‘Blade Runner': Ridley Scott Finally Answers Whether Deckard Was A Replicant Or Not

- 12-18-14Books, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Blade Runner came out back in 1982 to a critical mauling; low Box Office receipts, and a lot of puzzled faces leaving cinema complexes thinking they were going in to watch a sci-fi action adventure. It had been advertised as a Sci-Fi action adventure at the time, much in the same vein as Harrison Ford‘s previous sci-fi extravaganza, Star Wars. However, Ridley Scott had created something completely different, and as the film started to find its audience on home video, people started to view and understand the film for what it was – a film based on humanity and mortality. Thusly, the question of whether Rick Deckard is a replicant or not has been one of the (many) ambiguities that have made this beautiful science-fiction movie a timeless classic. Now, Ridley Scott has decided to give his definitive answer on whether Deckard is, in fact, a replicant or not. So, for those of you who are happy with your own theories and perspectives, you might find yourself feeling rather disappointed if you continue to read on (…or maybe you can just take what you hear with a pinch of salt). (more…)

Ridley Scott Provides More Details For ‘Prometheus 2′ & ‘Blade Runner 2′

- 12-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Ridley Scott‘s films have been the subject of many critical divides and sparked a number of debates amongst his fans. Which is great; that’s what film making is all about, individual perceptions and being able to walk away with diverse theories and conclusions. Blade Runner, upon its first release way back in 1982, was subject to a critical mauling and failed at the Box Office. There was rampant in-fighting over the script and the famous: “is he, or isn’t he,” in reference to whether Deckard was a replicant or not (the fact that it’s left up to the viewers is something that a director would never get away with nowadays, what, with test audiences not happy until they have a full-blown conclusion). That’s how the fight about Blade Runner‘s narrative running through the theatrical cut came about; with test audiences and studio executives demanding that the storyline was spoon-fed to them rather than being more evasive. Thank god for the final cut, which is an absolute masterpiece – not just within the sci-fi genre – but as a standalone film. Scott has a knack for dividing critics and audiences alike, and the same thing happened with the fantastic Prometheus (Yes, you heard me right: “fantastic”). (more…)

Ridley Scott Not Ruling Out Directing ‘Blade Runner 2′

- 12-04-14Books, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Word on the street a couple of weeks back, was that Ridley Scott was really happy with the Blade Runner 2 script, but that he would not be directing the long awaited follow-up to the original science-fiction masterpiece. This piece of news was well sourced and came straight from the horse’s mouth. Well it turns out that a certain someone is still undecided about the next project that they plan to pick up – and that certain someone is Ridley Scott – who is currently working on The Martian  (a big screen adaptation of Andy Weir‘s popular space survival movie). Therefore, it looks like Scott will have a big decision to make when he has wrapped post-production on The Martian next year. Will Scott direct Blade Runner 2, or will he direct Prometheus 2? (more…)

‘Blade Runner’ Will Feature Harrison Ford In 3rd Act: Ridley Scott Not Directing

- 11-25-14Books, Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With the imminent release of Exodus: Gods and Kings upon us, Ridley Scott has been popping up here and there offering tidbits on various projects he is involved with including the widely anticipated follow-up to the Box Office smash hit Sci-Fi Prometheus and the follow up to perhaps one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of our time: Blade Runner.  Scott had initially stated that the script for the Blade Runner sequel had been completed and he was happy with it, and with this news we all naturally assumed that he would be back on the director’s chair to helm the beefy sequel after finishing work on the Matt Damon starer The Martian. Turns out that is not the case (…yes, horrible news indeed). (more…)

‘Prometheus’ Sequel Will Introduce Entirely New Extraterrestrial

- 11-19-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

 

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Prometheus was an adequate enough introduction back into Ridley Scott‘s Alien universe. A lot of questions were left unanswered, but that is part of the beauty of the Science Fiction genre; a sense of mystery, room to theorize, to talk with others and debate and learn in a reciprocal manner. It’s not any secret that Ridley Scott is a Sci-Fi auteur; master of his craft. He creates movies that have individuals’ thinking for themselves and developing their own interpretations (Blade Runner and whether Deckard is a replicant or not anyone?).  With Prometheus, it seems one of the main problems that irked some of the fans was the fact the movie wasn’t a direct prequel to the Alien series as was originally planned. Some were annoyed that Damon Lindelof had been called in to tinker with the script (which makes one wonder how Lindelof haters feel about Green Lantern‘ scriber Michael Green penning the sequel) . The fact it is set in the same universe should have been enough to suffice no? Apparently not! Apparently people wanted more of the same. Well, word on the street is that Ridley Scott has been dishing some dirt on his plans for the highly anticipated sequel. (more…)

Ridley Scott Set to Adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘3001: The Final Odyssey’ for SyFy Channel

- 11-03-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Hot on the heels of the BFI‘s (British Film Institute) sponsored screenings of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey in theaters across the UK that included a newly cut trailer, SyFy has announced that Ridley Scott will be producing a mini series adaptation of the final book in the series 3001: The Final Odyssey. SyFy recently went full Mea culpa about their programing and name change along with some heavy promises about future programming. This announcement certainly adds credibility to SyFy’s stated commitment to developing more Sci-Fi programming. (more…)

What Exactly is Ridley Scott Saying About ‘Prometheus 2’s Lack Of Xenomorphs?

- 09-25-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It’s time to read between the lines again. Ridley Scott made some recent comments about Prometheus 2 that have many Alien franchise fans scratching their heads and shaking their fists in the air. You’ll notice I didn’t say Prometheus fans, because 99% of them would rather be known as Aliens fans first. While talking with Yahoo! about his current schedule, which might just be the most hectic in Hollywood, well second most hectic, Samuel L. Jackson is in everything and must be number one when it comes to a hectic Hollywood shooting schedule. What did Ridley say that has such a large portion of Aliens franchise fans in an uproar? (more…)

Ridley Scott Gives An Update On ‘Blade Runner’ And ‘Prometheus’ Sequels

- 08-26-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Are you one of the many fans who just can’t wait to revisit the world of replicants that Ridley Scott brought to life in Blade Runner?  Maybe you can’t wait to get back to the Prometheus to see just how much further the events of the crew tie into the entire Alien mythos.  Perhaps you are just a Ridley Scott fan who can’t wait to see what the prolific film maker has to offer next.  Well, no matter which of those categories you may reside in, we have some good news for you today. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Halo: Nightfall’ Teases with Images and a Trailer

- 07-24-14TV, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The busy first day of San Diego Comic Con is coming to a close, and if you’re at all interested in Xbox and Microsoft’s latest experiment in home entertainment, than this one’s for you. After years of attempting a Halo movie for the big screen, the fine people at Microsoft said screw it, let’s make it a series and put it on our own Xbox network. And voila! Halo: Nightfall is coming this fall, and the first look is here after being first looked at earlier today in San Diego. So what’s it about, and what does it look like? Let’s see some images and watch a teaser trailer. (more…)

Alcon Really-Really-Really Wants Harrison Ford for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

- 05-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Alcon, which acquired the television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011, announced today that they have a script ready and want Harrison Ford back as Rick Dekard. (more…)