The first trailer has arrived for the Ridley Scott-produced Strange Angel, a quasi-biography about one of the founders of modern jet propulsion and rocket science technology—who totally fucked for magick.
Androids dream of electric sheep, and Ridley Scott dreams of sequels.
Mere days after director Ridley Scott criticized Disney for hiring inexperienced directors for Star Wars movies, it appears the company may have taken his advice and hired him for another of its projects.
In the realm of science fiction, it’s hard to get bigger than Star Trek or Star Wars. Each has a long history in multiple mediums, massive fan bases, and are still going strong. It would be difficult for any franchise to match those levels of success, but Ridley Scott thinks Alien should have.
Ridley Scott has more than earned his right to speak with authority about Hollywood’s approach to producing big-budget scifi films, and he absolutely knows it. In a recent interview with Vulture, the director shared his thoughts about Star Wars—arguably the most popular scifi franchise in the world—and he did not …
Blade Runner 2049, while critically acclaimed, wasn’t quite the box office smash that longtime fans of its iconic predecessor hoped it would be. Director Denis Villeneuve is still wrapping his head around why the movie underperformed, but the original film’s director has an idea of why it didn’t work.
While there are mixed feelings about whether Ridley Scott’s newer movies set in the Alien universe are good are not, there’s a general consensus that neither Prometheus nor Alien: Covenant have really done much to move the franchise forward. But that isn’t stopping Scott from planning his next film in the series.
Though Ridley Scott’s last two Alien movies have been incredibly divisive, they at least have had one thing in common: the alien. However, in a new interview, Scott suggests that after Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, the iconic creature may have overstayed its welcome.
When it comes to the world of Blade Runner, the mysteries have always been better than the solutions. Part of why a sequel like Blade Runner 2049 even exists is because the original film asked so many hard questions and gave so few concrete answers—and it’s a tradition that continues with the new film.
Alien: Covenant may not have been the movie that everyone wanted but, at the very least, Ridley Scott kept up his long tradition of working with practical effects. A new, behind-the-scenes featurette shows part of the process for making the ooey-gooey xenomorph eggs in Alien: Covenant.
Simply put, Ellen Ripley is the Alien franchise. Even though her adversary gets the title, Ripley is the star of the first four films, and her story is what ties everything together. So the fact that director Ridley Scott has an idea to work her back into his films isn’t a surprise. But the way he wants to do it might…
So it’s come to this. Blade Runner fans have debated for decades whether or not Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was a replicant. And they’ve debated whether or not there even was an answer in the movie at all. They’ve debated who to believe. And when Blade Runner 2049 directed Denis Villeneuve said that there wouldn’t be…
Though Alien: Covenant was basically met with the audience equivalent of a shrug, director Ridley Scott has plans for at least one more Alien prequel film, with a script already in hand. We have no idea where the story is heading next. But as rabid Alien fans, we have some suggestions... and some demands.
The Crypt-Keeper can officially stay in his grave.
Though Ridley Scott is best-known for directing feature films, including this week’s Alien: Covenant, he’s also extremely involved in TV—one recent example being his producing role on The Man in the High Castle. Next up, he’ll be working with TNT to bring even more science fiction to the airwaves.
No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.
With Alien: Covenant coming out next week, lots of people have been discussing or revisiting the film that came before it: Prometheus. That even includes the director of both films, Ridley Scott, who admitted fan reaction to Prometheus influenced Covenant.
Here’s a sentence I’m just incredibly sad to type: Alien: Covenant is bad.
Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.
Ridley Scott is at the helm of a nearly 40-year franchise of films about killer aliens who are smarter and deadlier than us. It’s not a coincidence, since Scott thinks that could happen in real life.