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Ridley Scott for The Martian
  • Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Matt in The Martian - from Variety:

    Ridley Scott is in talks to direct the Fox pic “The Martian” with Matt Damon attached to star.

    Simon Kinberg has come aboard as a producer alongside his exec Aditya Sood through Kinberg’s Genre Films banner. Fox exec Steve Asbell will oversee the project for the studio.

    Story is a science fiction thriller about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 14th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ridley Scott

    I will say again, I am hyperventilating at this news.

    I think Black Hawk down is one of the most exciting "war" films ever, yet succeeds in thoroughly humanizing and deglamorizing modern warfare.

    I'm wondering about the budget. If they're willing to pay an A list director the studio must really believe in the project. And for him to sign on the script must be in good shape. Scott made Prometheus for budget of $130 m (it made $400 m). Pretty cheap for a movie like that. I'm thinking a bit less for this; smaller cast. It's basically Matt and whoever they put in mission control, plus the effects, which will probably be considerable.

    The book was originally an e-book, but has been picked up by a publisher.
    Paula
    From: cindiest Date: May 15th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ridley Scott

    I share in your excitement.

    Edited at 2014-05-15 02:08 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 14th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The book

    About the book.

    Goodreads rates it 4.3 out of 5 stars with 11,454 ratings, over 2,000 reviews.
    From: cindiest Date: May 15th, 2014 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The book

    I think read the book and picture Matt! LOL.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    I read what I would classify as a rumor that The Martian will start shooting this summer.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2014 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt as Martian

    If I were Matt, I'd be blessing every lucky star I had to get to work with this director in this genre. More than any of his recent films, I am already on pins and needles waiting for this one. I hope we get to see Matt in 3-D!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 15th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Emily Blunt

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 16th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Clippers

    Matt is at the LA Clippers game.

    Michael Smith‏@clippstvsmith
    Stars are out! My kids w Matt Damon! pic.twitter.com/3k3vk3cSHq

    https://twitter.com/clippstvsmith

    https://twitter.com/jose3030/status/467147537229840384/photo/1/large

    Edited at 2014-05-16 03:47 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interstellar

    I see the long (and I mean long!) Interstellar trailer is out. I'm surprised by the lack of interesting visuals. Hopefully there will be a lot more to the story than what is indicated by the trailer, which is really a bit dull.

    But in the interest of full disclosure I should say I have never been moved by Nolan's work.
    Paula
    wownow From: wownow Date: May 18th, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hi guys.
    I haven't posted here before but I'm just wondering if Matt's American Cinematheque ceremony is available anywhere online or if anyone has a download link? I've only seen short clips.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 18th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
    try you tube, they somtimes have the whole thing, im sure ive seen it there in the past
    From: cindiest Date: May 18th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I wish1 If you find it, please let me know. I will do the same.
    wownow From: wownow Date: May 18th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I've searched youtube and can't find it. If anyone has it saved anywhere, please let me know. Thanks!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 18th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It's not available anywhere that I have seen. I'm outside the US and have only seen a few clps. It was bought for international distribution but I don't think it ever aired elsewhere.

    Edited at 2014-05-18 10:21 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 18th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before starting wo

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2631917/Matt-Damon-enjoys-time-family-man-brood-Beverly-Hills-starting-work-project.html
    From: cindiest Date: May 18th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    Great. Thank you
    From: ext_2087515 Date: May 19th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    I love Lucy's espadrilles they look like Valentino's that go for $800 - how lucky is she that even her espadrilles are couture!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 20th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    More photos from the series. I think it's Lucy's mother walking behind them.

    http://www.tpgimages.com/editorial_sub.php?id=3887188
    From: tsgpinkblack Date: May 20th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    Hold on a minute, Matt's not holding Isabella, he's holding Gia! And Lucy is holding Stella!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 20th, 2014 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    That's definitely Lucy's mom, but I'm not sure about the others.
    Paula
    From: cindiest Date: May 20th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon enjoys being a full-time family man with his brood in Beverly Hills... before startin

    thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 20th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Do you think it is true that Matt Is going to be George Clooney's best man?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 21st, 2014 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
    No. Matt didn't seem to be at the engagement party in Malibu a week or so back and George is much closer to a group of other pre-celebrity friends including Richard Kind. George has said before he's really not that close with either Brad or Matt.
    From: cindiest Date: May 21st, 2014 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    I've read him say that he's not that close with Brad. I've never seen it said that he's not that close with Matt. There share so many friends in common. That's surprising to me. Bummer. I like the idea. Of course. :)

    Also, the engagement party was on Mother's Day. I wouldn't expect Matt to be celebrating anything but his wife on Mother's Day.

    Edited at 2014-05-21 06:49 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 21st, 2014 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Best Man ?

    can you please tell me sight owner when George said he wasnt that close to Matt - considering Matt and family have holidayed in both Lake Como and stayed in his LA home pre moving there i would say they were pretty good friends. I agree Matt wont be best man, George has The Boys as he calls them and really close to them and has been since before he got famouse but to say he isnt close to Matt i actually disagree with you there.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 21st, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Best Man ?

    They're 'movie friends' and have spent time together they are but not best friends from childhood. George has much closer friends than Matt, and I'm sure George has referenced their friendship in similar terms.

    Edited at 2014-05-21 12:45 pm (UTC)
    From: cindiest Date: May 21st, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Best Man ?

    and george wasn't at Matt's vow renewal. I guess I just wanted them to closer than they are.
    From: ext_2087515 Date: May 21st, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Best Man ?

    I would expect Matt and Lucy to be double dating with Amal and George but instead the paps have caught John and Emily Blunt double dating and of course the preamble friends/business partners Cindy and Randy Gerber.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 22nd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Best Man ?

    George didn't go to the vow renewal because he was in the middle of directing a film at the time in Germany. He may not have gone for other reasons, but that has to be the primary one.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 21st, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    USA Today article

    A reference to Matt in this article about the paps. Matt is referred to as someone who scrupulously protects his kids privacy.

    http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/05/21/5-secrets-of-the-paparazzi-we-learned-from-rolling-stone/

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 21st, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: USA Today article

    Here's the original article in Rolling Stone. Interesting story.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/attack-of-the-paparazzi-20140417
    Paula
    From: cindiest Date: May 21st, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: USA Today article

    Love Matt.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 22nd, 2014 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Interview

    Ben confirms the Tom Papa show wasn't picked up and why they're working on Project Greenlight again.

    http://www.411mania.com/movies/columns/323417
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