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Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio at the world premiere of Alien: Covenant - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th May 2017

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Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio
Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio
Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio

Ridley Scott at a special preview of 'Alien: Covenant' held as part of the 2017 SxSW Conference and Festivals - Paramount Theater, Austin, Texas, United States - Friday 10th March 2017

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Ridley Scott at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 5th February 2017

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Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio
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Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender in the press room at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

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Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender
Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender
Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender
Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender
Billy Crudup, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender

Ridley Scott at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

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Ridley Scott at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

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Ridley Scott seen arriving at the 30th Annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott
Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott
Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott
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Ridley Scott at the 30th annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott
Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott
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Ridley Scott , Guest - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Ridley Scott , Giannina Facio - The 88th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Ridley Scott's The Martian Demolishes All Challengers


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Last weekend, Ridley Scott's The Martian actually climbed up the box office charts in both the US and UK, becoming the most durable hit of the autumn. In America, the film reclaimed the top spot by knocking Goosebumps into second place. And pundits are saying Matt Damon should have no trouble fending off challenges this weekend from Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper. 

Matt Damon in The MartianMatt Damon's The Martian is smashing box office numbers

In the UK, The Martian will relinquish its crown to Spectre, but the film has taken nearly $400 million at the box office over the past month. And in America, it looks set to carry yet another weekend, as its main competitors have both had mediocre reviews. Sandra Bullock's political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis isn't expected to do as well as her higher profile hits like Gravity and The Heat, while Bradley Cooper'a cooking comedy Burnt comes in the wake of his lacklustre rom-com Aloha.

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'The Martian' Enjoys Massive Opening Weekend At American Box Offices


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Matt Damon and Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster The Martian has landed at the top of the U.S. box office charts, and is estimated to have made a massive $55 million in its opening weekend.

Having opened on Friday, the acclaimed sci-fi movie seems to have fallen just short of breaking the record for a debut weekend in October held by the 3-D extravaganza Gravity, which took $55.8 million when it was released in 2013. However, when the final results are released on Monday (October 5th), it may well be the case that The Martian has broken the record, according to Variety.

The Martian'The Martian' enjoyed a fantastic opening weekend at U.S. box offices

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The Martian Makes Matt Damon Think Of Life In The Stars


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For his first lead role in nearly two years, Matt Damon chose to play a man stranded on Mars in the Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure The Martian. But after having shot a small role in Interstellar, he was a bit hesitant about boarding the project. Damon remembers his conversation with Scott: "I said, 'You know, I really want to do this with you, but I just did a cameo in Chris Nolan's movie. Very, very different, but it's about a guy stranded by himself on a planet. It might be weird to follow that up with playing a guy stranded on Mars.' And Ridley said, 'It's not going to matter. One year in between the films - that's a lifetime now!'"

Matt Damon in The MartianMatt Damon ponders life on Mars after starring in 'The Martian'

Damon particularly liked how The Martian's script maintained the scientific authenticity and humorous tone of Andy Weir's novel. "I do believe these guys have a good sense of irony," he says. "Anybody I've met who has some kind of occupation that's cheating death all the time, they tend to have that kind of gallows humour and sarcasm. So we aimed to make the movie funny without losing a sense of what the stakes are."

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The Martian Review

Excellent

Just as people began to write off veteran director Ridley Scott after a series of merely OK movies, the 77-year-old casually releases his most entertaining film in years. This sci-fi adventure is lithe, humorous, thrilling and genuinely moving. In other words, it's one of Scott's best films, mixing eye-catching visuals with a story that resonates with both emotion and deeper meaning. And it's also a lot of fun.

In the very near future, the first manned mission to Mars is caught off guard by a sudden storm. With their ship in danger, Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain) orders the crew to evacuate, but in the chaos botanist Watney (Matt Damon) is knocked away and presumed dead. As Lewis and her team (Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie) begin the long trek back to Earth, Watney wakes up alone on Mars and understands that he will need to survive until the next mission arrives in four years' time. But his habitat is only designed to last for 30 days, so he has a lot of work to do. Eventually, he thinks of a way to get a message back home to Nasa, letting them know he's alive. Now the experts (including Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig) must figure out a way to rescue him before he runs out of food and water.

