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Ridley Scott: 'Martian,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Prometheus' sequels are all written

Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. (You can read EW’s review of The Martian here.) The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. “It’s like Robinson Crusoe—if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive?”

Scott says he’s already storyboarded the film and is ready to begin shooting in November. “I think I’m going to shoot in Budapest,” he says. “And we’ll probably shoot in Wadi Rum for Mars. I like Wadi Rum—it’s the best view I’ve ever seen of what could be Mars.” (The alien-looking location in Jordan has been used in Lawrence of Arabia and, more recently, for some of Scott’s Exodus.)


Ridley Scott and 'Green Lantern' scribe readying 'Prometheus 2' for 2016

Prometheus 2 — or a Prometheus sequel by some other name — might be in theaters as soon as March 4, 2016.

On Friday, Fox announced plans to release an untitled Ridley Scott movie on that date, and yesterday, The Wrap reported that Green Lantern writer Michael Green was re-writing the Prometheus 2 script with that target date in mind. (Green and Scott are also collaborating on a Blade Runner sequel.)

Production could begin on Prometheus 2 as soon as this fall, after Scott finishes his Moses film, Exodus, starring Christian Bale. According to the report, Michael Fassbender will return for the sequel, as the script calls for multiple android “David”s.

20th Century Fox confirmed that Green was now working on the script. Scott did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

'Prometheus' sequel hires a new writer


It’s been almost exactly one year since the Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus fascinated and infuriated audiences with its mixture of gorgeous visuals and confusing character decisions. Although the film set up a sequel, there hasn’t been much news, besides the revelation that screenwriter Damon Lindelof would not be returning — possibly because he’d like to spend just one summer not reading a nonstop parade of nerd-rage tweets.

But Fox is not letting the project die. EW has confirmed the news originally reported by Variety that screenwriter Jack Paglen has stepped onboard the project. Paglen wrote the upcoming sci-fi film Transcendence, which will be directed by Wally Pfister, the longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer, which makes the Prometheus sequel a kinda-sorta Nolan movie if you think about it for a second and then stop thinking.

Best of 2012: The EW movie awards

It’s time for the year end accolades. Check out EW’s awards for the best in movies below!

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Damon Lindelof is not writing the 'Prometheus' sequel

Much of the disappointment surrounding this summer’s Prometheus wound up centering on the Alien sorta-prequel’s co-screenwriter, Damon Lindelof, who was already a geek punching-bag for the curious crime of co-creating one of the most popular geek-themed TV shows ever and then failing to deliver a perfect ending. Lindelof has always been a good sport about the negative fandom. In an interview with Collider, the writer-producer genially explains: “Much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er.” Which is to say: Lindelof is no longer involved in the vaguely-planned but heavily-hinted-at sequel to Prometheus. After noting that he has been working on next year’s Star Trek sequel, a new TV show, and the mysterious 1952 project (a collaboration between Lindelof and Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen, with Brad Bird currently slated to direct), Lindelof explains: READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus': The secret of the ooze... and a sequel tease?

The mysteries of Prometheus are legion and legendary. Released in June in the wake of a solid year of anticipation, the Alien semi-prequel turned out to be a stealth kickstarter for a new franchise — a sequel is being extremely vaguely planned for 2014 or so. Perhaps because of those sequel plans, Prometheus never provided direct answers for some of the most intriguing plot elements in the movie. A new infographic at the film’s Facebook page, however, appears to provide some insight into the nature of the Black Ooze (or “Black Goo,” if you’re a classicist) — the dark viscous substance which provided most of the central plot twists of the movie. It may also provide a hint about the direction of the movie, which for the sake of argument let’s call Prometheus 2: Rise of Epimetheus. READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus' Blu-ray trailer promises to reveal the meaning of life (or at least the meaning of 'Prometheus')

“How far would you go to get your answers?” Michael Fassbender’s self-seeking robo-Aryan asks at the start of this new trailer for Prometheus on Blu-ray. Would you put your life at risk? Would you travel beyond the stars? Would you buy Prometheus on Blu-ray?

While audiences tended to like Fassbender’s performance as Peter O’Toolbox, the big-budget Alien prequel was notorious for its inability to definitively reveal the true meaning of the universe and the teleological purpose of humanity. This new release — which boasts seven hours of special features — promises to rectify that.

Personally I thought the movie was a big, wonderful mess, as opposed to a big, terrible mess, and its atmospherics and thematic density overrode any narrative nonsense. But if you’re not like me and you actually dislike plot holes so big you can drive a space-ATV through, then you might be interested in getting a glimpse at the film’s alternate beginning, alternate ending, and alternate middle. And, hey, everyone knows art only gets better the more you have to explain it! READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus' Blu-ray will include deleted scenes, first draft of screenplay

Everybody has an opinion about Prometheus. The Alien sorta-prequel dominated the cultural conversation for most of June — partially because the movie brought up a whole host of thematic questions without quite answering them, but also because it was more fun to talk about Prometheus than any of the other movies that came out in June. The film is still playing in theaters, but the French version of Amazon is already advertising the movie’s Blu-ray release. In France, the movie will be be packaged with the four Alien movies in a mega-set called Evolution: From Alien to Prometheus. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Brave' hits the bullseye with $66.7 million; 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' gets staked

For the third time this year, following strong openings from The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman,  a movie with a tough female protagonist topped the box office in a major way.

Disney-Pixar’s Brave was right on target in its debut weekend, opening to $66.7 million — the fifth-best debut ever for a Pixar film, and a faster start than last year’s Cars 2, which opened with $66.1 million. Brave continued Pixar’s streak of number one debuts, as all 13 of the studio’s releases have reached the peak position during their first weekend of wide release. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Brave' slashes competition with $24.5 million on Friday

Pixar will earn yet another number one debut this weekend.

Their latest effort, Brave, topped the box office on Friday with an estimated $24.5 million — far above the rest of the competition. While the result is a touch behind Cars 2‘s first day of $25.7 million (on the way to a $66.1 million debut), since Brave is not a sequel, it will likely hold up a bit better over the rest of the weekend. The Scottish adventure will reach the box office highlands with about $67 million this weekend. READ FULL STORY

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