Blade Runner 2049 Ridley Scott

There’s a certain candor that you’ll only get from 80-year-old directors nearing a half-century in the movie business and who just doesn’t give a hoot anymore.

Ridley Scott recently gave a profanity-laced interview about everything from his bold nine-day reshoots of All the Money in the World to his whether he’d be up to make a Star Wars movie. But I know what you really want to learn: what Scott thinks about Denis Villeneuve‘s ambitious follow-up to his sci-fi classic film, Blade Runner. And Scott doesn’t hold back his opinions on the critically acclaimed but commercially disappointing Blade Runner 2049.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott defied all the odds and is ready to deliver All the Money in the World to theaters right on schedule (give or take a few days). A filmmaker delivering a film as expected normally isn’t a huge deal, but All the Money in the World is a special case: with only weeks until release, Scott and company went back and reshot several scenes to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. It was a bold, unexpected plan that might just have paid off. Now, new details from Scott and Plummer have emerged about the All the Money in the World reshoots.

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The Terror trailer

Dan Simmons‘ historical horror novel is jumping from page to screen with AMC’s new series The Terror, from executive producer Ridley Scott. The series uses the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s, and adds a supernatural twist. The first teaser trailer for the series has just arrived to give viewers a chill ahead of the show’s March 2018 debut. Watch The Terror trailer below.

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alien has run its course

If you watched Alien: Covenant earlier this year and thought, “Huh, director Ridley Scott really doesn’t seem all that interested in the aliens in this Alien movie,” well…it seems like you were right. While Covenant was a box office disappointment, the legendary filmmaker still intends to make another movie in the franchise and it certainly sounds like he’s going to double down on not caring all that much about the creature that supplies these movies with their titles.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott is not messing around. After an All the Money in the World TV spot arrived earlier today giving us our first glimpse of Christopher Plummer replacing fired actor Kevin Spacey, a brand new full trailer just dropped with even more new Plummer footage. Scott has seemingly defied the odds and managed to quickly alter his already completed film, just in time to maintain its established release date. The new All the Money in the World trailer is below.

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All the Money in the World Christopher Plummer

That was fast. Following the recent announcement that All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott would be replacing All the Money co-star Kevin Spacey with actor Christopher Plummer, we now have the first official footage of Plummer stepping into Spacey’s part via a new TV spot. In addition to the footage, Ridley Scott sat down with Entertainment Weekly and spoke for the first time on record about the events surrounding Spacey’s firing from the film.

See the All the Money in the World TV spot with Christopher Plummer below.

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Blade Runner 2049 Ridley Scott

Imagine the pressure of directing a cinematic sequel to one of the most visually iconic science fiction movies of all time, one crafted by a master filmmaker widely considered to be one of the best craftsmen the industry has ever seen. Imagine that very same master filmmaker is executive producing your sequel, and he drops by the set to visit for a day. What do you do? Well, if you’re Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, you nicely ask Sir Ridley Scott to pack up his stuff and hit the bricks so you can do your job properly.

Read the Blade Runner 2049 Ridley Scott story in Villeneuve’s own words below.
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all the money in the world

In a highly surprising move, Ridley Scott has decided to remove all of Kevin Spacey‘s scenes in the upcoming All the Money In the World and reshoot them with actor Christopher Plummer. The decision comes as a result of multiple sexual assault allegations levied against Spacey in recent weeks. This is an unprecedented decision: All the Money In the World was already finished, had released a trailer, and was set for release in a month. Even more surprising is news that Scott and the producers still plan to adhere to the film’s original release date.

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Ridley Scott on the set of The Martian

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: Ridley Scott has only made two good movies…and the reason why they’re good explains the rest of his weaker filmography.)

Sir Ridley Scott’s 40-year career is marked as much by its successes as it is by his chameleonic willingness to jump from genre to genre on an almost annual basis. This year alone, Scott has directed the grim sci-fi film Alien: Covenant and is following it up in December with All the Money in the World, a true-story crime drama about kidnappers trying to extort industrialist J. Paul Getty. His past films include the nihilistic thriller The Counselor, the light dramedy A Good Year, the con caper Matchstick Men, the sci-fi adventure The Martian, and on and on and on.

But the films that loom largest over Scott’s career are two of his earliest: Alien and Blade Runner, the latter of which received a long-awaited sequel last week in the form of Blade Runner 2049. Considering that both Alien and Blade Runner have gotten second lives of sorts in 2017, I feel compelled to come clean to my fellow cinephiles: for me, these are the only good Ridley Scott movies.

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Top Gun 2 drone

Before his death in 2012, director Tony Scott promised Top Gun 2 would be “a very different movie” from the 1986 original and hinted at the idea of involving drones in the high-flying sequel. In the subsequent years, the project has undergone numerous rewrites – so much so that it seems the drone idea has been scrapped altogether.

And speaking of a director with the last name of Scott, Ridley Scott  – Tony’s brother – recently spoke about his plans for the still-untitled follow-up to Alien: Covenant and how it’s going to center more on artificial intelligence characters than the actual aliens themselves. Read more about both of these projects below.
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