The story plays out on three fronts: with Watney using his expertise to survive, Lewis and her crew on their long journey back home, and the Nasa officials mounting a rescue mission. All three plot-strands are riveting, using convincing science to explore the conundrum while cranking up the emotional urgency of the situation. Intriguingly, the script never gives Watney a family back on Earth to sentimentalise things; the film simply doesn't need that. And Damon more than holds the audience's sympathy. He's funny, smart, tenacious and thoroughly identifiable, the kind of person we wish we would be in the same situation.

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Is Ryan Gosling Set To Take The Lead In New 'Blade Runner' Movie?


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Director Ridley Scott has said he thinks Ryan Gosling will take the lead role in the new Blade Runner film which will also star Harrison Ford. But the follow up to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic will not have Scott behind the camera, as he’s now handed the reigns over to Denis Villeneuve.

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling could take the lead in new Blade Runner movie.

Speaking to Den of Geek Scott said, “I think Ryan Gosling is probably going to do it, with Harrison.” When then asked if Gosling would play the central character Scott replied, “Yeah, yeah. I can’t really say more than that, because it’ll give away the story. But Harrison’s definitely in it. In an important way.”

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Matt Damon Chats About Upcoming Movie 'The Martian'


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Matt Damon’s new movie The Martian is set for theatrical release at the start of October. Directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from a 2011 science-fiction novel of the same name written by Andy Weir, the Hollywood A-lister plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of his team flee the planet following a storm.

It may sound like a pretty harrowing affair, but Damon says in a new interview that it’s quite the opposite. “The book is really funny, and the movie, I think, is really funny too, which might surprise some people”.

Matt DamonMatt Damon stars in 'The Martian'

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Ridley Scott Intends To Make Three More 'Prometheus' Movies


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Fans of the Alien franchise who were left slightly confused by Prometheus a few years ago can rest easy that everything will be explained – eventually. Director Ridley Scott has claimed that he wants to make three sequels to Prometheus, at the end of which the storyline will link into the Alien narrative.

Scott, 77, told German entertainment website FilmFutter that the two franchises would eventually dovetail into one another when he was asked about Prometheus 2, which is not due for release for another couple of years. It will see Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace return to reprise the roles they occupied for the 2012 original.

“It will not be the next [film]” the director said. “It will be in the next but one Prometheus or perhaps even in a later film, before we are, in a sense, back in the Alien franchise.”

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The Martian - Clips


In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the procedures and practices they must go through before embarking on their perilous mission to Mars. The small team of astronauts are put through rigorous training and exercise programs to make sure they're both mentally and physically fit for the mission.

The team also talk about how they will actually get to Mars and show you around their ship.

Matt Damon leads the cast in The Martian, he plays astronaut Mark Watney who specialises in botany and mechanical engineering. The story follows his struggle to survive as he becomes deserted on Mars after a near fatal accident.

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Ridley Scott Signs On To Direct Fox Adaptation Of Don Winslow's 'The Cartel'


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Ridley Scott has reportedly signed on to direct an adaptation of Don Winslow's novel The Cartel for studio Fox. Released last month, the novel tells the fictional story of a DEA agent and the drug lord he becomes obsessed with taking down.

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Ridley Scott has signed on to direct an adaptation of The Cartel.

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See Matt Damon Get Left Behind On Mars In First Look At 'The Martian' [Trailer + Pictures]


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David Bowie once asked us if there was ‘Life on Mars’ and this November the answer will be yes.. sort of, as Matt Damon finds himself stranded all alone on the red planet. Following in the footsteps of Gravity and Interstellar, comes Ridley Scott’s The Martian 2015’s space set drama, which sees Matt Damon fight for survival alone on Mars.

the martianMatt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.

