House of Gucci is building up its head of publicity steam and looking intriguing. Out while doing the rounds to promote this, Ridley Scott was asked about the two in-development live-action TV shows that are spinning up based on his movies Alien and Blade Runner. They are moving forward at pace, apparently.
The 83-year-old is working more, and faster than he did as a younger man. He says Blade Runner is coming in at around ten hours’ worth of finished product. The Hollywood Reporter relayed an interview he did with the BBC where he had this to say:
“We [have already] written the pilot for ‘Blade Runner’ and the bible. So, we’re already presenting ‘Blade Runner’ as a TV show, the first 10 hours.”
Alien is set-up at FX and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is pulling it all together. Scott reported that the situation is roughly the same for Alien. A bible is being written to govern the show and a pilot is in development with a series planned to run for eight to ten episodes. FX let slip already that it is the first Alien story set on Earth… which is strange as we distinctly remember Alien vs. Predator, no matter how much we would like to forget it.
Scott is already sprinting towards his next project, the Napoleon Bonaparte biopic Kitbag. Joaquin Phoenix will play the lead with Jodie Comer as Josephine. Straight after the Christmas break, they will begin production.