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For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score. The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16.
20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods And Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.
When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias’ trademark composing style in this breathtaking score.
Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.
The recording of Exodus: Gods And Kings took »
- Michelle McCue
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was one of my favorite toys and cartoons back in the 1980s, and a live-action movie was made in 1987 that I was lucky enough to have enjoyed as a kid. I freakin’ loved that flick! As a nine-year-old, I couldn’t have asked for anything more epic. Unfortunately, the older I got the more ridiculous and stupid this movie became. Regardless of the fact that it’s a poorly made adaptation, the kid in me still loves the hell out of it. For this week's Fun Facts list I decided to revisit the movie and list twenty things that you might not know about it. There's a lot of great stuff here that I previously didn't know about.
- Joey Paur
Whilst Daniel H Wilson's Robopocalypse sits in development, awaiting the re-interest of Steven Spielberg, another of the author's books has nudged closer to the screen. This time it's Alpha, described as a sci-fi survivalist thriller, and Wilson - who we interviewed here - is attached to pen the screenplay of this one.
The film is set to be directed by Anthony Scott Burns, which will mark his feature directing debut, and the rights to it have been picked up by Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company. Pitt will therefore produce, but it's unclear whether we'll see him before the camera as well.
Lionsgate is set to distribute Alpha, and we'd imagine it'll be heading towards production shortly.
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Filmmaker Ridley Scott has begun doing promotional rounds for the Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and has briefly talked about how the sequels to both "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner" are progressing.
In regards to the sequel to the "Alien" prequel/spin-off, Scott tells The Australian that the follow-up will be "fresh" and is "getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons."
By dragons, he's referring to H.R. Giger's creature from the original and calls that beastie: "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."
- Garth Franklin
December sees the home release of The Congress, Ari Folman's sprawling, psychedelic science fiction film which mixes live-action and animation to hypnotic effect. Director Ari Folman previously made Waltz With Bashir, the animated film about his life as a soldier during the Lebanon War in 1982.
During a recent interview with the director, we asked whether he'd be making another science fiction film like The Congress in the future, given that he's been quite vocal about his love of the genre in the past.
"I'd love to make another one," he said, before going on to talk about Jodorowsky's Dune - Frank Pavich's 2013 documentary about director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel back in the 1970s.
Inspired by Pavich's film, »
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 »
This year we had Maleficent, and Sony is working on a Sinister Six movie. Wicked has been on the verge of being made for years. Now is the age of the villain film. They’ve moved beyond the horror genre (where Jason and Freddy are the real stars) and now anyone is fair game. I, for one, am stoked. Let’s get some bad guy movies for… 5. Roy Batty from Blade Runner We all know the line. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser gate, yada yada. Let’s see those things! Let’s get a tragic story of the life and death of Roy Batty. What did he (and the other replicants, why not) do before Deckard came for them? I would absolutely love to see a movie about Roy from birth to death. There’s a lot that can happen in four years, and »
- Ashe Cantrell
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
Now that director Ridley Scott is making the promotional rounds for his latest feature, Exodus: Gods And Kings, the questions are popping again for sequels that may be in his future. Namely, Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2. While Scott has only stated "it's written and it's really good" in regards to Blade Runner 2, it seems he has a little bit more to say regarding the follow-up to the pseudo-prequel to Alien. The pre-sequel? Ridley Scott on the story for »
- Sean Wist
Bydgoszcz, Poland — Top cinematographers may have finally accepted that digital is the way forward but the look of films is still too often based on technological choices, not artistic ones.
So argue America’s top lensers, who made their case Monday — sometimes to cheers — at Poland’s Camerimage fest, arguably the world’s leading showcase for DPs.
Camera manufacturers have made incredible strides, DPs say, but too often concentrate on resolution gains rather than color depth, rich blacks and the imperfect, organic qualities that give film its emotional impact — such as grain.
Particularly troubling is the fast-eroding respect for »
- Will Tizard
The BFI has announced that it is to re-release Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner in its Final Cut form across the UK from April 3rd 2015, with a special one-off screening also set to take place next month on Sunday, 14th December as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season.
Given complete artistic freedom to create the cut in 2007 – celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film – Blade Runner: The Final Cut is Ridley Scott’s final, definitive and fully restored version of his iconic adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
We may of course get another chance to see Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard back on the big screen in the future, with the actor set to reunite with Scott on a sequel which the director has been developing over the past couple of years.
