kitbag

Ridley Scott has got his new movie in the bag, with Apple Studios acquiring Kitbag, a Napoleon Bonaparte epic set to star Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader.

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alien tv series

Just the other day I wrote up a story with Noah Hawley saying that his idea for an Alien TV show wasn’t happening. Well, it looks like he lied! Because during the big Disney Investor Day presentation it was announced an Alien TV series from Hawley is indeed on the way. Hawley will write and executive produce the series and Alien franchise director Ridley Scott is in advanced talks to executive produce. It will be set “not too far into our future,” and also be set on Earth – a first for the franchise.

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gucci cast jeremy irons

Ridley Scott‘s Gucci has added a new cast member: Jeremy Irons. Irons joins Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino in the film, which tells the torrid story of Patrizia Reggiani, who tried to orchestrate the assassination of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, one-time head of the Gucci fashion house. Irons is playing Maurizio Gucci – a role that was originally reported as going to Robert De Niro. Talk of De Niro’s involvement in the project proved to be premature, and now the part belongs to Irons.

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Napoleon film

Sir Ridley Scott seems poised to do what Stanley Kubrick famously could not: make a movie about Napoleon.

A new report says Scott is set to direct an epic Napoleon film called Kitbag which will reunite him with his Gladiator cast member Joaquin Phoenix, who recently won a Best Actor trophy at the Oscars for his work on last year’s Joker. Cue the “Napoleon dancing down the steps” memes, and learn more about the project below.
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raised by wolves season 2

Raised by Wolves is a hardcore slice of science-fiction. From showrunner Aaron Guzikowski and director Ridley Scott, the series effortlessly blends thought-provoking drama and the fun of watching androids obliterating humans with the awesome power of their voice. It’s a show that doesn’t feel alien to Scott’s own sci-fi universes. Consider Raised by Wolves to be Blade Runner or Alien‘s cool cousin.

The epic series began as a spec script from Guzikowski, who generally writes movies, not shows, with the exception of The Red Road. The screenwriter’s breakout script was Prisoners, which caught the eye of Mark Wahlberg and led to Guzikowski’s earliest writing gigs, including Contraband. Guzikowski’s most ambitious project, without question, is Raised by Wolves. It’s epic in scope, although not without intimacy.

When writing the series, Guzikowski was listening to “a ton of John Carpenter,” the Nosferatu score, and “a lot of ’70s Tangerine Dream,” and it shows in the series. Recently, the showrunner told us about the experience of crafting his immersive sci-fi series with Sir Ridley Scott.

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The Shning Axe Prop

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, It’s been 40 years since The Shining was released in theaters, so what happened to the axe that Jack Nicholson used to break own the bathroom door? Plus, go behind the scenes of Ridley Scott‘s wild sci-fi android series Raised By Wolves. And finally, take a look back at 2003’s Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Read More »

raised by wolves season 2

Raised by Wolves is getting an extended life with a second season renewal from HBO Max. After a wildly successful debut this month that saw the Ridley Scott-produced sci-fi series become the number one Max Original, the streaming platform was quick to order Raised by Wolves season 2.

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Watch Raised by Wolves

Ridley Scott is no stranger to making waves in sci-fi with the likes of Blade Runner and Alien, not to mention the latter’s recent franchise prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. All of these movies prominently feature android characters, and the human-like robots have fascinated the filmmaker so much that he became involved with an entire series about them called Raised by Wolves for HBO Max. Now you can check out the first episode for free on YouTube. Read More »

new alien movie

In the wake of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the future of the Alien film franchise is very much up in the air. But Ridley Scott, the director who kicked off the entire thing with his 1979 classic and later returned to direct both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, confirms the rumors that a new film is in the works. But according to Scott, it’s “doubtful” that this new Alien movie (should it ever materialize) will continue the story of Prometheus and Covenant. Sounds like we go ahead and should say our goodbyes to David the android. Read More »

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Raised by Wolves trailer

It’s sort of hard to believe, but legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator, Alien) has never directed an American television show – until now.

Scott is behind the camera for the first two episodes of Raised by Wolves, a new HBO Max series which explores some concepts that Scott has been fascinated by throughout his entire career. Check out the newest trailer below, which gives us even more context for the central conflict that takes place in the show’s far-flung future.
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