Ridley Scott is in Talks To Direct Disney’s THE MERLIN SAGA
It looks like Ridley Scott may have found his next film project. According to Variety, he is in talks to direct The Merlin Saga for Disney.
I heard from one of my sources awhile back that Ridley Scott was in talks for a Disney film but I didn’t know it would be this. I thought it would be for the live-action adaptation of The Sword and the Stone, but I guess this is pretty close! The report did confirm he was in talks for Sword in the Stone as well, which is still in development.
The movie is being written by Philippa Boyens (The Lord of the Rings) and it will be based on the T.A. Barron book series. The story follows the “origin story of a young Merlin who would go on to become the mentor of the classic literary character King Arthur.”
I think this is going to be a great project for Ridley Scott! He’s always done a great job with these kinds of ancient period films like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. I love his visual style with those movies and I think he’ll end up giving us something awesome with this Merlin film.
What are your thoughts!?