Ridley Scott will direct the Alien prequel film

Variety confirmed a story by Collider.com, that Ridley Scott’s production company is indeed developing a prequel to his classic sci-fi horror film Alien. However according to the trade, Scott himself will direct, not his protege, Carl Rinsch, and Jon Spaihts, who got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, will write the screenplay.

Hasbro lining up top talent for film adaptations including Brian Grazer producing Stretch Armstrong, Gore Verbinski directing Clue, Michal Bay helming Ouija and Ridley Scott directing Monopoly

Universal and Hasbro jointly announced that the first feature film to be released under Universal and Hasbro’s six-year partnership, Stretch Armstrong, has been dated for theatrical release on April 15, 2011. They also announced Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster) will team with Hasbro to bring the iconic action figure …
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Who’s directing the Alien Prequel?

According to a report by EW, either Ridley Scott or no one at all. Apparently Scott’s production company and Fox, which owns the rights to the franchise, have conflicting ideas about who should helm the potential project. Scott plans to produce and had personally chosen commercials director Carl Erik Rinsch – whose ads for German …
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Inhabited Island film details

There was a story on Variety about how well the Russian sci-fi epic Inhabited Island opened locally, so I wanted to share some details on this film. The film is a certified blockbuster in Russia and the Ukraine, and has a rich and dark look, which is described as reminiscent of Blade Runner and Fritz …
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Alien film review

The good news: Sigourney Weaver’s famous underwear shot, which probably launched millions of now middle-aged men straight into puberty and beyond, has survived Ridley Scott’s keen eye in his digitally remastered 2003 director’s cut of Alien. As for the bad news, well, there really isn’t any. Alien, first released in 1979 and in theaters right …
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Blade Runner film review

A rare masterpiece in both the sci-fi and film noir genres. Blade Runner makes you think, makes you question reality, and makes you return to watch it again and again. I own both the VHS and the DVD and have seen the movie a dozen times. It gets better with age. The best work of …
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Body of Lies film details

Genre: Espionage Thriller Release date: October 10 Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Screenplay by William Monahan Based on the novel by David Ignatius Producers: Ridley Scott, Donald De Line Executive Producers: Michael Costigan, Charles J.D. Schlissel Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon McBurney Synopsis Based on …
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Casting News for Will Smith’s I Am Legend

The Francis Lawrence-directed remake of The Omega Man, I Am Legend, is currently in production and filming in New York City and the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. I have news that, in addition to starring Will Smith, the film will also feature the beautiful Salli Richardson Whitfield (who appeared in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Antwone Fisher as Berta Davenport) and gorgeous …
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Toronto Film Fest Premiere Lineup

The latest from Paul Verhoeven, Ridley Scott, Anthony Minghella, Douglas McGrath and Patrice Lecontewill all premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Festival organizers have booked world premieres for Minghella’s Breaking and Entering, about intersecting lives in London that stars Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn and Vera Farmiga; and Scott’s A Good Year, the Russell Crowe movie about an investment banker who moves to …
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Director of Hero Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles

It’s easy to forget that Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou) was critically acclaimed for his touching dramas, long before the success of action gods House of Flying Daggers and Hero. Before his next action epic arrivesd, he brings us Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles the story of a Japanese father who travels to China’s Yunnan province in the place …
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