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There were suggestions at one stage that Ridley Scott would pass on directing the sequel to Prometheus, and take a producer role on the new movie. After all, his slate of projects is hardly small, and he's making major, complicated films at a rate of one a year right now. His next, The Martian, is due out in the autumn.
In recent months, it then started to look as if he was interested once more in directing Prometheus 2 himself, and so it became a case of seeing where the film would land on his slate. Pretty much right now is the answer. The movie is reported to head into production early in 2016, and chatting to Empire, he's confirmed what he's up to next.
"I was already on to my next movie", Scott said, »
Our adventure is just beginning. Whoa! This is awesome. Fox has debuted an intriguing new promo video for Ridley Scott's The Martian, featuring real-world astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examining and discussing the Ares 3 mission to Mars. With all the footage we've seen it looks like they're trying to make this as realistic as possible, as if this mission was actually taking place. And I love that angle because it really does make this feel more real, and like it's actually possible. This video delves into the ideas about Mars and why we want to go there, and how we're going to get there. It's a very nice primer for this movie. Here's the new promo for Ridley Scott's The Martian, with Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about Ares 3: You can also see the second trailer for The Martian here with tons of footage + the Ares 3 video promo. The Martian »
- Alex Billington
A sequel to the Alien franchise spinoff was announced back in 2014, but the filmmaker has since had other projects like television series The Hot Zone and drug war drama The Cartel on his development docket.
While discussing The Martian being brought forward for an autumn release, Damon joked: "Ridley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot."
"I was already on to my next movie," Scott added. "I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2."
Scott revealed last year that Prometheus 2 will unveil a "fresher form of alien", rather than relying on the franchise's Xenomorph. »
Ridley Scott is busier than ever, and there has been some speculation as to whether or not he would revisit the world of Blade Runner or Alien first. As suspected, the prolific filmmaker has confirmed that Prometheus 2, a sequel to his 2012 Alien prequel Prometheus, will be his next movie as a director. He has The Martian coming out this October, but as soon as it was wrapped, he didn't hesitate to jump into preproduction on this upcoming sci-fi thriller.
Prometheus originated as a prologue to the action seen in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien. But the movie morphed into something much greater than a mere prequel, becoming its own thing and igniting a new franchise for 20th Century Fox. It took some pretty complicated ideas head-on and in turn tore audiences in two. Some longtime fans loved it, others hated it, but there is no denying it is interesting. »
Come October, Ridley Scott will serve up a much more realistic sci-fi piece than we are perhaps used to from the esteemed filmmaker with The Martian, his anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel that stars Matt Damon as the wayward astronaut. But now that his work on the Oscar hopeful is ostensibly complete, Scott is eager to begin work on Prometheus 2.
20th Century Fox’s pseudo-prequel may have divided the vocal Alien fanbase back in 2012, but with a $400 million box office haul to its name, the studio will surely be interested in continuing the budding new franchise – all we need now is a formal announcement. Unperturbed, Scott is aiming to set the production in motion in early 2016, and in a recent interview with Empire, the director confirmed that the sequel will indeed act as his next film.
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- Michael Briers
Speaking with Empire to promote this Fall's release of his Matt Damon-led astronaut drama "The Martian," both Damon and Scott confirmed that the latter is already well underway on getting the film ready to shoot.
Damon says: "Ridley was done with the movie [The Martian] about two weeks after we shot!" to which Scott followed up with: "I was already on to my next movie! I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is 'Prometheus 2.'"
At last report the follow-up to the "Alien" franchise prequel will kick off filming in January and will be out in cinemas (likely Summer 2017) before Neill Blomkamp's fifth "Alien" movie - a film which Scott will executive produce.
In news of another sequel, filmmaker James Gunn has confirmed »
- Garth Franklin
There were a lot of people who thought that it would never happen; that Ridley Scott’s follow-up to his sort-of Alien prequel, Prometheus, was doomed to linger in development hell forever – a project that would never quite find a way to find itself properly green-lit.
But then came the news: Scott was still interested in making the follow-up, despite the fact that he opted to direct three unrelated movies in the aftermath of the film’s release, and 20th Century Fox even plan to unveil the picture ahead of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5.