In The Martian Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who is left stranded and presumed dead on Mars, after his crew evacuate the planet during a dust storm. Faced with a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney must fight to stay alive, as he attempts to make contact with ground control.

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The Martian - International Trailer


Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he has to rely on when he is accidentally abandoned on Mars when his team abort their mission in the face of an oncoming storm. He is presumed dead, but he has miraculously survived, though injured, and now must do everything within his power to get a message to NASA, calculating that if they get it, he still has to survive for four years until they reach him. He has little left in the way of supplies and is living in a Hab which is meant for only a month's worth of use. On his to do list is to attempt to grow crops to survive on, and do everything he can to make water. Luckily for him, a message does reach NASA and his crewmates immediately come together to work out how to rescue their man.

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Ryan Gosling In Talks For 'Blade Runner' Sequel


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Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the sequel to Blade Runner. The 34-year-old actor will be joined by Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film. Ford will reprise his role but it is uncertain which part Gosling, if negotiations are successful, will play.

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling is in talks to appear in Blade Runner 2.

Read More: Harrison Ford to Return for Blade Runner 2, Denis Villeneuve to Direct.

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Child 44 Review


Good

A meaty, fascinating story is splintered into three plot strands that battle for the viewer's attention, so while the film is never boring, it's also oddly uninvolving. Fortunately, it has an excellent cast and is shot with skill and a relentless intensity to feel like a big, epic-style dramatic thriller with heavy political overtones.

After a scene-setting prologue, the story starts in 1953 Moscow, where Leo (Tom Hardy) is a war hero now working in the military police, purging the city of its spies. Or at least its suspected spies. In the Soviet socialist utopia, crime officially doesn't exist, but Leo finds it difficult to tell his best pal Alexei (Fares Fares) that his 8-year-old son was killed in a train accident when he was so clearly tortured and murdered. Ordered by his boss (Vincent Cassel) to let it go, and menaced by his rival colleague Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), Leo continues investigating, resulting in a reprimand that sees Leo and his wife Raisa (Noomi Rapace) relocated to the the grim industrial city of Volsk. But when another young boy's body appears here, Leo gets his new boss (Gary Oldman) to see the connection.

There are at least three main plots in this film, and the filmmakers oddly never allow one to become the central strand. There's the mystery involving this brutal, unhinged serial killer (Paddy Considine) stalking boys along the railway. There's the thriller about Leo being brutally taunted by Vasili, who has a thing for Raisa and is trying to crush them for good. But the only emotionally engaging strand is Leo and Raisa's complex marriage relationship, which takes a couple of unexpected turns. Along the way, there are several action sequences shot with shaky cameras and edited so they're impossible to follow. And there's a sense that the film also wants to be a grandiose Russian epic with its expansive cinematography and big orchestral score.

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'Alien' Voted The Scariest Movie Monster Of All Time


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Nearly forty years after it first appeared on our screens to terrify audiences, the Alien monster from the eponymous sci-fi / horror franchise has been named as the scariest movie creature ever.

A poll of over 2,000 votes from among readers of the British TV listings magazine The Radio Times put designer H. R. Giger’s creation at the top of the list. The monster first appeared when it burst through John Hurt’s chest in the titular 1979 movie, and went on to be the star of three more Alien movies plus a handful of spin-offs, franchise crossovers and a prequel.

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Sigourney Weaver was the star of all four of the 'Alien' movies

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Neill Blomkamp To Direct New 'Alien' Movie, Produced By Ridley Scott


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A new film in the Alien franchise has been announced. The upcoming project, produced by the original Alien director Ridley Scott, will be directed by Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp is best known for directing District 9 and will work on the upcoming Alien project independently from Scott's other Alien franchise film, a sequel to Prometheus.

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Neill Blomkamp will direct the upcoming Alien film.

Read More: Neill Blomkamp Could Make New Alien Movie at Sony.

