Ridley Scott to Next Direct PROMETHEUS Sequel for March 4, 2016 Release; Filming Will Begin This Fall [Updated]

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When 20th Century Fox announced a glut of release dates last week, buried among the many superhero sequels and team-ups was an Untitled Ridley Scott Project dated for March 2016.  Scott has a number of projects on his plate at the moment, but many wondered whether this untitled project might be the Blade Runner sequel that’s been heating up over the past year, or maybe even the promised Prometheus 2.  Well it appears that the mystery has been solved, as The Wrap reports that the untitled project is indeed a Prometheus sequel.  Moreover, a new writer has been brought onboard and Scott is now eyeing a fall production start-date for the pic.  More after the jump.

[Update: Variety confirms that a new writer has been hired for Prometheus 2, but notes that it's unclear whether Scott will direct and that the film is still undated.  The Wrap's reporter doesn't appear to be disputing Variety's claims, so it's possible the initial story jumped the gun a bit. Hopefully more will be clear soon, but our original story follows after the jump.]

New to Blu-ray: MAN OF STEEL, FRANCES HA Criterion, DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SERIES, and More

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New to Blu-ray this week, Superman flies to home video, Noah Baumbach’s latest film gets the Criterion treatment, and a controversial Oliver Stone classic (which one?) receives a collector’s edition upgrade.

Diablo Cody Talks Her Directorial Debut PARADISE, Ending Up with a Sweeter Film Than Planned, Moving into TV with PRODIGY, SWEET VALLEY HIGH, and More

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From writer/director Diablo Cody, the charmingly sweet dramedy Paradise tells the story of a sheltered young woman named Lamb (Julianne Hough), who loses her faith after a plane crash that leaves much of her body severely burned.  Setting out on a journey to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life, Lamb meets unlikely companions Loray (Octavia Spencer) and William (Russell Brand), and they form a bond that will help each of them find their own salvation.

At the film’s press day, Diablo Cody spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what inspired the film, how the main character ended up with the name Lamb, the challenges of casting, how the film ended up brighter and sweeter than she ever imagined it would be, that she was scared shitless, every single day that she was directing, and how she doesn’t think she’ll be any less nervous for the next film that she helms.  She also talked about the TV show, Prodigy, that she’s currently developing for Fox with Josh Schwartz, and the status of her Sweet Valley High movie musical.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Julianne Hough and Octavia Spencer Talk PARADISE, Drawing from Personal Experience, Fear of Zip Lining, and More

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From writer/director Diablo Cody, the charmingly sweet dramedy Paradise tells the story of a sheltered young woman named Lamb (Julianne Hough), who loses her faith after a plane crash that leaves much of her body severely burned.  Setting out on a journey to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life, Lamb meets unlikely companions Loray (Octavia Spencer) and William (Russell Brand), and they form a bond that will help each of them find their own salvation.

During a press conference at the film’s press day, actress Julianne Hough talked about bring restricted by the prosthetics for her character, what she learned from talking to burn survivors, being too tired to have girls’ nights while they were shooting in Vegas, and how much she drew on her own life for this role, while Octavia Spencer talked about how Loray is different from her, why she likes working with writer/directors, how petrified she was to try zip lining, and how her life has changed since receiving so much acclaim for The Help.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

TIFF 2013 Adds BASTARDS, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, Preview of Spike Jonze’s HER, and More

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has made the final touches on its line-up, and made some nice additions.  For the first time, TIFF will have movies in IMAX.  The films that will be going big are Gravity, Man of Tai Chi, Metallica Through the Never, and The Wizard of Oz.  All of these movies except Man of Tai Chi will also be in 3D.  Other additions include Claire DenisBastards, a conversation with Spike Jonze and a preview of his new film Her (the full film is scheduled to debut as the closer at the New York Film Festival), Ron Howard‘s Jay-Z documentary Made in America, and more.

Hit the jump for the new additions.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

First Trailer for Diablo Cody’s PARADISE Starring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, and Octavia Spencer

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The first trailer for Oscar-winning Juno and Young Adult scribe Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Paradise has landed online.  Formerly titled Lamb of God, the film centers on a young woman (Julianne Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life.  Once there, she encounters a couple of unlikely companions—a bartender (Russell Brand) and a card dealer (Octavia Spencer)—who aid her on her “journey of sin.”  Though this trailer doesn’t really tease anything too spectacular, Cody appears to have crafted an entertaining and heartfelt little dramedy for her first foray behind the camera.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Nick Offerman and Holly HunterParadise will be available VOD on DirecTV starting August 8th before hitting theaters on October 18th.

Julianne Hough Talks SAFE HAVEN, How She Landed the Role, Being Part of a Nicholas Sparks Movie, Emotional vs Physical Work, Improvisation and More

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The romantic thriller Safe Haven, from director Lasse Hallström and adapted from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ (The Notebook, Dear John) novel of the same name, tells the story of Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough), who arrives in the tiny coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, looking to make a new start.  Even though she’s hoping to keep a low profile, she finds herself interested in and attracted to local store owner Alex (Josh Duhamel), who has two young children.  Each are haunted by their past, but hopeful for their newfound happiness and love.

At the film’s press day, actress Julianne Hough spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she came to this role, what it’s like to be part of a Nicholas Sparks movie, what a big fan of his work she’s been (A Walk to Remember was her favorite movie, growing up), that she finds the emotional work more challenging than the physical, and how scary it was for her to try improvising.  She also talked about how excited she is for people to see another side of her, as Lamb in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise.  Check out what she had to say after the jump. 

Diablo Cody Talks about the 2013 Athena Film Festival, Female Writers and Directors She Admires, Plus Updates on PARADISE and SWEET VALLEY HIGH

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Now in its third year, the Athena Film Festival, a celebration of women and leadership held at Barnard College in New York, is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.  Co-chaired by producer Debra Martin Chase, filmmaker Mira Nair, actress Greta Gerwig and writer/director Diablo Cody, among others, the four-day festival, which has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind, includes conversations with directors and Hollywood stars, and workshops for filmmakers.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Cody talked about what sets the Athena Film Festival apart from other film festivals, why she wanted to get involved, the female writers and directors that she admires, and what it means to her when  young women or aspiring filmmakers tell her that she’s inspired them.  She also talked about why she decided to make her directorial debut with Paradise (she’s 99% sure that’s the title now) and what made Julianne Hough her leading lady, and said she was still working on the Sweet Valley High movie (based on the books by Francine Pascal), that it’s a musical with songs written by Tony Award winners Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, and how she saw that project as a great opportunity to tell those stories and appeal to the people who grew up with them, but also subvert them and make it really funny.  Check out what she had to say after the jump. 

Lots of New Info on Upcoming ALIEN Prequel Called PARADISE; Release Date NOT Delayed

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While we reported on one of those pesky internet rumors the other day about how the release date on Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel had been pushed back an entire year, it turns out the validity of said rumor was less than solid. Vulture reports that the release date, in fact, has not been pushed back. But that’s not all! The title of said Alien prequel is reportedly Paradise. In addition, Scott has been looking to cast actors Michael Fassbender and Michelle Yeoh in a couple of the supporting parts. Hit the jump to find out what roles Fassbender and Yeoh would play, some details on the plot, why Fassbender’s deal may not work out, and how that crazy internet rumor started in the first place.

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