Discussing progress on the sequels to ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Prometheus,’ Ridley Scott revealed that both projects are further along than might be expected. “Blade Runner 2 is written and is damn good,” says Scott. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years – despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” Scott added that the plan is for him to direct the film, and that he hopes to begin work on ‘Blade Runner 2′ when he’s wrapped his adaptation of ‘The Martian’ – which stars Matt Damon and is set for a November 2015 release.
On the topic of directing ‘Prometheus 2,’ it sounds like scheduling could be an issue. “That’s the problem,” he admits. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.” Perhaps this means he would hand over the directors reigns to someone else for the film? At any rate, I’m pretty sure we’ll hear more about both of these projects shortly, especially as Riley Scott begins the promotional rounds on his upcoming Christian Bale-starring ‘Exodus: Gods an Kings’ shortly.
From 20th Century Fox comes this extended TV spot for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl.’ Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has been penciled in for a October 3rd release. ‘Gone Girl’ is described as follows.
Keith Stanfield, who showed off his MCing abilities in the fantastic ‘Short Term 12,’ has been cast as a young Snoop Dogg in ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ the upcoming biopic that chronicles the creation of N.W.A.. Set for released on August 14th, 2015 and led by O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is being directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). Additional cast members include Aldis Hodge as MC Ren, Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella, Sheldon A. Smith as Warren G, Carra Patterson as Tomica Woods, and Paul Giamatti as the group’s manager, Jerry Heller.
‘Big Hero 6’ follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter (Hiro), TJ Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go Tomago), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Damon Wayans Jr (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Daniel Henney (Tadashi Hamada), James Cromwell (Professor Robert Callaghan) and Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th in the US and January 30th in the UK.
According to a new report, Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are joining the cast of ‘Vacation,’ the reboot/remake of the classic 1980s comedy series that starred Chevy Chase. This new movie has Ed Helms starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (Chase) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he and his parents and sister took when he was young. Christina Applegate is pegged to play Rusty’s wife. Hemsworth will reportedly play Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and the husband of Rusty’s sister, Audrey. The latter part has not yet been cast. Day will cameo as a river-rafting guide. Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are to make cameos in the movie, which begins shooting next month.
Following the passing of the beloved actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur Richard Attenborough, ‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow has posted on his official Twitter account the above statue dedicated to Attenborough’s John Hammond (presumably from the set of the new film). Opening on June 12th, 2015, the long awaited sequel stars the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Andy Buckley, original ‘Jurassic Park’ actor B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio.