Even before the release of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus, which acts as a (rather distant) prequel to his 1979 film Alien, we’ve known the director and his screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof had ideas for a sequel. Indeed, the end of Prometheus, not to give anything away, is open enough to a sequel that Scott could pick up the story pretty easily.

And, yes, there is still interest in that project at Fox and from Scott, but scheduling issues mean that key player Lindelof may not take part. A bit more on that, along with a rundown on sequel possibilities at other studios, is below. Read More »

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Last week in London I had the opportunity to sit at a table with other journalists and interview director Ridley Scott about his upcoming sci-fi film Prometheus.

We talk about the evolution of technology, teleportation, going from models to CG, how Prometheus evolved from his unanswered questions in Alien, his facination with Artifical Intelligence, the film’s original title Alien: Paradise, the creator-creation dynamic, his decision to build huge sets and not to rely on CG, the film’s viral advertising, working with Charlize Theron, where a Prometheus sequel could lead, writing a book vs. writing a screenplay, updates on all the projects he’s been atteched to, and more.

Read the entire interview after the jump. It contains only very minor spoilers (I have made the one real spoiler invisible, you need to highlight to reveal).
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Ridley Scott develops a lot of films. Or, more specifically, he is far more hands-on in developing films than many other directors. As a former art director and a capable designer, he is intimately involved in all stages of development: breaking the story, fashioning the script, and creating the world as it is both depicted and implied by the film in question. Or, as he recently said, “I develop everything. I do. I learned that a long time ago. It’s never going to land on your desk, you have to come up with what you want to do.” Doing all that takes a while, and so he’s got many things on his plate.

For some time Scott was attached to a film version of the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian, and he’s now prepping to make The Counselor, another McCarthy-penned story. But The Counselor evidently hasn’t scratched his itch to make a full-on western.

In the same interview referenced above, Scott said that after years of working he’s finally got a western story ready to go. He also talked about developments on Monopoly, Brave New World, announced back in 2009, and why his film Tripoli never happened. Read More »

After years away from sci-fi, director Ridley Scott is returning to the genre in a big way this summer with Prometheus, and he aims to stick around for a while. Scott already has hopes of working on Prometheus 2 sooner rather than later, and is currently in the middle of developing some kind of sequel to Blade Runner. Also after the jump:

  • Check out some gorgeous Prometheus concept art
  • Iron Man 3 filming at the Cape Fear Club in North Carolina
  • Will Catching Fire leave North Carolina for Georgia?
  • Still more specifics on Grown Ups 2 filming in Marblehead, MA
  • Watch some behind-the-scenes footage from Piranha 3DD
  • See how award-winning artist Rick Baker makes an MIB3 alien

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It makes a certain sort of sense. Ridley Scott makes Alien. A few years later, James Cameron follows in his footsteps with the action-oriented sequel, Aliens. Now Ridley Scott has gone back to the Alien well for the prequel Prometheus. So I’m not surprised to see some talk about James Cameron doing a sequel to that film.

I am, however, surprised to see it come from the mouth of James Cameron. But just because the director talked about making a Prometheus sequel, does that mean such a thing is going to happen? Don’t bet on it — just check the calendar. Read More »

Since the news broke that Ridley Scott will direct the new film set in the world of Blade Runner, speculation about Harrison Ford‘s participation, or lack thereof, has been voiced every time the project comes up. Over the weekend there was a brief surge of Blade Runner interest as one report said that Ford was, indeed, in very early talks to take a role in the film.

Producers quickly shot down the Ford rumor, and now Ridley Scott has weighed in. Scott is putting into action the classic move of refusing to confirm or deny that Harrison Ford will have any part in whatever this new project turns out to be.

Oh, and Scott also wants to make Prometheus 2.

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