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Last month, Ridley Scott gave an update on the status of Prometheus 2, during which he stated that the iconic Xenomorph from his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien was “cooked” and would be absent from the upcoming film as he continues to take the series in another direction. Now Prometheus star Noomi Rapace has shared her thoughts on who could be the antagonist of the follow-up, telling MTV News that:
“God, maybe? Or the devil? I don’t know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover. Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can’t go to earth, there’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, she wants to know. I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity, but also her anger.”
As yet, there’s »
- Gary Collinson
Second Coming, 2014.
Directed by Debbie Tucker Green.
A London woman is slowly driven mad by suddenly and inexplicably becoming pregnant.
Naming your film after a poorly received Stone Roses album could be a creative risk, but when your protagonist, Jax (Nadine Marshall), suddenly becomes pregnant without conception, you might just be justified. Her story is that of cramped kitchens and overcast council estates, all seen through the slightly shaky camera of British realism. Grounding such a fantastical premise (divine conception) in this gritty tradition gives the film a poetic aesthetic. Unforuntaely, though, the lengthy opening segment is a bit too realistic…i.e. mundane.
Luckily, surprise Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luther) is a wonderful thing. He can pop up anywhere. Be it in Sky TV commercials, DJ spots at swanky Shoreditch parties or in independent British cinema by first-time female directors, the man is immune to overexposure. »
- Oliver Davis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress, who played Elizabeth Shaw in the 2012 sci-fi, discussed the nature of the villains in the forthcoming sequel, after it was revealed that the iconic xenomorph aliens would not be appearing.
When asked by MTV News about who the follow-up's antagonist could be, Rapace replied: "God, maybe? Or the devil? I don't know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can't wait to go there. I don't know what we're going to discover."
Scott has previously said that he is retiring Hr Giger's classic Alien design for the sequel.
2012's Prometheus revealed the origin of the xenomorph aliens.
Rapace continued to say of the next instalment: "Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can't go to earth, there's nothing left for her there really.
"She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, »
The playlist to tonight’s column? Revocation‘s new brutal thrash metal masterpiece “Deathless.” Landing right smack in the middle of October, I have to mention how much energy this record instills in me. The thing about “Deathless” is that it marks an absolute highwater mark for Revocation, nailing the insanely technical flair they were previously known for while stepping up the songwriting a full notch, producing some of their most intense, melodic and catchy work since their inception. This isn’t a review because I’m a casual metal fan and that’s why I mention this album; outside a Dethklok album (or maybe High On Fire), “Deathless” truly embodies the best that modern metal has to offer. Listening to it is akin to snorting a line of demon cocaine off the butt of Satan itself.
So if this week’s column seems a little more aggressive than usual, »
- Chris Melkus
Once Ridley Scott wraps up the final touches to his epic, Exodus: Gods And Kings, he’ll be turning his attention to The Martian. It’s to be expected, as that’s his next slated project and one that’s gathering steam at an alarming rate. However, if you were to ask any fan of the director which of his upcoming titles they’re most looking forward to, you’ll likely be presented with two options: Blade Runner 2 or Prometheus 2. The latter of which is still some ways off, but is never out of the news due to a massive amount of interest in the sci-fi sequel.
Scott threw a damp squib into proceedings last month when he announced flat out that there’d be absolutely No xenomorphs in the movie. After this particular writer finally stopped blubbing, it became clear that the move is to distinguish the follow-up »
- Gem Seddon
Director Ridley Scott continues to be a busy man, particularly with his latest ventures into old material, including the Alien/Prometheus and Blade Runner franchises. Now, he's jumping back into a lesser-known property; The Hot Zone, a TV limited series for Fox TV. Back in 1992, Scott was hired to direct Crisis In The Hot Zone, based on the novel "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston, which chronicled the initial outbreak of the Ebola virus. Producer Lynda Obst won a »
- Paul Shirey
20th Century Fox
Have you ever wondered why Prometheus got such a slagging off by fans of the Alien franchise? Ridley Scott may have stated upon the release of Prometheus that the film wasn’t supposed to be a direct prequel to Alien like originally intended, but his attempt at placating the inevitable fan fallout did little to subdue the immense disappointment that fans felt upon watching a film that clearly had problems with trying to decide whether it was a prequel or not.
