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Ridley Scott Says His Unmade ‘Dune’ Had ‘F*cking Good’ Script, but He Refused to Shoot in Mexico

This year’s Oscar contenders include Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” and Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” and it turns out there’s a bit of crossover between these two properties as Scott was once attached to direct the 1980s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic science-fiction novel. Scott intended to direct “Dune” in between his two other science-fiction classics […]

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Denis Villeneuve Thinks Christopher Nolan Is A ‘Master,’ Doesn’t Consider Himself On That Level

Christopher Nolan was arguably the quintessential filmmaker of the 2000s, but if there’s any filmmaker who could give him a run for his money in the 2010s and 2020s, it’s “Dune” director Denis Villeneuve. With thrillers and sci-fi epics like “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “Blade Runner,” Villeneuve has established himself as one of the […]

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‘Loki’: How ‘Brazil’ and ‘Blade Runner’ Influenced the Tva and Lamentis-1 World Building

The first hint of “Loki’s” retro future look came from series creator Michael Waldron, who described it as “‘Mad Men’ meets ‘Blade Runner.’” That immediately clicked for production designer Kasra Farahani (“Captain Marvel”), especially when envisioning the Time Variance Authority (Tva), a floating series of modular workstations existing in its own world, tasked with keeping […]

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‘Loki’: How ‘Zodiac’ Influenced Shooting the Tva in Marvel’s Trippy God of Mischief Series

When cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Mainstream”) first interviewed with Kate Herron (“Daybreak”) about shooting “Loki,” it was the first time that a director presented her with a look book. Normally, it’s the other way around during prep. Of course, there were stills from “Blade Runner” and “Brazil,” but also “Zodiac,” which figured most prominently in […]

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Why ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Is Key to HBO Max’s Path to 150 Million Subscribers

On one hand, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is revolutionary. The filmmaker has said the film represents his unadulterated vision — all four hours and six chapters of it — beamed directly into the homes of eager fans via a robust streaming platform, the only distribution method that could economically support the $70 million undertaking.Theatrical? Out […]

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Jared Leto Modeled His ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Contact Lenses After His Blind Performance Coach

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “The Little Things.”]Jared Leto participated in GQ magazine’s “Iconic Characters” video series and spoke about being the only one in the world who knows the answers to big questions posed in two of his films: “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Little Things.” The “Blade Runner” franchise has […]

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Mike Fenton, Famed Casting Director on ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘E.T.’ and Many Other Movies, Dies at 85

Mike Fenton, the legendary casting director who worked on the “Back to the Future” franchise, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and scores of other classic movies and TV shows, has died. He was 85.Fenton co-founded what is now known as Casting Society of America in 1982. He was a prominent casting director […]

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The First Episode of Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ is Available for Free on YouTube

Ridley Scott is no stranger to making waves in sci-fi with the likes of Blade Runner and Alien, not to mention the latter’s recent franchise prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. All of these movies prominently feature android characters, and the human-like robots have fascinated the filmmaker so much that he became involved with an entire […]

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