Prometheus 2 is set to start filming in January, then, with both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles from the first film – as a result, interest in the somewhat belated sequel has started to explode to life all over again. The original picture was something of a divisive film, of course »
- Sam Hill
Ridley Scott is planning to begin shooting his "Prometheus" sequel early next year with the goal of having the film in theaters in 2017. At the same time, Neill Blomkamp is moving forward with a new "Alien" installment that will take place after "Aliens." According to Bloody-Disgusting, 20th Century Fox is making "Prometheus 2" a priority and waiting for the film to be released before beginning work on Blomkamp's "Alien" movie. That means that Blomkamp's film will likely begin shooting in 2017 and be in theaters in 2018. Meanwhile, Michael Biehn, who is supposed to reprise his Corporal Hicks role in the "Alien" movie, recently said that he has yet to see a script or be offered the role. »
In Ridley Scott’s The Martian – based on the novel by Andy Weir – astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a mission to Mars gone wrong. He’s left behind by his Ares 3 crew, stranded on Mars with limited resources. While he grows potatoes and burns hydrazine (for water) to survive, Watney makes countless attempts to connect with Nasa and his Ares 3 crew.
“I’m still alive,” Watney croaks in The Martian’s newest trailer. “Surprise!”
The Martian – Scott’s fourth sci-fi film after Alien, Blade Runner, and Prometheus – also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, and Michael Pena. It will play the Toronto International Film Festival before its October 2 wide release.
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- Sasha James
Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, 'Demolition' to Open When Ridley Scott has gone to space in the past, it has always been with a serious eye for drama and horror (think "Alien" and "Prometheus"). But the filmmaker is changing things up considerably in his new space exploration adventure picture, "The Martian." Based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, the film stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who is presumed dead by his crew after a fierce storm on Mars. In fact, Watney has survived, and when he wakes up he finds himself stranded on the hostile planet. With only a few supplies, he must draw upon his intellect to find a way to communicate to Earth that he's alive. Meanwhile, his crew members devise a life-or-death plan to rescue him. Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, »
- Zack Sharf
More and more it's looking like Ridley Scott's next film will be Prometheus 2, and according to a new report, his desire to make that film first could delay Fox/Neill Blomkamp's plans for Alien 5. Come inside to learn more about what's going on.
Wow, this morning is filled with much more Ridley Scott than normal. First we got a gorgeous new trailer for The Martian, and now we have possible word on his next proect, a follow-up to Prometheus. At the start of the month we reported on word that Prometheus 2 would go into production as early as January of next year (supposedly the script has been done for a while). It was an exciting development but has caused many fans to wonder how that would fit in with Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 movie that Fox is also actively developing...now we may know.
According to sources over on Bloody-Disgusting, »
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While we wait to see what happens with Prometheus 2 and Alien 5, here’s a Ridley Scott space adventure we definitely know is coming in our near future. The Martian stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who’s presumed dead and left behind after a dust storm hits on Mars. But he’s very much alive, […]
- Angie Han
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Bloody Disgusting reports that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 might be delayed until production on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 climaxes sometime next year. The cameras will reportedly roll on Prometheus 2 in early 2016, but Scott is insisting his movie be complete before Blomkamp’s gets properly underway.
Scott’s gotten pretty proficient at turning his movies around quickly (factoring in this year’s The Martian, he’s delivered 4 big pictures in the past 5 years), but this development will still likely set the release of Alien 5 back by a year.
Technically Prometheus 2 and Alien 5 exist under the same mythological banner, but they’ll be disparate stories. Prometheus 2 is the follow-up to 2012’s soggy pseudo-prequel Prometheus, whilst Alien 5 is set to reacquaint viewers with Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley (and Michael Biehn’s Hicks too) in a more direct continuation of the storied saga.
Blomkamp scored the »
- Daniel Kelly
Inside sources have claimed that Blomkamp is working on the script but Scott has "insisted" that Prometheus 2 gets made first. Because that's clearly what everyone wants.
Prometheus 2 is expected to begin production in 2016, but this has yet to be confirmed.
