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The filmmaker previously revealed that the classic Hr Giger xenomorph alien would not be featuring in the sci-fi sequel.
Scott told The Australian that he wants the follow-up to "[get away] from gods and dragons and s**t".
"If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons," he said.
"[The original Alien] is the definitive dragon and he's a motherf**ker. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."
According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com, and their sources, some new alien spoilers have been dished out for the upcoming "Prometheus 2" sci-flick, via director Ridley Scott. And it turns out that we're going to see a new, fresher form of alien get featured in the third act. Ridley recently told the press: "So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” Also a recent press release for the film, reads like this: "Stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are both contracted to reprise their roles of David and Elizabeth Shaw, respectively. The original film, a quasi-prequel to Scott's 1979 "Alien," saw a team of scientists and explorers embarking on a journey to a distant world, where they discovered the answers to some of humanity's most profound questions." It's currently set to hit theaters on March 4th, »
Back in September, Ridley Scott ruled out the possibility of the Xenomorph making an appearance in Prometheus 2, and now the filmmaker has been speaking a little more about the sci-fi sequel, stating that he intends on reintroducing “a fresher form of alien.”
[Prometheus 2] is fresh and getting away from gods and dragons and shit,” Scott tells The Australian. “If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons. [The original Alien] is the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf*cker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”
As yet, there’s no word on a potential start date for Prometheus 2, with »
- Gary Collinson
About two months ago, Ridley Scott offered a Prometheus 2 update confirming that the script was being written, that he had “15 drafts evolving” and also that the iconic Xenomorphs will not be part of the sequel. He noted that “there’s only so much snarling you can do” and that it’s time to do something more interesting, but left it at that. However, in a more recent interview, Scott gives up a little more information and it teases the direction he could be going in with aliens in the sequel. Hit the jump to find out what Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw could encounter in Prometheus 2. Here’s what Scott told The Australian (via SciFied) about Prometheus 2: [Prometheus 2 is] fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Rather than a dragon, »
- Perri Nemiroff
*Spoiler Alert! If you have not seen Prometheus, you shouldn't proceed, as this article contains a spoiler about the final act*
While Prometheus actress Noomi Rapace has stated that we may be seeing God and The Devil in that film's sequel, director Ridley Scott is out clarifying what we should actually expect. Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that the director has promised that the film will feature an all-new alien creature in the film's third act.
According to the site, the director had this to say on the subject in a recent chat with The Australian:
Scott says that the series is "getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” He thinks the original Alien creature from the first film is “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf . . ker. The alien’s real which is why »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Ridley Scott’s sort-of Alien prequel, Prometheus, landed with a divisive thunk back in 2012. Despite a mixed reception, both its detractors and fans are eager to see where exactly Scott will take the two remaining survivors for the sequel, Prometheus 2. More importantly, however, is what type of monsters can we expect?
The director has made no bones about the fact that there will be no xenomorphs in the film. Nope, not even one. As the tears began to crust up our sodden cheeks, Noomi Rapace referenced the notion of god and the devil taking over the villainous components. However, whether we’ll actually see a trident-wielding Satan going at it with a bearded white chap seems relegated to the rumour mill dustbin, for now at least.
Scott recently spoke out in an interview with The Australian about the nature of the beast. Whether or not he’s utterly serious, »
- Gem Seddon
Prometheus star Noomi Rapace revealed in an interview last month that the sequel, Prometheus 2, may feature "God or the devil" as the villains, after another report from September claimed that the classic Alien Xenomorphs will not be featured in this follow-up. Director Ridley Scott offered a new update, revealing that he is introducing a "fresher form" of the original Alien in the third act of Prometheus 2.
"It's fresh, getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons. (The original alien is) the definitive dragon and he's a motherf---er. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."
