Regardless of Ridley Scott’s age, it seems the filmmaker is in his prime and more active than ever. This year it is only about to release almost in parallel The last duel and House of gucci. But he has also had his sights on the making of an epic chronicle about the military conqueror Napoleon for a long time. Despite everything Scott has another ace up its sleeve that is nothing less than one of the most anticipated sequels of all time (probably). Nothing less than Gladiator 2.
The confirmation comes from the mouth of the same 83-year-old director. While talking to the magazine Empire Ridley Scott confirmed a bit of his plans on Kitbag, that film that will tell the traction and rise to power of Napoleon Bonaparte. However, in his mind is already the Roman territory of the ancient days and Maximus Decimus Meridius.
“I already have the script for Gladiator in writing as we speak now,” confessed the director. So as soon as I’m done with Napoleon, Gladiator is ready to go.
If we obey the level of speed with which the director can finish a production, perhaps Gladiator 2 not take as long as we imagine. To remember that the director completely recomposed many scenes and montage of his film All the money in the world, adding Christopher Plummer while removing Kevin Spacey from the equation.
The film about Napoleon has already been in development for some time. For now we know that the leading role will fall into the hands of the always interesting Joaquin Phoenix. Jodie Comer (Free guy) will also be in the movie playing the politician’s wife. In fact, according to Scott’s own words, the duo formed by both will be one of the most important things in the film.
“What really makes Napoleon tick is, why did he need Josephine so much?” said. “There was a need for each other. And we think we have identified what it was about.
While we still have a little more distant the famous film about Napoleon, this year Scott will be more present than ever in theaters around the world. Only during this month of October we will see The last duel. It is a medieval era that will confront two men (Adam Driver and Matt Damon) for the favor of a woman who may have lied to create a problem of major political proportions.
On the other hand, the following November House of gucci, that sort of biopic about the designer and emperor of the fashion world. Once again Adam Driver is in the cast alongside Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons.
You can see the trailer of House of gucci here. And the trailer for The last duel clicking here.
The entry Ridley Scott’s Now Ready to Make Gladiator 2 was first published on Cinema PREMIERE.