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Ridley Scott Talks Controversial Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Plus 10 New Pics From The Biblical Epic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 4:04 PM
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Exodus, Christian Bale
As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches on "Exodus: Gods And Kings" before it opens this Christmas (and remember, he's starting production on "The Martian" with Matt Damon this fall, which likely means it'll be in the can sooner rather than later), there is already controversy brewing around the Biblical epic. With Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses II, Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua, there has been criticism about casting white Hollywood actors in non-white roles. But Scott explains why he chose to go down that road.

Ridley Scott Says Scripts For 'Blade Runner 2' And 'Prometheus 2' Are Written, He Just Has Figure Out Scheduling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 1:46 PM
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As usual, Ridley Scott is juggling five thousand projects at once. He's currently wrapping up "Exodus: Gods And Kings" for release later this year, and this fall he'll begin rolling on the sci-fi film "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. But what about the long developing sequels to "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus"? Well, Scott promises both are coming, and he says that at least from a writing standpoint, they are ready to go.

Watch: Christian Bale Gets Biblical In First Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2014 7:31 PM
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Christian Bale, Exodus
Filmmaker Ridley Scott is 76 years old, but you wouldn’t know it from his prodigious output. He’s got 22 features under his belt, and between 2000-2014, he’ll have directed twelve feature-length projects (that’s 1.16 films a year if you wanna get nerdy about it). “Filmmaking for him must be like breathing.” Joel Edgerton told Entertainment Weekly about his “Exodus: Gods And Kings” director. “He’s got all the passion of a young filmmaker,” the lead actor Christian Bale said. “He’s not jaded.”

New Posters & Photos From Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’ Starring Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2014 3:35 PM
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Bible movies, they’re the hottest thing in Hollywood right now. Tinseltown has figured out—though many of them haven’t even come out yet—that Bible stories are public domain and therefore it's a “franchise” they can exploit.

New Images From Ridley Scott’s 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Starring Christian Bale

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 1, 2014 1:20 PM
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Exodus: Gods & Kings
"I guess I didn't pay attention in Sunday School," Ridley Scott told Entertainment Weekly recently about the depth of the story he'll explore in "Exodus: Gods And Kings." "There was so much I had forgotten. It's a marvelous human story about change. There are massive questions here. You treat it with great respect."

Simon Kinberg Says Ridley Scott’s Next Film Is ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon & Shoots This Fall

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 24, 2014 6:10 PM
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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon In The Lead
When Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” was announced with Matt Damon in the lead a few months ago, it sounded like it had a lot of heat and would be next for the prodigious and eclectic filmmaker. And according to writer Simon Kinberg, it is, and it’s shooting this fall.

Will Smith Gets On The Gridiron For Ridley Scott-Produced Concussion Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2014 5:45 PM
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Concussions are an issue for the NFL that is not going away. Just this week, football legend and Hall Of Fame quarterback Dan Marino sued the organization for injuries resulting from concussions, while the NFL has taken considerable criticism for not doing enough to protect players from harm. And it's against that backdrop which makes this news a lot more interesting.

Ridley Scott To Direct ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon In The Lead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 13, 2014 7:41 PM
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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon In The Lead
Looks like those early reports panned out. In April of this year, Drew Goddard vacated the director’s chair of 20th Century Fox's "The Martian,” but reports surfaced that the studio wanted Matt Damon to play the lead. Well, that turns out to be correct. Damon will star in “The Martian” for Fox and Goddard's replacement will be none other than Ridley Scott.

Aliens In Egypt: Ridley Scott To Produce And Direct Bonkers-Sounding ‘Pharaoh’ For HBO

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2014 9:25 AM
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Fresh off delving into Biblical Egypt with the upcoming Christian Bale epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings," it seems Ridley Scott isn’t satisfied with leaving the location quite yet. The history of ancient Egypt is rife with mythology, mystery, and ingenious methods, but forget day-laborers, slipways, and chisels—when it comes to delving into the creation of the country, Scott has extraterrestrial help on his mind instead.

James Cameron Wanted To Make 'Aliens 5' With Ridley Scott, Says 'Prometheus' "Didn't Add Up Logically"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2014 9:39 AM
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Alien 5, Scott, Cameron
You probably remember that at one point in the early aughts, Ridley Scott wanted to return to the 'Alien' franchise. This is years before “Prometheus” took shape and this version would have essentially been a more traditional “Aliens 5” with Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, and the alien battle taking place on Earth. But the “Aliens Vs. Predator” series not only stole the idea, but in the eyes of Scott, it sullied the franchise and he didn’t want anything to do with it. Though, they did consider it regardless for a while. "We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the fifth alien film]," Weaver told MTV in 2008. "Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]." But in the end he wiped his hands clean of it all for years until he found the right way to reboot the series with the prequel-like “Prometheus.”

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