Ridley Scott Blamed for Last Double Bombing on Millennials – The Hollywood Reporter
Ridley Scott says responsibility is included in his epic NS Final Duel bomb this fall – and has nothing to do with Disney, which he thinks has done a great job promoting the historical picture.
Marc Maron’s omitted the Oscar-nominated director WTF podcast for an episode published Monday in which he discusses his iconic career. Maron noted that he was impressed that Scott had two huge paintings this year with NS Final Duel and coming soon House of the Gucci.
20th century Last match, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck, was a hit ($27 million worldwide on a $100 million budget) when the film exclusively hits theaters in late October.
Scott told Maron that he was somewhat concerned that the Fox studio acquired by Disney would sell the graphic film cheap, but that never happened. “Disney did a great job promoting it,” Scott said on the podcast. “The bosses loved the movie because I was worried it wasn’t for them.”
Scott’s explanation for the terrible box office record? Millennials are indifferent.
“I think it sums up what – what we have today [are] The audience was brought up on these damn cell phones. Millennium, [who] Scott said.
Scott added to Maron: “This is a big deal, but I think we’re working on it right now with Facebook. “This is a misdirection that has occurred as it has brought misguided beliefs to this latest generation, I think.”
Scott says he’s stood by Last match and the decision making process on set was solid.
“It’s your call,” he says of his project implementation. “That is the call of Fox. We all thought it was a great scenario. And we made it. You can’t win all the time. I’ve never regretted any of the movies I’ve ever made. Are not. I learned early on to be your own critic. The only thing you should really have an opinion of what you just did. Leave. You will be satisfied for sure. And don’t look back. Is me.”