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Charlize Theron discusses baby boy Jackson
Charlize Theron discusses baby boy Jackson

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Charlize Theron shocked quite a few people earlier this year, when she revealed that she had adopted a baby boy called Jackson. Now, Charlize has been discussing her new baby, admitting that she hopes to raise him in a similar way to how she was raised by her mother.

Theron explained to Vogue, “I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family. I don’t think my mom could wait any more! Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever.”
 
She added, “I hope to be like my mom, fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”
 
Charlize Theron is next set to appear on the big screen, starring alongside Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce, in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1 and then released in the US a week later on June 8.
Universal reboot The Mummy franchise
Universal reboot The Mummy franchise

It has been reported that Universal Pictures is planning to reboot The Mummy franchise, which has been making them a lot of money for many years. The Mummy reboot will see Jon Spaihts, who penned the screenplay for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, on writing duties.

Spaihts explained to Variety, “I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus. To go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before.”
 
Universal first released The Mummy back in 1932 and it when on to have four sequels up until 1944. However, in 1999 Stephen Sommers directed a reboot, which grossed $414m worldwide. Then The Mummy Returns was released in 2001 grossing $433m worldwide, before The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008 made $401m.
 
Jon Spaihts is expected to begin work on The Mummy reboot, when he has finished with the currently untitled Jerry Bruckheimer movie, as well as World War Robot. Meanwhile, Prometheus, which Jon Spaihts co wrote with Damon Lindelof, is released on June 8.
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character

Michael Fassbender is set to appear in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus later this year, where he will play the android David. Michael admitted that he believes that David could develop his own human personality. 

Fassbender explained, “You’re essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behaviour. It’s programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment. So, what happens when you programme that and the programme then starts making its own connections and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy?”
 
He added, “What I thought was very interesting was that you have this guy who was on his own for two and a half years while everyone else was in cryostasis, so what did he do to amuse himself? The idea that there is something of a little boy there, and that he has to rely on his imagination to keep himself occupied, imagination is a very human trait.”
 
Michael continued, “The way that [screenwriter] Damon [Lindelof] wrote it, people treat him as a robot and there’s a bit of contempt towards him because he has all the answers. He’s hyper-intelligent. His physicality is more advanced than human beings.”
 
Prometheus is released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.
Ridley Scott explains Prometheus and Alien connection
Ridley Scott explains Prometheus and Alien connection

Alien director Ridley Scott has revealed how his latest film Prometheus links in to his classic 1979 Sci-Fi/Horror movie Alien, claiming that, while the two are connected, Prometheus is a brand new movie all to its own. Many people have been calling Prometheus an Alien prequel, and while that is slightly true, Ridley is adamant that Prometheus is a stand-alone movie.

Scott explained, “When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.”
 
He added, “The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.” Guy Pearce also confirmed that he is only in the movie for a matter of minutes. Prometheus is set to be released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.
Michael Fassbender talks fame
Michael Fassbender talks fame

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender is one of those actors who has really come into his own as he has aged and developed as an actor. Michael is currently one of the most sought after actors in the business but the 34 year old has admitted that he is glad that he has achieved fame later in life, rather than becoming famous at a young age.

Fassbender explained, “You know, I spent a lot of time out of work. Now I’m trying to make hay while the sun is shining.” Michael then discussed how he thinks he would have coped if he had have found fame at a much younger age. He added, “I wouldn’t change anything. The fame thing, the honey traps, I don’t know that I would’ve handled it well at 23. I would’ve gone ape s**t.”
 
Michael Fassbender can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace, in the Ridley Scott Alien prequel Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1 and in the US on June 8. Michael Fassbender is also set to work with Ridley Scott again later this year for the movie The Counselor, which will be released next year.
Prometheus actor Benedict Wong discusses 3D filming
Prometheus actor Benedict Wong discusses 3D filming

Prometheus actor Benedict Wong, who plays the character Ravel in the Ridley Scott directed prequel to the hit movie franchise Alien, has revealed how the 3D technology used during filming is set to blow the viewers mind. He also revealed how he liked to watch back his scenes, which he was worried Ridley Scott would not approve of.

Wong explained, “It’s gonna be in 3D, so get thee to an IMAX. The cameras are… well, if you got very excited about the 3D usage on Avatar, it’s gonna be the next level now. The type of cameras they’re using - the RED cameras. The technicians that use the cameras are really excited about it.”
 
He added, “Occasionally, when you do a take and what I kind of sort of like is asking for a PPB - Personal Play Back. So, I sat down and put the glasses on, and then Ridley called me, ‘What a minute!’ And I was like, you know, when you think you’re doing something wrong? But he was absolutely fine, he was like, ‘Okay, okay. Sit down,’ and just cranked it up. It looks fantastic.” You can see Benedict Wong in Prometheus, which is set to be released on June 8.
Safe House director Daniel Espinosa reveals Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds pressure
Safe House director Daniel Espinosa reveals Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds pressure

Swedish director Daniel Espinosa has revealed how he felt a lot of pressure while working on his latest project Safe House, as he had to work with big Hollywood stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Daniel admitted that he had to focus more than ever before but also stated that, while he was nervous, making any film is a lot of pressure anyway.