The filmmaker added that the "baby alien" in Prometheus was, "awfully »
In an interview with MTV UK back in October, Noomi Rapace was asked about Prometheus 2, a film she clearly has no idea what the plot will be, but she answered from the perspective of her character and what Elizabeth Shaw might be looking for after she and David (Michael Fassbender) left the planet at the end of the first film: I know that Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don't wanna go back. She can't go to Earth. There's nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where they come from, those giants, those creatures. In her head that's the dark paradise. What's therec She wants answers. She wants to know. I feel like I'm sharing her curiosity but also her anger. As far as what is in store for Elizabeth and David once they get to the next stop on their journey, »
- Brad Brevet
In Prometheus, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) became "pregnant" with an alien creature. She had it removed with the do-it-yourself surgery pod. That's when we see it's a slimy creature with tentacles. Later on when the Engineer attacks Shaw, her alien infant leaps upon the Engineer, rescuing her. During the alien-on-alien battle Shaw's alien smothers the Engineer's face. When the camera pulls back we see Shaw's alien is actually a large Face Hugger. The final shot in the film is of the Engineer's chest bursting open and a Xenomorph-like creature emerging. Director Ridley Scott acknowledged to The Australian that the final creature is “awfully close to the alien” from 1979's Alien. If you're hoping the Prometheus sequel will bring something new to the table, when it comes to aliens, you're in luck. Scott said, "So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of »
The Boston Marathon bombing drama has found a director and a studio, but it’s lost its star. Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has acquired Boston Strong, which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa in talks to take the helm. Casey Affleck was previously attached to star when it was looking for a studio home, but his deal eventually fell apart. The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy penned the script, which follows the massive manhunt for the two men responsible for the tragic Boston bombing in 2013. More after the jump. News of these developments for Boston Strong comes via Variety, which adds that EOne Television was originally developing the project as a miniseries before those plans fell apart. No reason is given for Affleck’s departure, but he was certainly a draw to the film. »
- Adam Chitwood
A crime thriller starring Tom Hardy and a scene-stealing puppy. What more could you want?
It's not without reason that The Drop has so quickly become known as “that movie with Tom Hardy and the puppy.” Based on screenwriter Dennis Lehane's own short story Animal Rescue, the blue collar crime drama aspect of the film is somewhat overshadowed by the metaphors and sweetness of the dog adoption sub-plot.
Overall though, it's still about Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a nice guy in a rough neighbourhood, who tends a friendly local bar owned by his elder cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). But after hours, Cousin Marv's Bar is a drop bar, one of a number of Brooklyn bars that serves as a place of safekeeping for the Chechen mob's ill-gotten funds.
When a pair of young chancers hold up Bob and Marv at closing time one night and only make off with the contents of the till, »
The Drop, 2014.
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry. As the investigation deepens, horrors and enemies from the past come to the surface.
The Drop opens with a voiceover from Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his musings on Brooklyn. He describes it as the place “where all the things happen that you’re not allowed to see” and this sets the tone for the entire film.
Adapted from his short story Animal Rescue, novelist Dennis Lehane wrote the screenplay for The Drop and left his beloved Boston behind. The film follows quiet Bob Saginowski played expertly by Tom Hardy and the events that follow a robbery at his Cousin Marv’s bar. This is no ordinary bar; it is what’s known as a Drop bar, »
- Helen Murdoch
The Drop, 2014.
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
There’s a scene in The Drop where James Gandolfini’s character, known in his neighbourhood as Cousin Marv, tells his friend and natural successor Bob (Tom Hardy) that he used to be someone who demanded respect. A man for whom people would sit up straight when he walked into a room and a man who had his own stool in the bar he once owned. Now sat in his small home in The Bronx wearing a faded sweatshirt he resents the way in which his neighbourhood had changed. »
- Gary Collinson
The Drop, 2014.
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
Bob Saginowski just tends bar, keeping himself to himself as gangsters use his bar as ‘The Drop’ to funnel cash between gangs in the course of a night. But when the bar is robbed, he gets caught between good guys, gangsters and a pitbull named Rocco.
