Ridley Scott has coordinated a plenty of high-profile films. From exemplary science fiction hits like Alien and Blade Runner to period adventures like House of Gucci and The Last Duel, the local Brit has surely transformed media outlets. Scott is picky with his contents, however there was one chronicled show that he realized he needed to coordinate: Gladiator.
In front of the forthcoming Oscar season, Deadline found Ridley Scott to investigate his extensive vocation, and among the subjects he chief talked about was his previous film Gladiator and the impending continuation that is really taking shape. So what made Ridley Scott so put resources into the Roman recorded epic? He clarified:
Ridley Scott’s films are definitely aesthetically driven, so it’s no surprise that a painting inspired him to dive into another historical epic. There are countless scenes in Gladiator that could easily have been taken from the walls of art galleries, especially the combat sequences, and it’s easy to see the artistic inspiration that Ridley Scott took from Gérôme’s artwork. And according to the director, that’s not a coincidence. He continued:
One can only assume that a similar visual aesthetic will apply to the upcoming Gladiator sequel. Ridley Scott has confirmed that the film will not be a direct retread of Gladiator, but its influence will definitely be present. As of right now, there’s no release date or casting information, but several cast members have expressed an interest in reprising their roles. It might be a while until the Gladiator sequel hits the silver screen, however, since Ridley Scott still has to finish his Napoleon biopic Kitbag with Joaquin Phoenix. Hopefully, it will give him plenty of time to find another inspirational painting.
Only time will tell if Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel will join the lofty ranks of its predecessor. In the meantime, you can revisit the stunning historical drama of Gladiator on Hulu and Sling TV.
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