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…)
There are a few simple rules regarding conversation in my house:
1. No politics
2. No religion
3. No insulting the films of Brian De Palma or David Cronenberg
4. Those who mention Prometheus will be shot
It’s not that I despise Prometheus (the first half is actually quite good), it’s just that the very thought of the movie’s squandered potential irks me to no end. So count me as someone who is actually looking forward to the sequel, as I hope (maybe against hope) that Ridley Scott & Co. can actually stick the landing this time, instead of dropping a giant, somewhat phallic-looking spaceship on my dome. Unfortunately, one of its busiest stars cast a shadow of doubt upon when we’re actually going to see the continued adventures of Elizabeth Shaw and the severed head of David the Robot today, thus meaning I can’t set a defined date upon which I can revisit and possibly revise my “house rules”.
Word is making the Internet rounds that Ridley Scott (Aliens, Blade Runner), is producing a Halo series for the XBox Live platform. Set in the same world, but completely separate from Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming Halo television series. Although Scott’s will follow the Halo: Forward Unto Dawn format. What’s the difference? (more…)
Ridley Scott’s 2012 Alien-sort-of-prequel, Prometheus, was met with mixed feelings by both long-time fans and new initiates of Scott’s sci-fi world. Personally, I loved it. Others were less forgiving with their judgment. But the fact still remains that it made enough people in Hollywood happy (to the tune of $400 million) that they decided another installment in the franchise was necessary. Now, the sequel to the prequel is making some headway, by both picking up a writer and setting a (probably) solid release date. (more…)
Another one bites the dust. A Halo movie has been talked about since the first video game was released on the inaugural Xbox system becoming an instantaneous best-seller. A lot of big name people have been stapled to this proposed movie, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro for example, and yet it still hasn’t been able to reach theaters everywhere. Maybe what this thing needs is a legendary filmmaker, a man with a proven track record of creating quality sci-fi projects. Can someone like Ridley Scott be the solution? It’s possible, but has Microsoft approached the filmmaker? No. No, they haven’t. (more…)
Proof positive that even legendary and accomplished filmmakers can’t escape broad Hollywood trends, Ridley Scott, the filmmaker behind Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, has optioned a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels according to Deadline. We know Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments have all been taken, so what’s Sir Ridley going to make? Ever heard of a little book called Fae by Colet and Jasmine Abedi. Yeah, me neither. (more…)
While some people out there may be rolling their eyes at the prospect of seeing a sequel to either Prometheus or Blade Runner, the fact is that Ridley Scott is pretty intent on putting both of these together. And so, while we wait, the team at Nerd Bastards watches the Internet for any new information on how those two projects are going. Today, Scott had a few words about both flicks. Check out what he had to say below. (more…)
Ever since Ridley Scott announced that he was planning a return to Blade Runner, many have been speculating as to exactly what that would entail. Previous reports have said that the sequel would only loosely involve the events of the first film and that it was unlikely that any of the old cast members would be returning. Now, it seems as if Harrison Ford has some other information that may conflict with previous assumptions.
Actress Sean Young is, ahem, well-known for her strong advocacy in order to get the roles she wants. This is a woman, after all, who showed up on The Tonight Show dressed as Catwoman in order to impress Tim Burton to cast her for the part in Batman Returns. Of course, Young thought she was owed because a horse-riding accident forced her to drop out of the role of Vicki Vale in Batman, but any which way you slice it, the whole thing smelled of desperation.
Giving off the same aroma, is Young’s recent comments concerning the possibility, or lack of possibility, of her character’s return for the proposed sequel to Blade Runner. One might think her return for a sequel would be a no-brainer, but Young herself says that her outreach to the people behind the potential film has yielded no results. So she has a different idea about how to get in on the project: blackmail. Here’s what Young had to say according to Comic Book Movie:
Alcon—they’re the ones that own it and apparently they have Ridley to direct it — and when I met with them they didn’t make any offer-plans to include me. And when I called Ridley Scott’s office, he doesn’t call me back. So I guess they’re going to go, like, prequel or…I don’t know what they’re going to do. But my official opinion is that, if they don’t include me in it, everybody should boycott it. Because it’s stupid not to have me in it. It’s really stupid. That’s my opinion! I mean, you try to tell people something sensible in Hollywood and sometimes they just don’t listen, you know. And they usually pay the price too, because everybody’s an expert.
Uh-huh. I think Young is discounting a couple of things: 1) Her character in the film was a Replicant, and if the movie takes place in real time, 31 years later, then she would be surely dead. And 2) There’s the fact that no one’s talked about a Blade Runner sequel since the release of Prometheus last year, the reaction to which undoubtedly cooled any potential excitement for a Blade Runner follow-up. Still, Young doesn’t have a lot of Hollywood clout, and what clout she does have expired about 20 years ago. Let’s chalk this up to Young having too much free time on her hands, and too inflated opinion of herself.