Movie News: Ridley Scott Touted for 'The Prisoner;' Watch Matthew McConaughey in First 'Free State of Jones' Trailer

Movie News: Ridley Scott Touted for 'The Prisoner;' Watch Matthew McConaughey in First 'Free State of Jones' Trailer

Jan 11, 2016

The Martian

The Prisoner: Ridley Scott is in early negotiations to direct The Prisoner, drawn from the 1960s TV series that starred Patrick McGoohan as a former government agent who finds himself imprisoned in a very mysterious seaside village. The film has been long in development, with numerous writers completing drafts, the most recent by William Monahan (The Departed). Scott will direct Alien: Covenant this year but is not yet committed to any other project after that. [Deadline]


The Fireman

The Fireman: Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is attached to direct The Fireman, based on Joe Hill's forthcoming novel about a pandemic that eventually causes victims to burst into flames. The titular character must lead an "improbable group of heroes" to stop the pandemic before it causes the end of civilization. The novel will be published on May 17. [Deadline]


The Martian VR Experience

The Martian VR Experience: Debuting last week in Las Vegas, The Martian VR Experience is nearly 30 minutes in length and allows viewers to "throw potatoes, navigate cold space, drive a rover, harvest plutonium and salvage solar panels" in a simulated Mars environment. A spin-off from Ridley Scott's movie starring Matt Damon, the virtual reality project was headed by director Robert Stromberg (Maleficent). Reportedly, Fox is also considering VR spin-offs based on Planet of the Apes and Independence Day. [Engadget]


Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones Trailer: Matthew McConaughey stars in the first trailer for Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), the Civil War drama revolves around a defiant Southern farmer who rebels against the Confederacy. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell also star; the movie opens on May 13. [Movieclips]

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