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Ridley Scott Opens Up About 'Prometheus,' Kick-Ass Women, and 'Blade Runner 2'
Daily Beast ^ | May 17, 2012 | Marlow Stern

Posted on 05/17/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT by C19fan

No project is off limits to Ridley Scott. Over the course of his 35-year filmmaking career, the English auteur has dazzled audiences with his thrillingly diverse oeuvre, tackling everything from science fiction (Alien, Blade Runner) and sword-and-sandals epics (Gladiator) to modern warfare (Black Hawk Down). He is probably the closest thing to this generation’s Kubrick.

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What about the rumored Blade Runner sequel?

Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist. (Emphasis Mine)

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alien; bladerunner; prometheur; ridleyscott; scifi; scott
Scott on a new Blade Runner movie. Awesome. Is Vangelis still around???
1 posted on 05/17/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: KevinDavis

For your SciFi ping list.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 7:28:12 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: C19fan

Very excited about the new Prometheus movie, Alien-like, but not Alien.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 7:33:41 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Me too although it seems the trailers have given away the overall plot but is Scott giving us a huge head fake?


4 posted on 05/17/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Hate to see anyone, even the source, take on perfection.

"Blade Runner" is one of those special movies, to me, that totally transports me to that world. It is one of the most perfect movies I have seen. True dystopian/cyber-punk perfection.

Interestingly, although I like its sequel "Aliens" better, I think "Alien" is very nearly as good.

Scott should find some new project to work on, not rehash old ground.
5 posted on 05/17/2012 7:41:56 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: C19fan; Molon Labbie

The trailer, to me, seems to indicate an Alien prequel. The creatures looked an awful lot like the big thing they found on the planet with the chest burst open—before they found the eggs for the first time.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: C19fan

Me too although it seems the trailers have given away the overall plot but is Scott giving us a huge head fake?

Ya , it’s all in your head LOL


7 posted on 05/17/2012 7:56:54 AM PDT by molson209
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To: ShadowAce

Ya same Alien “Space Jockeys”. Same type of ship as well, just like the derelict in Alien.

I believe that the premise that the original “Alien” xenomorph was a biological construct of the “Space Jockeys” and Prometheus explores the origins or purpose of these “engineers”.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 7:58:54 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: C19fan

What I find hillarious is that the Left seems to like the “Kickass women” in the action movies, women who knoe their way around a gun etc...

But when they see one in real life ala. Sarah Palin. They shit themselves and run away like a simprering wimp only to return throwing out catty rebuffs like a high school drama queen against her....

Apparently the left only likes kickass women when they are in the movies and not in real life.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: C19fan

Just setting a sequel in the Blade Runner universe does’t guarantee a great flick. The story was the primary feature of Blace Runner. The plot was quite deep and ambiguous in just the right places to make you think about the issues the movie was trying to explore. That this great story was handled by a great director who was able to get great performances by his actors (especially Rutger Hauer) is what put it over the top and moves it to the level of all time great flicks. If Ridley can do it again it would be awesome but it will take one heck of a killer script to do so.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:00:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C19fan

I too, feel that I already “know” the movie by all the trailers given, and there is a quick shot of an “Alien” relief on a wall, but I don’t think it will have any of the original monsters in it.

Going to see it anyway and enjoy myself in the mythos.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:01:38 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: C19fan

I liked Alien and Blade Runner because they were earthy and dark. A lot of Ridley Scott’s films lately have been too shiny. The trailers don’t give me much hope that Prometheus will be a worthy addition to the Alien canon, although it will almost certainly be better than *spit* ‘Alien: Resurrection’...


12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: C19fan

Interesting story in the sidebar at the link;
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/16/italian-police-open-a-mobster-s-vatican-owned-tomb-in-search-of-a-missing-girl.html


13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: C19fan

Prometheus will only reach Epic standard if it has a final scene with John Hurt laying on a counter screaming “Oh Sh*t, not again!”


14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
The trailers don’t give me much hope that Prometheus will be a worthy addition to the Alien canon, although it will almost certainly be better than *spit* ‘Alien: Resurrection’...

But, will it hold a candle to 'Alien Vs. Predator" :-)

15 posted on 05/17/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

I think it’s confirmed info that Lance Henriksen will make some appearance in Prometheus.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: commish
Prometheus will only reach Epic standard if it has a final scene with John Hurt laying on a counter screaming “Oh Sh*t, not again!”

