Kate Mara Offered Role in Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN, What Does This New Film Mean for BLADE RUNNER 2 and PROMETHEUS 2?

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It’s looking fairly concrete that the next Ridley Scott film we’ll be getting is The Martian (after the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings of course).  The film will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must find his way back home. The script was written by the amazing Drew Goddard (based on Andy Weir’s e-book turned Crown novel).  And it could be good, I’m looking forward to seeing Scott work in a somewhat smaller scope.  I mean, it’s a sci-fi movie set on another planet but it looks as though it’s sort of an intimate film in the vein of Cast Away.

Last week we had heard that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig were in the mix to appear in the film.  I’m not sure if that’s still the case (it’s possible that this movie has a big female cast, though I’m sure someone who has read the book would know better than I), but Kate Mara (House of Cards) has been offered a role in the film.  Ridley Scott and Fox are aiming for a November 25th, 2015 release on this one, so they better get cracking.  Especially since Scott intends to make Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 right afterwards.  Hit the jump for more.

Ridley Scott Says He Will “Probably” Direct the BLADE RUNNER Sequel After THE MARTIAN; Talks PROMETHEUS 2

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Ridley Scott is a lot like Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen in that he’s become an incredibly prolific filmmaker in his 70s, but he differs from those two directors in that the projects he’s tackling are massive.  In the last four years, Scott has directed Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor, and most recently the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, and in between he found time to helm a pilot called The Vatican that Showtime ultimately passed on.  Scott is next gearing up to shoot the sci-fi survival film The Martian with Matt Damon, and in a recent interview with EW he revealed that production on the pic—which revolves around an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must find his way home—will begin in November.

But during the interview, Scott also revealed that Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 are both completely written, adding that he hopes to make the Blade Runner sequel directly after The Martian.  More after the jump.

Offer out to Harrison Ford to Reprise His Role as Deckard in Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER Sequel

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Alcon Entertainment has sent out a press release announcing that they’ve put out an offer to Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner sequel.  It’s a bit unusual for a production company to announce that they’re courting an actor; usually, press releases state that the actor is officially on board.  I’m sure this news is making fans happy, and Ford has expressed his interest in returning for the sequel on multiple occasions.  The press release doesn’t provide any details on the story other than saying it takes place several decades after the original.  It also doesn’t state the size of the role, but presumably it would be the lead, or at least one of the leads (maybe they’d hand it off to a younger actor?).  With an offer out to Ford, we don’t know if Scott plans to make Blade Runner 2 his next movie, but it’s certainly an interesting development/studio power play.

Hit the jump for Alcon Entertainment’s press release regarding Blade Runner 2 and Harrison Ford.  Ford is currently reprising another of his classic roles by starring in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he’ll be seen later this summer in The Expendables 3.  As for Scott, he’s currently in talks to direct The Martian starring Matt Damon.

Harrison Ford Doesn’t Care If Han Shot First; Expresses His Interest in Possibly Returning for BLADE RUNNER 2

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Yesterday, Harrison Ford participated in a Reddit AMA to promote the upcoming Showtime docuseries Years of Living Dangerously, which is about climate change.  During the AMA, Ford fielded plenty of questions about his career, personal life, interests, and various other topics.  Ford came off online as he usually does in interviews: charming when asked good questions, and not suffering fools when it comes to bad, fanboyish questions.  My personal favorite was when someone asked, “Who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?” and Ford responded, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”  And if you think he’s being a curmudgeon, he also says he was happy to take small roles in Anchorman 2 and The Expendables 3 because they looked like fun even though he hadn’t seen the previous movies.

Hit the jump for more including Ford’s thoughts on Blade Runner 2.

Ridley Scott Provides Updates on PROMETHEUS 2, BLADE RUNNER 2, and EXODUS; Says PROMETHEUS 2 Is Written

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Ridley Scott is currently doing press rounds for The Counselor.  The movie was a bit of a disappointment and tanked at the box office, but that’s okay because the director never slows down.  He’s already charged ahead with his follow up, Exodus.  In a recent interview with Empire, he says the story will be “Fucking huge” and of course he’ll have the parting of the Red Sea.  For those unfamiliar with the project, Christian Bale is playing Moses (because if anyone looks Jewish, it’s a guy named “Christian”), John Turtorro as Pharaoh Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, Seti’s wife, and Joel Edgerton as Pharoah Ramses.  We previously reported that Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley may have roles, but Empire doesn’t mention those actors.

Hit the jump for Scott talking about his upcoming projects, Prometheus 2, Blade Runner 2, and more.  Exodus is set for December 12, 2014.

