Ridley Scott is Returning to Sci-Fi


Eclipse Magazine talked to Blade Runner and Alien director Ridley Scott, who says he’s finally ready to go back to sci-fi:

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, the Robin Hood film that I am doing now in England.

He also talked a bit more about the long-gestating adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed novel, Blood Meridian:

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 most part it is probably relatively accurate. It shows the flipside to Dances With Wolves of how the United States was probably taken. It was taken by the throat.

You can read the full interview here!