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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Starring Matt Damon Moved Up To 2015, Tim Burton's 'Peregrine' Bumped And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 6:02 PM
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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘The Martian’ With Matt Damon In The Lead
When it was announced that Ridley Scott would be directing Matt Damon in "The Martian," there was that usual caveat that comes with anything associated with the director, that plans could change or the project could wind up on the backburner. But then things got more real when producer Simon Kinberg revealed that production would begin this fall. But wait, what about "Prometheus 2"? Isn't that supposed to be the next project from the filmmaker, and won't it fill that vacant release date Fox has slotted for it? The simple answer is: no.

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.

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.

Drew Goddard Drops 'The Martian,' But Fox Wants Matt Damon To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 3:43 PM
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With Drew Goddard's plate full right now writing, executive producing, showrunning and directing Marvel's Netflix series "Daredevil," and also now set to write and direct "Sinister Six" for Sony, you might have forgotten last spring that the filmmaker signed up to direct "The Martian" as his followup to "Cabin In The Woods." But those superhero projects have forced Goddard to move on, but that's not stopping Fox.

Drew Goddard Picks 'The Martian' As His 'Cabin In The Woods' Follow-Up

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 16, 2013 9:39 AM
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The upside to directing such a genre-shifting, subversive film as “Cabin in the Woods,” as Drew Goddard did, is that it provides ample experience for whatever world he'd like to tackle next. And indeed, after a string of high-profile writing gigs, the writer/director has chosen an ambitious setting and narrative for his follow-up -- one that features a new type of horror previously unexplored by him.

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