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Trailed earlier this year by Channel 4 as a "dystopian future festive tale that interweaves three stories", the Black Mirror Christmas special has a few casting gifts waiting under the tree for us, in the form of Mad Men's Jon Hamm, Game Of Thrones' Oona Chaplin, and Prometheus and The World's End's Rafe Spall.
Jon Hamm's character is to be the guiding thread through all three stories in the ninety-minute special, "binding them together into a suitably unsettling whole", according to the official press bumf. Hamm describes himself as a massive fan of the anthology series, which tells bleak, satirical tales "with a techno-paranoia bent".
Co-creator Charlie Brooker describes the show as a "horrible pageant" and himself as "revoltingly happy" about Hamm, Chaplin and Spall's casting in this year's festive episode, »
Ridley Scott Gives Clues on What Will and Won’t Be in Prometheus 2. Ridley Scott recently discussed the development process for the upcoming sequel to 2012’s Prometheus. One of the talking points was the reported appearance of Xenomorphs (also known as that weird looking alien creature from the Alien films). Prometheus (2012), [...]
- Subhan Ghani
A new featurette for Ridley Scott’s upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has arrived online, which gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s action sequences with Scott alongside production designer Arthur Max, stunt coordinator Rob Inch; check it out below…
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. Using 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 monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
- Gary Collinson
Not all fans of director Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien were pleased with the filmmaker’s recent return to that universe with Prometheus in 2012. However, undeterred by the film’s mixed response, Scott is still moving forward with plans for a sequel to that film (without the franchise’s signature creature) as well a follow-up to another of his most revered films, Blade Runner.
That 1982 release, of course, starred Harrison Ford as a police operative tasked with taking down a group of escaped “replicants” in a dystopian futuristic world. Its sequel has gained some momentum in recent months, with Scott proclaiming that the script has been completed and news that Ford was in early talks to ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
I’d argue that classics like “Alien” and “Blade Runner” should be left alone, but clearly director Ridley Scott disagrees. 33 years after the fact, Scott returned to the “Alien” univserse with “Prometheus," a sorta-prequel to the original 1979 film (and if you felt like it was a direct prequel, despite the insistence that it wasn’t, at least the sequel will definitely go off in it’s own direction). And he’s very much still resolute on making a sequel to “Blade Runner” with Harrison Ford. “We met [about ‘Blade Runner 2’] the night before he had the accident,” Scott said in a recent Yahoo interview, referring to Ford and the accident he had on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” earlier this year. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Scott clearly likes the drafts that have been written thus far and is lining it up in his schedule. “It’s on the charts, »
- Edward Davis
I Origins, 2014
Written and directed by Mike Cahill
A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.
From director Mike Cahill (Another Earth), comes the high concept but low level sci-fi drama I Origins, a movie that raises questions about whether the evidence of science can disprove the existence of a higher being, or if definitive proof of a “God” can make the evidence of science obsolete. To call it a great movie would be a misstep, but I Origins is very interesting and will leave lingering thoughts in your mind that will last you long after the credits have ended.
We are introduced to the main protagonist Ian (Mike Pitt) who is on the verge of proving that God (or any higher being) doesn’t exist through the magic of science. »
- Luke Owen
Before Prometheus hit the big screen, a lot was made of Ridley Scott's assurances that the movie would be a return a to the Alien universe, but wouldn't feature H.R Giger's terrifying creation, the Xenomorph. As we all know (well, those who watched Prometheus at least), this turned out to untrue, with a prototype Xenomorph rearing his dome shaped head before the credits rolled. It was a nice bit of fan service (one I actually loved), but for some it felt tacked on and unnecessary. Well, it seems Scott is over the Xenomorphs now, saying in an interview with Yahoo promoting Exodus: Gods and Kings, "The Beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
In an interview with Yahoo U.K., director Ridley Scott revealed the Xenomorph was "done. Cooked." You know the Xenomorph: It's the alien from the Alien movies who's always snarling with a real wet mouth and looks like it's wearing one of those long cycling helmets. Scott explained the decision: “I got lucky meeting [recently deceased designer H.R.] Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that." He adds, "After four [he ignores the Alien vs. Predator movies], I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do." Moving forward with the Prometheus sequel that is currently being written, Scott wants to "come back with something more interesting." He cites the Engineers from Prometheus — those pale-blue guys — as "a good start." But who can look toward the future at a time like this? Below is a video of every Xenomorph scene from »
- Jesse David Fox
Ridley Scott’s got a lot going on right now, and perhaps too much for those eager to see Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels. Scott is still gunning to make both, but right now he’s got Exodus: Gods and Kings making its way towards a December 12th debut and he’s busy casting up for his next film, The Martian, too. Scott recently revealed hopes to shoot Blade Runner 2 right after The Martian and it seems as though he could pull it off because apparently the script for that one is written and ready to go. Prometheus 2, however, is a different story. That one’s still in the works and there’s a chance that it won’t include any Xenomorphs. Hit the jump for more on both projects. While talking to Yahoo about Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott noted that he met with Harrison Ford to discuss »
- Perri Nemiroff
The last time we heard Ridley Scott discussing his upcoming projects -- The Martian, the Blade Runner sequel and Prometheus 2 -- he said, "I've got a lot of ducks in a row, but they're all written." It seems when he used the word "all" he either wasn't being all inclusive or when he said "written" he only meant they had a draft, but not a final version, because he now seems to be suggesting the screenplay for Prometheus 2 is still in the works after 15 drafts. Speaking with Yahoo about his new film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, the conversation turned to his pipeline features and when it comes to the sequel to his 2012 Alien prequel he said, "Right now, as we speak, it's being written. I've had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing Prometheus." The meaty quote that has the Internet on fire, »
- Brad Brevet
Ridley Scott is a busy man, and his schedule doesn.t look to be getting any lighter for the foreseeable future. The Alien filmmaker is currently out doing publicity work for his upcoming Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, but he found time to update everyone on the status of two highly-anticipated sequels: Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2. The Prometheus update is sure to cause debate in geek circles, though, since Scott reveals some interesting things about Alien.s beloved Xenomorphs. future. Scott chatted with Yahoo! Movies recently, and gave us a State of the Union address on where both films stand. Each project appears to be moving forward at a steady clip, with the sequel to his 1982 cyberpunk classic Blade Runner seems to be further along the pre-production path. "It.s on the charts," Scott says of the follow-up film, which reunites audiences with Harrison Ford.s Replicant hunter. »
Prometheus caused a fair amount of stir when it came out. It was the film that fans of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Alien had been patiently waiting for. The story was originally teased as being a prequel to the famous text, but closer to release Scott stated that it was just a film set within the same universe. That being said those that have seen the film will know that there is a very familiar looking creature that makes an appearance.
