Saturday 18 November 2017

Ridley: Russell and I both angry

Ridley Scott said he and Russell Crowe bond over their anger
Ridley Scott said he and Russell Crowe bond over their anger

Ridley Scott has revealed he and Russell Crowe get on so well because they are both so angry.

The award-winning director and the New Zealand-born actor have worked together on five films: Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster, Body Of Lies and, most recently, Robin Hood.

Ridley told the Daily Telegraph: "Russell and I are very similar - he's angry all the time and I'm angry all the time as well. We don't mean to be irritable but we don't suffer fools gladly."

The 72-year-old filmmaker's adaptation of Robin Hood has changed drastically since it was originally drafted under the title Nottingham.

He said: "The Nottingham script read a bit like CSI in green tights and I thought, 'Why are we doing this?' If you've got a subject about Robin Hood, why on earth are you calling it Nottingham? So we rewrote it from page one. It's not a remake, it's a brand new story."

Ridley - who is planning a prequel to his hit sci-fi horror flick Alien because he "got fed up of doing sequels" - also joked he has an idea for a sequel to Robin Hood ready if it is a success at the box office.

He laughed: "In it we'll take King John up to being forced to sign the Magna Carta by his people who will probably be led by a guy called Robin Hood and all the historians will go nuts."

Robin Hood opens in cinemas on May 12.

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