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Ridley Scott Talks "Moses", "Blade Runner 2"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 5th 2012 02:27PM

Out doing "Prometheus" promotion, filmmaker Ridley Scott says one of the many projects he has in development right now is something we wouldn't expect from him - a Biblical epic.

The 74-year-old director's next project is "The Counselor" which shoots this Fall, while he's got both a "Blade Runner" sequel and a western in the works. However that didn't stop him talking about this other project with Esquire:

"I've got something else in the works. I'm already doing it. It's called 'Moses.' Seriously, seriously. It's going to happen. I probably shouldn't have let that slip out. I'm not supposed to say anything. It's definitely in the cards, though. What's interesting to me about Moses isn't the big stuff that everybody knows. It's things like his relationship with Ramses [II, the pharaoh]. I honestly wasn't paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary."

Scott has also given an impression of the visuals of a scene from his upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel to Collider. It's an atmospheric description too:

"There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat like the plains of—where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn. The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes of Wrath. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else."

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