Iconic director Ridley Scott made known in an interview that he had never been told to take on a Star Wars film because he is “too dangerous” – a not so brilliant swipe at the growing feeling that Disney’s franchise movie-making process is so creatively limiting.
Scott is one of the most renowned directors in his time. He has created the platform with the original Alien movie in 1979 and has been dishing out hits – also with a fair amount of misses – ever since. 2017 made him come back to two of his biggest works, with the sequels Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049, the latter, directed by Denis Villeneuve and Scott as a producer.
He also created one of the most spectacular technical movie feats ever; after Kevin Spacey was involved in a sexual misconduct impropriety, the conclusion was meant to take the him out of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World.
He was changed in reshoots by Christopher Plummer, and in fact the eleventh hour change of a main character is importantly seamless. Watch the video HERE…
Scott is also recognised for his no-nonsense act, adamant nature as he is for his talent. That frank sensitivity cut again in an interview with Vulture, where he was asked if he had ever been called to direct a Star Wars movie by Disney, he replied “No, no. I’m too dangerous for that.”
Scott went further to say the recent studio system that upgrades young indie directors who are outwardly not ready for the difficult task of making a multi million dollar blockbuster.
There are worth to Scott’s justification about the studio’s franchise movie production system that has started to reduce the artistic impact on its directors, however Star Wars is perhaps the wrong aim.
J.J. Abrams wasn’t precisely some large-eyed indie movie producer when he produced The Force Awakens, and Rian Johnson didn’t just have few creative limitation on The Last Jedi above playing off what happened in The Force Awakens.
Even, Johnson has now been offered a spinoff trilogy to survey a strange corner of the Star Wars universe.
The idea of studio interference is not new, though it’s probably been raised quite in the Marvel time, where studio executive Kevin Feige’s vision takes pattern over any lone director.
But in spite of the well publicized problem with Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, has not shown that extent of creative limitation with Star Wars.
Scott also is likely to suggest he is simply too seasoned and creatively confident to work within the franchise taste of the huge studios.
The fact that where Quentin Tarantino is clearly going to direct an R-rated Star Trek film makes that specific line of argument seem, well, more than and somehow silly.
Source : Screen Rant