Today – 30th November – is the 74th birthday of the wonderful Ridley Scott.
Scott is the man behind some of my favourite films, including Alien and Blade Runner. He’s also the man who brought you Thelma and Louise, GI Jane, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and Robin Hood – I think it’s safe to say that his films are certainly varied!
Scott, who made his first feature film at 40 (The Duellists), is currently working on Prometheus, which stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. A trailer leaked last week but I’ve steered clear of it… I’m looking forward to this film and don’t want to spoil it by seeing a poor quality trailer.
Though not confirmed as a prequel to Alien, Fassbender reportedly said that there is definitely a link to the 1979 film. The current synopsis on IMDb explains that Prometheus is about a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
Another hot topic on everyone’s lips is the news of a Blade Runner sequel.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, Scott said Blade Runner 2 is liable to be a sequel: “I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver…”.
With these two exciting projects in the works I think it’s safe to say that Scott certainly isn’t slowing down any time soon.
- Which film are you most excited about?