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Ridley Scott Orchestrating A Disaster
Steven Zaillian will co-produce

26 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Ridley Scott Orchestrating A Disaster

While those in charge of London’s logistics are hoping everything goes without a hitch for the Olympics, Ridley Scott is thinking a little differently. He and Steven Zaillian have picked up the rights to 2003’s docudrama The Day Britain Stopped, with the intent of producing a disaster film version for Fox.

The Hollywood Reporter cautions that this won’t be a direct remake of the TV movie that aired on the Beeb and saw a massive train strike as the first domino in a link that ended up crippling the country – but that it’ll take that story as inspiration to build a fresh story.

Despite his screenwriting experience, Zaillian apparently doesn’t plan to work on the script himself, as the pair is now on the hunt for a writer to make it work. And from the sounds of it, this probably won’t be one that Scott directs, given his already crammed list of potential movies. But who knows? He might change his mind if they get a great screenplay.

With Prometheus now loose in the world, Scott is now gearing up to make The Counsellor with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and recent addition Dean Norris.

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He should remake the Hovis Boy into a movie...
In 3D IMAX More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 14:57 on 29 July 2012 | Report This Post

Another disaster? Give it a rest Ridders. More

Posted by piefroth at 19:58 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Drop everything and complete Prometheus! Prove that you have a game plan!
Oi! Ridders! Drop everything and just get on with the Prometheus sequel! You want the art and commerce combo? Well, that's what the public want! We don't want any boardgame movies or 'nice little' dramas. Deliver! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 18:30 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Haha, exactly what I was about to write More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:20 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Misleading Title?
So this isn't a story about a Prometheus sequel? :P More

Posted by sirvolkar at 23:38 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

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