New BLADE RUNNER officially a sequel with story from original team

As PROMETHEUS nears its anticipated release date, it appears that director Ridley Scott is becoming increasingly fascinated by his early filmography. While that film appears to be linked to Scott’s ALIEN universe, it seems we may also be closer to a sequel to BLADE RUNNER.

A press release has hit (hat tip to The Playlist), revealing that Scott is set to re-team with BLADE RUNNER's original writer Hampton Fancher to work on the story for the sequel to Scott’s beloved sci-fi masterpiece.

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PROMETHEUS score now available on iTunes; Kicks major levels of ass

Okay guys, I think we may be on the verge of seeing the best film of the summer here in a few weeks.

In advance of its theatrical release on June 1, the score for the new Ridley Scott sci-fi epic PROMETHEUS has arrived on iTunes  and shut down the universe.

Composed by frequent Scott collaborator Marc Streitenfeld (who has been working with the director since A GOOD YEAR), the score garnered early buzz for its possibly spoiler-heavy track titles. In the wake of people being able to listen to it since being made available, we can safely say that it may be one of the greatest scores of late, genre be damned.

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Penelope Cruz joins THE COUNSELOR

This may just be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

With a cast including Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, The Hollywood Reporter hints that Ridley Scott’s upcoming film THE COUNSELOR has just gotten a bit sultrier with the possible inclusion of Penelope Cruz. Apparently she is in talks to join the film, penned by Cormac McCarthy, and is allegedly going to take on the role of the lead’s love interest, Laura.

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Angelina Jolie looking to join THE COUNSELOR

This just keeps getting better and better.

Vulture is reporting that Ridley Scott’s THE COUNSELOR, based on a script penned by author Cormac McCarthy currently speeding its way towards a June start date, just got a whole lot bigger. The outlet reveals that Angelina Jolie is eying a role (albeit a small one) in the upcoming film.

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Ridley Scott shooting THE COUNSELOR this June

Ridley Scott tied with Monopoly

While he may be knees deep in PROMETHEUS at this point, Ridley Scott is not looking to slow his pace.

He recently chatted up Empire and revealed that his upcoming film, THE COUNSELOR, will shoot later this year, in June to be exact, just one week after his upcoming sci-fi epic PROMETHEUS hits theaters.

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UK trailer for PROMETHEUS is just as good as you would expect

2012 may be one of the most interesting years in some time when it comes to big budget blockbusters, but while Chris Nolan and comic book geeks may have issue with their darkest of knights not being mentioned, it may in fact be Ridley Scott’s upcoming return to sci-fi that appears to be this year’s strongest cash cow.

A new UK trailer for PROMETHEUS has hit, and while it lacks that major push that the latest domestic trailer had, it’s just as brooding, just as dark, and maybe even more impressive.

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New PROMETHEUS trailer will rock your socks

If you weren't excited by the teaser, the full trailer for Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS has officially arrived, like an alien ship on a barren planet of shitty movies, ready to blow the lid off of our neanderthal skulls. A pulse-pounding couple of minutes that takes you on a greater adventure than most full-length films, this new trailer makes you wonder why Ridley hasn't been making bold, sci-fi horror for the last thirty years. I like GLADIATOR, but still.

Check out the riveting new trailer after the hyper-jump!

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Comic-Con 2011: Ridley Scott video chats about PROMETHEUS and will only work in 3D from now on

Twentieth Century Fox’s panel set up was sparse with just two lonely chairs on the stage, but they proved that first impressions can be very wrong. Damon Lindelof and Charlize Theron took the stage to talk about PROMETHEUS, how it fits in to the ALIEN universe, and show some footage.

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New details on the plot of PROMETHEUS, Ben Foster joins the cast

PROMETHEUS has been a bit confusing to follow during its development. First Ridley Scott was doing an ALIEN prequel, then he wasn't, then he was but with stipulations, and so on and so forth. Now, through a new offiicial synopsis and an extensive interview with lead writer Damon Lindelof, we get a vague look in to what to expect.

Here's the official, very brief plot synopsis:

"Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery." Continue reading

Catherine Hardwicke to direct Noomi Rapace in Swedish boxing biopic

catherine hardwicke to direct noomi rapace in swedish boxing biopic

Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT) has signed on to direct the as-yet-untitled biopic of Swedish boxer Bo “Bosse” Högberg, Screen Daily has reported.

Hardwicke, whose latest directorial effect, RED RIDING HOOD,opened to less-than-stellar reviews earlier this year, teased the project a few weeks ago when she was quoted as saying, "I have another project that looks like it’s going to go first. It’s in Sweden and Germany, and it’s really wild. I can’t quite talk about it, but we’ll probably do the announcement in a couple of weeks." It marks a return to low-key indie fair for Hardwicke, who has spent the past few years directing big-budget tentpole films for some of the bigger Hollywood studios. So, if all goes according to plan, this should be more in line with her earlier films, like THIRTEEN and LORDS OF DOGTOWN.

Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) and her ex-husband Ola Rapace (TOGETHER) are attached to star as Anita Lindblom and Bo Högberg, with the film tracking their turbulent romance and his successful boxing career. Continue reading