Espinosa explained, “I did. I felt the pressure in the way that, when you stand with someone like Denzel Washington, who’s been directed by people like Ridley Scott, you know that this is a man who’s used to getting brilliant direction, you know? So that makes you more focused. You have to approach it diligently, and you have to be well-prepared when you’re on set. So in that sense, yes, it was terrifying.”
 
He added, “But, I mean, making a movie is terrifying. It’s an absurd trade. You go away and do something for three or four years, in a way, and then you suddenly have to put it out. You have to let the rest of the world judge you – or applaud you. So making any movie, in Sweden or in America, doesn’t allow me to eat or sleep. My anxiety levels are high. I’m equally terrified by projects in America and Sweden.” Safe House is out now in the US and is released in the UK on February 24.
Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner and Prometheus
Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner and Prometheus

There has been a lot of talks in recent weeks about the next instalment of the Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner, whether it be a prequel, a sequel, a remake or a reboot but it seems that even Ridley is not too sure on that. Ridley has been meeting with Hampton Fancher, who penned the original Blade Runner screenplay but, as of yet, the new Blade Runner is still without a script.

Scott explained, “We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to Hampton Fancher, and he still speaks the speak” He then discussed the rumours that Harrison Ford would be returning for the next instalment of Blade Runner.
 
Ridley added, “I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.” Ridley Scott’s next film to hit the big screen will be the Alien prequel Prometheus and Ridley said of the movie, “I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2.” Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron and is set to be released on June 8, 2012.
Noomi Rapace compares her Prometheus character to Sigourney Weaver’s Alien character
Noomi Rapace compares her Prometheus character to Sigourney Weaver’s Alien character

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows actress Noomi Rapace has spoken about how her character Elizabeth in the Alien prequel Prometheus compares to that of the character Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise. Noomi claims that, while Elizabeth is a much more feminine woman than Ripley, there are still many similarities between the two characters. 

Rapace explained, “She has similarities with Ripley but she’s more feminine, she’s a bit more naive in the beginning.” She then continued by adding, “She’s a believer, she’s full of faith, she’s a scientist and archaeologist. She goes on this journey in space and she changes into a fighter, warrior and survivor. She’s very much a typical Ridley Scott woman!”
 
Noomi Rapace will appear on the big screen alongside Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in the Ridley Scott directed Action Horror, Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1, 2012 before being released a week later in the US on June 8, 2012. Noomi Rapace can currently be seen on the big screen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which was released last month.
Brad Pitt arrives back at Richmond, London home to Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt arrives back at Richmond, London home to Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt arrived at his home in Richmond, London via helicopter to meet up with Angelina Jolie on Thursday not long after she causes a stir by going to Ridley Scott’s office.
 
Traffic was stopped and roads jammed earlier on Thursday, when Angelina Jolie dropped by producer and director Ridley Scott’s office, where she was meet with large crowds of fans, and even larger crowds of paparazzi.
 
Brad and Angelina are currently in the UK as Brad Pitt is filming Apocalypse Z, only a few weeks ago locals got a spot of the star action by see Brad Pitt shoppig in Glasgow, where scenes are being shot in George Town for the movie.
Russell Crowe to star in Monopoly the movie?
Russell Crowe to star in Monopoly the movie?
It has been suggested that Hollywood actor Russell Crowe could be set to star in the movie adaptation of the board game Monopoly. Monopoly is currently in active development and are hoping that director Ridley Scott will agree to helm the project in due course.
 
If Ridley Scott does agree to direct Monopoly the movie, it has been claimed that he would look to the actor that he has a long and successful history with. It has even been said that Russell Crowe would be willing to do the movie but only if Ridley was directing.
 
Monopoly the movie is looking to get production underway, either later next year or early 2013. The plan is to have Monopoly the movie released for the summer season of 2014. Ridley Scott has previously confirmed interest in the project but he has not official signed on to direct it. Yet.
Monopoly the movie to start production next year
Monopoly the movie to start production next year
It has been roughly two years since the Monopoly the movie was first mentioned and back then it was suggested that Ridley Scott could be set to direct it. Back in 2009, Scott Bedder revealed how he had pitched the idea to Ridley Scott, who was very excited by the prospect of helming the project.
 
Bedder said, “I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he’s not very good at his job but he’s great at playing Monopoly.” The character falls asleep one night, only to wake in a Monopoly world where he must beat “The evil Parker Brothers" to get back to the real world.
 
Bedder added, “It was that pitch, that’s where Sir Ridley got excited. After I pitched it to him, he put out his hand and said, ‘What do I have to be part of this movie?’” Since the pitch, Bedder has written the actual story, which has been adapted to a screenplay by Pamela Pettler. Monopoly the movie is currently in active development and hope to star production next year with a likely release sometime in 2014.