Firstly, let me apologise for the severe lack of updates. I’ve been finishing off my Masters degree and it’s been a very busy time. Luckily my heterosexual life partner, Dave has kept the ship sailing smoothly. We just recorded a podcast for you fine lovely people and it was all about fighting games and films - I hope you enjoy it.
There’s a few things I’d like to talk about and some of them are linked. Recently I was reading heyUGuys.co.uk - which is a great blog if you haven’t read it, and I was reading about a new remake, sequel or prequel unknown to Blade Runner. Let’s go back a few months and talk about Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel/spin-off Prometheus. The film began filming shortly after Christmas last year and from what I gather is regarding the ‘Space Jockey’ which we see in the original Alien movie. We see a team of scientists searching for Alien DNA and we all know what happens then - absolute doom via the Xenomorphs (the aliens). So, Prometheus feels a lot more than just a prequel, or a sequel. Lord knows we don’t need another sequel, but what we’re getting feels like much much more. It’s a whole new beast.
This is where I’ll begin with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Nobody is really sure whether it’s a remake/sequel/prequel (more information as it comes though) as it was all announced at the final parts of last week. I’ll let you know a secret - I don’t understand the hype with Blade Runner. I don’t see why everybody loves it, but thats cool. The world doesn’t need me to love it. What appears to be happening now is that the filmmaker responsible for influencing the last 30 years worth of science fiction is now going back to those early films and not rehashing them for a newer generation (like Wes Craven with Scream 4). He’s taking two projects that really, weren’t broken in the first place, and giving them a 2.0, a newer, fresher, cousin. Think of it as an iPad with a iBook G3. Looking at more recent films such as Battle: Los Angeles, Skyline and other such travesties, we’re in good need of something that’ll reinvent and redefine the genre once more. I, for one, can not wait.
Finally, let’s talk about a trailer I posted a few weeks ago, and if you missed it, it’s below. It’s for Kill List. The British thriller currently being marketed around the country. There’s something quite fresh to their approach and I really like it. It’s nothing particularly new but it’s something British films rarely have the money to do in their marketing budget. You have to search for the Kill List logo (below) and tweet or facebook the image and location in order to win tickets to see the movie at its UK premiere! Below is an image, have a look and let me know what you think!
Kill List Trailer:
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