? Not so much. "I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I'm quite familiar with snakes and think they'r[e] fantastic creatures."
2. Han Solo is pretty handy around the house.
Ford was sort of working as »
- Jenni Miller
Oh, Harrison. While Harrison Ford is one of the few guys working right now who I could indisputably call "iconic," I find myself ambivalent about his persona when he's giving interviews. I've had some good chats with him, and some that were more difficult, and it completely seems to be up to his mood at the moment we sit down. The same can be said about his appearances on talk shows. He's done it well at times, and there are other interviews where it looks like he wants to crawl out of his skin, and for an actor, he seems to have no interest in disguising his feelings at all. He seems perfectly happy to snarl at someone if he thinks they ask him something stupid or obvious, which makes it extra-surprising that he was willing to do a Reddit Ama to help promote the new documentary series "Years Of Living Dangerously. »
- Drew McWeeny
When Ridley Scott first revealed that he's working on "Alien" prequel, called "Prometheus," he also said that he's working on a sequel to his "Blade Runner" sci-fi film, which starred Harrison Ford. Now, while participating in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, Ford commented on how he feels about potentially returning for "Blade Runner 2." He said: "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for 'Blade Runner.' If it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character." Coincidentally, Ford also said that "Blade Runner" was the most difficult film he ever worked on, stating that the cast and crew worked fifty nights in a row and "it was always raining." »
Washington, Apr.15: Harrison Ford recently talked about his memories and behind the scene stories of 'Indiana Jones' and 'Blade Runner' on Reddit's Ama session.
Whilst speaking on the sequel of 'Blade Runner', the 71-year-old actor said that he was curious and thrilled to see a new script for the movie and thought that if it turned out to be a good script, then he would be very apprehensive to work with Ridley Scott again, CNet reported.
The American actor also revealed behind the scene stories of 'Indiana Jones' and added that in the first part of the movie, he tore an Acl in one of his knees during a fight scene with a giant German mechanic on an airplane. (Ani) »
- Abhijeet Sen
Before donning the cape and cowl for Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck will soon be seen in David Fincher’s highly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, Gone Girl, which is promising to be easily one of the best dramatic thrillers of the year.
The studio closed out last year with a tease of the movie, giving us our first look at Affleck in the lead. And with its autumn/fall release date on the horizon, they’ve launched a brilliant first teaser trailer to whet our appetites.
Here’s the synopsis for the original novel:
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps »
- Kenji Lloyd
Harrison Ford took part in a Reddit Q&A yesterday, in which he broached the issue of a potential sequel to Blade Runner. "I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another," said Ford, when asked whether he'd be keen to reprise the role of Deckard. "If it’s a good script, I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again," he continued. "He’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker, and I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character." ...
- George Wales
Sony’s Christian drama “Heaven Is for Real,” which opens Wednesday, is the latest offering in a year with an uncommonly large slate of religious-themed wide releases.
Although there’s long been a robust DVD market and numerous indie releases, more major studios have been taking a leap of faith and embarking on extensive marketing missions this year. It’s only fitting that the senior production exec for “Heaven Is for Real,” DeVon Franklin, is an ordained minister and one of the film’s producers, T.D. Jakes, is a bishop. Jakes has teamed up with “Alice in Wonderland” producer Joe Roth for the project.
“My hope is that it’s going to appeal to the same demographic of the book, which was in the mainstream,” said Franklin, the author of spiritual success book “Produced by Faith.”
“But at the same time,” he adds, “(the story) really had a strong faith-based following. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
A day after James Cameron participated in a Reddit Ama to promote the environmental documentary Years of Living Dangerously, Harrison Ford decided to give himself over to the process as well in support of the project. The iconic actor behind Han Solo in the Star Wars movies wasn't quite as candid as Cameron in answering fan questions, which was to be expected. As Ford is notoriously grumpy in most interviews. He did share his excitement about the Untitled Blade Runner Project, which may be a true sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic.
"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would »
So who shot first, Han Solo or Greedo? "I don't [k]now and I don't care" came the direct response of actor Harrison Ford who was asked the question in a recent Reddit Ama to promote the Showtime docuseries "Years of Living Dangerously".
