Blade Runner sequel maybe in the pipe

With the unbridled success of Blade Runner it’s hard to imagine that no sequel was ever made, although the idea has been lying in wait for some time the rumours have always been quashed.

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However there is the suggestion that screenwriter Scott Z. Burns might be in the process of writing a script, although that was another rumour dismissed, but Burns himself has been talking about the project, and suggests that his involvement is still very much alive.

“I talked to Ridley about it at one point as a part of a larger conversation about us trying to find something to do together because I have such admiration for him,” explains Burns.

“I’m as huge a fan of that movie as anybody else who would be reading this or watching it, so what I said to him was, ‘Let’s not do that unless we have something amazing to do or to say, because I don’t want to touch that idea unless I really feel like I have something amazing to contribute and right now I don’t know what that is.”

“I think he and I will probably talk again about it,” continues Burns. “But again it’s less about that specifically and more about he and I wanting to make a science fiction movie together.”

“So I hope that that happens, to me I’m not particularly attached to it beingBlade Runner.  I suspect by the time we would come up with something it would be its own thing and not attached to that franchise necessarily, because it is a franchise, it’s a great piece of work.”

Watch this space!

Source: Collider

Prometheus 3D – 2012

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

DirectedRidley Scott

Stars:  Noomi RapaceLogan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender

What we think: The anticipation and excitement I felt during the opening credits to Ridley Scott’s first venture back into Sci-fi in three decades was unparalleled to any film I have been to see at the cinema before.

A massive fan of the Alien franchise, yes even the fourth instalment just a little bit, the pressure for this one to deliver was going to be immense.

While Scott himself saw this more of a stand alone film as opposed to a prequel it was still going to answer a few questions that would have been in the thoughts of many.

Now, I’d already given 3D a go once before and to be honest I wasn’t that impressed, but the temptation to visit the world that Scott had created was too much and so I donned the glasses once more, this time I wasn’t disappointed.

The opening to the film is a beautiful sweeping shot over rocky and desolate volcanic terrain, revealing a humanoid like alien who perched on the edge of a waterfall, drinks a cup of dark liquid before disintegrating into the water below.

We’re then introduced to archaeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and boyfriend Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) who have discovered a star map and etchings from other cultures which all seem to lead to the same planet.

Setting foot onto the Prometheus itself, a gargantuan ship heading for LV-223 a distant moon some light years away its a mission funded by Peter Weyland (a prosthetically made up Guy Pearce) with an agenda to uncover the ancient alien race known as ‘the engineers’, and to discover where we as humans came from, but at all costs not to make contact.

Once the ship touches down on the planet all hell breaks loose the minute the team lead by Shaw enter the temple, and part of the crew are of course going to be expendable, so don’t get too attached to them (before something else does).

The question about just who the space jockey was is answered in double quick time as if Scott couldn’t wait any longer. There is also the discovery of a lot of ampoules, all laid out in similar fashion to those eggs in Alien and containing some sinister liquid.

Fassbender’s synthetic android David is one of the clear stand-outs of this film, first seen moving about the ship while the others sleep in he spins a basketball on his finger, dyes his hair and models his eloquent vocabulary on actor Peter O’Toole. He has the all the friendly and endearing qualities of Bishop with the sinister lack of empathy of Ash.

Charlize Theron who struts about in a very sleek cat suit, is fierce as mission director Meredith Vickers, another corporate figure with her own agenda. She reminded me a lot of Carter Burke, on board as part of the crew but with no real care for the truth or anyone else she is out for her own gains.

Rapace has been cast perfectly for this role, comparisons of course drawn to Ripley she fits that mould very well. She’s a fighter and like Ripley she doen’t suffer fools lightly taking charge where she needs to.

The 3D cinematography of Scott’s created world is sublime, from the crisp and concise inner workings of the Prometheus to the dark and dank Alien catacombs it’s nothing short of a triumph.

You can decide for yourself then if Prometheus is a direct link to the next films or, if in itself its a well disguised reboot. Scott however was back doing what he has clearly missed for thirty years, and with a vast budget at his disposal he hasn’t let anyone down.

View the trailer

Rating: (4/5)

Visit the IMDb page for Prometheus

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New Prometheus poster lands online

The film, aside from The Dark Knight Rises, that I am getting the most excited about has released a cool new poster.

Prometheus is going to be one of the films of the year, there is no question about that, directed by Ridley Scott it stars  Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Chalize Theron.

I’ve not been paying too much attention to the trailers and virals as I want to preserve some of the best moments of the film for when I actually go and see it.

But there is no denying the fact that this is one cool one sheeter!

Prometheus hits screens in the UK June 1st, and I for one will be front and centre!

Check out the poster below…

What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know?

Guy Pearce wants to change the world

So the viral marketing campaign has begun for Ridley Scott’s upcoming summer blockbuster Prometheus.

And with it comes a brilliant short video in which Guy Pearce’s character Peter Weyland gives a TED talk (a non-profit organisation dedicated to the sharing of ideas) on artificial intelligence.

In the video Weyland is smart suited and addressing a jam packed auditorium in the year 2023, while giving us the viewer a summary of the Prometheus story.

It’s all to do with Gods, and how Weyland himself wants to be depicted as one, as he states that he wants to change the world. So it clearly isn’t going to be smooth sailing for anyone concerned.

Weyland’s assertion is that cyborgs will soon be indistinguishable from humans, interesting as Michael Fassbender’s character is a cyborg. We still don’t know what his Prometheus crew are looking for, but it’s clearly something that will have a huge impact on civilisation.

Pearce is smooth and sinister here, which is what any highly ambitious businessman wanting to fan out his empire should be like, there is no doubt we’ll be seeing more from him in the run up to the film.

If you’re looking at checking out further viral marketing material from the film why not look at the Weyland Industries website.

Check out the video, below…

What do you think, do you like film viral campaigns!? Leave a comment and let us know!

More Prometheus imgaes

So the New Year has begun and so has the countdown to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus! I’m very much a Scott fan (his brother as well) so I always enjoy getting little pieces of footage like this!

The one below shows Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw in what must be one of the coolest space suits ever seen investigating the strange alien environment which may provide clues to humanity’s origins – or may spell the end of the human race.

The film, also stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson and will hit cinemas on June 1!

If you’ve not seen the trailer already, and shame on you if you haven’t then check it out below!