After seeing their favourite space alien’s street cred decline slightly with each new film, and with the Alien Versus Predator films all but killing the iconic beast, fans had hoped that Ridley would bring it back into vogue. However the shoe-horned inclusion had fans of the original series in complete uproar, with fans accusing Scott of just including said creature to generate more box office bucks. Scott »
- Kat Smith
Ridley Scott has been a busy man recently. He’s currently in post-production on his latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver for which he’ll have to do some major promotional work prior to it’s December 2014 release date. In between that he’s been dishing the dirt on two highly anticipated movies that he’s involved in, the sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus. He’ll soon be starting pre-production on his next project The Martian and according to Variety his cast is about to bolster it’s ranks with the inclusion of Michael Pena (End Of Watch, American Hustle).
Pena is currently in talks for a role he is “very interested in” although it’s being reported that it may not work out due to his upcoming busy schedule. Pena will next pop up on the big screen »
- Gavin Logan
Ridley Scott has one of the best problems you can have in Hollywood. He’s got a number of projects in development that he desperately wants to make, and which financiers want to fund. The problem is, he’s just one man, and the second he commits to a project, others get moved back. After releasing Prometheus in […]
- Germain Lussier
The veteran filmmaker revealed that he is retiring Hr Giger's classic Alien design for the sequel.
"The beast is done, cooked," Scott told Yahoo.
"I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic'.
"But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There's only so much snarling you can do. I think you've got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we've found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start."
2012's Prometheus revealed the origin of the xenomorph aliens.
Scott's next release will be Exodus: Gods and Kings. »
Although The Martian starring Matt Damon will be Ridley Scott's next film, he's still planning on directing sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus. In an interview with Yahoo! UK, Scott gave an update on the script for Prometheus 2, and says he's looking forward to doing another movie. Right now, as we speak, it’s being written. I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing Prometheus. Those 15 »
- Jesse Giroux
As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches to his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings and gears up to go into production on The Martian, the British filmmaker has taken a moment to provide a brief update on the two big sequels on his upcoming slate in Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 during an interview with Yahoo Movies…
“We met the night before he had the accident,” says Scott, referring to his Blade Runner star Harrison Ford, who of course broke his leg earlier in the year on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. “It’s on the charts. I can’t say when that would be yet because of his thing with Star Wars. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
As for Prometheus 2, Scott went on to rule out an appearance from the Xenomorph – the iconic monster from his »
- Gary Collinson
Even as he finishes Exodus: Gods And Kings and dives deep into pre-production on The Martian, Ridley Scott can’t get away from questions about his two most anticipated upcoming projects, the sequels to Prometheus and Blade Runner. Talking with Yahoo about the former, he has confirmed his intention to keep recognizable toothy Xenomorphs out of this stage of the Alien story.“The beast is done. Cooked,” he says. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. »
H R Giger's xenomorphs will remain notable by their absence in Prometheus 2...
Whilst his immediate attention is on his soon-to-shoot sci-fi movie The Martian, and on promoting his upcoming film Exodus: Gods And Kings, there are many other plates that director Sir Ridley Scott is spinning.
One of them is Prometheus 2, which we're expecting to land at some point in 2016. Yahoo! asked him about it, in relation to the mixture of responses - not always very positive - to the original film. Did he regret leaving out the iconic xenomorphs from the Alien movies, for instance?
No, would be the answer. "The beast is done. Cooked", he said. "I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it, and I said I want to do it, »
In a rare deal for a third-party format, Talpa Global will partner with Israel’s A Cappella to handle the worldwide distribution rights to game show The Big Picture. Created by TV host and mentalist Nimrod Harel and A Cappella, The Big Picture sees studio contestants given a shot at winning $1M by correctly answering 12 picture-based questions. If the studio player is unsure, they can enlist help from a connected viewer playing along in real time with the Big Picture app. At that moment, the connected player will have their image projected on the TV screen, play along via the technology and also have a shot at winning a substantial amount of the studio player’s total prize money. A budget of $1M went toward developing and producing an English-language Big Picture pilot, which A Cappella’s Einat Shamir and Tal Shaked shopped at Mip-tv in April.
Beta Film has »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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