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“Blade Runner” Director Ridley Scott Remembers “Gentle Giant” Rutger Hauer

Rogue replicant Roy Batty – played by the late Rutger Hauer – was one of the most iconic characters not just in science fiction films but in modern cinema history. Hollywood legend Ridley Scott directed Hauer in the role in 1982’s Blade Runner, which starred a still-on-the-rise Harrison Ford as Richard Deckard. In honor of […]


William Gibson’s Alien III: The Path from Screenplay to Audio Play

William Gibson’s “Alien III”: The Path from Screenplay to Audio Drama

William Gibson wrote his legendary screenplay for Alien III more than 30 years ago. Now you can experience it as an audio play, thanks to Audible. Gibson wrote the script back in 1987 at the height of his fame as the father of Cyberpunk and cultural influence. He made science fiction hip and cool for […]

Ridley Scott Was the 4th Choice to Direct 'Alien'

Ridley Scott Was the 4th Choice to Direct ‘Alien’

We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential space films ever made, Alien. Imagine if you will, a world where Ridley Scott DIDN’T direct the 1979 science fiction-horror classic, because it almost happened. He was actually the 4th choice to tackle the movie, which was his second feature-length film. “I was the fourth choice,” […]

Tom Skerritt Talks the Power of Women on 'Alien' 40th Anniversary

Tom Skerritt Talks the Power of Women on ‘Alien’ 40th Anniversary

40 years ago, we learned that in space, no one can hear you scream when Alien first opened in theaters, and audiences have been screaming ever since. Almost everyone in the cast (who are still with us in this lifetime) still speaks about that experience on the Nostromo with a reverence and respect, almost everyone learned […]

That New ‘A Christmas Carol’ Adaptation From BBC Heads to FX

Back in 2017, Sir Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions and Tom Hardy‘s Hardy Son & Baker announced a join project with the BBC to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” to television. We haven’t really heard anything about it since then, until this morning’s announcement that FX has partnered with BBC […]

[LV426] Happy 40th Birthday 'Alien', Let's Watch 'Containment'

[LV426] Happy 40th Birthday ‘Alien’ Pt 1: Let’s Watch ‘Containment’

Remember when we told you earlier this year that to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott‘s genre-defining film Alien, and that we were getting a crop of short films released on LV-426?  That day has some, fans of Ellen Ripely, that day has come. The first of the 6 short films released by FOX via […]

High School Drama Production of 'Alien' Continuation Set for Alien Day, April 26th!

High School Drama Production of ‘Alien’ Continuation Set for Alien Day, April 26th!

Remember that AMAZING North Bergen High School spring performance of Alien that got universe-wide attention? Well, thanks to Ridley Scott and Scott Free Productions’ generous donation to the drama club, an encore performance of Alien: The Play is in the works for a notable date in the Xenomorph franchise. According to the official Alien Twitter account, the performance […]

Ridley Scott’s Letter to the ‘Alien’ High School Drama Club

Perhaps you saw the viral report about the New Jersey High School Drama Club who put on a spring production based on the seminal science fiction film Alien. They did it all with recycled materials, and the result was an incredible tribute and production. We cannot get over the quality of sets and costumes, all of […]

‘Alien’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 4K HDR Special Release

As painful as it is to imaging that a full forty years have passed since Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of science fiction horror, Alien, first appears on the big screen, we can ease that feeling knowing that 20th Century Fox is about to wow us with an all-new remastering into an UltraHD 4K HDR release. The […]

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The Passage Gets a Trailer Ahead of Monday’s Premiere

The Passage, based on the book series by Justin Cronin, debuts on Fox this Monday, January 14. Ahead of the big debut, they dropped a trailer for the first season of the vampire-esque horror series, and it looks like we are in for a wild ride. Hey, anytime you are going to use “Tainted Love” […]

TNT, Sir Ridley Scott Team for Android Drama Series ‘Raised by Wolves’

Director Sir Ridley Scott‘s (Gladiator, Blade Runner) future – and the future of a human colony – lies with TNT, as the cable network has announced a straight-to-series order for sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves. With Scott set to direct and Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) writing, the series focuses on two androids tasked with raising human […]

FOX, Tongal Want Your Film Pitch to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of ‘Alien’

Have you always wanted to pitch your idea for an Alien film? Well, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sir Ridley Scott‘s science fiction masterpiece, 20th Century Fox is partnering with online creative network Tongal to find filmmakers to produce shorts set after the events of the original Alien movie. Twentieth Century Fox Film Chief Brand Officer Beth Goss said: […]

Bleeding Cool Talks ‘Alien’ Franchise on #LV426

April 26th somewhere along the line became Alien Day, a celebration of Ripley, Weyland Yutani, and the Xenomorphs who love them.  First released in 1979, the groundbreaking space horror film directed by Sir Ridley Scott blew the airlock doors off what a female lead could do and be in such a movie. To be fair, LV-426 […]


LOS ANGELES - MAY 17: Ridley Scott at the Ridley Scott Hand and Foot Print Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater on May 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Report: Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country

A film adaptation of the Oni Press comics series created and written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by various artists may have found its director, and you won’t believe it — he was Ridley Scott this whole time! We knew they should have just retraced their steps. According to a report from sandwich-themed Hollywood gossip […]

ABC’s Deception: Jack Cutmore-Scott Talks Cameron, Cooper, and More!

It’s mid-season series premiere time, and ABC is hoping it has a new trick up its sleeve (spoiler: probably won’t be the last magic pun) in action/drama-series-with-a-twist Deception. From the creative minds of writer/executive producer Chris Fedak (Chuck) and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, and Sarah Schechter, Deception takes one of those righteously cool concepts […]

Strange Angel: CBS All Access Casts Six for Upcoming Drama Series

The worlds of science and magic come crashing together in the upcoming original drama series Strange Angel, as CBS All Access continues to cast the players in play at that crossroads. Created by Mark Heyman and based on George Pendle’s book, Peter Mark Kendall (The Americans, Girls), Michael Gaston (The Man in the High Castle, The Leftovers), […]


Director Ridley Scott talks about Prometheus at WonderCon 2012. Photo by Mary Anne Butler

Ridley Scott Wants to Make More Alien Movies Under Disney

There are a lot of movie series right now that aren’t quite sure where they stand when it comes to the Disney-Fox merger. Most of the ones that are a little worried are the movies that tend to be R-rated. Ridley Scott, director of the Alien franchise, is one of those people. He recently spoke […]