Ridley Scott set to direct Queen and Country
Award-winning director Sir Ridley Scott has agreed to direct the film adaptation of ‘Queen & Country’.
The 80-year-old movie-maker was linked to the role in March, and he’s now confirmed he has agreed to helm the project, which is based on the Oni Press comic book written by Greg Rucka.
Asked whether the rumours about his involvement were true, Ridley said: “Oh yeah, I’m kind of already knee-deep.
“It’s a very good piece of writing, to begin with.
“Frequently in these things, I know I shouldn’t say because I’m gonna get misquoted here, but comic strip things are certainly lacking in making sense, or dialogue, but this one has really been very well adapted.”
Ridley Scott is in talks to direct a film based on the graphic novel Queen & Country, according to The Wrap. The 20th Century Fox film would also be produced by Scott with Chernin Entertainment, if he joins. The Queen & Country graphic novel comes to us from Greg Rucka and is the story of an operative named Tara Chace in the British Secret Intelligence Service. Tara is part of a group of three operatives preserving British intelligence on the international stage. Tara’s identity is compromised after an assassination.
There was an earlier script by Ryan Condal, then one by John Rogers and Rucka himself. It is unclear at this time who would be penning the script. Ellen Page was attached to the project some time ago.
The upcoming movie will tell the story of British spy Tara Chace, who works for Mi6 as a secret operative who embarks on a series of dangerous missions.Ridley is a huge fan of the character and has claimed.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies, Ridley explained: “There’s nothing like a great story to attach to a Bond film, right?
“She’s not exactly Bondish, but she’s a female version. Could she kick his ass? Probably.”
Meanwhile, Ridley recently received BAFTA highest honour – the BAFTA Fellowship – at its annual film awards in London.
Prior to collecting his accolade, Ridley was hailed by the BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry, who praised him for his “passion and unrelenting pursuit of excellence”.
She said: “Ridley Scott is a visionary director, one of the great British film-makers whose work has made an indelible mark on the history of cinema.
“Forty years since his directorial debut, his films continue to cross the boundaries of style and genre, engaging audiences and inspiring the next generation of film talent.”