Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott to receive the DGA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Ridley Scott is set to receive the Directors Guild of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction, putting the Alien director in elite company with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese.

The four-time Oscar nominee will be presented with the award at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 4, making him only the 35th person to be bestowed the honor in the organization’s 80-year history – and the first since Milos Forman in 2013.

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Why is Halloween a box office killer?

Holiday weekends typically mean higher than average box office grosses for prospective mainstream releases; Christmas and Thanksgiving can often shape weak debuts into successful, sequel-spawning hits (take 2012’s Jack Reacher, which opened to $15 million Dec. 21, and went on to finish its theatrical run with $80 million, for example). But as of late, movie studios are grappling with more tricks than treats when it comes to reaping Halloween box office totals.

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Ridley Scott honored for his singular film contributions at American Cinematheque gala

Sigourney Weaver, Russell Crowe, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford. The biggest actors from Ridley Scott’s biggest movies — Alien, Gladiator, The Martian, and Blade Runner — all came out Friday night (or appeared on video in the case of Ford) to The Beverly Hilton to honor the 78-year-old director at the 30th Annual American Cinematheque Awards. 

Scott received the award for his contribution to the Art of the Moving Picture. Previous recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, and Jodie Foster among many others. 

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New Alien: Covenant pic goes behind the scenes with Ridley Scott

Very little is known about the upcoming Alien: Covenant, and while the latest photo from the set offers little in the way of revelation, it does show a familiar face: Ridley Scott.

The Alien social media channels posted a behind-the-scenes image of the director and series creator addressing the crew. The cryptic caption reads: “Creator. Creation. #AlienCovenant.”

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The Martian team reuniting at Fox with new
Andy Weir pitch

20th Century Fox is reuniting The Martian team — again.

EW has confirmed that the studio has picked up an untitled pitch by author Andy Weir, who penned the original novel that went on to become a critical and box office hit. While plot details for Weir’s new project are being kept under wraps, Weir will write the screenplay, with Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg — who directed and produced The Martian, respectively — set to produce.

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Ridley Scott reteaming with Martian writer for Wraiths of the Broken Land

The Martian director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Drew Goddard are saddling up for Wraiths of the Broken Land.

EW can confirm that 20th Century Fox has acquired screen rights to S. Craig Zahler’s revenge-themed Western novel, with Scott on board to direct and Goddard to write the screenplay.

Set in Mexico circa 1900, Wraiths follows the Plugfords, a gang of outlaws who cut a bloody swath across the badlands while trying to reclaim two kidnapped sisters forced into prostitution.

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