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Recently, 20th Century Fox dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Exodus: Gods and Kings" action/bible flick, and features short interview clips with some of the cast and crew, which includes Moses star, Christian Bale. It also shows more intense action footage, special effects, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: John Turturro, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, and Aaron Paul. The plot summary press release for the movie, reads like this: "From acclaimed director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "Prometheus") comes the epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Sing state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a »
In case you were beginning to forget that Exodus: Gods and Kings is a movie about ancient Egyptians featuring a cast made up of mostly white Anglo-European actors, Ridley Scott is here to remind you in the crassest way possible. Speaking to Variety (via The Playlist) about his reasons for casting folks like Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, Scott departed from his usual “it’s totally historically accurate” narrative to state the following about the issue at hand:
I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such…I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.
Thank you, Ridley, for being so diplomatic.
While Scott could have maybe put the whole thing a bit more nicely, he might have a small »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Ridley Scott is one of the most powerful directors working in Hollywood. (If he can get The Counselor made, he can do anything.) Following The Counselor, Scott turned to the story of Exodus, and cast a predominantly white cast for the film Exodus: Gods and Kings. Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II is played by Joel Egerton, […]
- Russ Fischer
There has been a lot of online scrutiny heaped onto Exodus: Gods and Kings even before anyone has had the chance to see it. This comes from the fact that Moses (Christian Bale), Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and other biblical figures will be portrayed by caucasian performers of American, British, and Australian nationality rather than actual Persian actors. Personally, I agree it is a problem, and there should be more of an effort to cast non-white actors (and this is not exclusive to this film). Director Ridley Scott talked about the controversy with Variety, and... well... he did not do himself any favors with his response. "I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't even come up. »
- Mike Shutt
Ridley Scott seems like one of those guys who is going to be directing movies right up until the moment he finally keels over mid-take at the ripe old age of 107. He just seems unstoppable. He hasn't even released his latest film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," and he's already shooting his next one, "The Martian," based on the popular book by Andy Weir. It does not appear, however, that he will actually be directing the "Blade Runner" sequel that they've been discussing for the last few years. In an interview with "Variety" this week, Scott announced that he will not be helming the film, but that they are very close to getting another filmmaker onboard. Scott's been supervising the development of the script for a while now, working with Hampton Fancher, one of the writers of the original "Blade Runner." “We talked at length about what it could be, and »
- Drew McWeeny
Ridley Scott recently shed some light on his plans for Blade Runner 2, and he even shared his plans for Harrison Ford.s role in the film. Scott had announced over the summer that he had officially put in an offer to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard, and it seems he has now officially accepted. Variety reports that production of the film is set to kick off some time within the next year. Scott does not plan to direct the highly anticipated sequel, but he will be on board as the film.s producer. As for Ford, Scott said: We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one. Harrison is very much a part of this one, but it.s really about finding »
Justice League: Dark: Guillermo del Toro has submitted his script for Dark Universe, based on the DC Comics series Justice League: Dark, to Warner Bros. Now it's up to the studio to decide whether to move forward on the project, which follows a team of superheroes, including John Constantine and Swamp Thing, that deals with supernatural and occult happenings. [Forbes] Blade Runner 2: Ridley Scott says that a sequel to Blade Runner, his landmark 1982 science fiction film, should start production within the next year, but don't expect him to be directing. Still, he developed the storyline with Hampton Fancher, who cowrote the original, and will serve as a producer. He also indicated that Harrison Ford will return as Rick Deckard, though it will be a supporting...
- Peter Martin
Ever since the marketing campaign for "Exodus: Gods And Kings" rolled out a small but not insignificant chorus has risen, mostly online, about the casting of Ridley Scott's Biblical epic. Essentially, there have been complaints that the film features a distinct lack of ethnic actors from the region, and instead relies on A-list actors slotting in roles of Moses, Ramses, and more. While he vaguely addressed the issue over the summer, with the movie due in theaters soon, Scott has become much more candid about why he cast Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton over an actor more representative for those roles (or any of the secondary players). “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such,” Scott told Variety. “I’m just not going to get it financed. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings has an awfully white cast for a movie set in ancient Egypt: Christian Bale plays Moses, Joel Edgerton plays Ramses, Aaron Paul plays Joshua, and Sigourney Weaver plays Tuya. But Scott says he has a perfectly good explanation for the whitewashing. "I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," the director tells Variety. "I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't even come up." Well, there you have it. Better luck next time, all actors who were apparently never even considered. »
- Margaret Lyons
Speaking with Variety, Scott confirmed he is still on board to produce the film and confirms that production will take place sometime next year, but wouldn't go into details about why he is no longer taking the helm.