The Drop, the screenwriting debut of crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River), might not reach the heights of either of those films, but it’s an entertaining, slow burning crime drama, with a great central performance by Tom Hardy.
Set in the bowels of Brooklyn, where there seems to be more bars than stools for folk to sit on, it’s a low key drama, where every character is hiding something shady about their past. But it’s Tom Hardy’s character, »
- Gary Collinson
The Drop, a gritty crime drama starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, debuted in September to little fanfare, which was surprising given how riveting and well-acted the film actually was. Regardless, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is giving audiences another chance to discover The Drop by bringing it to Blu-Ray on January 20th next year.
In the crime drama, which was scripted by Shutter Island novelist Dennis Lehane, bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle Marv (Gandolfini) are forced to choose between survival and loyalty when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a mob debt they can’t repay. Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts co-star in the film, which was directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
The Blu-Ray will boast 1080p resolution and a DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 track, in addition to a Digital HD copy. Included are special features such as: »
- Isaac Feldberg
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 2nd November 2014…
Interstellar may have failed to top the U.S. box office chart, losing out to Disney’s Big Hero 6, but it had no such competition here in the U.K., with the sci-fi epic debuting in first place with £5,378,220 and giving director Christopher Nolan his fourth-biggest opening on these shores after The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and Inception.
Interstellar was the only newcomer to crack the top ten this past weekend, but Mike Leigh’s latest Mr Turner enjoyed a solid second weekend, climbing up to second place from its seventh-placed opening last week and pushing its total gross to £2.6 million, overtaking Vera Drake to give Leigh his highest-grossing film to date.
Number one this time last year: Gravity
1. Interstellar – £5,378,220 weekend (New)
2. Mr Turner – £1,014,433 weekend (2 weeks)
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Elvis & Nixon is hitting the road internationally with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which led strong foreign sales on the hot Afm title by taking multiple territories including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia. Alex Walton’s Bloom introduced the true-tale drama starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to buyers this week in Santa Monica.
Elvis & Nixon centers on the historic meeting between Elvis Presley (Shannon) and President Richard Nixon (Spacey), when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll came to the White House the morning of December 21, 1970. The two men, both at the height of their powers and conscious that they could not stay on top forever, shared one famous private moment in the Oval Office during which Elvis asked to be sworn in as a federal agent.
- Jen Yamato
Apart from being James Gandolfini's final film, The Drop is struck through with melancholy. There are other familiar notes, but it's not your conventional gangster flick and being penned by Dennis Lehane (the novelist behind Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island), that air of tragedy soaks through into the very bones of the story. It doesn't run quite as deep as those first two, but still it lingers.
Tom Hardy is ideal casting in what is, essentially, a character study of a loner with an uncommonly strong moral code, albeit warped by his environment. His cousin's drinking hole in Brooklyn is where Bob spends his days, tending bar and turning the other cheek as dirty money is moved in and out of the premises by the new wave of Chechen crime lords. »
Though filming is already underway on Unlocked – an upcoming thriller from director Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) – casting is still taking place, with Academy Award nominees John Malkovich and Toni Collette joining the production, which already stars actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) for what promises to be an action-packed drama.
Written by Peter O’Brien (who previously made the short film, Self Storage), the plot centres on a woman who finds her career as a CIA interrogator causing problems with potentially deadly consequences, as she discovers she has unintentionally shared secret information with terrorists who intend to use it to launch a biological attack on London. Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom are also already signed on for roles in the project.
The film is currently packaged for sale at the American Film Market by sales and financing company Bloom. Alex Walton, representing the company, »
- Sarah Myles
Released in cinemas this Friday here in the UK, The Drop stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. In this special video from 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew of The Drop talk about working with the late James Gandolfini, who also stars in the movie.
Check out the video below:
The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all »
- Luke Owen
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