In contrast, Ford actually sounds quite keen to return to the role of Deckard: "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for 'Blade Runner' if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character."
- Garth Franklin
It's been awhile since we've heard anything about Blade Runner 2. The last thing we heard was back in May when Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green was hired to write the script, but the sequel is moving forward, and there's a good chance that it will eventually happen. During an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on Reddit, Harrison Ford was asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi noir thriller. This was his response:
“I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it’s a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”
The actor then went on to reveal the first Blade Runner »
- Joey Paur
You probably remember that at one point in the early aughts, Ridley Scott wanted to return to the 'Alien' franchise. This is years before “Prometheus” took shape and this version would have essentially been a more traditional “Aliens 5” with Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, and the alien battle taking place on Earth. But the “Aliens Vs. Predator” series not only stole the idea, but in the eyes of Scott, it sullied the franchise and he didn’t want anything to do with it. Though, they did consider it regardless for a while. "We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the fifth alien film]," Weaver told MTV in 2008. "Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]." But in the end he wiped his hands clean of it all for years until he found the right way to reboot the series with the prequel-like “Prometheus.” But did you know »
- Edward Davis
By all accounts, Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott didn't get on very well while shooting Blade Runner, but that doesn't seem to have bothered the director too much, as he recently stated that he'd love to get Ford back to do the planned follow up to the sci-fi masterpiece. For his part, Ford has also expressed admiration for Scott's talent, and has sounded positive about a possible reprisal of the role of replicant hunter (and possible replicant himself) Rick Deckard. But now he's been even more forthcoming during a Reddit "ask me anything" session. "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit »
This weekend Harrison Ford submitted himself to a Reddit grilling in which, between revelations about snakes (likes them) and David Blaine ("spooky"), he shared his thoughts on the long-mooted Blade Runner sequel. Positive thoughts, too.“I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner", Ford wrote. "If in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it’s a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again. He’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker."Despite painful memories of a Blade Runner shoot he still recalls as the most difficult he's experienced, with 50 night shoots in a row and almost constant rain, he said that he's keen to get back under the skin of Deckard. "I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”Ridley Scott, of course, is already on record saying that the sequel to »
James Cameron’s documentary series Years Of Living Dangerously arrives on Us television screens this week, and over the weekend he joined a Reddit Ama session to answer some burning questions from fans. Of course, when it comes to Cameron nobody can resist bringing up cinematic stunner Avatar, which blew away critics and audiences in 2009. With three sequels in the works there’s obviously a lot going into bringing them into production, with Cameron spilling some secrets:
“The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks…The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down to a length that is affordable. There »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
News Simon Brew 14 Apr 2014 - 07:21
Who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo? Harrison Ford has a simple answer to the question...
Thought you might like this. Harrison Ford was the latest big name to do a Reddit Ask Me Anything session (Ama to its mates) the other day, and as part of that, an infamous Star Wars question raised its head.
"Mr Ford", wrote SuperC142, "I think we would all like to know: who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?"
Mr Ford's response? "I don't know and I don't care".
On a similar Star Wars theme, he was later asked "are you still mad at Lando?".
Mr Ford's response: "Lando who?"
He was more open on questions of Blade Runner. When asked if he thought Deckard was a replicant or not, he said that "I think that it's a wonderful storytelling mechanism for that question to be left unanswered »
The iconic Harrison Ford held a Reddit Ama (Ask Me Anything) online chat Sunday afternoon, to help promote the new documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which airs on Showtime beginning this week. The series explores climate change, and while Ford did discuss the series and his motivations for participating, fans took the opportunity to ask him about everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones and even Blade Runner and The Expendables 3.
Of note is his recount of the famous "shooting the swordsman" scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and his willingness to revisit Blade Runner. While he did answer some questions about the original Star Wars trilogy, he did not answer questions about Episode VII. However, his response to the question of who shot first makes up for the lack of Episode VII info. It is classic Ford.
You might also notice that the picture Ford posted »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
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