Credit Stanley Kubrick with the assist on "Blade Runner," says director Ridley Scott. "My investors were giving me a really hard time, saying, 'You can't end the film with picking up a piece of origami, looking at the girl, walk in the elevator, nod, and bingo, that's it,' " Scott said. "I had talked to Stanley a few times. I said, 'I know you shot the hell out of "The Shining," can I have some of the stuff?' So at the end of the film in 'Blade Runner,' that's Stanley Kubrick's footage."
Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie star in "The Legend of Tarzan." … A limited-release Barbie in the likeness of "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, complete with director's chair, sold out in an hour last week. The proceeds went toward two charities. … Of course it did: "Mad Max: Fury Road" swept Australia's version of the Oscars, following its best-picture honor from the National Board of Review here in the U.S.
Back to 'Roots'
A "Roots" remake for A&E has added Mekhi Phifer, T.I., James Purefoy and Matthew Goode to a cast that already included Malachi Kirby and Anika Noni Rose. … Season 3 of "Fargo" will take place a few years after the Season 1 timeline. Bring back Gus and Molly! … Hulu will produce "The Path," a new drama from Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. … Showtime has ordered new seasons of "Homeland" and "The Affair." … Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Adam Scott star in the HBO limited series "Little Big Lies."
Four actors are Golden Globe double nominees: Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation," "Luther"), Lily Tomlin ("Grandma," "Grace and Frankie"), Alicia Vikander ("Ex Machina," "The Danish Girl") and Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies," Wolf Hall").
He who must not be elected?
When you've lost J.K. Rowling, you know it's bad. The "Harry Potter" author tweeted in response to a BBC piece about how millennials compare Donald Trump to a certain villain: "How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad."