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Ridley Scott Won't Direct 'Blade Runner' Sequel Ridley Scott is letting someone else take over the Blade Runner sequel. The director revealed that he is no longer going to direct the film. He helped developed the screenplay alongside Hampton Fancher (who, with David Peoples, wrote the original film), and will still be active in the sequel’s development, but only as producer. A director will be announced later.In an interview with Variety, Scott said, “We talked at length about what it could be and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline.”The project, is planned to go into production next year.

Josh Boone Says Stephen King’s The Stand Will Be Four Movies On the Babble-On podcast Josh Boone, the director of The Fault In Our Stars, told Kevin Smith that he was working on adapting Stephen King’s 1168 page epic The Stand. Others have tried to boil the tale of good vs evil in a post-apocalyptic world into a single film, including Smith’s friend Ben Affleck. But something funny happened when Boone turned in his three-hour long script attempt… the studio execs asked if he had thought about doing it as a multi-part film series. The director says that Warner Brothers plans to adapt the novel into a four-part movie franchise.

Warner Bros. Wants Josh Boone to Turn 'The Stand' into Four Movies Back towards the beginning of the year, The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone was tapped as the new director of Warner Bros. Pictures' gestating adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Stand. We'd heard that casting was eyeing Matthew McConaughey for a pivotal role in August, but since then there's been no word on any new names associated with the project. That may be because instead of a single film, the studio has decided they want Boone to make multiple films to properly adapt the novel.

About two months ago, Ridley Scott offered a Prometheus 2 update confirming that the script was being written, that he had “15 drafts evolving” and also that the iconic Xenomorphs will not be part of the sequel.  He noted that “there’s only so much snarling you can do” and that it’s time to do something more interesting, but left it at that.  However, in a more recent interview, Scott gives up a little more information and it teases the direction he could be going in with aliens in the sequel. Hit the jump to find out what Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw could encounter in Prometheus 2. He

Rosamund Pike Joining Charlie Hunnam in 'Mountains Between Us' With Gone Girl making a big splash at the box office and having some staying power over the past month and a half, it's time for Rosamund Pike to lock down her next project. Variety reports the star of Jack Reacher and The World's End is now in early talks to star in The Mountain Between Us, an adaptation of Charles Martin's book of the same name name set up at Fox 2000 & Chernin Entertainment.

Hollywood Film Awards: Slowly Killing the Golden Goose So now that the Hollywood Film Awards have been thoroughly mocked, tanked in the ratings and made presenter Johnny Depp a subject of rampant hilarity on social media for his on-air ramble – can we talk? Another red carpet. Another set of statues. A new round of thanking God, parents, agents and lawyers. Another new step on the now-endless road to Oscar.

Kevin James is Back in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Of course you would make a sequel to a comedy that ended up earning $183.3 million at the box office, despite looking like something more suited for television then a theatrical release. Kevin James is taking his skills to a new level in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. If the sequel is anything like the […] Read Kevin James is Back in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 on Filmonic.

Watch Johnny Depp's Weird, Drunken Speech at the Hollywood Film Awards So this is why we don't see Johnny Depp on stage very often (ever?) at awards shows. Last night at the Hollywood Film Awards, Depp introduced the documentary ‘Supermensch,’ about legendary talent manager Shep Gordon, and immediately made it pretty clear that he was not sober-minded. “That's the weirdest microphone I've ever seen in my life,” he slurs—except, you know, it's just a regular microphone. Continue reading…

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