Link Tank: Ridley Scott Confirms a Blade Runner Series is Being Developed
Ridley Scott confirms a Blade Runner TV series is coming, where you can watch Hawkeye this week, Dune is headed to DVD soon, and more in Link Tank!
House of Gucci director Ridley Scott confirms there’s a Blade Runner TV series in development, planned for a 10-hour long story.
“Sir Ridley Scott turns 84 in 2 weeks, but the iconic director shows no signs of slowing down. With his latest film The House of Gucci hitting theaters this week, Scott is hard at work on adapting two of his most famous franchises, Blade Runner and Alien, into live-action TV series.”
It’s Hawkeye week! Find out all you need to know before streaming the new Marvel show.
“For starters, Hawkeye will be the studio’s only Disney+ show to date that focuses on one of the original heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) teaming up with MCU newbie Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in the six-episode series. Hawkeye will also, notably, be Marvel’s first holiday-themed Disney+ title, with the series taking place in New York City during the Christmas season.”
Itching to see Dune again, or haven’t gotten around to it yet? The sci-fi epic is coming to your home sooner than you may think.
“Your chance to watch Dune at home is over. For a month, the hit sci-fi spectacle from filmmaker Denis Villeneuve was both in theaters as well as streaming on HBO Max. However, that window has now closed, which means if you want to see Dune, you can either go to a theater or wait at home. Thankfully, the wait is rather brief.”
The cast of tick, Tick… Boom! talks about Jonathan Larson’s impact on queer culture from Rent and beyond.
“Netflix’s new movie tick, Tick… Boom! might be a lot of things—Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, Andrew Garfield’s best performance to date, and a biopic of Rent creator Jonathan Larson, just to name a few—but it’s also a look at how the AIDS epidemic was beginning to ravage New York’s gay community in the early ‘90s and how the opportunities afforded queer people weren’t—and in some case still aren’t—equitable to those available to straight-presenting individuals.”
The Final Fantasy 7 battle royale setting has exceeded all expectations.
“While Fortnite remains banned from Apple’s walled garden, there’s no shortage of battle royales to play on Android and iOS devices, especially with big names like Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile available. But we now have a new PvEvP experience that fills the Epic Games-sized hole left in the App Store. It comes from developer Ateam and Square Enix in the form of Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier, a free-to-play battle royale that’s pretty much Fortnite without the building shenanigans. That’s a good thing.”
A bar in Texas has banned “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey from their jukebox.
“To some people, the winter holidays don’t start until you hear the tinkly opening notes of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the radio. That harbinger seems to arrive earlier each year. On November 1, 2021, Mariah Carey marked the beginning of the season by violently smashing a pumpkin. But not everyone is eager to see the unofficial queen of Christmas assume her throne. As Food & Wine reports, the Stoneleigh P bar in Dallas has banned “All I Want for Christmas Is You” from its jukebox until December 1—drawing backlash from Carey’s fans and the singer herself.”