- Gary Collinson
"Blade Runner", director Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, will be released to UK cinemas on December 14 in a "director's cut" format that Scott created in 2007. The film was a troubled production and was not a boxoffice hit when originally released. Over the years, it's stature has grown and Scott has dabbled with various edits to his original cut. The version being released to UK theaters is said to be his final word on the film. Scott is also said to be developing a sequel to the film. Harrison Ford, whose feuds with Scott on the original movie were the stuff of Hollywood legend, now says he would be amenable to starring in the sequel and working with Scott again if the script is good. Time heals all wounds... »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
This week, Camerimage film festival presents a retrospective of the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Last month at the Lumière Festival, Thelma Schoonmaker, the three-time Oscar winning editor and Powell’s widow, spoke about “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Powell and Pressburger’s 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach’s opera, which is one of the films screening at Camerimage.
Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach’s opera, which liberated the duo from the constraints of early 1950s’ sound cinema.
In a video presentation made for and screened at the Lyon Lumière Festival in October, Scorsese admitted that he became “rather obsessed” by the movie.
That could be an understatement. Attending Lyon, Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese’s three-time Oscar winning editor and Powell’s widow, took a captivated audience through the film, »
- John Hopewell
In 2007, fans of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi cult classic film, Blade Runner, finally got to see it the way the prolific director intended with the Ridley-approved final cut that was released on home media and in select theaters. England residents who missed this version’s run at the cinema will soon have another chance to see it on the big screen, with the British Film Institute set to re-release Blade Runner in UK cinemas.
The BFI announced that the final cut of Blade Runner will be added to their October – December “Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder” series, screening first at the BFI IMAX on December 12th before playing at a number of cinemas on December 14th. Blade Runner will then be re-released wide in England beginning April 3rd, 2015:
“Perhaps more than any other film, Scott’s iconic sci-fi classic has gripped audiences and inspired passionate and fierce debate. »
- Derek Anderson
The British Film Institute is re-releasing Ridley Scott’s final cut of Blade Runner in U.K. cinemas. The 1982 cult sci-fi classic, which Scott gave his own definitive twist to in 2007 (he didn’t have direct control over a 1992 "Director’s Cut" release), will hit theaters on Dec. 14 as part of the BFI’s ongoing "Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder" series before getting a general release on Apr. 3, 2015. See more Ridley Scott: His Life and Work In May, it was revealed that Scott was attached to the long-rumored sequel from a script written
- Alex Ritman
Ridley Scott's 117-minute 2007 cut of the sci-fi classic will be released on April 3, 2015 nationwide.
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The original 1982 Us theatrical version of the film added Harrison Ford voiceovers and a "happy ending", while the international version released the same year included more violent action scenes.
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic to be re-released wide across the UK.
The version set to be shown is the ‘final cut’, created by Scott in 2007 - the 25th anniversary of the film’s release - and fully restored from the original negative.
The film, originally released in 1982, stars Harrison Ford as a world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a future Los Angeles.
Ahead of next year’s UK-wide opening, a one-day special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be seen in more than 80 cinemas on Dec 14 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
After mastering his English language debut Stoker with the assuredness and deft hand of a true auteur, Park Chan-Wook will return to his native tongue for his upcoming feature, Fingersmith. That commitment aside, doesn’t mean the Oldboy director isn’t fielding offers stateside. According to Variety‘s breaking report today, the South Korean helmer will venture back to the dark side of human nature at some point, as he’s signed on to tackle futuristic sci-fi thriller, Second Born.
Based on an original spec script by newcomer David Jagernauth, the brief synopsis draws comparisons to a range of genre classics. Based on what we know thus far, Second Born will be “set in a futuristic world where consciousness is stored on computer chips and bodies are bought and sold on the black-market. A murdered cop is reborn in a stranger’s body in order to bring down a body-snatching »
- Gem Seddon
Hollywood loves sequels, but not every film ets a second (or third, or fourth…) installment. Sometimes this is because the stories are all wrapped up nicely in a single film. Sometimes it’s because the movie doesn’t make enough money to warrant a sequel. Whatever the case may be, that hasn’t stopped some enterprising artists from making these amazing posters for movie sequels that never existed. Iam8Bit will host a new gallery show in Los Angeles titled Sequels. The event will feature roughly 50 pieces of art focused on sequels that never happened for popular titles like Spaceballs, Fight Club, Blade Runner, and Videodrome. Sequels is set to open on November 13 and run through November 23. If any of the artwork strikes your fancy, it will be available...
- Mike Bracken
Hollywood loves its sequels, although not every film gets a second (or third, or fourth) installment. But what if they did? Iam8Bit will host a new gallery show in Los Angeles titled "Sequels." The event will feature roughly 50 pieces of art focused on sequels that never happened, featuring popular titles like Spaceballs, Fight Club, Blade Runner and Videodrome. Sequels is set to open on November 13 and run through November 23. If any of...
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