People have been describing The Martian, the upcoming film from from Ridley Scott, as “the next Gravity.” It’s another lost-in-space adventure story with a small cast and huge life-or-death stakes. But the first trailer...
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Even though Ridley Scott’s been talking up this Blade Runner sequel for some time now, it was still uncertain whether or not Harrison Ford would return to reprise the iconic role of Rick Deckard in the new film. Now it looks like Han Solo isn’t the only iconic role Ford is reprising. In addition to the return of Ford, Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve has been tapped to helm the sequel, based on a script co-written by original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher.
“Hey, young movie. Why can’t you be more like that older movie, ‘The Goonies’? Everyone loves ‘The Goonies.’”—says some studio executive in the tone of a parent who isn’t mad, just disappointed. And so now that ‘Monopoly’ movie that was once set to be directed by Ridley Scott will be more like ‘The Goonies.’ But we all know that ‘Monopoly’ can try as hard as it wants, but it will never get the same kind of affection and attention as ‘The Goonies.’