Ridley Scott is heading into production on the newly-titled Alien: Paradise Lost early next year, which has reportedly pushed Neill Blomkamp’s separate Alien movie back just a bit to make room for the Prometheus sequel. Scott hasn’t been shy in discussing plans for the projects — particularly his own — and the director is at it again, teasing more plot details for Alien: Paradise Lost, as well as a potential release date for Blomkamp’s film.
Ridley Scott has been threatening us with Prometheus 2 ever since the first film left audiences baffled back in 2012. Now, riding high on rave reviews for The Martian, the legendary (and legendarily hit-and-miss) filmmaker has started talking about not just Prometheus 2, but Prometheus 3. And Prometheus 4. But don’t expect the next movie to have that title. In a new interview, Scott has revealed the follow-up to Prometheus will bear a title that directly connects it to the franchise that bore it.
Ridley Scott recently confirmed that Prometheus 2 will be his follow-up to The Martian, with filming set to begin early next year with Michael Fassbender returning to reprise his role as David. There were a lot of questions left unanswered by the first Prometheus film, and as it turns out, it might take Scott more than one film to answer them.
Stranded on Mars with only enough food to last about a year, Matt Damon’s astronaut Mark Watney has to do some seriously creative thinking — or, as the previous trailers suggest, he needs to “science the s—” out of his situation. In the latest clip from The Martian, Damon does a little math and feels confident in his unique botany skills.
Ridley Scott has often discussed his ideas for the Prometheus sequel, which would require Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender to return to continue their space adventures. With Fassbender’s increasingly busy schedule, it was unclear if the actor would actually return for Prometheus 2, but now Scott himself has confirmed that Fassbender will indeed be back when the film begins shooting early next year.
The Martian is probably the most fun you will ever have watching a bunch of nerds solve math problems.
The Martian premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, and we’ll have a review from our own Matt Singer shortly (spoiler: it’s a good movie), but until then you can enjoy this new clip from Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi offering, featuring a delightful Donald Glover using a stapler to explain his ambitious space-plan.
20th Century Fox has been offering some pretty great promotional videos for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, including a look at the harrowing journey to Mars hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and a surprisingly funny video featuring a series of interviews with the crew of the fictional Ares 3 mission. Their latest “in-world” video is basically a sleek promotional ad featuring Matt Damon’s astronaut Mark Watney.
We’re a little under a month away from the release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which may very well prove to be the director’s best film in years, if the trailers and TV spots are any indication. Everything we’ve seen so far (especially those viral videos) from Scott’s latest looks riveting and exciting, and while the latest TV spot is brief, it does offer a few glimpses of new footage.
So far, every bit of marketing for Ridley Scott’s The Martian has been pretty exciting — between the viral content, deliberately paced release of images and the trailers, someone at 20th Century Fox is well-deserving of a raise. The latest viral video features noted astrophysicist and Cool Guy™ Neil deGrasse Tyson in a fictional episode of StarTalk, examining the Ares 3 mission featured in The Martian.