Ridley Scott Known for many things. He is the director of classic science fiction and horror films alienas well as the Academy Award-winning director behind films like Thelma and LouiseAnd wrestlerAnd Blade Runner. When you have a filmography like his, it’s hard to name anything he does as over-the-top or under-acting. However, the film industry is moving so fast, and with such fervor, some works from even the most famous directors will be passed on. What’s more, the work a director produces behind the scenes may go almost unnoticed as something he has a hand in.
Production work that is not done by a notable director or movie star will never receive as much credit as those who have had more direct influence on them, but they should be commended for the films they help create. Without the guidance or support of a star producer, not many films would ever be made, Masterclass says. So, it’s important to get to know the work a director does behind the scenes, not just behind the camera. Hence, this list of the 10 movies you didn’t know Ridley Scott produced.
10 First team
The first inclusion on this list is an oft-forgotten re-imagining of an old TV show in which Scott seems to have seen something: First team. Scott became attached to this film in 2010 along with director Joe Carnahan and promised, as the BBC said, to make the film adaptation “as real and accessible as possible without being obfuscated.” It is difficult to say whether they succeeded in this regard as the film received mixed reviews and barely made back its budget. Regardless, Scott’s contributions here are somewhat vague and uncertain, but it’s safe to assume they were for someone’s benefit or something.
9 Murder on the Orient Express
In his quest to rework the classic Agatha Christie story into a more modern spectacle, director Kenneth Branagh took on Scott to make Murder on the Orient Express fact. Branagh was brought on in 2015 to direct the picture for 20th Century Fox, and he also took on the responsibility of playing the film’s lead detective: the famous Hercule Poirot. The movie itself stars a laundry list of stars that includes Leslie Odom Jr., Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, and Daisy Ridley. Upon release, it was considered a critical success, grossing around $350 million worldwide and immediately getting a sequel green-lighted.
8 Death on the Nile
Speaking of this sequel, Branagh is back in the world of Agatha Christie in the year 2022 Death on the Nile— with Scott as producer in tow. While it missed some controversy with some members of the cast, the movie itself was received with good reviews and a decent enough box office report. Those who enjoyed the film viewed it as a flashy, flashy murder mystery, while critics cited the film’s overly visual style and flat performances at the film’s expense. Regardless, Branagh and Scott are preparing for a third entry in the series, as haunting in Venice It is scheduled to be released in late 2023.
For the first time on this list, we have a project directly developed by Scott. According to Deadline in 2013, Scott was inspired to direct a film about the effects of concussions on football players after seeing how many players develop health issues after leaving the league. His intentions were to create a moralizing story about the supposed entertainment of a sport that causes people to die at an early age. Of course, he didn’t end up directing concussion, but stayed on as producer after the project was developed and handed over to director Peter Landesman. Starring Will Smith as Doctor Bennett Omalu, whose research into the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy on football players suppressed by the NFL, the movie was a decent success even with middling reviews.
stoker is the English-language debut of Korean New Wave producer Park Chan-wook, director of artworks such as the maid And big boy. It’s safe to assume that Scott (and his brother Tony) helped Park make his first English film out of respect for him as a director, which resulted in Park making a movie without much resistance. The film itself is a psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wisakowska, and Dermot Mulroney that barely made back its budget, but has somewhat of a cult following among Park Chan-wook’s fans as one of his underrated works.
Scott will work with Joe Carnahan again as a producer on this film. Gray. Both films that the two will be making together (Previous Contestant List and Competition First team) starring Liam Neeson in the superlative part of the action movie series after the huge success of his movie taken. Gray It’s a completely different project First teamHowever, it is a survival movie that takes place after a man is stranded in a remote tundra after his plane crashes. It was well received with positive reviews and a decent return at the box office, though Carnahan and Scott would never have worked on a movie together in this way.
The Scott Brothers helped produce the 2010 film, Cyprus, from the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark, is a nice bit of Hollywood family togetherness. The film follows John and Molly (John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei, respectively), two divorcees who meet and date each other, but must navigate the complexities of making their relationship known to Molly’s adult son Cyrus (Jonah Hill). It’s a dry, offbeat drama in the style of the Mumblecore movement that the Duplass Brothers helped shape. A moderate success with good enough reviews, but brothers Scott and Duplass will never work again from now on.
3 The assassination of Jesse James at the hands of the coward Robert Ford
Scott’s producer credit on this film is a revelation: one of the new talent on arrival. Director Andrew Dominik, who by this point had not yet become the wrath of many for a certain Marilyn Monroe film, made this revisionist epic Western that serves as a dark, moody meditation on fame and infamy. The assassination of Jesse James at the hands of the coward Robert Ford She is also known for her constant cutting from the studio, at Dominic’s request. Although the movie did not connect with wide audiences, it is frequently cited among cinephiles and movie lovers.
2 out of the oven
Director Scott Cooper, future director of movies like Netflix’s Pale blue eyemake crime drama, out of the oven, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in 2012, along with production support from Scott. The film is about two Iraq War veterans who struggle to adjust to life after returning from the war. While Bale and Affleck deliver committed performances, it didn’t particularly connect with audiences: it grossed well under budget and received generally mixed reviews.
1 before I go to sleep
Another case in which Scott was developing a project before finally giving up his duties, before I go to sleep It is the second film by British director Rowan Joffe. It’s a psychological mystery film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, who are thrown into an unexpected situation when Kristen (Kidman) wakes up and doesn’t recognize the man she slept next to (Firth). Stunning through and through, but not someone who really connected with any audience in particular. before I go to sleep It failed to make a positive impression with wide audiences and was called a cheap Christopher Nolan imitation souvenir.