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Friday, 12 June 2009

Tony Scott talks about The Hunger sequel, Alien and Hunter S Thompson

ComingSoon.net spoke to The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 director Tony Scott about his upcoming projects, one of which is a sequel to his 1983 vampire horror movie, The Hunger, which starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. That's the film that had the saucy scene when Deneuve seduces Sarandon..yeah, you remember it now.

Scott remained mum about whether or not any of the original cast would make it into the sequel--many of them are vampires after all--and how they'd accomplish that, but he did give a few tidbits: "I'm not going to tell you how we're doing it, but I'm controlling it and it's gone to the next level. It's not a reinvention or reinterpretation, it starts in New York and it ends up in Sao Paulo, so it's a very different movie, but it springboards off the original. We're writing it right now and we've got a great writer, Erin Wilson."

"My dance card is so full, I'm so lucky," he said before listing off some of the projects that are at the front of his mind. "I've got 'The Warriors,' I've got 'Hell's Angels' - I've owned the Hunter Thompson book for 12 years and Steve Gaghan is writing the script right now. I own all these great titles. Another one called 'Lucky Strike' about guys who repro aircraft. 'Potsdamer Platz,' which is by the guys who wrote 'Sexy Beast.' Now with all these movies that are ready to go. They're scripted, they're budgeted, and now I've gotta make them before I die. I'm getting old."

He was also asked about the recent rumor that director Carl Rinsch, who Scott said was attached to direct the Alien prequel, was not who 20th Century Fox wanted. The studio reportedly want his brother, Ridley, to direct instead."I'm going to call a time out on that one," he said, though he still seemed optimistic things would work out. "I don't want to get caught in the middle. We're in process on that, but I don't have enough information to bring it to this table, but we're going to make it."

At this point, it seems like Unstoppable may be next for Scott, although he was tentative listing that as his 5th movie with Denzel Washington as his lead despite Washington having been attached for some time. The plot involves a runaway train containing toxic chemicals being chased by an engineer and a conductor. Chris Pine (Star Trek) is also rumoured to star in it.

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