Ridley Scott knows who to blame for his epic the Latest Duel bombing this fall, and it’s not Disney, that he maintains did a great job promoting the historical drama.
Oscar-nominated director dropped by Marc Maron WTF podcast of an episode released Monday in which he talks about his iconic career. Maron said he was impressed that Scott had two huge photographs this year, the Latest Duel and the next home from Gucci.
When it hit theaters exclusively in late October, 20th Century’s The last duel, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck, with craters ($ 27 million worldwide on a budget of $ 100 million).
Scott told Maron that he was somewhat concerned that the Fox studio, acquired by Disney, would underestimate the graphic film, but that was not the case. “Disney did a fantastic promotional job,” Scott said on the podcast. “The bosses loved the movie. … I was worried it wasn’t for them. “
Scott’s explanation for the horrible box office performance? Apathetic Millennials.
“I think it all comes down to what we have today [are] the audiences that were raised on these damn cell phones. The Millenium [sic] I don’t want them to teach you anything unless they tell you on a cell phone, ”Scott said.
“This is a broad stroke, but I think we are dealing with that right now with Facebook,” Scott added. “This is misdirection that has occurred when the wrong kind of confidence has been given to this last generation, I think.”
Scott said he stood firm to the side The last duel, and the decision-making process in the study was robust throughout.
“That’s the call you make,” he said of his completion of the project. “That’s the call Fox made. We all thought it was a great script. And we did it. You can’t win all the time. I never regret any movie I’ve made. Any. I learned very early to be your own critic. The only thing you should have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you are happy. And don’t look back. That’s me.”