20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming film, The Martian! This intense sci-fi thriller features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. The latest footage shows Matt Damon as the world's best botanist as he fights to survive on Mars. It undoubtedly comes from master director Ridley Scott. The first few moments almost play like a follow-up to Prometheus. But then the humor kicks in amongst the space scares. And you know this is a slightly different type of film than Ridley Scott is usually known for.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, »
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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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.
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Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
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. »
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...
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"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."
There may be an upside to the delay of Blomkamp's project - it not only allows for more development time, it also lets him easier resolve any potential »
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Progress on Neill Blomkamp’s touted Alien 5 sequel has slowed down since its official announcement earlier this year. And according to a report from Bloody Disgusting, it’s a result of Fox’s other Alien-related movie: Prometheus 2. While the studio is apparently still enthusiastic to relaunch the franchise, the site’s intel says Fox is “being forced to hold off” until Ridley Scott begins production on the Prometheus sequel:
“Alien 5 is still very much in the works, as Fox remains hot on the idea,” our regular tipster tells us. “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.”
This delay on Alien 5 bears a silver lining. The extended development process will allow for Blomkamp to further work out kinks in the script and figure »
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Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but Disney has just released a first look at the cast of the upcoming spinoff film about a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans from the Death Star. Thanks to D23, the very first official photo has been revealed, featuring the cast which includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk are also announced to be joining Star Wars: Rogue One, along with Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.
Unlike the previous live-action Star Wars films, Rogue One will not revolve around the Jedi or the Force. The film is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the »
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, »
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“Star Wars: Rogue One” released the first image of the full cast at Disney’s D23 Expo, confirming the stars as Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One” has begun principal photography with “Godzilla’s” Gareth Edwards directing. The standalone film tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy.
“‘Rogue One’ takes place before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said Kennedy in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential ‘Star Wars’ feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director, »
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Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008's Oscar-winning Milk and the critically acclaimed Killing Them Softly; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let »
With Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fending off competition from Fantastic Four at the North American box office this past weekend, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have released a brand new featurette for the spy sequel, which explores Tom Cruise’s breathtaking plane stunt.
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With the Imf disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.
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Charlize Theron turns 40 years old today! We're getting in on the birthday fun by taking a look at some of the South African superstar's sexiest photos over the years. Charlize has starred in over 30 films, including Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and even took home the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Monster. But her early career in modeling definitely prepared her for a lifetime of sexy outfits and hot photos. Click through to see Charlize's hottest moments, and happy birthday, Charlize! »
Billed as a big-budget pic that blends romance with science-fiction, the film is being scripted by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, and chronicles an interstellar commute gone awry. In the lead role is Pratt, who is rudely awoken 90 years ahead of schedule when a technical malfunction forces him out of cryosleep. Alone aboard a space transport vessel housing thousands of dormant humans, he then makes the rather unconventional choice of waking up a fellow member of the crew: Jennifer Lawrence.
Given that Passengers is primarily a tragic love story between the two leads, it’s unclear which role Fishburne will be filling. Will he step into the shoes of another deep-space commuter? Or will his role be a minor, introductory role prior to the »
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With its renewed momentum, sci-fi project Passengers is coming together properly under the aegis of director Morten Tyldum. He’s now looking to add Laurence Fishburne to the mix.The script, written by Prometheus' Jon Spaihts, chronicles a ship en route to a distant colony with all of its crew in cryosleep. A malfunction causes one man (Chris Pratt) to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else. Unable to fix the situation and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to take the unusual and controversial step of waking up a fellow passenger (Jennifer Lawrence). Quite what Fishburne will be up to, even if he does make a deal, has yet to be announced. Will he be another passenger? Will he just be seeing the ship off? Is he destined only to appear on view screens? We do at least know what one other cast member is doing in the film, »
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The deep-cover espionage agency known as the Imf has been under fire, but now it faces total disbandment, even as »
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I don't know what it is, but we really start to get a little loopy as these latest episodes run over two hours long. This week Brad, Laremy and Greta are reviewing Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, talking documentaries, film festivals, "True Detective", Ronda Rousey, a trailer talk segment, listener voice mails, we try and call Brad's mom and much, much more. We've also officially launched the Patreon page for the podcast with a variety of award levels for Lizard patrons of varying shapes and sizes. Want to help keep the podcast alive and strong, click here, select a contributor level and join in on the conversation on the official Patreon boards. This is just as new for us as it is for you, we'll figure it out together. Note: New episodes of the podcast are no longer available through the old Libsyn app. All future podcasts will be released on iTunes, »
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After leaving science fiction behind for most of his career, it seems Ridley Scott has caught a bug and won't let the genre go. And for fans of Prometheus, that's great news. In a recent interview with Total Film, Ridley Scott stated that production on the sequel could begin as early as January 2016.
“I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” said the 77 year-old director.
After Damon Lindelof stepped away from writing the sequel, Jake Paglen (Transcendence) was brought on board to pen, with a re-write coming in from Michael Green, who'd worked with Scott on the Blade Runner sequel.
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