Just this year, Ridley Scott – who is currently putting the finishing touches to Alien: Covenant – has suggested that he might be making a sequel to Gladiator, and also that he’d be ready to go again on a further Alien sequel/prequel next year (with plans for up to six more Alien movies). However, it now looks like they’ll have to take their place in his queue, as another movie has been added to Scott’s slate.
Scott is set to tackle a film about the Battle Of Britain, the air campaign that proved pivotal in World War II. The project is set up at 20th Century Fox, which picked up the film last year and is early development work on it. Matthew Orton is putting the screenplay together.
Exactly where this will fit into Scott’s packed roster of projects remains to be seen. On top of the aforementioned films, he’s got All The Money In The World, starring Natalie Portman (telling the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, and the movie he’s expected to shoot next), and The Cartel. Scott, at 79 years old, seems to have more energy than many people half his age.