Harrison Ford Says He’s Had Discussions with Ridley Scott about Returning for BLADE RUNNER 2

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Director Ridley Scott caught a bit of sequel fever around the time he agreed to make the Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus.  The filmmaker revealed that he was working on a sequel to his groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, and last year original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher came aboard to pen a screenplay that would take place “some years’ after the first film.  Word on Blade Runner 2 has been quiet as of late, though, as Scott was busy filming The Counselor and he’s now moved on to prepping his Moses epic Exodus, which starts filming next year with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton starring.

While Blade Runner 2 may or may not happen, it appears that Harrison Ford has had discussions with Scott about reprising his role as Deckard should the film come to fruition.  Hit the jump for more.

Director Ridley Scott Describes a Scene from the BLADE RUNNER Sequel

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Fans have been waiting patiently for a mere 30 years now for director Ridley Scott to return to the sci-fi genre, and the wait will finally be over with the release of Prometheus this week.  As if one Alien-connected return to the genre wasn’t enough, Scott is also developing a sequel to his 1982 classic Blade Runner.  We know that the follow-up takes place “some years after the first film” and it was recently announced that the original pic’s writer, Hampton Fancher, has been brought on develop and write the sequel for Scott to direct.

Steve recently sat down with Scott to talk about Prometheus, but the director also shared a ridiculously exciting gift regarding the Blade Runner sequel: he described a full scene.  In order to give us an idea of the visual style he’s planning for the follow-up, Scott took the opportunity to map out a scene from the project that could easily serve as the opening to the film.  Hit the jump for more.

Ridley Scott Talks PROMETHEUS, Viral Advertising, TRIPOLI, the BLADE RUNNER Sequel, PROMETHEUS Sequels, More

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No matter how much time you get with director Ridley Scott, it’s never enough.  After all, you could spend an entire interview discussing the original Alien, Blade Runner, or his under-appreciated gem, Kingdom of Heaven (specifically the director’s cut with forty additional minutes that completely changes the film).  So when I got to participate in a roundtable interview with Scott yesterday in London for Prometheus, his first sci-fi movie in thirty years, you could say I was a bit excited.

During the twenty minute interview, Scott talked about how Prometheus came about, it’s relation to the original Alien, the viral marketing, technology, his fascination with robots and artificial intelligence, and so much more.  In addition, Scott talked about other projects like Monopoly, the Blade Runner Sequel, what ever happened to Tripoli and what it was about, and reveals that he already has ideas for the Prometheus sequel, assuming he gets to make one.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.

TOP 5: First Poster for ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, BLADE RUNNER Sequel, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, THE POSSESSION Trailer, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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In today’s opening paragraph I feel compelled to share this bit of wisdom with all of our readers: don’t ever attempt to renovate a house without ample professional help. Never. Just don’t do it. For the past three weeks I, the least handy person you may never meet, have been tasked with doing things that only Bob Vila and a few select others could be reasonably prepared for. It’s an all-consuming, seemingly neverending process that leaves you as the only movie blogger in the history of the civilized world who hasn’t yet seen The Avengers. Trust me, it’s a lonely place…

All warnings aside, in store for you in this week’s Top 5 is the first poster for the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, pleasant news regarding the Blade Runner sequel, interviews with Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick and more for the rom-com What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the first trailer for producer Sam Raimi‘s The Possession, and a 4-minute “super preview” of The Amazing Spider-Man. Per usual, a brief recap and link to each falls after the jump.

Original BLADE RUNNER Screenwriter to Pen Sequel for Ridley Scott; Follow-Up Takes Place “Some Years” After First Film

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All eyes are on Ridley Scott’s pseudo Alien follow-up Prometheus this summer, but the director is also working on revisiting another one of his sci-fi classics.  Last August it was announced that Scott would be directing a new Blade Runner movie.  He’s been developing the film—now confirmed to be a sequel—while putting the finishing touches on Prometheus, and now it’s been announced that Scott is bringing an old friend into the fray.  Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original Blade Runner, is in talks to develop and write a sequel to their groundbreaking 1982 film.  Hit the jump for more.

Ridley Scott Confirms that Harrison Ford Isn’t in Talks for BLADE RUNNER Sequel

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A couple days ago, Alcon Entertainment debunked the rumor that Harrison Ford might return for Ridley Scott’s sequel to Blade RunnerEntertainment Weekly, not content to trust the people who are financing the movie, spoke to Scott to double-check that Ford wasn’t really in it.  Guess what: Ford isn’t in it.  Scott explains that they don’t even have a script, so he doesn’t know if there’s even a place for replicant detective Rick Deckard.  But Scott, exercising common sense, wouldn’t rule out the possibility of trying to bring Ford back if that’s what the script calls for.

The Blade Runner sequel is ways off, folks.  If you’re eager for a Ridley Scott sci-fi return, look forward to Prometheus.

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