Ridley Scottwho was in Madrid last night promoting his long-awaited Napoleon with Joaquin Phoenix – who has not convinced the critics and who has also caused a real political and social uproar in France -, continues reviewing his past, present and future in the cinematographic field. Among the many films that Scott, who works in Gladiator 2its T Alien: The Eighth Passengera film that marked his career so much that it elevated him in hollywood and that, to this day, continues to be the imprinting witness in the science fiction. In a funny anecdote, Sir Ridley Scott remembers how Stanley Kubrick asked him a question that continues to surprise him to this day.
Stanley Kubrick was fascinated by a scene from Alien and Ridley Scott remembers the question that the legendary director of 2001 about the xenomorph
Scott is very happy with the future of the saga Alien in film and television, especially now that his failed film to continue Alien: Covenant will go on hiatus after the poor box office results of the film starring Michael Fassbender and the exploitation of the saga. In this context, and in response to questions from journalists, he recalled how Stanley Kubrickdirector of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lindon or A Clockwork Orange, He was fascinated by the xenomorph.
“Stanley called me the week the premiere of Alien“recalls Scott in an interview with The Times “Told me How did you get that creature out of that guy’s chest?“recalls the director fondly. However, Kubrick, responsible for horror films such as The glowhe stayed impressed with the xenomorph birth sequencewhich emerges from the chest of one of the Nostromo crew members after being impregnated by an egg found in an abandoned ship on a remote planet, Acheron.
“Stanley called me the week the movie premiered.” Alien and I wondered about the creature and the moment it came out of the breast.”
The anecdote arises for other reasons. Scott has presented his version of NapoleonYes, but the truth is that One of Kubrick’s wishes was to create a colossal and highly ambitious film about the French general born in Corsica. “I know Stanley Kubrick”explains Scott, who remembers how he had the script for his film version. “He sent me the script in the state in which he left it and told me Do you want to take a look? , he recalls, while indicating how complicated and extensive it was, detailing each and every one of the general and emperor’s milestones, as well as exact recreations of his battles. Curiously, this idea will be taken up by Steven Spielberg in collaboration with HBO.