While Ridley Scott is currently shooting the big budget bible tale "Exodus" with Christian Bale starring as Moses, and his most recent film "The Counselor" is currently baffling audiences nationwide, he is already lining up his post-"Exodus" project, one that will see the director playing with a much more modest scale. According to The Wrap, Scott is looking to make a movie about the real life epidemic of football-related concussions.
This has been a hot-button issue both in the sports world and national press, as football-related concussions have led to much more serious health risks for the athletes involved. It would be interesting to see Scott tackle a contemporary, realistic drama like this, especially since he's so well versed in creating fantastical or imaginary worlds.
According to The Wrap report, Scott is now meeting with high profile screenwriters, who can shape the issue into a viable screenplay with a strong narrative. »
- Drew Taylor
Sir Ridley Scott is planning a film about American football concussions.
His upcoming project will centre around practices of the NFL which put its players in danger, reports Deadline.
It will look at the history of illness and brain disorders that have plagued some of football's top players.
The director is currently looking for a writer to tackle the script for the untitled movie. The project is said to be lined up to follow his next film Exodus.
Scott's most recent release, The Counsellor, has proven one of the worst openings of his career.
Watch a trailer for The Counsellor below: »
In a day that’s already seen Disney bump Star Wars: Episode VII back a few months, Brad Bird’s latest film for the studio is also getting pushed back. Tomorrowland was originally scheduled to open in December 2014, but the official release date is now five months later as Disney has dropped in onto May 22nd, 2015.
This seems like a supreme vote of confidence by the mouse house as they are now opening the film a mere three weeks after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not only that, but they are also placing it in an extremely crowded summer season, with Jurassic World, Terminator 5, James Bond 24 and Ant-Man also on the schedule, among others.
Bird scripted Tomorrowland along with Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof. The film stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie and rumors about the plot have been centered on a mysterious box of Disney paraphernalia that Lindelof and Bird brought to Disney’s D23 Expo. »
- Steven Attanasie
Ridley Scott has signed on to direct a currently untitled football drama.
The project will examine the long-term effects of concussions in the NFL. It will largely be based in fact and take a look at the issue which is plaguing the league.
The director will also be writing the script for the project, which is expected to come together very quickly. He will start working on the film after the completion of his biblical epic Exodus. That project is currently shooting and stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.
Ridley Scott will also be producing alongside Giannina Facio. He most recently directed the sci-fi film Prometheus and crime drama The Counselor. He also has a Untitled Blade Runner Project in the works.
No production schedule has been released. »
A sequel to Blade Runner, the Cold War drama Reykjavik, a film about the Gucci family dynasty, an adaptation of The Forever War and a sequel to Prometheus are all in development for director Ridley Scott, and that's not even all of the projects the filmmaker is linked to. Now the director of this year's The Counselor is already working on his Biblical epic Exodus starring Christian Bale, but he's adding yet another project to his perpetually growing future slate. Deadline has word that Scott wants to direct a drama shining light on the debilitating effects concussions have on football players, and why no one seems to care. The project is described as being in the same vein as The Insider, where league owners and other sports authorities allow and sometimes cover up these serious injuries, much like the tobacco industry covers up all their shady connections to addiction and cancer. »
- Ethan Anderton
Fresh from directing Cameron Diaz to fuck a Ferrari, casting Christian Bale as Moses, and prepping sequels to both Blade Runner and Prometheus, Ridley Scott is moving on to the story of a life beset by confusion and questionable decision-making, with football this time. Deadline reports that Scott hopes to make a movie, akin to Michael Mann’s The Insider, that looks at the hot-button issue of the NFL’s complicity in allowing its players to sustain the debilitating concussions that make their retirement years a waking hell, and football games so damn exciting for everybody. It’s unclear where »
Each week Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. With the release of The Counselor last week, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Ridley Scott as director.
