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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.
Hollywood has had a pretty deplorable history of “whitewashing” throughout its entire history, and the outcry surrounding ‘Exodus: Gods of Kings’ seems like it could be the film that finally breaks the camels back – especially in envisioning ancient Egyptians and ancient Egyptian royalty as white men and women (usually drenched in bronzer). If you take a look at any Hollywood film depicting characters from the Bible or ancient Egypt, you’ll find it almost impossible to find a person of color in any of the roles. And the same can be said with something like ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ where all of the leads, playing characters of Persian or Middle Eastern descent, were played by white actors.
With all this in mind, Joel Edgerton was questioned about the matter by SBS, replying that he empathizes with the #BoycottExodusMovie Twitter campaign surrounding ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Asked for his opinion on the debate, Edgerton, who plays Egyptian pharaoh Ramses in the movie, said it was “not my job to make those decisions,” adding, “I got asked to do a job and it would have been very hard to say no to that job.” He continued, “I do say that I am sensitive to it and I do, I do understand and empathise with that position.”
‘Mission: Impossible 5′ director Christopher McQuarrie has revealed that Ving Rhames, who has appeared in all of the “Mission: Impossible” movies so far as computer hacker Luther Stickell, will return for the fifth installment in the franchise. McQuarrie announced the news on his Twitter account, posting, “Welcome back, Mr. Rhames. cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg @Renner4Real #MI5Diary”.
Plot details for the tentatively titled ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ are being kept under wraps. However, it was recently reported that Rebecca Ferguson will play the female lead, and Alec Baldwin is said to be playing the head of the CIA in the new film. ‘Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol’ – the fourth installment in the franchise, which was first introduced in 1996 – earned nearly $700 million worldwide and marked Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film to date. The franchise has earned more than $2 billion, one of the most successful franchises in movie history. ‘Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol’ was directed by Brad Bird, who has moved on to directing ‘Tomorrowland’ for Disney.
20th Century Fox has pushed forward the release of ‘The Martian,’ which is based on the hugely entertaining novel by Andy Weir and adapted by Drew Goddard – who had to pull out of directing due to his commitments with his Spider-Man spinoff ‘The Sinister Six’ and ‘Daredevil’ series.
Now with Ridley Scott set to helm, ‘The Martian’ follows NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), a botanist and mechanical engineer, who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Originally set for March 4th, 2016, the sci-fi survival thriller will now arrive in cinemas on November 25th, 2015. With that new date, I expect filming will commence very shortly, so expect more casting appointments and production details shortly. The synopsis for the grippingly detailed and ingenious novel is as follows. (Side note: for those eager for ‘Prometheus 2′ release details, there’s still no concrete word from 20th Century Fox at this moment in time).
Alec Baldwin Set To Join ‘Mission Impossible 5′ & Will Smith’s NFL Concussions Movie. (UPDATE) Rebecca Ferguson Joins ‘MI5′
Alec Baldwin is said to be in talks to star in ‘Mission: Impossible 5,’ playing the head of the CIA. Furthermore, he’s also reportedly in talks to join Will Smith in the Peter Landesman-directed movie about concussions in the NFL. The fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie, which is penciled in for a December 25th, 2015 release, will be helmed by Christopher McQuarrie – who most recently directed Tom Cruise on ‘Jack Reacher.’ With Cruise back to lead the cast and produce, the likes of Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton are all expected to return for the latest installment in the action spy series. Plot details for the tentatively titled ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ are being kept under wraps. UPDATE: Swedish up and comer Rebecca Ferguson has joined the next ‘Mission Impossible’ movie. She’ll next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in ‘Hercules.’
10 Images From Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Feature Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul…
In midst of the film’s first trailer and set of posters, 20th Century Fox has unleashed this collection of images – some of which we’ve seen before in tagged form – from Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Indira Varma, the film arrives in cinemas on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK. ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is an interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses (Bale) and related in the Old Testament Book of Exodus.
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.