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“Prometheus” sequel a go, potentially without Damon Lindelof; Fox eyes 2014 or ’15 release

Damon Lindelof’s script for “Prometheus” (co-written with Josh Spaihts) was filled with questions, but not many answers. What were the capsules full of black goo, exactly? What were the aliens from “Alien” doing there, anyway? Presumably, both entities related to the planned destruction of Earth, but the audience wasn’t given anything specific beyond that. Every …

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Weekend Box Office: “Madagascar 3” continues reign; openers don’t pick up from Friday

After both “Rock of Ages” and “That’s My Boy” tanked at the box office on Friday, the big question was whether either could rebound over the weekend. The answer: a resounding no. Fortunes continued to be bad for the Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler led pics, which barely even managed the customary Saturday increases. Both …

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Review: “Prometheus”

Given its pedigree and hype, one would expect “Prometheus” to have Great Film written all over it. This is an even more important label than Oscar Material, because Great Films are the ones that set the standards and populate the coffee table books, becoming the currency of Best lists and endless debates about what works …

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Weekend Box Office: “Madagascar” franchise can still move-it move-it

As nearly every prognosticator predicted, “Madagascar 3” went on to take the weekend away from Friday’s #1, “Prometheus,” by a wide margin. Chalk it up to the kid-friendly Saturday and Sunday matinees, but both films dropped more than expected on Saturday and Sunday. “Prometheus” was bound to be front-loaded given that hoards of fanboys showed …

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Friday Box Office: “Prometheus,” “Madagascar” neck and neck

Just as I predicted in this week’s Box Office Beat, Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” both opened well yesterday, separated by a margin of less than a million dollars. “Prometheus” took the day, but it’s clear now that “Madagascar” should take the weekend, being that kid-oriented films perform best …

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Blade Runner sequel going forth with original writer

It seems that Ridley Scott recently realized that new film concepts haven’t really been working out for him. Sure, Black Hawk Down and American Gangster were terrific motion pictures, but think of all the screw-ups surrounding them on Scott’s resume (Kingdom of Heaven, A Good Year, Body of Lies, Robin Hood). Apparently determined to buck the negative career …

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Disney hires Brad Bird to direct 1952, written by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof

Just because Lost is over doesn’t mean writer/producer Damon Lindelof is done keeping his cards close to his vest. It was announced today that Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille) will be directing Lindelof’s script 1952, of which almost nothing is known. In reporting the news, Deadline‘s Mike Fleming conceded that the project is “secrecy-shrouded,” …

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“Prometheus” – Creations Featurette

Another day, another “Prometheus” viral video from Fox. If they haven’t spoiled the movie for you yet, well, you just may be an alien yourself. This one allows director Ridley Scott to talk about the project and its creations.