Writer Dan O’Bannon Dead at Age 63

Dan O’Bannon, best known for writing the original “Alien” movie has died at the age of 63. O’Bannon got his start in 1975 at USC, where he collaboarated with fellow student John Carpenter to create “Dark Star.”  That short was eventually expanded to a full-length feature, which launched both O’Bannon and Carpenter’s careers.  O’Bannon worked …

Robin Hood Trailer Released

I guess you can call it a teaser trailer, as its mostly a montage of Robin Hood to modern rock music. I can’t stand these period pieces that are presented with modern music. I mean, I can say with almost 100% certainty we’ll only see this in the trailer, but come on Hollywood, you want …

Biel and Copley to Sign On to A-Team

Jessica Biel and Sharlto Copley (from the awesome District 9) are about to sign on to Fox’s ‘A-Team.’ The film being produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Joe Caranahan also stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Liam Neeson will be playing the role of Hannibal, originally made famous by George Peppard, …

Ridley Scott to Direct ‘Alien’ Prequel

It makes me ridiculously happy to report this. Ridley Scott is returning to the Alien franchise as director. 20th Century Fox has hired scribe Jon Spaihts to write a prequel to the 1979 film that Ridley Scott directed. The film tells the story of a commercial towing ship that responds to a distress signal from …

Scott’s “Robin Hood” To Release May 2010

Ridley Scott’s new movie, “Robin Hood,” is set for release May 24th, 2010. This now completely fills the month of May with high-profile releases.  (The other films include “Shrek 4,” “Prince of Persia,” and, um, oh yeah,”Iron Man 2.” “Hood” stars Russell Crows as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.  The two most …

DVD Review: Body of Lies

Now I say this with the utmost respect. I sometimes feel like there are two different types of Ridley Scott films. There are the Ridley Scott films that I feel like he feels very passionate about (Gladiator), then there are ones that he might feel passionate about, but the evidence isn’t clear in the final …

Carnahan Tackles “A-Team”

Director Joe Carnahan, (best known for the wonderful “Narc,” and the underwhelming “Smokin’ Aces,”) is reportedly teaming with producers Ridley and Tony Scott on the big scren version of the 1980’s hit TV show, “The A-Team.”  John Singleton just left the project, making room for Carnahan to come in and take over. Hopefully this will …