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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam compare the classic Straw Dogs to Rod Lurie’s new remake, try to get excited about a new Blade Runner film, and wonder whether or not story still matters in modern movies. Special guest Jordan Raup joins us from The Film Stage.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Tune in on Sunday night (8/28) at Slashfilm’s live page at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

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The biggest news of the day — and likely the week, perhaps even the month — is that Ridley Scott has agreed to direct a film that will be either a prequel or sequel to his 1982 classic Blade Runner. Details on the project are very thin right now; besides the simple fact of Alcon Entertainment holding the rights to make the film, and Scott agreeing to direct, there are no specifics.

Andrew Kosove from Alcon is, however, already talking about the many steps that have to be taken before a film will ever be released. Between needing to make big decisions about the overall story, hiring a writer and shaping the script, we shouldn’t expect the film to go into production before 2013. That means a 2014 release is the earliest we can expect the new Blade Runner. And what of original star Harrison Ford? Don’t expect to see him in the film, says Kosove. Read More »

UPDATE: We’ve added the official press release after the jump.

Briefly: Deadline is reporting that Ridley Scott will direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. They’re not sure if it’s a prequel or sequel. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Dark and gritty, just like the movies they represent, Dean Walton‘s sci-fi classic poster series does minimalism right. These posters for Blade Runner, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Alien, 2001 A Space Odyssey and The Terminator hearken back to Walton’s (who often goes by his art name Mr. Shabba) 2011 Oscar nominee posters, grabbing one image and infusing it with smaller ones. They’re also undeniably influenced by Olly Moss’s sought after Mondo Star Wars series, which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Check out each image below and find out how you can purchase your own. Read More »

A new survey conducted by British video rental service LOVEFiLM affirmed what we already knew, but don’t necessarily like to admit: People lie about having seen films they haven’t. The poll surveyed Brits to find out whether they’d ever lied about seeing movies they hadn’t — and if so, which movies they’d fibbed about watching. 80% of respondents confessed to having fudged the truth about their cinematic knowledge at some point, with Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather topping the list of movies people pretend to have seen. Read more results after the jump.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam praise the uniqueness of The Adjustment Bureau, conclude that I Saw the Devil is the revenge film to end all revenge films, and get disgusted by the complete amorality of Weekend at Bernie’s. Special guest Tim League joins us from The Alamo Drafthouse. Check out the Alamo’s SXFantastic series at SXSW this year.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us for our next live broadcast on Sunday, March 13 at Slashfilm’s live page where we’ll be discussing Battle: LA.

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As you probably already know, Warner Brothers-based production company Alcon Entertainment recently purchased the rights to make prequels or sequels to the classic 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. They can’t remake the film, thankfully, but they can make films in that world. However, because that world is so revered, the producers have been very open in discussing their plans, trying to ease the minds of fans potentially out for blood.

In one of those discussions with io9, Alcon producer Andrew Kosove was asked who his “pie in the sky” dream director for a prequel would be. His answer was the most obvious, awesome, they’d-never-get-him-in-a-million-years name out there: Christopher Nolan. But maybe that’s not as crazy as you’d think. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Yesterday a minor uproar erupted when plans were revealed for a production company to buy partial rights to Ridley Scott‘s seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner. Not to remake the movie, but to make another film set in that same world — a prequel or a sequel, perhaps, or something related.

Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side, The Book of Eli) is the company making a move on Blade Runner, and now the company’s founders are talking about why they want the property, and revealing that they haven’t talked to Ridley Scott about their plans. Read More »

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