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Watch: Intense Teaser Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2013 9:56 AM
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Has Ridley Scott been watching Michael Bay movies? We can't remember the last time the veteran director delivered something this aesthetically slick and glossy, and it's an interesting veneer to add to what sounds like a gritty as fuck crime pic. Strap in, because the first international teaser trailer for "The Counselor" is here.

'Prometheus 2' Will Use 'Transcendence' Writer Jack Paglen To Terraform The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 10:11 PM
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Welcome to Hollywood, Jack Paglen. The writer has seen a quick ascension up the Hollywood food chain, thanks to his 2012 Black List placing script for "Transcendence," which is now being made into a Wally Pfister-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced, Johnny Depp-starring movie. Not bad. And for his next trick? He's jumping on board what could be the most difficult sequel in development.

'Blade Runner' Sequel Continues To Develop With 'Green Lantern' Writer Brought On Board; Prequels Also In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 3:58 PM
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Blade Runner, Green Lantern writer
So yes, there is a "Blade Runner" sequel happening, if somehow you missed the news. Last year, circa "Prometheus," Ridley Scott spent a considerable amount of time talking up the movie, with news that original writer Hampton Fancher was working with the director on the story. But since then, much has been quiet about the project set up over at Alcon. Other than the news that Harrison Ford might return in a small role, some links between "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus" being discovered and Sean Young (of all people) saying she's already met with Scott about the movie. All this to say, things are moving forward.

Watch: 1-Hour Ridley Scott Documentary 'Eye Of The Storm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 1:15 PM
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Still (im)patiently awaiting Ridley Scott's, Cormac McCarthy penned crime tale "The Counselor" coming later this year? Yeah, so are we. But until then, here's a nice little treat to tide you over -- a one-hour documentary on the career of the filmmaker from the British series "Omnibus."

Kate Winslet Is A 'Dressmaker'; David Tennant & Rosamund Pike Go On 'Holiday' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 3:36 PM
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Cannes starts next week, which means producers and buyers are flocking to the market, which means a bunch of projects are being announced, so let's just dive in...

Do You Have An Idea For 'Prometheus 2'? A "Freaking Out" Fox Probably Wants To Hear It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2013 4:38 PM
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If there is one (potenital) franchise that continues to be a muddle of confused ideas, it's "Prometheus." We'll spare you the blow-by-blow (again), but generally speaking, Jon Spaihts wrote a script that was a (more) direct prequel to "Alien" (including facehuggers) like had been initially planned, and then Damon Lindelof was brought it and it became the movie you saw last summer (you can read about some of the differences here). But for all the supposed mystery of "Prometheus," Ridley Scott wasted no opportunity to explain away everything and even toss in a loose tie to "Blade Runner" because why the fuck not. So needless to say, the waters have become a bit muddied, and Fox is reportedly none too pleased.

Watch: Ridley Scott & Hans Zimmer Talk Collaboration on ‘Thelma & Louise’ In Vintage Interview

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 27, 2013 9:36 AM
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Christopher Nolan may stand as Hans Zimmer’s choice of cinematic collaborator these days, but for a good stretch of more than a decade, Zimmer and Ridley Scott cut a string of iconic projects, starting with 1989’s “Black Rain” through to ventures like “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down.” The 1991 classic, “Thelma and Louise,” proved one of their early successes on that timeline, and now a rare interview with both men reflects their approach toward the unique material on show.

"This Movie Gets Worse Every Screening": Producer Notes For 'Blade Runner' A Fascinating Look At The Sci-Fi Classic

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 18, 2013 10:19 AM
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That Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" had a troubled production is no secret, with currently four different versions of the movie -- 1982 Theatrical Version, 1982 International Version, 1992 Director's Cut and 2007 Final Cut -- all readily available for those who truly want to dip into the tweaks and changes made along the way. However, uncovered notes from a pre-screening of the film for producers perhaps offer the most entertaining insight into what the filmmaker was up against in making the movie.

Christian Bale Courted To Part The Red Sea As Moses In Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 2:05 PM
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With Steven Spielberg leaving "Gods And Kings," the developing Moses movie over at Warner Bros (they're now keen on getting Ang Lee to take over), Fox isn't wasting a minute to try and beat them to the punch. You may have forgotten, but among the many, many, many, many, many, many, many projects Ridley Scott has on his plate is a Moses movie of his own. Apparently, this one is gaining fresh heat thanks to Steve Zaillian's rewrite, and Fox has their eye on a leading man.

Ang Lee Could Take Over 'Gods And Kings' From Steven Spielberg; Lines Up TV Debut At FX With 'Tyrant'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 11:02 PM
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The last we heard about Steven Spielberg's potential Moses movie "Gods And Kings" was well over a year ago, when word circulated that he might be eyeing a start date this spring. But obviously, a lot of things have happened since then. The director's "Robopocalypse" started moving to follow "Lincoln" until he delayed it, essentially freeing up his summer, part of which he'll spend as the Cannes Film Festival as the jury president, while also looking over newly tasked director Colin Trevorrow's work on "Jurassic Park IV." And oh yeah, he's also developing Stanley Kubrick's lost "Napolean" project as a TV miniseries on top of the many other big and small screen efforts he has his hands in. And it appears that he won't be parting the Red Sea any more.

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