Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott to Direct ‘The Cartel,’ Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed for Lead Role

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
Paramount
Ridley Scott’s The Martian doesn’t hit theaters until later this year, but the director is already lining up his next ambitious project: The Cartel, based on the best-selling, and much-buzzed-about book by Don Winslow. In addition, 20th Century Fox is reportedly eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio to take the leading role, which could attract some healthy awards season attention.

‘The Martian’ Star Matt Damon Says This Movie Is Totally Different From ‘Interstellar’

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by Britt Hayes June 17, 2015 @ 6:07 PM
20th Century Fox
For the second time in as many years, Matt Damon will be starring in a sci-fi film as an astronaut stranded all alone on a planet. In Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Damon played Dr. Mann, whose mental health went a bit wackadoo after he was left alone in space. In Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars and struggling to survive. To further invite comparisons, both films star Jessica Chastain. But Matt Damon would like to assure you that these films are very different.

‘The Martian’ Reveals New Video and Two More Images, Trailer Reportedly Arrives Very Soon

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by Britt Hayes June 7, 2015 @ 1:17 PM
We sure have been seeing a whole lot of images from The Martian lately — Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi film starring Matt Damon has been dropping images left and right, and we still haven’t even seen a trailer yet. The latest stills from the movie feature Matt Damon (of course) and Jeff Daniels, while a new video introduces us to the crew of the Ares 3, giving us our first look at footage from the film.

15 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Blade Runner’

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 26, 2015 @ 10:57 AM
It’s hard to imagine anyone else besides Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. Even Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel the film is based on said, “If Harrison Ford had not played that role, Deckard would never become an actual person.” But, it almost was not Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott was in talks with Dustin Hoffman to star in the film (alongside Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), before both were recast, just three months before shooting began. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which tracks down replicants with Blade Runner!

‘The Martian’ Reveals Even More Images of Matt Damon’s Stranded Astronaut

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by Britt Hayes May 25, 2015 @ 1:31 PM
20th Century Fox
Yesterday, we got our first peek at Ridley Scott’s upcoming film The Martian, featuring a very lonely Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars (hence the title, obviously). Today brings a batch of new images from the film, featuring even more shots of Damon all alone on the red planet, plus a bonus photo confirming that yes, there are other people in this movie — namely, Kristen Wiig.

‘The Martian’ Reveals First Look at Matt Damon’s Lonely Astronaut in Ridley Scott’s Latest

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by Britt Hayes May 24, 2015 @ 10:24 AM
20th Century Fox / Empire
Just last year, Matt Damon played an astronaut in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. And now he’s at it again, donning a space suit for Ridley Scott’s latest film. Our first look at Damon in The Martian has arrived via three new images, and unsurprisingly, he looks like an astronaut. It’s actually kind of a good look for him.

Liam Neeson’s ‘Narco Sub’ Lands ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Brian Kirk

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2015 @ 8:25 PM
Twentieth Century Fox
After struggling to secure a director for a while now, upcoming action thriller Narco Sub has hired Brian Kirk, known best for helming episodes of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Liam Neeson is set to star in the new film, which will once again find him playing a government official taking on some very bad dudes.

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Movie Made Some Changes to Avoid Overlapping With ‘Prometheus 2’

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2015 @ 12:13 PM
Neill Blomkamp
Another day, another batch of information from director Neill Blomkamp about his upcoming Alien project. Previously, we learned that the new film would take place between Ridley Scott’s Alien and its sequel, Aliens, and although it’s avoiding Alien 3 and Resurrection, it’s not going to mess with the canon established in those films…somehow. Blomkamp’s new project also won’t interfere with Prometheus 2, though the director reveals that he did have to make some changes to keep the films from overlapping.

15 Frightening Facts About Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
Alien is now widely considered to be one of the best sci-fi/horror films ever made, but originally Fox didn't want to make it. In fact, it was only the success of another one of the biggest sci-fi films of all-time — Star Wars — that convinced the studio to give director Ridley Scott the greenlight. So, without Chewbacca, there would be no xenomorphs. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Alien!