Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner 2 as well as Prometheus sequel

    Before I begin, it's been a while since I've posted on this site. As to that I can only say, life happens and death happen. Now on to Mr. Scott. I've been a fan of Ridley Scott's work since I was a lickle yut ( my early teens). His most recent project, Exodus: Gods and Kings, has soured my view of the director. Exodus is another link in a long chain of films (most of which are biblical) that attempt to Europeanize ancient Africa, but that's another post for another time. 

     In a recent interview with YahooUK Scott cleared the fog surrounding the Blade Runner sequel.  The, now, 77 year old director said,
             “It’s on the charts,” he reveals. “I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars’.  It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”

  Besides working on a new sci-fi flick with Matt Damon, The Martian, about an astronaut stranded on Mars based on the Andy Weir novel, he admits to being busy with the Prometheus Sequel.
              "“Right now, as we speak, it’s being written,” he says. “I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing ‘Prometheus’."

   Most of the fans of the original Alien films were disappointed/outraged when the original Aliens were missing from the franchise prequel. I have bad news for you if you were hoping to see H.R. Giger's Iconic monster.

            "“The beast is done. Cooked,” he says simply. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start."

  Hopefully the Prometheus sequel is better than the original.

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