Following reports of his potential involvement over the summer, Kenneth Branagh is official set to helm 20th Century Fox’s remake of director Sidney Lumet’s classic Murder on the Orient Express, itself based on Agatha Christie’s famed mystery novel of the same name. Branagh will pull double duty in the remake, taking on the lead role originated by Albert Finney in the 1974 film.
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For a while it didn’t seem like Ridley Scott would ever make his long-promised (threatened?) sequel to Blade Runner, which suited most fans of the classic dystopian sci-fi flick just fine. But when director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins signed on, suddenly Blade Runner 2 was not only actually happening, but it sounded like a great idea. Although he was previously only rumored for a role in the sequel, Ryan Gosling is now confirming his part in the film, while Scott has offered details on what we might expect from the opening scene.
Just the other day, director Ridley Scott slipped (?) and revealed the new title for his upcoming Prometheus sequel would be Alien: Covenant. This was news to many, considering Scott previously slipped and revealed the title was Alien: Paradise Lost...
Back in September Ridley Scott casually announced that his sequel to Prometheus is called Alien: Paradise Lost, with the director confirming that production begins next February on what will be a more direct prequel to the Alien franchise. And just as we were getting comfortable with that title, it appears that Scott may have changed his mind, as he’s once again revealed a new name for the sequel.
You see, when a male Xenomorph and a Queen Xenomorph love each other very, very much… Hopefully Ridley Scott will have a more eloquent explanation for the origins of the terrifying aliens designed by H.R. Giger, as the director has revealed that his Prometheus sequels will shine some light on where the mysterious creatures come from. Scott will have some additional assistance in that regard, as Spectre writer John Logan has come aboard to revise the screenplay for the sequel.
In space, no one can hear your pre-production developments being set back. Sci-fi filmmaker Neill Blomkamp tweeted as much last night when he announced that his upcoming fifth entry under the Alien franchise banner had been put on hold in favor of a sequel to Alien prequel Prometheus, courtesy of the original Alien director Ridley Scott.
Ridley Scott is quite fond of releasing director’s cuts of his films, and while there will be an eventual extended cut of The Martian on DVD and Blu-ray, you can watch one of the scenes that didn’t make it into the theatrical version right now. Released from the “Ares Archives,” the scene above features Matt Damon’s astronaut Mark Watney doing what he does best: science. And jokes. Lots of jokes.
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.