Ridley Scott reminisces the moment he knew he wanted to direct Gladiator

Ridley Scott reminisces the moment he knew he wanted to direct Gladiator

Ridley Scott directed numerous high-profile movies. From Classic sci-fi hitsLike AlienAnd Blade Runner to period sagas likeHouse of GucciAnd The Last DuelCertainly, the native Brit has a lot to be proud of. His mark was made on the entertainment business. Scott is picky about his scripts. One historical dramaHe knew he had direct to do: Gladiator

This is the preview of the Oscar season. DeadlineRidley Scott was available to talk about his career and discuss the past films he directed. GladiatorAnd The sequel is coming soonThis is in the making. Why was Ridley Scott so invested? Roman historical epic? He explained: 

First, period films are my favorite. The research is what I love. I love creating the smells of the period. I think what we did with the first Gladiator…I don’t like being critical of other things that have happened before, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of Hollywood Roman epics, honestly. They felt artificial so when I was asked to look at a script, it was not very good. But the person who gave it to me said, I want to show you one thing, and he picked up an illustration, this is true, it’s called For Those About to Die by Gérôme. He holds it up. It’s a picture of this big painting of the Coliseum, and in the corner there is this guy, about to tuna fork this poor bastard. He’s got this thing in his neck, and he’s looking up for permission to kill. I went, bloody hell, that’s never been done properly before. Never. I said, I’ll do it. He replied, “You will.” I said yes. Do you want to see the script? We said no and then we ran off to explore the table and created the new material.

Ridley Scott’s films are definitely aesthetically driven, so it’s no surprise that a painting inspired him to dive into another historical epic. There are many scenes in Gladiator that could easily have been taken from the walls of art galleries, especially the combat sequences, and it’s easy to see the artistic inspiration that Ridley Scott took from Gérôme’s artwork. And according to the director, that’s not a coincidence. He continued: 

It’s one image that got me. It was the smartest thing to do, for them to show me an image because I’m an image man. I went oh, my God. Yeah. That’s a wonderful idea. I’ll do it. That was it. It was fair to the writer. We reworked the script because there was so much to do.

We can only guess that the upcoming movie will feature a similar visual aesthetic. Gladiator sequel. Ridley Scott confirms that the film won’t be a direct retread. GladiatorHowever, its influence will still be felt. Although there is no casting information or release date, several cast members expressed interest in reprising their roles. Although the Gladiator 2 sequel may be delayed, Ridley Scott still needs to complete his Napoleon biopic. KitbagJoaquin Phoenix. It is hoped that it will allow him to have plenty of time for another inspiring painting. 

It will only be time to find out. Ridley Scott’s GladiatorContinuationit will join the distinguished ranks of its predecessor. You can still enjoy the amazing historical drama of GladiatorOn Hulu, and Sling TV. 

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