' ' Cinema Romantico: Ridley Scott Announces Sequel To "1492: Conquest of Paradise"

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Ridley Scott Announces Sequel To "1492: Conquest of Paradise"

Director Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, the prequel to his seminal 1979 film “Alien”, hits theaters tomorrow and Scott also recently announced plans to helm a sequel to his 1982 cult sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.” Scott, never one to just chill on the veranda with Chablis, has now announced his intention to film a sequel one of his lesser-known works.

“1504: Prediction of the Eclipse” will follow “1492: Conquest of Paradise” by focusing on Christopher Columbus’s fourth voyage to the new world which ended in a minor-to-major disaster when he and his crew found themselves stranded on Jamaica and the natives, after initially assisting them with food and water, put an end to their aid causing significant tension to mount. Columbus finally got he and his men out of the jam by utilizing his knowledge of a forthcoming total lunar eclipse to inform the natives that his God would demonstrate His displeasure by "obliterating" the moon.

Scott, however, in an attempt to make “1502: Prediction of the Eclipse” as authentic as possible will wait until April 2014 to start shooting so he can shoot the crucial total lunar eclipse scene during an ACTUAL total lunar eclipse. And if, for some reason, the shot fails to come off he will then postpone production until October 2014 to utilize the next total lunar eclipse.

Meanwhile, Russell Crowe, whom Scott tapped to portray Columbus himself, has now officially been reported as missing on the Atlantic after having decided to sail from Spain to Jamaica in a replica 15th century ship using only a compass, cross staff and astrolabe to guide him in an effort to “get into character”.


Wretched Genius said...

Damn, for a second there you had my hopes up that he was finally going to direct An Additional Person to Watch Over Me, or at the very least Whiter Squall.

Anonymous said...

Very excited to see Prometheus, but get this - I've never seen any of the Alien movies. Ahh, I'm so behind the times.

I did hear the news about a sequel getting made to Blade Runner. Woot!!

Also, for some reason, it seems a bit risky planning filming around a natural event (lunar eclipse). I guess it's about the same amount of risk to planning an outdoor wedding a year in advance. Lol. Interesting post, yo.