The first thing that comes to mind here is epic facial hair!  The second thing is wondering if Ridley Scott has still got the magic.  He’s been on something of a slump lately with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant not landing well with fans.

Still, he’s the man behind movies from Alien to Black Rain, Blade Runner to The Martian.  So he probably gets the benefit of the doubt.  So about those ‘taches.

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Adam Driver will be the guys to sport this facial topiary in Ridley’s take on 14th century France in The Last Duel. Here are the set pictures.

Norman knight Jean de Carrouges (Driver) is off on a Crusade and returns to accuse his squire Jacques Le Gris (Damon) of raping his wife Margerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer).

When Margerite is accused of lying Jean appeals to the king of France for a duel to the death against Le Gris to decide guilt.  This will be the the last legally sanctioned duel in France. If Jean loses then not only will he be dead, but his wife will be burned at the stake for making a false allegation.  Bit more extreme than a #hashtag back in those days!

Damon, Affleck, Scott and Kevin Walsh are producers.  The movie will premiere on Christmas Day in selected theatres before a wider release on Jan 8th.