We can't wait for more Ridley Scott movies.
Look, the pandemic was absolutely atrocious on a global scale, but we got two Ridley Scott movies this year, so let's look on the bright side of things. Scott is a living legend, a filmmaker whose career in commercials, TV, and movies has helped shape the world and our perception of it.
This week, he's on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, talking about his career, his upcoming Napolean project Kitbag with the BBC, his drawings, and, of course, The Last Duel and House of Gucci.
Check it out here.
It's so enchanting listening to Scott talk about Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, American Gangster, and even just his life. His career has seen Hollywood transform from the 70s to the present. And he's released major motion pictures and commercials every decade since. I especially loved hearing about his drawings, a passion of his that has shaped his framing, photography, and cinematography over generations.
If you're a young filmmaker, Scott talks about how important he's found storyboarding. That helps him come in under budget and on time, every time. The 83-year-old is a fountain of knowledge and wisdom. Over the course of the hour, I liked hearing how he built his career based on projects that interested him and found his power making sure he's passionate about the stories he wants to tell.
Aside from being on Maron, Scott talked with the BBC on Monday, where he said the Blade Runner TV adaptation is being plotted as a 10-episode series.
“We [have already] written the pilot for Blade Runner and the bible. So, we’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV show, the first 10 hours.”
Let us know what you think of all of this in the comments.