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Amazon Gives Five New Series The Greenlight, Including Ridley Scott's 'The Man In The High Castle', While 'Mozart In The Jungle' Will Return For Season Two


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Amazon are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the land of the streaming services, as they continue to expand their original programming portfolio. This time, the company have just announced five new series which have received the green light, after Prime users voted last month during the first pilot season of 2015.

Ridley ScottRidley Scott's 'The Man In The High Castle' has been ordered to a full series by Amazon

Shawn Ryan's 'Mad Dog's, Ridley Scott's 'The Man in the High Castle', Alex Gibney's docu-series 'The New Yorker Presents' as well as 'Just Add Magic' and 'The Stinky & Dirty Show' have all been ordered to full series, to premiere later this year and in 2016.

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Tom Hardy Debuts Yet Another Fine Accent In Ridley Scott Thriller 'Child 44' [Trailer]


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Tom Hardy has a go at yet another accent in the Ridley Scott produced 'Child 44', an adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's award-winning 2008 novel about a series of brutal murders during the time of the Soviet Union.

Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy in 'Child 44'
Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy go head to head in 'Child 44'

Hardy plays a former Russian military officer named Leo Demidov in the thriller, who's offered the highest protection in the wake of his war heroism. But things take a dark turn when it becomes apparent that a set of ongoing child killings are being covered up by the authorities, and Demidov wants to do the right thing and find the perpetrator - to much anger from his Stalin obsessed superiors. 

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Christian Bale Annoyed Ridley Scott On Set Of 'Exodus'


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Christian Bale apparently annoyed director Ridley Scott on the set of new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings because he learned about his character (Moses) and kept on pressing for more inclusions to the script.

Bale is renowned for putting huge amounts of effort into his roles, as anyone who has seen Harsh Times or The Fighter will testify. He told World Entertainment News Network: “I kept on annoying Ridley with how fascinating the character was and how much we could add, saying, ‘Can't we put this in?’ But he would say, ‘Well Christian, that's an eight-hour long film... Please shut up; I'm trying to get through a day's work!’”

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Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opened earlier in December

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Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus:Gods And Kings Over "Historical Inaccuracies"


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Egypt is allegedly trying to keep Moses out (again). The BBC repots that Ridley Scott’s epic Exodus: Gods And Kings, has been banned in the Middle Eastern country over “historical inaccuracies” depicted in the film.

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The country’s censorship board list film's depiction of the Jewish people as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part as examples of the “historical inaccuracies.” that can be found in the movie.

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Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas


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Ridley Scott is no stranger to the biblical epic. From 'Gladiator' to 'Kingdom of Heaven', he has proved that he's fearless when creating a massive-scale movie. Although he has long been criticised for skimping on the emotional engagement, offering just enough sketchy melodrama to hold audience interest, but little more.

Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

His new movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is his biggest yet, a gigantic movie retelling of the clash between Moses and his adoptive brother Pharaoh Ramses, played with muscly energy by Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, respectively. And critics have agreed that the film is certainly spectacular.

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Ridley Scott

Date of birth

30th November, 1937

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.74


Ridley Scott Movies

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

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All The Money In The World Trailer

All The Money In The World Trailer

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Alien: Covenant Movie Review

Alien: Covenant Movie Review

Master filmmaker Ridley Scott is back to continue the story 10 years after the events...

Alien: Covenant Meet Walter Clip Trailer

Alien: Covenant Meet Walter Clip Trailer

In this early clip from Alien: Covenant, we see two technicians in full bodysuits approach...

Alien: Covenant Trailer

Alien: Covenant Trailer

Ten years after the disastrous expedition that was Prometheus, another group of space explorers band...

The Martian Movie Review

The Martian Movie Review

Just as people began to write off veteran director Ridley Scott after a series of...

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The Martian - Clips Trailer

The Martian - Clips Trailer

In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the...

The Martian - International Trailer

The Martian - International Trailer

Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he...

Child 44 Movie Review

Child 44 Movie Review

A meaty, fascinating story is splintered into three plot strands that battle for the viewer's...

Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review

Aside from impressive 21st century digital effects, this new take on the Moses story pales...

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film,...

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