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Over-Attached: What Projects Will Guillermo Del Toro, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann & Martin Scorsese Actually Make?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 16, 2012 11:58 AM
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It is very very hard to get a movie made. Even if you're at the top of the tree, anything can happen -- think of even AAA-lister Steven Spielberg, who couldn't get "Harvey" off the ground a few years back. So as such, the best thing a director can do is have several projects on the go, so that if one hits a snag, there's something else that could be ready to go.

Michael Fassbender May Star In Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'; Ridley Scott Officially Signs On To Direct In May

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 9, 2012 9:14 PM
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Maybe those expecting Ridley Scott to make back to back sci-fi films (possibly a "Blade Runner" prequel/sequel), should hold their horses a little bit (pun intended). Sure, project's are always up in the air, but celebrated American author Cormac McCarthy's spec script "The Counselor" looks like it's on the fast track to nextsville. The "Alien" director, and its upcoming sorta prequel, "Prometheus," who was circling the picture last week has apparently officially committed -- in writing and what not -- to direct the "No Country For Old Men"-esque story (but "on steroids") about a cocky lawyer who naively gets involved in the drug trade, thinking he can tame it, and finds himself caught up in a desperate situation.

Even Ridley Scott Doesn't Know If Harrison Ford Will Be In His New 'Blade Runner' Movie; 'Prometheus' Sequel Teased Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 4:45 PM
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First it was reported Harrison Ford was in talks for the brewing new "Blade Runner" movie, then that was shot down by the film's producer, but now, director Ridley Scott reveals he really has no idea at this point.

Harrison Ford Allegedly In Talks To Play Deckard Again In Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' Follow-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2012 1:00 PM
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One of the bigger news stories of last year was the report that, on the back of his sort-of-return to the "Alien" franchise for "Prometheus," which is set in the same universe, Ridley Scott was planning to go back to his other sci-fi classic, attaching himself to a new "Blade Runner" film, after Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to the series. But it was unclear for some time what form the film would take; a direct sequel? A prequel? Or, like "Prometheus," a mostly original project riffing on the same world and concepts?

Ridley Scott To Direct Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 9:40 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. Nearly two weeks after Cormac McCarthy sold his first spec script titled "The Counselor," Deadline reports it now has a director in Ridley Scott. Hooray? 

Joe Carnahan To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Death Wish'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 30, 2012 9:04 AM
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Joe Carnahan must be feeling vindicated this morning. The writer/director broke out with 2002's terrific, muscular cop thriller "Narc," but hasn't had a lot of joy since: his 2006 sub-Guy Ritchie action-comedy "Smokin' Aces" wasn't beloved by many, while a director-for-hire gig on the would-be-tentpole "The A-Team" was tepidly received by audiences and critics alike. But from that, he reteamed with star Liam Neeson for a far more personal project, the existential killer-wolf survival tale "The Grey," and was validated in a big way when the positively-received film topped the box office this weekend with a strong $20 million haul. Presumably, this has given him the cache to make something bigger and better next time around, something even dearer to his heart, like dream projects "White Jazz" or "Killing Pablo."

Ridley & Tony Scott Producing Documentary Based On Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 9:41 AM
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Forget Edward, Bella, Batman, Ethan Hunt, zombies, vampires, fairy tales or whatever other trend you might think is gaining heat, because it seems nothing is hotter right now than Abraham Lincoln. Last year, Robert Redford investigated his assassination with "The Conspirator," and in 2012 we'll have two versions of the famed president hitting screens, first in the revisionist genre tale "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" then in Steven Spielberg's prestige picture "Lincoln." But guess what history buffs, there is even more Abe on the way.

Flip The Pages Of The Out-Of-Print 'Blade Runner Sketchbook' By Syd Mead & Ridley Scott

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2011 10:36 AM
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With Ridley Scott revisiting his earlier work with his "Alien" spinoff/prequel/whatever "Prometheus," and with another "Blade Runner" movie on the horizon, while purists may shudder, he'll be introducing the movies that made him famous to a whole new generation. And there is something exciting (and kind of envious) about younger movie lovers experiencing the terror of outer space and the dystopia of a rain-soaked 2019 Los Angeles for the first time. But for those us who have been around the block already, there is something to take a look at if you think you've seen it all.

Producer Andrew Kosove Says Screenwriter For New 'Blade Runner' Film Will Be Announced Soon, Black List Script 'Prisoners' Still On The Way

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 23, 2011 1:54 PM
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With 2011 winding down, all eyes are now on 2012 and what the future will bring and one project that has been knocking around for a while is "Prisoners" -- but the new year should bring the film some better fortune.

Trailer: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Looks Like An Intense, Worthy Successor To 'Alien'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 22, 2011 11:33 AM
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Yep, another highly anticipated 2012 trailer has finally arrived.

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