It just might be possible that Ridley Scott has become one of the busiest directors in the business. Over the course of a year, Scott has been attached to everything from a fashion biopic on Gucci to a big-screen Monopoly flick -- and now there is another title to add to the list. In an interview with the rough and tumble director about his recent projects, the conversation drifted to sci-fi movies and Scott tells Eclipse Magazine, "I am going to do one. I waited for a book for 20 years and I have got the book. I am not going to tell you what the book is but that film is going to probably be written within the next month. That will definitely be what I do next after Nottingham..." Considering the man was responsible for one of the best sci-fi films ever made, trying to top it is going to be a tall order.

Scott failed to mention where this leaves his classic noir flick with Casey Affleck, The Kind One, or the long-suffering Cormac McCarthy adaptation, Blood Meridian. He did provide an update on Meridian and told Eclipse, "We got it down as a screenplay and the problem is that it is so savage. But that's what it is. If you did it properly it would be an X-certificate. But you can't apologise for the violence and you can't quantify the violence and you shouldn't try to explain the violence. It is what it is..." If there's anyone who can sell stylized violence to audiences, it's Scott, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

Remember, nothing is official for either of these projects, so stay tuned to Cinematical for updates.
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