Ridley Scott throws a curveball (Crusades)??

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  1. DanR

    DanR Supporting Actor

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    Did anyone catch this? Variety is reporting that Ridley Scott will direct a movie called "Crusades". This is interesting since his most recent interviews were leading us to believe he'd be doing Alien 5 or an "old fashioned Pirate movie" (i.e. Captain Kidd for Bruckheimer).

    I don't think this is the Arnold Schwarzenegger Crusade movie. It's a new script at Fox, set to start shooting next year. Is he going to do something this year too, before moving on to Crusade? Very interesting development.

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    Dan
     
  2. Bill J

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    Well if he does make Crusades, it better be more like Black Hawk Down and less like Gladiator. In my mind, Scott still hasn't established himself as a "good" director.
     
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    Scott is the man and I will go see anything the guy makes!
     
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  5. DanR

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    The more I think about this, the more I think this could be a nice project for Ridley. The thought of him directing all of this action, hopefully with a compelling story, seems like it could epic in nature if they do it right. With Crusades, Alexander the Great, Gates of Fire, etc in the piplines, it looks like we're going to get some nice historical war-type films out of Hollywood. I think we can thank the success of Gladiator for this coming trend.

    I still would like to see Ridley do Captain Kidd too.

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    Dan
     
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    I think this is a FASCINATING subject. I truly hope that it's BlackHawkDownesque as well in that I found the Gladiator Battle scenes COMPLETELY unrealistic. The moors were FANATIC fighters, and the Crusaders were well funded and armored. Im psyched as I hadn't heard about this movie yet.
     
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    Hmmm, I loved all of those films.[​IMG]
     
  10. Josh_Hill

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    Yeah, I love all his flicks too.
     
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    bill j ever see LEGEND?
     
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    Ridley's hit-and-miss for me, but it's just a personal taste thing. I don't think he's a bad director, I just happen to not like some of the movies he directs. I thought he did a hell of a job with Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down...but Hannibal just left a sour taste in my mouth. Either way, I'll be out there to see whatever he makes next.
     
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    Ridley Scott, IMHO, is a fantastic visual who is dependent upon the script he's directing. He can usually be counted on to deliver strong and dynamic scenes in a striking visual manner -- but needs a solid script with well-developed characters in order to make something really special. In this sense he's more visually driven than story/character driven (not surprising given his artistic background).

    This isn't a knock on Scott: I think many directors share this "flaw" and are dependent on good scripts.
     

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