RIDLEY SCOTT, TONY SCOTT PRODUCING A&E LABOR DAY MINI-SERIES EVENT: COMA

On Labor Day Monday September 3 at 9E/8C, A&E will be airing COMA, the 2 night, 4 hour mini-series event from producers Ridley and Tony Scott. Keep reading after the press release for a preview.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

A&E Network presents Coma, a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss. Coma, a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film by Michael Crichton, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, and concludes on Tuesday, September 4th, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights.

Coma also stars James Rebhorn (“Law & Order,” “White Collar”), Joe Morton (“The Good Wife”), Michael Weston (“House”), and Joseph Mazello (“The Pacific,” The Social Network). Emmy Award winner Mikael Salomon (“Band of Brothers”) directs the John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) penned script.

From the team behind A&E’s Emmy-nominated miniseries “The Andromeda Strain” and the hit drama series “The Good Wife,” Coma is a thriller about a young doctor (Ambrose) who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

Coma is produced by Sony Pictures Television for A&E Network. Executive producers are Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Martin Erlichman, and Mikael Salomon.

I’m not entirely certain whether or not this is going to be a horror mini-series or not, but that’s the way it looks thus far. Check out the OFFICIAL SITE for more information.

CREEPY TEST FOOTAGE FROM RIDLEY SCOTT’S ORIGINAL ‘ALIEN’

Source: GeekTyrant

Here’s some creepy test footage from Ridley Scott’s ALIEN featuring Bolaji Badejo, who played the Xenomorph Alien in the classically badass 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece. In the footage you see the actor practicing his alien movement skills without the full costume.

Badejo had to say this about the costume he wore in the film in 1979 in an interview with Cinefantastique magazine:

[The special-effects helmet] was all manual, remote controlled […] There’s still a space in it for my head. I had it on just to make sure nothing goes wrong with the posture of the head or how tall it is in comparison to the other sequences. They must have had about 2000 tubes of K-Y Jelly […] just to get the effect of that slime coming out of his mouth. A lot of it was spread around on the face. I could barely see what was going on around me, except when I was in a stationary position, while they were filming. Then there were a few holes I could look through.

BRAND NEW TV SPOT FOR RIDLEY SCOTT’S ‘PROMETHEUS’

PROMETHEUS, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

NEW PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE REVEALS SCOTT RIPPED OFF WHEDON’S SHIP SERENITY

While I’m looking forward to PROMETHEUS as much as the next boil ‘n ghoul, the ship concept and design and, thus, the name of the film, is a complete rip-off of Joss Whedon’s masterful SERENITY. For a while now I’ve been wondering why the ship felt familiar. IT’S BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A FIREFLY CLASS VESSEL from the show FIREFLY and the film version of said show, Serenity. While Prometheus obviously has a completely different storyline, there could be some legal issues at work here if anyone’s actually paying attention. This featurette is specifically about the ship Prometheus and all it’s innards ‘n outtards. Give it a look. If you know anything about Firefly or Serenity, I think you may see more than a few similarities.

The film, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

RIDLEY SCOTT GIVES MORE DETAIL IN NEWEST PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE

In the latest behind-the-scenes featurette for PROMETHEUS (yeah, yeah, I know, another one), Ridley Scott discusses his vision for the film, stating that he’s thrilled to be directing another sci-fi feature and he can’t wait to “scare the shit out of you.” In addition to scenes of Scott shooting behind the scenes, we’re privy to a few new scenes from the movie due out in just a few weeks. Check out the featurette above.

The film opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

SYNOPSIS:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

2 NEW PROMETHEUS SPOTS HIT THE WEB

As we near ever closer to the release date of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS, a virtual deluge of marketing media has been hitting television and the web. In that fashion, here are 2 new television spots going by the titles “Invitation” and “Explain.” Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

In PROMETHEUS, a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

CHARLIZE THERON EXPLORES HER CHARACTER VICKERS IN NEW PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE

With the release date only a few weeks away, 20th Century Fox and the Prometheus marketing crew have released yet another behind the scenes featurette. In this clip, Charlize Theron discusses her role as Vickers, a representative for Weyland Industries, the company funding the mission and responsible for the construction of the ship Prometheus. It is hinted, however, that she may know more about the true purpose of the mission than the rest of the crew.

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Logan Marshall-Green.

SYNOPSIS:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

 

NEW INTERNATIONAL ONE SHEET FOR PROMETHEUS

Another day, another bit of marketing from the PROMETHEUS camp. This time it’s an international one-sheet depicting what looks to be the ship Prometheus colliding with an alien craft, potentially stranding the frightened cast upon some distant, hostile planet. Spoiler? Perhaps, or merely clever marketing because it makes one wonder just what happens next. To find out, check out Prometheus in theaters June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

NEW PROMETHEUS TV SPOT GIVES A GLIMPSE AT MONSTER MENACE

I’ve already seen quite a bit of rumbling on the ‘net about this television spot for Ridley Scott’s upcoming PROMETHEUS, so if you’re offended by spoilers (even teeny, tiny spoilers), DO NOT WATCH THIS TEASER! I, however, have no qualms about spoilers so long as they don’t give away too terribly much about the film. In this case, we get just a slight glimpse of some of the creatures we can expect to see in the ALIEN prequel, along with half a second of body horror reminiscent of the chest-burster scene in ALIEN.

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

 

CHECK OUT THE FIRST CLIP FROM RIDLEY SCOTT’S PROMETHEUS

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle
to save the future of the human race.