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Ridley Scott's vamps

09.15.2009

Writer John Logan is preparing to peck at the keys again for his GLADIATOR director Ridley Scott. (And for a handsome seven-figure fee.)

Logan is penning THE PASSAGE, an adaptation of a yet-to-be-published vampire novel by Jordan Ainsley (aka Justin Cronin). In the story, "terminally ill patients become healthy after they are bitten by bats in South America, and the government conducts secret tests on human subjects to see if the virus can cure illness. The result is an apocalyptic unleashing of bloodthirsty vampire test subjects that include death row inmates."

Fox 2000 already plunked down seven figures for the rights to the book, for which publisher Ballantine paid $3.75 million. So it better be one unforgettable book...

Scott is producing and also eyeballing the director's chair, but the 71-year-old is probably going to need a few injections of V-juice himself if he's going to keep up with a schedule that purportedly includes an ALIEN prequel and the dozen other producing/directing projects on his plate.

Logan has experience with deadly bats -- he wrote the schlocky 1999 horror flick BATS (before going on to Oscar noms for GLADIATOR and THE AVIATOR. Now that's progression). He also recently worked on the script for the videogame adaptation of BIOSHOCK.

Extra Tidbit: Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox... what's with Fox refusing to join the new millennium?
Source: Variety

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12:34PM on 09/16/2009
I'd rather sott make that werewolf flick he was talking about last year.

Werewolves>>>Vampires
I'd rather sott make that werewolf flick he was talking about last year.

Werewolves>>>Vampires
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1:13PM on 09/17/2009
Very true.
Very true.
11:25AM on 09/16/2009
Enough, no more, no more fucking Vampires, jesus christ! True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Day Breakers.....
Enough, no more, no more fucking Vampires, jesus christ! True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Day Breakers.....
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4:31AM on 09/16/2009

Seriously, how did I double post that time?

I mean SERIOUSLY.
I mean SERIOUSLY.
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9:52AM on 09/16/2009
Happens to me all the time on here :/
Happens to me all the time on here :/
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4:27AM on 09/16/2009

About that extra tidbit...

I remember going to see a Fox movie right after the turn of the millennium, and waiting for the Fox logo to appear because I was curious whether or not they were going to change it to 21st Century Fox.
I remember going to see a Fox movie right after the turn of the millennium, and waiting for the Fox logo to appear because I was curious whether or not they were going to change it to 21st Century Fox.
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4:35AM on 09/16/2009
That consistently disappoints me.
That consistently disappoints me.
3:43AM on 09/16/2009

VOTE THUMBS DOWN TO ME

R. Scott knows how to make good flicks but doesn't give a fuck. TRUTH.

He isn't a fan of art. TRUTH. I am entertained once in a while, but he is worthless to the craft.
R. Scott knows how to make good flicks but doesn't give a fuck. TRUTH.

He isn't a fan of art. TRUTH. I am entertained once in a while, but he is worthless to the craft.
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4:30AM on 09/16/2009
Here are some more facts:

1. Ridley Scott made his best movies early on in his career.

2. However, this is also true of many (perhaps, even most?) other directors.

3. Even if he's not doing his best work these days, *most* of his films are still better than what 2/3 of the other directors in Hollywood are making.
Here are some more facts:

1. Ridley Scott made his best movies early on in his career.

2. However, this is also true of many (perhaps, even most?) other directors.

3. Even if he's not doing his best work these days, *most* of his films are still better than what 2/3 of the other directors in Hollywood are making.
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2:14AM on 09/16/2009

Vampires....

Can't have too many Vampire movies.
Can't have too many Vampire movies.
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