It’s still the biggest gripe that many have with the film two years on, but that problem has a knack for overshadowing some of the other glaring problems that the film needs to rectify if Ridley Scott ever hopes to produce a superior sequel. First and foremost, if a sequel is to feature more scientists, they need to actually behave like them – not throw all logical thought out the window. »
- Joe Pring
For those who haven't heard, Joaquin Phoenix is officially out of the running for Marvel's forthcoming Phase Three title Doctor Strange. He was in talks, but apparently it just didn't work out. So now Marvel is still looking for a leading man to become the Sorcerer Supreme in the film directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). And in typical internet fashion, a new rumor has popped up from Badass Digest, citing an untested source, that has pegged Ewan McGregor as doing some research for the role by checking out some comic books. But it sounds like he's one of a few contenders. That being said, it's not clear what other names might be in the running either. But given the age range of Joaquin Phoenix and Ewan McGregor, who are respectively 39 and 43, they're clearly looking for somebody with experience. Some people have been asking Keanu Reeves »
- Ethan Anderton
20th Century Fox
Prometheus is an oddity. Not only is it an example of a great sci-fi film, but it’s also an example of a bad one. For all the fan service to Alien fans, terrific visual quality, interesting premise and excellent acting; Prometheus also suffers heavily from an identity problem. While in development, the script for the film notoriously underwent several complete script rewrites, unable to decide on whether it was simply a grand, space faring adventure set in the Alien universe, of a fully-fledged prequel to the franchise that made Ridley Scott famous.
We can’t provide a definitive answer for you, but what we can do is provide you with some information which will hopefully help you make up your own mind as to what the ultimate intentions of the film were. In addition to helping you answer just what in the hell that ‘thing’ was »
- Joe Pring
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and Naomie Harris may be getting an unlikely playmate in "Bond 24." Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista, last seen mixing it up on the big screen in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," is rumored to have landed a bad guy role "in the tradition of Jaws or Oddjob." Bautista in a Sam Mendes-directed movie? Guess we'll see. Cameras roll in December. [Latino Review] Sean Harris has been offered the villain role in "Mission: Impossible 5." The increasingly busy actor's recent credits include "'71," "Southcliffe," "The Borgias," and "Prometheus," and basically, if you watch movies even casually, you've seen him in something. [Deadline] With "Underworld 5" moving ahead with Theo James in the lead, the presumption was that Kate Beckinsale was moving on. Not quite. At New York Comic-Con Len Wiseman revealed, "we have another film in the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Saturday saw the BFI London Film Festival gala for The Drop, adapted from a Dennis Lehane novel and starring Tom Hardy as a bartender in a Brooklyn club often used for the transfer of dirty money. He meets Nadia (Noomi Rapace) by chance after discovering an injured dog in her trash can. It also features the last screen performance from the late James Gandolfini.Rapace praised director Michaël Roskam, comparing his work to Ridley Scott, with whom she worked on Prometheus. She said, “Ridley Scott started with art school and Michaël did the same thing. They have the same sort of approach, like they’re drawing big pictures and then they put you into it and you’re supposed to live in that world.”Lehane’s novels have been adapted for the big screen several times before, most famously in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Ben Affleck thriller Gone Baby Gone. »
From Marvel to Star Wars and Universal's monsters, Hollywood's become obsessed with universe building. Mark takes a closer look...
It feels weird to open with a spoiler warning for a medical drama from the 1980s, but if you're particularly sensitive to plot details from St. Elsewhere, you might wish to skip to the first sub-heading.
The infamous season finale placed all of the characters and events that had preceded it in the imagination of one of the doctors' autistic sons, Tommy Westphall, who dreamt it all up while staring into a snow globe that contained a replica of the hospital where it all took place. The funny thing is, St. Elsewhere had crossed over with other American TV shows, including Homicide: Life On The Street and Cheers, meaning they also potentially took place in Tommy's imagination.
Extrapolating on an argument advanced by the late, great comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, »
After releasing the first photos yesterday, Disney has now unveiled a teaser trailer for its upcoming "Tomorrowland" sci-fi film, which stars George Clooney, and is directed by Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles) from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, "Lost"). Check it out below. Plot: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world - and them - forever. "Tomorrowland" is set to hit theaters on May 22nd, 2015. Teaser: »
Sneak Peek the first teaser revealing footage from the upcoming science fiction/fantasy feature "Tomorrowland", written by Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus") and directed by Brad Bird ("Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol"), starring George Clooney ("Gravity") and Britt Robertson ("Under The Dome"):
"What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it, " said Bird. "We wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way..."