Although Ridley Scott’s career may not have as many hits as Speilberg’s or Scorsese’s despite being active for just as long, his work has influenced the art of filmmaking just as much. While Speilberg may have blazed trails with his storytelling and Scorsese with his characters, Ridley Scott made waves due to the sensory impact of his movies on their audiences. Like George Lucas, Scott understood the importance of visual and audio stimulation and how these attributes could be used as impactful film making tools. While Lucas’ work resulted in raising audience’s expectations for special effects, Ridley Scott’s work has raised audiences’ expectations »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
As director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) gears up to go into production on Jurassic World, we now have another name rumoured to be joining to the cast of the latest instalment in the blockbuster dino-franchise.
According to Hypable, Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel) is being lined up for a role in the film, although there's no word on a potential character. Schwartzman becomes the latest actor to be linked to the hotly-anticipated sequel following Idris Elba (Prometheus, Thor: The Dark World), Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3, Oldboy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3, The Help), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer, Melissa & Joey), but like everyone else, his involvement remains unconfirmed by Universal at this point.
Jurassic World is scheduled to begin filming this winter ahead of a release on June 12th 2015.
- Gary Collinson
★★★★☆ Genuinely great science fiction films are few and far between. This leads to a curious trait in genre fans; the hunger for the next classic reaches fever pitch every so often, resulting in a game of extremes, with perfectly decent efforts being dismissed with unwarranted vitriol and gargantuan expectations placed on the next great hope. In this cycle, four years since Duncan Jones' Moon (2009) took no prisoners, Ridley Scott's divisive Prometheus (2012) and Joseph Kosinski's glossy Oblivion (2013) became the undeserved whipping boys, with Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (2013) becoming the latest potential beacon of light.
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- CineVue UK
This week sees the UK release of Gravity. Written and directed by Alfonzo Cuarón, the mind behind Children Of Men, Gravity stars A-listers Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The film has been both a box-office and critically acclaimed success.
The film joins Dr Ryan Stone (Bullock) on her first space expedition aboard the Space Shuttle Explorer. Ryan is joined on her mission by veteran astronaut Max Kowalski (Clooney). The two person crew encounter problems whilst completing a routine spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
All the commotion about the film has got us at Thn thinking about all things space-related. Yesterday James Story contemplated the idea of space itself and how it is portrayed within the world of film. Today I take us through some of the more iconic space explorers all of which started their journey on Earth.
Captain Steve Hiller
As Seen In: Independence Day.
Played By: Will Smith. »
- Kat Smith
Two beautiful young corporate executives engage in a dangerous and tantalizing competition that will take a deeply personal and violent turn in Passion, the wildly received new thriller from suspense master Brian De Palma. The film, starring Rachel McAdams (as she's never been seen before) and Noomi Rapace, arrives on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD on November 5, 2013, from eOne. The SRPs are, respectively, $29.98 and $24.98.
Forty years after his breakthrough thriller Sisters put him in the suspense/horror pantheon, Brian De Palma returns to the sleek, sly, seductive territory of Dressed to Kill and Body Double with Passion, an erotic thriller fueled by sex, ambition and the murderous side of passion. Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star as two »
- Uncle Creepy
(Cbr) The continuing adventures of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and android David-8′s severed head are still on their way — it’s just a matter of time. Michael Fassbender spoke with Yahoo! Movies about the future of the "Prometheus" franchise. A sequel remains very much on director Ridley Scott’s radar, based on comments he made in October. According to Fassbender, the wait for more "Prometheus" news comes down to issues of timing and not wanting to rush the project’s progress. “You know, it takes time,” he said. “I don’t want them to rush it. I mean the reason that Pixar movies are so »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
The wait is over! After countless festival screenings and a blockbuster debut Stateside, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is finally initiating its landing sequence for UK shores. The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney thriller has already been declared the greatest space film ever made by a certain James Cameron, and it's following in a long line of movie masterpieces that have embraced the infinite celestial darkness.
