After taking a two week break to travel to the USA in the aftermath of brother Tony’s death, Ridley Scott is resuming production on his new film, The Counselor, in London this week, before going to Spain for location filming later in the month.
The Counsellor is directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy and stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and is due for release in 2013.
The set is due for release on October 29th. Extras on the UK release are TBC, but, based on the image below and previously released details of the US version, it would be safe to expect:
Disc 1: Blu-ray of The Final Cut
Disc 2: Blu-ray of US Theatrical, International Theatrical, and “Director’s Cut” seamlessly branching on one disc
Disc 3: Blu-ray of Workprint Cut (from the UCE Disc 5), Dangerous Days documentary (from the UCE Disc 2), everything from the UCE “Enhancement Archive”(UCE Disc 4). This disc also includes a new Photo Gallery with “over 1000 new photos”, and “more”
Disc 4: DVD of The Final Cut
An “all-new” Ultraviolet Digital Copy
An “all-new” concept spinner car toy
An “all-new” action lenticular
An “all-new” 72-page photo book
Here’s what you’ll get in the box (click to enlarge):
Following the recent death of director Tony Scott, his family have setup The Tony Scott Scholarship Fund at the American Film Institute (AFI), “to help encourage and engage future generations of filmmakers”.
Here’s the statement from the Scott family:
Tony Scott 1944 – 2012
To honor the life and work of filmmaker Tony Scott, the Scott family has created The Tony Scott Scholarship Fund at AFI to celebrate his creative legacy. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the fund to help encourage and engage future generations of filmmakers.
AFI is a non-profit educational and cultural organization whose key aims are to preserve the history of the motion picture, honor artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.
Contributions to the Tony Scott Scholarship Fund may be sent to:
American Film Institute
Tony Scott Scholarship Fund
2021 North Western Avenue
It sounds like a great way to let Tony Scott’s memory and influence live on for the next generation of film makers.
German blog A Freak Like Me has posted up the following image of the packaging for the Prometheus to Alien: Evolution boxset, and very nice it looks too!
So far, France and Germany are the only countries who’s Amazon stores are listing this set, but given that the writing on the discs is in English, I think it’s a safe bet that the rest of the world will be seeing it too.
The set looks like it simply brings together the existing Alien Anthology set with the Prometheus SE release (you can find a list of the Prometheus extra features we know about so far here), so if you already have the former there may not be any new here. That said, for a collector this would look really nice on your shelf, right?
Click to enlarge!
You can also see what looks like final Blu-Ray artwork here:
Thanks to seeasea for the headsup!
Don’t forget you can pre-order Prometheus now via our UK and US stores!
The film world is in shock with the news that director Tony Scott – brother and producing partner of Ridley – has taken his own life at the age of 68, jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in LA.
Reports say that two notes have been found – one in his car and one in his office – though there is no confirmation of what they contained.
Born in North Shields, in the north-east England, Scott followed his feature debut – the art-house vampire movie The Hunger – with the iconic blockbuster Top Gun. There then followed a string of hits, including The Last Boy Scout, Beverly Hills Cop 2, True Romance and Enemy of The State. Some of his best movies were collaborations with star Denzel Washington, including Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and Unstoppable.
While Tony Scott may not have garnered the same critical acclaim as Ridley, his movies were unapologetic, crowd pleasing pop-corn entertainment, and his style influenced a generation of film-makers.
Away from the director’s chair, Tony and brother Ridley ran production company Scott Free, and the pair led a consortium which purchased the UK’s historic Shepperton Studios in 1995, renovating and expanding the facilities before merging with Pinewood Studios in 2001.
The Scotts had recently finished work on a new mini-series, Coma, which is due to air in September, while Tony had recently begun work on the long-awaited Top Gun 2, which was in active pre-production.
A few months ago, the BFI released an early short film – “Boy and Bicycle” – directed by Ridley Scott, and starring a young Tony.
Tony Scott was a hugely popular and well-liked film-maker amongst his peers, a number of who took to Twitter to share their thoughts and memories.
Finally, a nice piece from a contributor to the website Popbitch, a site normally known for a more salacious tone of celebrity gossip, who recounts a friend’s memories of working for Tony Scott on a Coca Cola commercial many years ago:
When I had just moved to LA, 20 years ago, an agent insisted that I audition for an international Coke commercial, because it was being directed by Tony Scott. I was to play a hot model in a swim suit, on the beach with her guy who drinks the coke and goes on an acid trip of some kind in his mind.
I couldn’t understand why anyone would waste my time this way! Hot model on a beach in a bathing suit? He said, “Look, they want to see you, so go.” I went. I felt RIDICULOUS in the waiting room with all of the actual models. They called my name, I went in, They told me to just be the girl on the beach in the background while the guy did his thing for camera.
I booked this crazy commercial and on my one shoot day, Tony Scott introduced himself and said, “Bet you thought this wasn’t yours, huh?” “Yeah, I’m still not sure why you cast me, but thanks!.” ” I cast you because we saw over 100 girls for this and you were the only one who created a whole life for herself on that audition beach towel and I thought, I don’t need a hot girl in this spot, I need a good fucking actress.”
Then he called me in for the next two days even though I wasn’t needed because he knew I needed the money. So, Tony Scott may have thought of me as ugly and poor, but he thought of me before anyone else in town had…and I have thought of that often. R.I.P.
A few weeks after Amazon France started listing the Prometheus/Alien saga “Evolution” box set, their German sister site is now listing the Blu-ray and DVD versions here and here.
There are no pricing or release date details, but it looks like several countries might be getting this set. If you haven’t already got the Alien Quadrilogy/Anthology sets yet, these might the ones to look out for.
Here’s some very nice box art (click to enlarge):
Don’t forget to check out our list of extras for Prometheus here, which we’ll keep up to date as new features are confirmed.
Don’t forget you can pre-order Prometheus now via our UK and US stores!
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