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First Look At Ridley Scott’s New Series Taboo, Starring Tom Hardy

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FX doesn’t shy away from the gratuitious or taboo in many of their popular shows and their upcoming series is really taking that to heart. “Taboo” from Ridley Scott and starring Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy is an eight episode series based on an original story by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy. Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders)created the series, which FX picked up in November of 2014.

“Taboo” is a period drama taking place in 1813. It follows  rogue adventurer Keziah Delaney (Hardy) who has returned from Africa bearing 14 ill-gotten diamonds. Delaney, driven by a need for vengeance over the death of his father, has refused to sell his family’s business to the East India Company, putting a target on his back. Setting out to build his own trade and shipping empire, Delany finds himself in the middle of a very deadly game.

You can watch the first teaser trailer for this brutally bloody drama from 17th century England below. It looks to be intense and thrilling and as usual Hardy will be dangerously compelling.

Ridley Scott Gives Update on “Prometheus 2”

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Fans and audiences have been eagerly awaiting news about Prometheus 2. Despite the film being less than a year and a half away from its release date, very little is actually known about what we can expect. But this week, director Ridley Scott finally gave us some new info about the Alien prequel/sequel film.

Scott did an interview with The Australian (via Dark Horizons) while promoting another one of his upcoming films. During the interview he revealed that Prometheus 2 would introduce a “fresh” monster and is “getting away from gods and dragons and s–t. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”

The dragon he is referring to is the original monster created by H.R. Giger for Alien. Scott described the titular alien as the “definitive dragon,” saying, “The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”

Apparently Prometheus 2 will likely not include the iconic alien which was teased at the end of Prometheus. Instead, Scott plans to introduce something new and terrifying all together. “With Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act,” says Scott.

Prometheus 2 will see the return of Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. It is set for a March 4, 2016 release.

Prometheus 2 Set for 2016

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20th Century Fox has confirmed that the sequel to Prometheus is in the works and set for March 4, 2016. The Wrap has also reported that scribe Michael Green, most known for his work on Green Lantern, will rewrite Prometheus 2 and that the script calls for multiple versions of David, the synthetic played by Michael Fassbender in the first film, which also starred Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Green has also been working with Scott on the proposed Blade Runner sequel.

Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen provided the original draft of the tentatively-titled Prometheus 2, which is expected to enter production this fall.

There is no word on what exactly the plot will entail.