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Watch Now: First Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’
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The first teaser trailer for director Ridley Scott‘s next movie, The Counselor, has found its way online. The movie is written by Cormac McCarthy, the author behind books like No Country For Old Men and The Road—his first produced original screenplay.

The movie stars Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem (complete with his new crazy hair), Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, and Goran Visnjic. It tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender), who gets in way over his head when he becomes involved in the dangerous world of drug trafficking.

You can check out the first trailer for The Counselor, which will be released on October 25th and is dedicated to Ridley’s late brother, Tony Scott, below now.

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Paramount Decides Not To Move Forward With ‘Top Gun 2’ For Now
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It’s a bit difficult to address the issue of the status of Top Gun 2 without being reminded of the tragic suicide of Tony Scott. In the days after the director took his own life, many of the projects that he was developing came to a halt, but Paramount was still deciding whether or not it would be proper to continue on without the director who brought the first film to the big screen. There is also the issue of the post-3D conversion of the film that was suppose to hit theaters later on next year.

Now the New York Times is reporting that Top Gun 2 has stalled and it’s not likely that production for the sequel will move forward. The report didn’t provide any details as to how Paramount came to this decision, but it looks as if the studio did not want to appear to be insensitive to the Scott family by replacing Tony with another director.

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Remembering The Late Tony Scott, Director Of ‘Top Gun,’ ‘True Romance,’ ‘The Hunger’
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We at Geeks of Doom and everyone around the cinema community and the globe are still stunned by the news last week that film director Tony Scott, responsible for so many of the fun, in your face action films of the 1980s and beyond, jumped to his death off of a bridge at the age of 68.

Certainly this is a story that no one anticipated coming, and for sure there will be question marks that will go unanswered forever. Why this vibrant, talented, vivid, energetic and colorful individual would commit such an act is harrowing, tragic, and ultimately extremely sad (there is speculation about this health, but no official word yet). Klieg lights have been snuffed in Hollywood metaphorically from this event, and the legacy of Tony Scott will always endure and hopefully shine even brighter than it did when he was with us.

In memoriam of the man, it’s very, very easy to be forgiving and forgetful when an artist like Scott passes away, and in the quick emotional haze of these kind of events, it’s very easy to suddenly give the deceased artist a free pass of his entire body of work. But, in all fairness and honesty, and that’s the only way this reporter can give it to you folks, there’s no denying that the body of cinematic work that Tony Scott produced in his lifetime were equally loved, hated, critically panned, enjoyed by movie goers and critics, they sported huge box office returns, they sported huge box office failures, this kind of list can go on and on.

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Skull-Face Island: Episode 05: ParaNorman Osborn
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Skull-Face Island Movie Podcast presented by Geeks Of Doom
Episode 05: ParaNorman Osborn

Rum. Curaçao liqueur. Lime juice. That, my friends, is a Mai Tai – a delicious cocktail I’ve been enjoying down by the beach for the past couple of days. Hello folks, it’s Adam Frazier aka FamousMonster and I’m currently listening to Stephen King audiobooks while sipping from an bottomless pitcher of Mai Tai.

Tim Grant is busying carving a canoe out of a single solitary piece of wood and David Allen is down by the lagoon painting watercolors and waxing poetic on the brilliance of James Gunn’s Slither to the natives.

If you missed our previous transmissions, let me explain how this works. In the year 1991, US Flight 1313 experienced a mysterious, magnetic anomaly somewhere over the South Pacific. Engines failed, pilots cursed and prayed to their Gods, and three boys (that’s us!) washed ashore on Skull-Face Island, which of course is an ISLAND in the SHAPE of a SKULL! How cool is that!?

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The 5 Tony Scott Movies You Really Must See (If You Haven’t Already)
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Five Tony Scott Movies

Last Sunday millions of people around the world where stunned when the news broke that Tony Scott, big time Hollywood director and younger brother of Ridley Scott, had committed suicide for reasons yet to be explained. You can read Empress Eve’s wonderful obituary of the late filmmaker here. Although Scott’s movies were never granted the often unfettered adulation critics and cinéastes willingly gave his brother, he was responsible for some of the coolest and most popular modern Hollywood action films. After scoring two back-to-back blockbusters with Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II, Scott started to make the more interesting movies that would come to define his later years as a director. Some of them were smash hits, but rarely scaled the heights as his earlier career-making successes, and several of them were box office flops that later found new life on home video and cable.

Submitted for your approval are the five films I believe in my heart of hearts to be the essentials of Tony Scott’s unusual but beloved and rewarding filmography. If your knowledge of the man’s work doesn’t extend beyond his ability to make Tom Cruise look good in the cockpit of a fighter jet and the front seat of a battered stock car then you might find this list worth a read.

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‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Jumps To His Death From Bridge [Updated]
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Tony Scott, director of such features as Top Gun, True Romance, and Days of Thunder, jumped to his death off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, according to The Wrap. He was 68. [See updates below.]

A suicide note was found in Scott’s car, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge. Reports state that Scott climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge’s apex and leapt off around 12:30pm. The director jumped “without hesitation,” according to The Breeze.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Writers Chosen To Pen ‘Top Gun’ Sequel
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Paramount Pictures along with Skydance Productions is moving forward with their planned sequel to the 1986 action hit, Top Gun, which starred Tom Cruise as a cocky and talented young fighter pilot.

It’s being reported that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been chosen to write the screenplay for the planned sequel, and that the duo are currently in negotiations on a deal.

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‘Top Gun’ Coming Back To Theaters In 3D
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Nothing says 3D like a bunch of shirtless dudes playing volleyball.

That’s exactly what some people think, as, according to THR, Tony Scott’s Top Gun is coming back to the big screen, and before it gets a sequel, it’s getting 3D.

No set release date has been announced as of yet, except a planned release for some time in 2012. The 2D to 3D conversion is being worked on by Legend 3D, the same crew behind the 3D on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, so you know there is some sort of talent behind the conversion that will be taking place here.

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Ridley Scott, Tony Scott To Help Create ‘Call Of Duty’ Web Series ‘Friday Night Fights’
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Brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, the highly respected directors and duo behind Scott Free Productions, will be collaborating on a brand new web series for Activision’s hugely popular Call of Duty franchise through Ridley Scott Associates.

The series, which will be called Friday Night Fights, will be on the brand new service being launched by the company, Call of Duty Elite, where the biggest fans can pay a monthly fee to gain access to bonus content in the form of monthly DLC, the ability to compete for prizes, and something called Elite TV, which is where this new Ridley and Tony Scott web series will air. If you don’t want to pay a monthly fee you can sign up for free, but you won’t have access to the things listed above and more. You can learn more about Call of Duty Elite at the official site.

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Tony Scott Working On A ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake
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While his brother, Ridley, may be the better known and more respected of the two, it appears as though Tony Scott has nabbed him one hell of a project to call his own. Well, kind of.

Deadline is reporting that Scott will helm a remake of the classic film The Wild Bunch for WB.  The Sam Peckinpah classic follows the story of a group of aging outlaws who “try for one last score on the Texas-Mexico border.” The film starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, and Warren Oates.

The film is one of three projects Scott is currently hard at work on including a project called Hell’s Angels, which will be his next, as well as a sequel/reboot of his beloved film, Top Gun.  Now, two films, his long talked about remake of Potzdamer Platz and the John Grisham adaptation, The Associate would appear all but dead, as they’ve been waiting in the wings for what feels like years now.

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