Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. He has directed the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015).
Tristan and Isolde
In the mid-1970s, before the beginning of the filming of The Duellists, Scott pitched the idea of a film adaptation of medieval romantic legend of Tristan and Iseult, and he planned to release this film as his second movie. However, the project never materialised at the time, and Scott pitched the idea of Legend during the filming of The Duellists as a replacement of this project. The film, Tristan & Isolde, was finally released in 2006 with Kevin Reynoldsas the director and with Scott as the...
Around 1981, Scott was hired to direct a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune. However, Scott was finally replaced by David Lynch, and the filmwas released in 1984.
In the late 1980s, Scott wanted to direct Jim Uhls' sci-fi action thriller The Train for Carolco. However, Scott left the project to direct Thelma and Louise and Joel Silver bought the rights and rewritten by Steven E. de Souza and retitled the project as Isobar and The ISOBAR Run. However, it was cancelled due to Carolco's bankruptcy.
Crisis in the Hot Zone film
In February 1994, Scott signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct a film adaptation of Richard Preston's article Crisis in the Hot Zone. In late April 1994, Robert Redford and Jodie Foster were in talks for star in the film. However, the project was finally shut down due to many production problems and Foster's departure from it. It was subsequently revived and in 2019, Scott and Lynda Obst developed the National Geographic miniseries.
I Am Legend
On July 2, 1997, Variety reported that Scott had signed a contract with Warner Bros. to direct the third film adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend. Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached to portray Dr. Robert Neville and Mark Protosevich was attached to write the film, but the project was finally cancelled due to budgetary concerns on March 16, 1998. It was subsequently revived and in 2007 the film was released with Francis Lawrence as director and with Will Smithin the lead role.
In an interview on January 23, 2002, Scott expressed his desire to make a fifth installment in the Alien franchise. He stated that the fifth film would explain the Aliens' origins and where they were discovered. James Cameron was attached to return as writer and producer. However, the project was finally shelved by 20th Century Fox since they thought that they would ruin the franchise with a fifth film and due to the production of the spin-off Prometheus, and Alien vs. Predator was released i...
On 7 March 2002, Scott was set to direct and produce the historical epic Tripoli with William Monahan writing the script about William Eaton’s march during the First Barbary War. The project was shelved so Scott could direct Kingdom of Heaven.
On 12 June 2003, Ridley Scott was due to produce the adaptation of Deborah Scroggins' novel Emma's War, about aid-worker Emma McCune, with his brother Tony Scott directing, Steven Knight writing the script, and Nicole Kidman set to play McCune. On 16 April 2005, McCune's brother, Johnny, told Kidman to abandon the project because inaccuracies in Scroggins' novel.The film was still in development at the time of Tony Scott's death in 2012; its fate remains unclear who will replace him.
Town House film
On 26 January 2010, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free banner will produce the adaptation of Tish Cohen's novel Town House with John Carney set to direct from a Doug Wright script with Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams as the leads. However, plans fell into development hell.
Peony in Love film
On 22 February 2010, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free banner will produce the adaptation of Lisa See’s novel Peony in Love with Erin Cressida Wilson writing the script for 20th Century Fox. However, plans fell into development hell and its fate is unknown after the Acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disneywas completed.
Robin Hood 2
On April 4, 2010, Scott revealed his hopes of making a sequel to Robin Hood and more films after that. On May 13, 2010, Russell Crowe expressed his desire to reprise his role as Robin Longstride/Robin Hood. However, plans for the sequel fell into development hell.
Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English movie director and producer. The movies he has directed and produced include: Boy and Bicycle (1965) The Duellists (1977) Alien (1979) Blade Runner (1982) Legend (1985) Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) Black Rain (1989)
Apr 09, 2017 · Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English filmmaker. Following his commercial breakthrough in 1979 with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner, the road adventure film Thelma & Louise, the historical drama Gladiator (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture) and the science fiction film The Martian.
The Last Duel. (2021 film) The Last Duel is an upcoming British-American historical drama directed by Ridley Scott. Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, the screenplay is written by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener. Damon stars in the lead role opposite Adam Driver and ...
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O'Bannon.Based on a story by O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, it follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who encounter the eponymous Alien, an aggressive and deadly extraterrestrial set loose on the ship.
Ridley Scott has stated that in his vision, Deckard is a replicant.   Deckard's unicorn-dream sequence, inserted into Scott's Director's Cut and concomitant with Gaff's parting gift of an origami unicorn, is seen by many as showing that Deckard is a replicant – because Gaff could have retrieved Deckard's implanted memories.
Box office. $321.7 million. Robin Hood is a 2010 action film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow . Development first began on the project in January 2007 with Universal Pictures ...
Scott was the younger brother of film director Sir Ridley Scott. They both graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, and were among a generation of British film directors who were successful in Hollywood having started their careers making television commercials.