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…)
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.