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Ridley Scott Admits He Never Watched AVP!

Posted in Audio, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Hollywood isn’t a place awash with honesty.   It’s a business.  So a lot of business calculations go everything people say.  But in a rare moment of  (possibly accidental) candor,  Ridley Scott revealed he’s never seen Alien vs. Predator.  The comment came on the Friday edition of the Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode Film Program.  Ridley was discussing the fact that the “space jockey” mystery had never been dealt with in any sequels.  He was discussing the fact that he’s seen all the films,  when he added:

Then I watched …. couldn’t really watch Alien vs. Predator.

It was a refreshing moment.  Perhaps not that brave when you’re attempting to launch a new Alien related franchise.  But still refreshing.

Video: PROMETHEUS Q & A With Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by ghostradioworld

A special Q&A about the upcoming film Prometheus with director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Damon Lindelof.

Video: Damon Lindelof Explains the Ending of LOST … Again!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by ghostradioworld

It’s been two years since “Lost” ended.  And it’s probably been about that long since you thought about the ending.  Well, prepare to get yourself back in that mindset.

To think about Jack, Kate and Sawyer.  About Jacob and “smoke monsters”.  And about the meaning behind Jack’s closing eye.  As you watch the following interview where writer-producer Damon Lindelof, again, discussing his decision making process when creating the ending of “Lost”.

Ridely Scott to Direct New BLADE RUNNER Film!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Back in March, we reported on Alcon securing the rights to produce prequels and sequels to the film Blade Runner.  At the time we had this to say:

We’re usually fairly sanguine about these things.  But we think:  Grubby Hands + Blade Runner = Genre Rape.   We wouldn’t mind a filmmaker taking another pass at Philip K. Dick‘s original novel.  But the world of Blade Runner should be kept singular and alone.  Are you with us?

And in response to a comment we added this:

Even if Ridley is involved, we’re not that interested. BR was a specific movie, made at a specific time, and should be left alone.

Well, that eventuality has come to pass.   Deadline reported today that Ridley Scott has signed to direct this project.  It is unclear at this point where it’s a sequel or prequel.  And Harrison Ford’s involvement also isn’t known.

So?  Do we stick to our original reaction?  Sadly, yes, some movie universes should just be left alone.  No matter how enticing a potential sequel or prequel might be.   They shouldn’t be disturbed.  Just think how much happier we’d all be if The Matrix had ended after one film.

Alcon Secures Rights to BLADE RUNNER!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by ghostradioworld

In this franchise mad world, it was bound to happen.  Some production group would wipe their grubby hands all over Blade Runner.  Arguably the greatest Science Fiction film in movie history.

So who do those grubby hands belong to?  It’s Alcon Entertainment.  Best know for The Blind Side and Book of Eli.  Thankfully, the rights they’ve secured don’t allow them to remake Blade Runner.  But it will allow them to make prequels and sequels, exploiting content specific to the original film.   What would this mean?   A Roy Batty prequel?  Will we see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?  C-Beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate?  Ugh … the thought is cringe inducing.

We’re usually fairly sanguine about these things.  But we think:  Grubby Hands + Blade Runner = Genre Rape.   We wouldn’t mind a filmmaker taking another pass at Philip K. Dick‘s original novel.  But the world of Blade Runner should be kept singular and alone.  Are you with us?

Video: Fassbender on Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by ghostradioworld

So it is an “Alien” film after all.

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Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel Shelved!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2011 by ghostradioworld

In a shocking development for Hollywood,  a studio has opted for originality over franchise.  What?!?  Tell us it isn’t true.  Well, we can’t, because they have.

Ridley Scott has shelved his plans to make a prequel to Alien in favor of directing an original sci-fi film entitled Prometheus.  Here’s the skinny from EW:

“The Alien Prequel” has morphed into something else entirely — a film called Prometheus, slated for release March 9, 2012. The script, written by Scott and Damon Lindelof, will tell a completely different science fiction tale. “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place,” Scott explains in the press release. “The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.” Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) is already attached to star in one of the film’s five major roles, a “scientist” named Elizabeth Shaw.

We’re excited that Scott is doing sci-fi.  And even more excited that it’s ORIGINAL sci-fi.  And with “Lost” scribe Damon Lindelof handling the writing chores, we bet it will genuinely be original.

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