Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott Believes This Is The Most Important Thing When It Comes To Directing

Ridley Scott didn't make his first feature until he was 40, but the now 85-year-old filmmaker has more than made up for lost time. He's currently shooting his 28th movie, "Napoleon," and has a development slate full of projects angling to be number 29. Stanley Kubrick could only muster 13 films over roughly the same period of time (a chunk of which was dedicated to an unmade Napoleon biopic), but his relentless perfectionism spared him the undercooked likes of "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "A Good Year."
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Philly Movie News: Jennifer Hudson, M Night and Ridley Scott

Fresh from her EGOT achievement, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Respect) is coming to Philly to film her next movie called Breathe – The story follows a mother named Maya (Hudson) and her daughter (Wallis) who are forced to live underground after Earth is made uninhabitable due to a lack of oxygen. It also stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) and Oscar winner Common (Wanted, Suicide Squad) are set to star in the film, from Indie Spirit Award winner Stefon Bristol (See You Yesterday) and Sam Worthington (Avatar).
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The Pre-Kubrick Sci-Fi Classic That Left Its Mark On Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is a legendary director without a doubt, having helmed science-fiction films such as "Alien" and "Blade Runner" and changing the genre forever. Over the years, Scott has belted out many entries that tackled different sci-fi aspects, including the thematically balanced "The Martian" and his extremely polarizing "Prometheus," carving out a niche for himself in the process.

The Martian Script Was So Good That It Put Ridley Scott At Ease

It took an especially strong script to lure Ridley Scott back to the world of science fiction. Two of Scott's earliest films, "Alien" and "Blade Runner," remain enduring sci-fi classics. However, after his "1984" TV commercial introducing Apple's Macintosh computer, he moved on from the genre and never looked back — until the script for "The Martian" landed on his desk some three decades later.

Ridley Scott Carefully Avoided Answering Blade Runner's Biggest Replicant Question

In the decades after it was released, "Blade Runner" was dissected by fans and critics alike. People poured over its grim vision of the future, enraptured by the sci-fi glimpse it gave of a 2019 Los Angeles that was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. But it wasn't just the film's aesthetic atmospherics that had people enthralled. "Blade Runner" centers around the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who works as one of many bounty hunters of bioengineered humans known as "replicants." Although, it's the film's group of replicants — led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and first presented as ruthless antagonists — that emerges as its Promethean heroes.

Ridley Scott Arranged A Star Wars Reunion To Get The Last Duel's Stunts Just Right

When 20th Century Studios announced "The Last Duel" in 2019, there was reason for pause. Set in 14th-century France, the film centers on the real-life trial by combat between knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) after the former's wife, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), accuses Jacques of raping her. It's a story that's tragically relevant as ever, coming on the heels of so many powerful men facing credible allegations of sexual assault, yet only a small handful having to deal with any real consequences.

Ridley Scott doesn’t think any Alien sequel tops the original

April 26 is officially designated Alien Day, when fans around the world celebrate the alien movies, of which there are currently six (not counting the ones where the alien squares up to the predator). But despite all of the Alien movies having their defenders (yes, even that one), director Ridley Scott believes that none compare to the OG.

Ridley Scott Knows No Sequel Will Ever Top The Original Alien

Ridley Scott is known for not mincing his words, or sugarcoating them. Over a five-plus decade career, the writer-director has not only stood at the helm of celebrated films like "Blade Runner" and 2021's "The Last Duel," he has made headlines for speaking his mind with little regard for whose feathers he ruffles. In 2019, the 40th anniversary of his 1979 horror picture "Alien," the director didn't exempt himself from his own criticisms in an interview.

Ridley Scott Was Supposed To Design Doctor Who's Most Infamous Aliens

"Doctor Who" is one of the most enduring and legendary names in all of sci-fi. Few franchises of any kind can say that they've had the staying power that this show has had across multiple generations and multiple decades now. The tale of the time-traveling Doctor in his many forms and his many various companions does, itself, manage to transcend time. But any good hero needs an arch-nemesis and, for the Doctor, that foe comes in the form of the Daleks. These destructive robot beings have been a mainstay of the series dating back to its earliest incarnations in the '60s.