Scott and the original "Blade Runner" writer Hampton Fancher developed the script for the sequel, with "Green Lantern" scribe Michael Green coming onboard last Summer to polish it. Recently Scott reportedly indicated that the script is ready, and here he confirms Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard character is a part of the story:
"We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one. »
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott taking on the Bible seems like a sure bet. With a cast including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, and Ben Kingsley, Exodus: Gods And Kinds may be the biggest Bible epic in decades. Still, since casting was first announced, many noticed that there were a lot of Caucasian actors gracing this epic set in ancient Egypt. In this day and age where movie actors from across the globe have proven their worth in Hollywood films, why such a »
- Alex Maidy
Ridley Scott is letting someone else take over the Blade Runner sequel. The director revealed that he is no longer going to direct the film. He helped developed the screenplay alongside Hampton Fancher (who, with David Peoples, wrote the original film), and will still be active in the sequel’s development, but only as producer. A director will be announced later.
In an interview with Variety, Scott said, “We talked at length about what it could be and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline.”
The project, is planned to go into production next year. Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. When talking about Ford's role in the film, Scott said, “Harrison is very much part of this one. But it’s really about finding him. He comes in in the third act.”
- Laura Frances
"Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it's about finding him," Scott told Variety.
"He comes in in the third act."
In the interview, Scott also addressed the 'whitewashing' of his latest project Exodus: Gods and Kings, saying that he could not have pulled in the high budget and tax rebates if his lead actor had been "Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such".
"We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one, »
Ridley Scott has been planning to direct a sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" for years. But now comes word that he's not longer interested in directing the film, which is still proceeding as planned. Scott will remain very active in the development and production of the sequel, but has decided to leave helming to someone else. His replacement will soon be announced. "We talked at length about what [the story of the sequel] could be and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline," said Scott. "Harrison [Ford] is very much part of this one, but it's really about finding him. He comes in in the third act." »
Exodus helmer Ridley Scott told Variety that he will likely not direct the Blade Runner sequel he developed with actor-scribe Hampton Fancher. "We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one," Scott said. He told the trade that he'd produce, but someone else will have to direct — the project purportedly begins filming within the next year. "Harrison (Ford) is very much part of this one, but really it's about finding him; he comes in in the third act," he added.Blade Runner news aside, the cover story revealed that Scott has begun shooting his adaptation of Andy Weir's sci-fi novel The Martian. The movie (same name) will feature Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels, among other high-octane names, and will follow a »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Ridley Scott is a man whose slate of projects never seems to dwindle, and inevitably, he can't get around to directing them all himself. His latest movie, Exocus: Gods And Kings, arrives in cinemas next month, and then he's straight off to make his next, the adaptation of Andy Weir's excellent book The Martian (that Matt Damon will star in).
As a consequence of that, it'd been assumed that he'll be handing directing duties of Prometheus 2 over to someone else. But as it turns out, he's not going to be directing the mooted Blade Runner 2 either.
Scott has been involved with the project, developing the film alongside Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original). "We talked at length about what it could be, and came up »
We've been hearing all along that Ridley Scott would be coming back to direct Blade Runner 2, but today I bring you some sad news. Scott will not be directing the Blade Runner sequel, and I'm really bummed out by this. Him directing the movie was one of the only reasons I was so excited about it.
Scott will still produce the film, and a new director will fill Scott's directing chair. The plan is to shoot the movie in 2015. As for whether or not Harrison Ford will be a part of the sequel, Scott says we can expect to see the actor, but it will only be in the film’s third act. According to Scott, the story is about “finding him.” Him, as in Ford's character, Deckard.
This is what the director had to say about the film in an interview with Variety :
We talked at length about what it could be, »
- Joey Paur
The upcoming biblical epic has been the subject of the social media hashtag '#BoycottExodusMovie' for Scott's decision to cast mostly white actors in key roles.
Scott previously attempted to answer his critics in August by insisting that his film will represent a "a confluence of cultures".
"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture," he said at the time.
The filmmaker once again addressed the controversy in an interview with Variety, acknowledging that budgetary concerns also necessitated the casting of major Hollywood stars.
"I can't »
While doing press for his new movie Exodus: Gods And Kings, Ridley Scott provided some new details to Variety about the Blade Runner sequel. He'll be directing The Martian next, and after that Ridley has plans to direct something else, but he wouldn't tell Variety which film. They were told it wouldn't be Blade Runner 2, which Scott has been developing the past few years with screenwriter Hampton Fancher. Even though Scott will sit on the bench (he'll produce) for Blade Runner 2, fans can be happy to know 'Rick Deckard' (Harrison Ford) is returning. Scott said, “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.” The film starts shooting in 2015, so they better figure out who is going to direct it fairly soon. Who would you like to see? My vote would go to Neill Blomkamp »
Ridley Scott with receive the Visual Effects Society’s Ves Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Ves Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles.
The award “recognises an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.”
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” said Ves board chair Jeffrey A Okun.
“His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled.
“Ridley has given us a body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this we are honored to award him with the prestigious Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” said Scott.
“Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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