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Ridley Scott Talks Exodus, Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2
On parting The Red Sea and more...

28 October 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Empire

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His latest, The Counsellor, may star Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, and sure, Cormac McCarthy may have been on script duties, but Ridley Scott is not resting on his laurels. Speaking to Empire for this month's issue - out on Thursday - he elaborates on what's next.

"Prometheus 2 is written," says Scott, but doesn't indicate when it might start shooting. "I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…"

One of those is biblical epic Exodus, which has already lined up Christian Bale (Moses), John Turtorro (Pharaoh Seti), Alien alum Sigourney Weaver (Tuya, Seti's wife) and Joel Edgerton (Pharoah Ramses), but the other is "this science-fiction thing."

"There is also this very well written piece, one of the last great science-fiction books called The Forever War [the bureaucracy and space battle masterpiece by Joe Haldeman] – we’ve finally got a very good draft of that for Fox," he adds. "I thought I’d left science-fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in. Prometheus was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea…"

And what sort of scale can we expect from Exodus? Scott has two words for you: "Fucking huge." He'll have to part the Red Sea, then... "Have to."

Blade Runner 2, meanwhile, is still in the works, as anyone who's listened to the Harrison Ford interview in this week's Empire Podcast will tell you. "Yeah, we're working on [Blade Runner 2] right now - that will happen sooner or later." Not one of the 2014/2015 projects then, but still on Scott's increasingly large back burner.

The Counsellor is out in the US right now, hitting UK cinema screens on November 15.


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"In Space No One Hears You Scream" More

Posted by Eazytiger at 06:43 on 17 December 2013 | Report This Post

Prometheus 2
"In Space No One Hears You Scream" More

Posted by Eazytiger at 06:42 on 17 December 2013 | Report This Post

Prometheus
I enjoyed Prometheus. Some people gave out about the plot or lack of it but did any of the Alien films have much of a plot? I'm interested to see how the story that we have comes together - so I for one am looking forward to part 2. More

Posted by magnicmac at 22:51 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

Why the Praise?
"The Counsellor" may be the worst big name film made in the past 15 years. I'm sure international sales will resemble 1998's god-awful "Sphere" but Scott et al should do themselves a favour and think twice before making more of this tawdry dribble. More

Posted by Aries17 at 17:35 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: The Watcher Can't we just remove Prometheus from the Alien canon, pretend it didn't happen...then enlist someone, preferably Nolan, to give us a truly terrifying conclusion to the Alien franchise and leave it with some dignity...please! eah, Ridley Scott should stop ruining the legacy of Alien and focus his attention where it should be ... ruining the legacy of Blade Runner! ut seriously ... I think Mr. Scott should hand-off Blade Runner to one of the directors who was heavil More

Posted by Bousley at 14:00 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

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L: jazzyjules63 Ridley is and always has been the man. All the pretentious haters can kiss his and my asses. nd mine. I don't think he's lost it. Gladiator, Robin Hood, Body of Lies, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven: quality film making. More

Posted by dseys at 10:41 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

Kiss this
He has done a decent film since Gladiator.. and that's over hyped. More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:11 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

Ridley is and always has been the man. All the pretentious haters can kiss his and my asses. More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 05:04 on 29 October 2013 | Report This Post

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...or Danny Boyle come to think of it...give him the job More

Posted by The Watcher at 20:38 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

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Can't we just remove Prometheus from the Alien canon, pretend it didn't happen...then enlist someone, preferably Nolan, to give us a truly terrifying conclusion to the Alien franchise and leave it with some dignity...please! More

Posted by The Watcher at 20:37 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

I really love Ridley's work, semi-disappointments included. Damon Lindelof ruined Prometheus and Cormac McCarthy ruined The Counsellor. I await anything that Ridley puts out, hopefully if it's original and sci-fi. More

Posted by Anthony Lynch at 18:53 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Ridley Scott Talks Exodus, Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2
Prometheus 2 is written? Ridley says 'written', or is it more like they had a load of words on a whiteboard, and threw darts at them to pick random themes, because if that isn't how the original Prometheus script was decided, i'm at a loss as to just how it was done, because theres no way in hell they actually paid anyone real actual money to 'write' it.... oh, they did didn't they! rometheus was an insultingly bad movie, that looked pretty and had the additional 'brilliance' of having Charliz More

Posted by Galahadfairlight at 18:49 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

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I'll not be waiting with bated breath. I was really disappointed with prometheus. Personally i don't think the human mind could ever come up with a story clever enough. More

Posted by stucy at 18:11 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

Sir Ridley Scott Should Just RETIRE!
THE COUNSELOR has been a disappointment, both with the critics and at the box-office, and I'm still fuming of how awful PROMETHEUS (2012) was. It's pretty much confirmed to me that Ridley is far more interested in style than he is at substance. I'm not that excited about his next film, EXODUS, either. It will probably get good write-ups for the visuals, but thumbs down for anything in the script and character development. More

Posted by bb at 17:50 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

I remember back when I was a youngun, it was different than these days, a quote from ridley scott 'd have this forum full of monkey shines faster than a racoon with a rocket up its ass. More

Posted by sleepwalker at 17:23 on 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

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