Given how long director Ridley Scott has been in the business of filmmaking, and that he’s freakin’ 80 years old, one wouldn’t expect that he’d be a fan of something like Netflix or streaming content. Hell, you look at someone decades younger, like Quentin Tarantino, who’s married to the old way of doing things, and you’d expect Scott to be especially crotchety.
However, speaking with Vulture in a recent interview, he made it perfectly clear that he’s a fan of what Netflix is doing to the industry:
“The great thing about Netflix right now is that it’s like a catapult, because they just want content and lots of it. Do they care so much about the quality? Less about it, and they should keep their eye on that. But they’ve got $8 billion to spend next year, just on content.”
The interviewer went on to say that they’re set to put out almost two movies a week next year (80 in total), and Scott replied with:
“And I see a movie a night, so it’s perfect.
I’ll be there, 1 o’clock in the morning … click. It’s a bedtime story! I love the advent of Netflix and what it means to people like me. It suits me down to the ground. I’d love to do a ten-hour mini-series myself, personally. [David] Fincher’s got the best show on the air right now.”
The show in question there is Mindhunter, which is definitely one of the higher quality pieces of programming at the moment. However, the big quote here is that Scott is interested in doing a ten-hour mini-series. Is anyone at Netflix reading? Someone approach the man right now and make an offer for 2019!
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