Ridley Scott spoke with Eclipse Magazine recently about the recently aired, well-produced but creatively inert mini-series adaptation of Michael Crichton’s seminal sci-fi novel classic “The Andromeda Strain” – yet another example of a project shown on Memorial Day ruined by unnecessary ‘alien involvement’ themes.
During the session, talked turned towards his next few projects and he revealed he’s working on a third sci-fi feature film – an interesting topic as his first two were the now modern classics “Alien” and “Blade Runner”.
“I waited for a book for 20 years and I have got the book. I am not going to tell you what the book is but that film is going to probably be written within the next month. That will definitely be what I do next after Nottingham” said Scott when asked about doing more sci-fi films.
Why do another Robin Hood movie? “I think it is a challenge in the sense that with a few exceptions they were never any good. So it is wide open to be made properly.”
Is he still planning to make “Blood Meridian”, an adaptation of the Corac McCarthy novel which some call the dark and realistic version of “Dances with Wolves”? “We got it down as a screenplay and the problem is that it is so savage. But that’s what it is. If you did it properly it would be an X-certificate. But you can’t apologise for the violence and you can’t quantify the violence and you shouldn’t try to explain the violence. It is what it is…an exercise in brutality, savagery and violence.”
For the full interview, be sure to click here.