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Ridley Scott To Direct Pilot Episode Of Showtime's Religious Thriller 'The Vatican'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2012 9:56 AM
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While as a producer, Ridley Scott has been behind countless projects on TV, as a director, he hasn't gone behind the camera for anything on the small screen in over four decades. You would have go back to a 1969 episode of the show "The Troublemakers" to find Scott's name on the episode "If He Hollers, Let Him Go." Well, it looks something has finally lured Scott to dip his toes back into the format where he first tested his skill.

Ridley Scott's 'Forever War' Getting A New Script From 'All You Need Is Kill' Writer, Remains Forever In Development

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2012 1:39 PM
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That Ridley Scott has many, many things he's attached to is nothing new, and it seems every few weeks brings with it another gig he's producing or possibly directing, or in this case, an update to a movie that has been cooking on a slow simmer for years.

Jon Spaihts Confirms His Leaked ‘Prometheus’ Script, Titled ‘Alien: Engineers’ Is Legit; 6 Things That Changed In The Original Script

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 12, 2012 4:00 PM
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There are two types of “Prometheus” fans: those who are huge fans of the “Alien” franchise and thus have poured over every ounce of the amazing bounty of extras in the “Prometheus” Blu-Ray, and those who are more casual, who want to know a bit more, are perhaps a bit puzzled and intrigued by the Damon Lindelof-penned, Ridley Scott-directed sorta-prequel to the 1979 film. We’ll assume you’re in the latter camp.

Ridley Scott Talks 'Prometheus' & 'Blade Runner' Sequels; Reminds Audiences He Doesn't Understand Power Of Mystery

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 12, 2012 12:38 PM
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Ridley Scott is frustrating more than a few times over. The filmmaker, while well-respected and considered one of the greatest living directors in some corners of the world, he arguably has an impressive but uneven career (see our retrospective for that argument), and only a few unimpeachable touchstones to his name. "Alien" and "Blade Runner" are obviously two of them and having already fumbled pretty hard with his not-a-prequel "Alien" prequel "Prometheus," Scott is attempting to pull off a sequel to "Blade Runner."

'Monopoly,' 'Action Man' & 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' Movies Get Backing, Are Actually Happening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 4:54 PM
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While a truly original and interesting movie like Charlie Kaufman's "Frank or Francis" struggles to scrape together the $10 million dollars more it needs to get made, it's a pretty good indication of where we're at these days that movies based on Hasbro games/toys "Monopoly," "Action Man" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos" are happening. Because who among us hasn't been sitting down during the fourth hour of a grueling game of "Monopoly" only to say, "Man, this would make a really great movie!"

Watch: Ridley Scott Explains How 'The Social Network' Helped Him Decide To Shoot 'Prometheus' On RED

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 12:18 PM
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With the artwork and extras finally locked down for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of "Prometheus," one little tidbit of info you likely won't find on the upcoming release is an explanation on why Ridley Scott chose to shoot on RED.

Must Watch Of The Day: Vintage Promotional Film For 'Blade Runner'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2012 5:15 PM
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Well this is certainly unexpected. Spurred on by an online discussion of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and the critical response it was met with some thirty-years-ago this summer, someone unearthed YouTube footage of a promotional film that was produced by M.K. Productions prior to the movie's release (Digital Trends via Open Culture). The promotional film was exhibited at horror, fantasy, and science fiction conventions back when those groups were highly marginalized by the studio and mainstream press (unlike today...), so you can tell that they were either a) really thinking outside the box or b) trying to cover their asses and gain some ground in what would become a truly log-jammed summer season. The film is a fascinating time capsule.

Michael Douglas To Play Ronald Reagan In Former Ridley Scott Project 'Reykjavik,' Mike Newell Now Directing

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 3:13 PM
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The Hollywood Reporter reevals that famously liberal actor Michael Douglas will play famously conservative president Ronald Regan in "Reykjavik," a Cold War drama once being eyed as a potential directing vehicle for Ridley Scott. Scott is still involved in the project, but will serve as a producer through his Scott Free banner. Mike Newell, who directed "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and a new version of "Great Expectations" that is debuting at Toronto in a couple of weeks, is in talks to helm the film.

Ridley Scott Halts Production On 'The Counselor' In Wake Of Tony Scott's Death

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2012 3:57 PM
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Today, Hollywood continues to reel from the tragic news that director Tony Scott took his own life over the weekend. While he shared collaborations with many of Hollywood's brightest talents and biggest stars, none were as close, creative or deeply meaningful as those with this brother Ridley Scott. The pair put their names behind Scott Free, a production shingle responsible for dozens of TV shows and films, allowing the brothers to develop and manage projects they were both passionate about. Tony's absence is undoubtedly a great loss, and understandably, Ridley is taking some time to grieve.

Watch: Full 'The Day Britain Stopped' Mock Doc Drama That Ridley Scott & Steve Zaillian Are Remaking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 3:10 PM
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With the Olympics gearing up to kick off tomorrow, London's public transit service has been under some serious strain and scrutiny in the past week as the world descends on the city for the games. Numerous delays have already been reported, with traffic in the city only due to increase in the coming days and weeks. So it's a bit ironic to think that nearly a decade ago, this was (sort of) the foundation of a disaster flick.

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