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Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 1:31 a.m. PST

Now this looks interesting.


Bit of a 'Hmm' over the 'kitbag' reference. I thought the original quote mentioned a giberne which is an ammo pouch. Nevertheless. if Ridley Scott does his usual meticulous historical recreation it could be really good. After all, he made 'The Duelists'. And I can see Joachim Pheonix as 'Le Petit Caporal'.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 2:05 a.m. PST

With a gaff like that to begin with, I wouldn't hold my breath…

clibinarium16 Oct 2020 2:34 a.m. PST

I guess its usually rendered "a marshall's baton in every knapsack" in English, but they must not trust that people would know what a baton or a knapsack are.
This is interesting news, but I won't pay it much attention until I hear its started shooting- half the time these projects derail before that.
Recall that Spielberg was to turn Kubrick's Napoleon into a TV series- I haven't heard of progress on that in a couple of years now.

BillyNM16 Oct 2020 4:41 a.m. PST

Crappy title but if it goes ahead I'm sure that will get fixed, and even if not it won't affect the film. the question is who will bankroll this, it's not exactly mainstream.

WarWizard Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 4:55 a.m. PST

Ridley Scott does excellent films. I hope this one gets done.

kevin smoot16 Oct 2020 5:46 a.m. PST

I wasn't big on the landing craft barges in Robin Hood. So there's some skepticism to what we may see. The title will probably be changed before release

Spielberg owns the rights to Kubrick's Napoleon project. That's another I'd like to see get completed

42flanker16 Oct 2020 6:56 a.m. PST

Well, if the script of 'The Last Duel' was anything to go by…

But weighing 'The Duellists' in the scales against – (cough) 'Kingdom of Heaven'…it will turn on Mr Phoenix.

USAFpilot16 Oct 2020 8:44 a.m. PST

Yea, Ridley Scott has made some pretty good movies over the years. Not always historically or scientifically accurate, but entertaining with high production values. Hope he reconsiders the title.

Stoppage16 Oct 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

Ridley Scott was an advertising director. He excels at providing audio-visual candies to sell a product. Sometimes the back-stories don't necessarily add up, or are left purposefully ambiguous.

(I still feel b*tt-hurt over the disappointing Prometheus and its sequels.)

However, maybe he is the needed tonic for a dry historical subject and will provoke interest by sprinkling ad-person sparkle and magicke.

whitejamest16 Oct 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

He's made some good ones, and he's made some genuinely terrible ones. I'll cross my fingers.

Yeah, those landing craft barges in Robin Hood made me cringe. But they were just a relatively minor blemish on an otherwise terrible rendition of the old story.

USAFpilot16 Oct 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

Yea, Prometheus was 5% science fiction and the rest was not. Some of the science fiction parts were very good then the movie falls apart into a predictable horror action film with characters acting stupid.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 4:14 p.m. PST

>.Ridley Scott does excellent films. I hope this one gets done.

No arguments from me… cup

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 9:43 a.m. PST

There are those who say that he never loved the Emperor.

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