Digital Spy takes a look at 9 space movies we think are essential viewing ahead of Gravity's release on November 8. Before you read on, it's best to establish the ground rules: these are all films that in some way feature men, women or robots of Earth exploring space. Star Wars is strictly fantasy so doesn't make the list and Moon misses out because, well, it mostly takes place on the moon!
Our pre-Gravity recommendations (in no particular order) and where to watch them are as follows. »
With Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender currently on the promotional trail with his all-star crime thriller The Counsellor, it’s reignited talk of a sequel to his Alien prequel Prometheus. Earlier in the week we learned from Scott that the film was in the process of being written. A new draft is being penned by Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen. Now the question has been put to Fassbender about a return as demented droid David and a re-teaming with the legendary director, which is expected to commence production once his biblical epic Exodus and Blade Runner sequel are out of the way.
Check out Fassbender’s surprisingly excited response:
Source: Yahoo! Movies UK
The post Fassbender Welcomes ‘Prometheus 2′ Delay appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
It must be nice to be a legendary director like Ridley Scott. Even if your latest film receives savage reviews and dismal box office numbers (The Counselor), you still have a number of projects in the works that will keep you employed for a good five years down the road. One of those projects is a sequel to Prometheus, which received a chilly response from moviegoers when it was released back in 2012.
Just a couple of days ago we heard that the script for the sequel was currently being written. Well, it seems as if they were just putting on the finishing touches as the director has revealed to Empire Magazine that the screenplay for Prometheus 2 is now complete.
“Prometheus 2 is written. I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015,” said the director.
- Jordan Adler
Since 2009 when he treated audiences to a double dose of brooding swagger in Fish Tank and Inglourious Basterds, Michael Fassbender has been a hotly sought after star. Since then landing lead roles in big flashy Hollywood fair like X-Men: First Class and Prometheus hasn't kept him from tackling risky indies like Shame, where he was forced to bare all, and the upcoming Frank, where he was asked to hide his insanely handsome face altogether. It seems clear that Fassbender is more interested in risky endeavors than he is sure bets, so it makes sense he's not shying away from the narrative feature debut of music video and TV director Adam Smith. Variety reports Fassbender has entered into negotiations to front Smith's gangster-centered drama Trespass Against Us. The screenplay penned by Alastair Siddons follows the trials and travails of the Cutler family, who over three generations live as outlaws, poaching for »
Here’s a first look of Mia Wasikowska in Madame Bovary, directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) from a screenplay by Rose Barrenche & Sophie Barthes, who adapted Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary.
The passionate drama tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.
The cast includes Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland, Jane Eyre), Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, We Need To Talk About Kevin), Academy-Award nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Sideways), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-man) Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Anna Karenina), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Winner and Cesar Award nominee »
- Michelle McCue
I don't know how many times I've recommended people buy the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray, but it consistently goes on sale at Amazon and it is a truly fantastic set (read my review here) and it's again on sale today at Amazon for only $19.49 (buy it here). The set, of course, includes Alien, Aliens, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection plus loads of bonus features. Here's a snippet from my review of the set: I can't find anything bad to say about this release. I don't have a single complaint or concern. Fox has put together an impressive package that will not only stand out on your shelf, but simply shimmers on your screen. I would wager very few people will have the stamina to get through all of the bonus material in the first month of ownership, giving you plenty to come back for when you somehow manage to pull yourself away from the films themselves. »
- Brad Brevet
Follow-up to much-hyped sci-fi blockbuster now finished, according to director of original film
• Prometheus: ten key questions
Scott, 75, said the script by Jack Paglen was finished and described his return to science fiction on the 2012 film as a "great experience". "Prometheus 2 is written," he said. "I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015."
"I thought I'd left science-fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in. Prometheus was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea."
- Ben Child
Although we recently learned a comic book sequel to Prometheus was in the works, it looks like the film sequel isn't dead. Director Ridley Scott told Empire the other day that, "Prometheus 2 is written. I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…" Neither of the films he will be working on in 2014 or 2015 will be a Prometheus sequel though: one is the biblical movie Exodus starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, and the »
- Jesse Giroux
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