Ridley Scott Directing ‘Stones’

Ridley Scott is attached to direct a gajillion films, but each of them (outside of Tripoli) seems to get made so there is no reason to believe this new supernatural thriller Stones won’t get made and it sounds rather interesting.

The picture was written by Matt Cirulnick who got the writing assignment after scripting a pic called Elysium, a film that weaves Greek mythology into a drama. He fixed on the idea that Stonehenge, the great pyramids and other artifacts were built for a specific unified purpose.

Stones builds on that idea by revolving around the mysterious destruction of ancient religious sites around the world. It turns out that Stonehenge is the tie that binds together artifacts that still have primeval powers.

The picture is still in development, and will resume once the Writers Guild strike comes to a close. Of course, there is no major rush considering Ridley is currently directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Body of Lies and is then going to move into Nottingham, also with Crowe, in which he plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in a revisionist take on the Robin Hood tale, with the Sheriff eyed as a noble and brave lawman who labors for a corrupt king and engages in a love triangle with Maid Marion and Robin Hood.


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