ALIEN: COVENANT Director Ridley Scott Thinks Himself Too Dangerous To Helm A STAR WARS Film

ALIEN: COVENANT Director Ridley Scott Thinks Himself Too Dangerous To Helm A STAR WARS Film

When asked if he would ever consider directing a Star Wars film, Alien: Covenant filmmaker Ridley Scott didn't seem too keen on visiting a galaxy far, far away. Hit the jump for more details...

It seems you can count Ridley Scott out of directing a Star Wars film. The director, famous for creating the Alien franchise, seemed uninterested when he was asked by Vulture if he'd ever direct a film in a galaxy far, far away. "No, no. I’m too dangerous for that," he replied. When pressed as to why, Scott explained:

“Because I know what I’m doing. I think they like to be in control, and I like to be in control myself. When you get a guy who’s done a low-budget movie and you suddenly give him $180 million, it makes no sense whatsoever. It’s f**kin’ stupid. You know what the reshoots cost? Millions! Millions. You can get me for my fee, which is heavy, but I’ll be under budget and on time. This is where experience does matter, it’s as simple as that! It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you’re really experienced and you know what you’re doing, it’s [frick]ing essential. Grow into it, little by little. Start low-budget, get a little bit bigger, maybe after $20 million, you can go to $80. But don’t suddenly go to $160,” he said.

It's likely that Scott is referring to Gareth Edwards and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with his comments regarding reshoots. Edwards had only made two films prior to Rogue One, and that film ended up having extensive reshoots (specifically for the third act) late in the game, though the film was highly succesful regardless.

Scott was also asked about his thoughts on Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to his 1982 original, Blade Runner. "[Whispers] I have to be careful what I say. I have to be careful what I say. It was f**king way too long. F**k me! And most of that script’s mine."

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