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Tom Hardy To Star In BBC Drama Series 'Taboo,' Produced By Ridley Scott, Penned By Steven Knight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 7:23 PM
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Tom Hardy, Inception
With "Locke" coming to theatres later this month, and with a role booked for the second season of "Peaky Blinders," it looks Tom Hardy and writer/director Steven Knight are getting along smashingly. And they are now set to expand their working relationship.

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Gets Title Change, Will Produce 'A Better Place' From 'Out Of The Furnace' Writer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 3:24 PM
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Exodus Christian Bale
Given the recent news that Ridley Scott's next movie (unless he squeezes in something else, which we doubt) is basically "Prometheus 2," which is set to to arrive in 2016, it's easy to forget that the busy filmmaker has one coming this year. And it's a different flavor than than sci-fi sequel, or last year's grim, talky "The Counselor." It's the Biblical tale "Exodus," and it's getting a title change.

The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 25, 2014 3:52 PM
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Jodorowsky's Dune Poster
The grass is always greener on the other side. We always covet what we can never attain. Last week, Sony Pictures Classics' must-see documentary “Jodorowsky's Dune” opened in limited release; director Frank Pavich's funny, affectionate tale of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert's indispensable sci-fi classic for the big screen (our review). So ambitious and grand—legends like Pink Floyd, Mick Jagger, H.R. Giger, Mœbius, VFX wizard Dan O'Bannon, Salvador Dali and Orson Welles were some of the names mooted to be involved—perhaps Jodorowsky’s version was so insane it never could have really happened, or perhaps if it had, it would have been a epic fail (indeed David Lynch's version, which would eventually bring the story to the big screen in 1984, was one of that visionary director's biggest stumbles, even according to Lynch himself).

Ridley Scott’s 2016 Mystery Project Is Revealed As ‘Prometheus 2’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 24, 2014 7:45 PM
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Prometheus
Well, that didn’t last too long. 20th Century Fox announced a rash of future dates last year going as far as 2018. The big eye-grabber was a trio of super hero films, “The Wolverine 2,” a sequel to “The Fantastic Four” that hasn’t even begun shooting yet and an Untitled Marvel Mystery movie for summer 2018, which has still not been revealed.

Ridley Scott Says He Prefers Director's Cut Of 'The Counselor,' Mocks Fox Studio's Prudishness

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 28, 2014 5:21 PM
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The Counselor
When "The Counselor" was released last fall, it was an intriguing conundrum: how had Ridley Scott, the one-time bad boy auteur behind "Blade Runner" and "Alien," taken the first original screenplay by legendary American author Cormac McCarthy (of "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road" fame), and turned in something so vacant and bizarre? We puzzled over this at the time, both in our review and in comparing the final version to the lengthier, filthier, more philosophically-minded screenplay. With the recent release of the Blu-ray, not only do we get a more satisfying cut of the movie, but its accompanying commentary provides a shockingly honest and insightful glimpse into who Scott is as a filmmaker today.

Microsoft Squashes Rumors Of Ridley Scott-Produced 'Halo' Movie

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 15, 2014 9:17 AM
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Ridley Scott, The Counselor
In addition to the ever-growing list of projects he’s eyeing to direct, Ridley Scott has also accrued other projects he intends to only produce, a large list in its own right. And while it’s not surprising that Monday morning brought news of yet another Scott-produced film, what did set tongues wagging was the future film’s multi-billion dollar source material.

Unrated Extended Cut Of Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor' Coming To Blu-ray in February

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 10:09 AM
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The Counselor
Back in October, we pored over Cormac McCarthy's script for "The Counselor" and compared it to the theatrical cut of Ridley Scott's film—and there was a lot left on the cutting room floor. While we dug into The 5 Best Deleted Scenes from the movie, there is ton more, and now you're going to see it all.

First Look: Christian Bale In Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 9:22 AM
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Exodus Christian Bale
From a grizzled factory worker trying to make ends meet and keep his brother on the straight and narrow in "Out Of The Furnace" to a paunchy con man in "American Hustle," Christian Bale has once again shown his chameleon-like approach in two movies released within weeks of each other. And if you need more proof of the man's ability to shape-shift as the role permits, here's further evidence.

Ridley Scott's 'The Vatican' Shut Down; Dennis Wilson Biopic 'The Drummer' Shuttered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 1:11 PM
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So, here's an interesting parallel. Earlier today we learned that Hollywood was deciding to reboot "The Naked Gun" and remake Sidney Lumet's "The Murder On The Orient Express," because that's the way things go today. And now, in a cruel irony, two much more original sounding projects have bitten the dust for a variety of reasons.

Ed Helms Starring In 'The Naked Gun' Reboot & Ridley Scott Scheduling 'The Orient Express' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 10:04 AM
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The Naked Gun Ed Helms
Ah, Hollywood, where the best present one can get under the tree are the remake/reboot rights to a studio property. And really, they shouldn't have....

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