"...a Florida girl 'Casey Newton' (Roberston) dreams of the future...
"..while watching the launchpads @ 'Cape Canaveral' being disassembled.
"She goes exploring one day...
"...and after landing in a bit of trouble, finds herself in possession of a mysterious pin.
"Her discovery of the pin, and the vision of this futuristic land it reveals, leads her to 'Frank Walker' (Clooney)...
"...a hermit and failed inventor who knows more about 'Tomorrowland' than he wants to tell..."
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- Michael Stevens
In hot pursuit of yesterday’s first look, Disney has dropped a teaser trailer for sci-fi adventure, Tomorrowland. After being shrouded in secrecy since production began, the excitement surrounding Brad Bird’s latest pic appears to be completely justified.
The film is written by Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof, and this first trailer hints at the utopian world of its title, while honing in on Britt Robertson’s leading gal, Casey. Described as a “bright, optimistic teen,” she happens upon a magical pin which transports her to another dimension called Tomorrowland. The location of which is entirely unknown – but who cares when their technology involves jetpacks?!
Along to escort her into this “enigmatic place” is George Clooney’s grizzled former genius, Frank. Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson all co-star.
Thankfully, there are no major reveals in the brief preview. »
- Gem Seddon
What if there was a secret place where nothing is impossible?
That is the concept behind the sci-fi adventure film Tomorrowland. Rebellious teen Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) shares a common destiny with former boy-genius and inventor Frank Walker (George Clooney). Together they embark on a mission to unlock the secrets of Tomorrowland, a place that exists within the time and space of collective memory. In the first teaser that has been released for the film, we get a brief glimpse at Casey’s introduction to this mystical place of being and Frank in an Oz the great and powerful sort of position.
The Disney film is directed by Brad Bird (Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and co-written by Bird and “Lost” scribe Damon Lindelof. You know the man behind “Lost,” Prometheus, and Star Trek Into Darkness has more than a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to science fiction and mystery. »
- Rachel West
I haven't been following Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" too closely and I imagine that's how they want it. The air of mystery has been maintained throughout, but audiences at New York Comic-Con got a peek Thursday afternoon, and now so can you. Here's the official plot synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever. "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof, who hasn't exactly shined in features ("Prometheus," "Cowboys & Aliens") wrote the screenplay with Bird. The film also stars Hugh Laurie, David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson. This first taste gives you a »
- Kristopher Tapley
Disney has premiered the first Tomorrowland trailer, the newest film from Brad Bird (Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) after premiering it at the New York Comic Con only minutes ago. Set for release on May 22, 2015, Tomorrowland finds former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embarking on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world--and them--forever. Bird co-wrote the screenplay with Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, "The Leftovers") and along with Clooney and Robertson the film co-stars Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson. Watch the trailer and check out the poster below. sb id="1040321" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
"What if there was a place, a secret place, where nothing was impossible?" We've been waiting for a first glimpse at Brad Bird's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for awhile, and the teaser trailer has finally arrived. Britt Robertson finds herself able to travel to some incredible world from tomorrow by touching a mysterious pin that looks like it came straight from Disneyland. It's just a teaser trailer, and we only get a glimpse at the sci-fi world in action, but it's a pretty great tease for what's to come next summer. You can bet that pin (which is being handed out at Nycc right now) is going to be a hot commodity. Watch below now! Here's the teaser trailer for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland straight from Disney: Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) who co-wrote the script with Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, »
- Ethan Anderton
Towering engineers, spine-chilling arachnid facehuggers, and ever-menacing Xenomorphs; it can only be a collection of concept art from Alien. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 classic, Yahoo Movies has published a series of terrifying paintings that H.R. Giger originally presented to the director during pre-production all those years ago.
There are eight sketching in total, and they will be available to those who pick up the recently-released anniversary Blu-ray bundle, which comprises all four of the Alien films.
In the build-up to 2012’s quasi-prequel, Prometheus, the outlet also had the opportunity to speak with Ridley Scott, who touched upon his first meeting with the late, great Swiss artist, stating that the Xenomorph as we know it is all but deceased.
- Michael Briers
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