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'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --"Exodus: Gods and Kings" director Ridley Scott plans to make another biblical epic about David, who defeated Goliath and became the King of Israel.
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Christian Bale stars as Moses in epic first trailer for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Christian Bale stars as Moses in epic first trailer for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --The first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings" highlights the relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and his brother, Rameses II (Joel Edgerton).
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Christian Bale stars as Moses in new photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

Christian Bale stars as Moses in new photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) --New photos from Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" star Christian Bale as Moses, and highlight the epic nature of the film.
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Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon reunite over 'Thelma & Louise,' discuss co-star Brad Pitt

Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon reunite over 'Thelma & Louise,' discuss co-star Brad Pitt

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) --Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon recently reunited to discuss their classic 1991 film "Thelma & Louise" and co-star Brad Pitt.
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Will Smith to star in film about concussions in NFL

Will Smith to star in film about concussions in NFL

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) --Will Smith on board for Ridley Scott-produced drama about NFL concussions.
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Sigourney Weaver says there is 'more story' for another 'Alien' film

Sigourney Weaver says there is 'more story' for another 'Alien' film

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) --Sigourney Weaver would be interested in a new "Alien" film, and says she would find another sequel "very satisfying."
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Harrison Ford gets an offer to star in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Harrison Ford gets an offer to star in 'Blade Runner' sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --The producers of the long-gestating sequel to the science-fiction classic "Blade Runner" say they want Harrison Ford to star in it.
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Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Fox has acquired the film rights to the classic British mystery novel, "Murder on the Orient Express," Acorn Productions and Agatha Christie Ltd. announced.

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[VIDEO] Screenwriter courted for 'Blade Runner' sequel

[VIDEO] Screenwriter courted for 'Blade Runner' sequel

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Michael Green is in talks to rewrite a screenplay for a sequel to Ridley Scott's science-fiction classic "Blade Runner," says Hollywood trade newspaper Variety.
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NatGeo to adapt Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

NatGeo to adapt Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- America's National Geographic Channel says it will produce a television adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's upcoming non-fiction book, "Killing Jesus."
Swiss actor Bruno Ganz to play pope in 'The Vatican'

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz to play pope in 'The Vatican'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Swiss actor Bruno Ganz is to play Pope Sixtus VI in the upcoming drama pilot of "The Vatican," Showtime announced.
Friel cast in 'The Vatican' pilot

Friel cast in 'The Vatican' pilot

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- British actress Anna Friel has been cast to star in the drama pilot "The Vatican," a contemporary thriller from Showtime, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Actor Kyle Chandler to lead cast of Showtime's 'Vatican' pilot

Actor Kyle Chandler to lead cast of Showtime's 'Vatican' pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Kyle Chandler has been cast in the lead role of the drama pilot "The Vatican," Showtime announced Friday.
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Ridley Scott
British director Ridley Scott attends the premiere of "Body Of Lies" at Vue, Leicester Square in London on November 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. His films include The Duellists (1977), Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Legend (1985), Thelma & Louise (1991), G. I. Jane (1997), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Hannibal (2001), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008), and Robin Hood (2010).

Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing, as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. He was knighted in the 2003 New Year honours. In 2011, Scott is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the older brother of film director Tony Scott.

Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the family moved around, living in (among other areas) Cumbria, Wales and Germany. He has a younger brother, Tony, also a film director. After the Second World War, the Scott family moved back to their native north-east England, eventually settling in Teesside (whose industrial landscape would later inspire similar scenes in Blade Runner). He enjoyed watching films, and his favourites include Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane and Seven Samurai. Scott studied in Teesside from 1954 to 1958, at Grangefield Grammar School and later in West Hartlepool College of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Design.

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