However, this delay means that Sigourney Weaver should be more available after completing work on James Cameron's Avatar sequels. Blomkamp will most likely begin shooting Alien 5 in 2017, with a release the following year.
Internet doommongers have been tutting and ostentatiously looking at their watches lately, wondering why we've heard nothing of Neill Blomkamp's developing Alien sequel for a few months. Some have decided that the project is already quietly disappearing, but Michael Biehn and a source in Fox's orbit have now both come out to insist it's still very much a priority. The delay is simply about it being handled with care, is the official line. But there is another issue holding it up: Ridley Scott wants it to happen after Prometheus 2.“Alien 5 is still very much in the works," is the direct quote from Bd's mysterious mole, "as Fox remains hot on the idea. Blomkamp continues to work on the script (only an outline existed previously) and refine the tale he is telling. Ridley Scott is still producing, but has insisted on Prometheus 2 being made first.”In this far-from-officially-confirmed timeline, »
20th Century Fox has a pair of new movies on the way, set within the walls of the Alien franchise. Chappie and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been working on a new Alien film, reportedly set after the events of James Cameron's Aliens. Sigourney Weaver is back involved (and potentially Michael Biehn too), and Blomkamp has been teasing artwork online across the year.
Yet Alien 5 may have to wait, for it looks as if the follow-up to Ridley Scott's Prometheus is ahead of it in the queue. Scott is producing the films, and according to Bloody Disgusting, he wants Prometheus 2 to be first up. That's potentially set to shoot at the start of 2016, with a 2017 release date now likely. As such, Blomkamp's Alien 5 may find itself waiting another year to get going. »
Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus 2 finally seems to be on track, with shooting expected to begin in January 2016. But there’s been no word yet on a timetable for that other Alien movie, the one being directed by Neill Blomkamp. Turns out Prometheus 2 might be the reason why. Rumor has it 20th Century Fox is […]
- Angie Han
Earlier this year, director Neill Blomkamp released numerous pieces of artwork for an Alien sequel he teased may be his next project. Just one month later, 20th Century Fox was on board, and Alien 5 was officially happening, with original Alien director Ridley Scott set to produce. Ridley Scott is still set to direct Prometheus 2, and we reported in March that Alien 5 won't interfere with the director's plans for that sequel. As it turns out, it's the other way around, with a report from Bloody-Disgusting claiming that Ridley Scott wants to make Prometheus 2 before Alien 5. Here's what an unidentified source had to say.
"Alien 5 is still very much in the works, as Fox remains hot on the idea. Blomkamp continues to work on the script (only an outline existed previously) and refine the tale he is telling. Ridley Scott is still producing, but has insisted on Prometheus 2 being made first. »
The Alien timeline has grown muddy over the years, and from what we have been hearing, there will be a few more twists and turns before the picture becomes more clear. Currently, there are two Alien-inspired projects in different stages of development: Prometheus 2, which Ridley Scott still hopes to direct; and Neill Blomkamp.s Alien film, which some suggest will ignore parts three and four and build off of James Cameron.s Aliens. Only now, Bloody-Disgusting is quoting a source as saying Scott is demanding that Blomkamp pump the brakes on his Alien 5 until After the Alien director has gone into pre-production on Prometheus 2? Why? No concrete reason was given, though there were two scenarios that seemed to map out where both projects are at the moment. B-d says that the production delay would give Neill Blomkamp more time to fully develop the screenplay that he.s »
Alien 5: We've been hearing about Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel for months, with a tentative release date set for 2017. Then came a report that Ridley Scott would begin filming a sequel to 2012's Prometheus early next year. Now yet another report suggests that Prometheus 2 will hit theaters in 2017, which is also when Blomkamp's Alien sequel will go into production, aiming for release in 2018. Whew! We're still awaiting official word. [Bloody Disgusting] I Saw the Light: Our first look at Elizabeth Olsen in I Saw the Light reveals her in the studio with Tom Hiddleston as legendary country singer Hank Williams. Olsen co-stars as his wife, Audrey; the two had what's described as a "volatile" relationship. The movie...
- Peter Martin
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