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‘Blade Runner 2099’ Limited Series a Go at Amazon

The world of Blade Runner is expanding. Amazon’s Prime Video has given the green light to Blade Runner 2099, a limited series sequel to the iconic sci-fi film franchise. The series comes from Amazon Studios and Alcon Entertainment, which holds the rights to Blade Runner. Ridley Scott, who directed the classic 1982 film, will executive […]

Brian Tyree Henry to Lead Apple Drug Ring Drama

Brian Tyree Henry is lining up his TV follow-up to FX’s Atlanta.   The actor, currently seen opposite Brad Pitt in the feature Bullet Train, will lead the cast of the Apple TV drama series Sinking Spring. The eight-episode drug ring drama is based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief and is being written by […]

Joe Turkel, the Bartender in ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 94

Joe Turkel, who portrayed the haunting bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the creator of the replicants in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, has died. He was 94. Turkel died Monday at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, his family announced. Turkel also appeared in two other Kubrick films: as a gunman in the climactic shootout […]

‘Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition’ Video Game Restored for Consoles, Steam Arrives

The 1997 point-and-click adventure title Blade Runner has arrived in a restored “enhanced edition.” Independent video game publisher Nightdive Studios, known for restoring classic video games such as System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, partnered with production company Alcon Entertainment to bring the classic game, based on the iconic 1982 film, back to fans via […]

L.A.’s Last Remaining Seats Film Series Returns Next Month

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s popular Last Remaining Seats series returns next month after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screenings of classic films will take place over three weekends at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood (i.e. the Fox Village Theatre), which opened in 1931, and the Orpheum Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre, […]

New ‘Alien’ Movie in the Works With ‘Don’t Breathe’ Filmmaker Fede Alvarez (Exclusive)

Your screams in space will be heard if Fede Álvarez has anything to say about it. The filmmaker behind Don’t Breathe and 2013’s remake of Evil Dead has been tapped to write and direct an original stand-alone Alien feature for 20th Century Studios. Ridley Scott, who directed the original sci-fi horror movie released in 1979 […]

Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and […]

Sony Taps Black List Writer Emily Jerome for Frat Boy Thriller ‘Among the Bros’ (Exclusive)

Sony has set rising scribe Emily Jerome to adapt Among the Bros, an upcoming book that details the story behind a drug ring bust at a South Carolina college. Written by journalist Max Marshall and set to be published by HarperCollins, Bros is an investigative memoir that explores the deep and at times dark societal […]

What Ridley Scott Has Learned: “We Don’t Know S***”

Ridley Scott keeps sliding his thumb over a prominent lump on the palm of his left hand. It’s the hand Scott uses to draw the storyboards for his films in pen and ink, to operate a camera on his shoots and to do oil paintings on weekends. It’s also the hand that Scott had just […]

Jodie Comer Exits Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Drama ‘Kitbag’ (Exclusive)

Jodie Comer’s reteaming with Ridley Scott will have to wait. The actress, who is currently on the awards circuit for her work in Scott’s The Last Duel, has dropped out of Kitbag, the filmmaker’s epic drama centered on French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, which is set up at Apple, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Comer […]

Ben Affleck on Why ‘The Last Duel’ Bombed and What He Thinks of Ridley Scott Blaming Millennials

Let the record show that one question asked of Ben Affleck at Sunday night’s The Tender Bar premiere inspired a five-minute answer. That might not seem noteworthy for an interview that takes place far from a red carpet, but when it happens behind a stanchion and with an in-demand A-lister who is stopping for every […]

‘The Last Duel’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Composer Harry Gregson-Williams on Scoring Ridley Scott’s Different Epics

When composer Harry Gregson-Williams begins a collaboration with director Ridley Scott, he’ll usually leave their first meeting with a set of questions instead of a list of demands. “Ridley is an ideas man,” says Gregson-Williams, who has worked with the veteran director on five films: 2005’s Kingdom of Heaven, 2012’s Prometheus, 2015’s The Martian and […]