Nah, that was pretty much the premise behind Aliens3, Alien Resurrection and A v P. < |:/~

17 posted on 05/17/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: C19fan
Gotta have

this guy

18 posted on 05/17/2012 8:20:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: C19fan

Ridley Scott is the original “Alien” filmmaker. I saw that film the second night it was out and it scared me. Had to look at some scenes through my fingers. No Alien sequel was as good

I am looking forward to the prequel “Prometheus” by Ridley Scott. Lord knows when we will ever see it. Blade Runner was a ground breaking film which I did not understand when it came out. But it sure looked good and Rutger Hauer is a fine actor


19 posted on 05/17/2012 8:28:19 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: C19fan

Am I the only one sick of 100 pound models kicking the crap out of 200 pound men?


20 posted on 05/17/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: douginthearmy

Ditto that.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 8:37:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: commish

Prometheus is a prequel so that wouldn’t make any sense.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 8:57:01 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: C19fan

WHEN IS THE BLADE RUNNER SEQUEL?? They didn’t say.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Considering what Scott said not for a few years if ever.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:32 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: douginthearmy
Am I the only one sick of 100 pound models kicking the crap out of 200 pound men?

Ah come on,you at least have to give props to "Sucker Punch" in regards to cinematic eye candy and John Woo type action.

25 posted on 05/17/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Sudetenland

Interesting fantasy life he has.

Of course, in a real dystopian world, far from kicking ass, women will be traded around like poker chips - the lucky ones, that is.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: C19fan

I saw Bladerunner again recently, and can’t understand why it’s held in such high regard. I much prefer Aliens 1 & 2, and John Carpenter’s, “The Thing.”. And 2001, however idiotic the concept, is the standard by which sci-fi should be judged.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 9:24:19 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: douginthearmy

——Am I the only one sick of 100 pound models kicking the crap out of 200 pound men?-—

No.

But my pet pet peeve is cgi karate, with karateans doing quadruple flips while changing direction in mid-air.

Next on the list is head-butts that only hurt the buttee.

I could go on...


28 posted on 05/17/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: C19fan

OOH! Let’s show Decker in a modern “retirement facility” while a still hot Sean Young wipes drool off his chin!
luv it!


29 posted on 05/17/2012 9:57:49 AM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: C19fan

“He is probably the closest thing to this generation’s Kubrick.”

Ummm... no. Scott’s a good director, but there is usually not a lot of subtext or thought-provoking commentary in his work, and when he tries to put that in, it’s ham-handed and weakens the film. See “Kingdom of Heaven”, or “1492: Conquest of Paradise” for great examples of this.

Blade Runner 2 would probably be worse than Indiana Jones IV.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: clbiel
Let’s show Decker in a modern “retirement facility” while a still hot Sean Young wipes drool off his chin!

Can't be any worse than "Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Geritol".

31 posted on 05/17/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: commish
Prometheus will only reach Epic standard if it has a final scene with John Hurt laying on a counter screaming “Oh Sh*t, not again!”

You have seen Spaceballs, right?

Spaceballs Alien

32 posted on 05/17/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: commish
Prometheus will only reach Epic standard if it has a final scene with John Hurt laying on a counter screaming “Oh Sh*t, not again!”

I don't think Scott is a plagerist. Didn'y you see "Spaceballs?"

Mark

33 posted on 05/17/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ShadowAce

Scott’s confirmation at the London press conference
that “Prometheus” will have to deal with the origins
of the Space Jockey. (big thing they found on the planet
with the chest burst open).


34 posted on 05/17/2012 6:21:14 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: Sudetenland

I believe Blade Runner has been rated by a couple different groups as the best sci-fi flick of all time.

Why mess with perfection?


35 posted on 05/17/2012 6:25:46 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mamelukesabre; douginthearmy; C19fan

It will be some time coming. Scott has only had
1 or 2 meetings with Fox execs. He did say the
protagonist would be a chick.


36 posted on 05/17/2012 6:31:49 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: clbiel; C19fan

Deckard’s a Replicant, too.


37 posted on 05/17/2012 6:37:59 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: Cyber Ninja

I have yet to read “ Do Androids Dream of Electic Sheep?”. Is that where that comes from, or is it a fan legend? I have heard that he was, and I did watch it again through that subtext. The broken fingers are an issue, if he was.


38 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: clbiel
Is that where that comes from, or is it a fan legend?

Scott/Dick took “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
to a magnitude better that it is with Blade Runner.
Just like Kubrick/Clarke took "The Sentinel" to 2001...

I would say, don't bother with the book (sheep).
"The Sentinel" is classic Clarke; as is "The Nine
Billion Names of GOD".

To the point, there is a scene in Deckard's apt when
he is cleaning up after a fight. Sean Young is on the
couch. There is a long, some what blured shot, over her
toward Deckard in the ?kitchen. His eyes are reflective;
like all the other replicants.

Scott denied it for years, but gave in after the
'Directors Cut'; where he left the glowing eyes scene in.

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39 posted on 05/17/2012 9:21:41 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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