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Ridley Scott is planning a disaster

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The London 2012 Olympics officially kicks off today, and most likely, the organisers are hoping that nothing bad happens, as the only thing that they can’t control with jackbooted effieciency, is mother nature.

Director Ridley “Prometheus” Scott has some other plans though, as he’s looking to add the 2003 docudrama The Day Britain stopped, to his already packed line up of work.

Scott will be adapting the half true-half drama doccie for a new film, but not as a directo copy. Based on a massive train strike that went on to cripple the British economy, the doccie dealt with the ramifications of such actions, using actual facts to paint a grim picture.

Screenwriter Steve Zaillian will be helping Scott to produce the film, but he’s not too keen to write it himself, as he’ll be handing those responsibilities to someone else, prompting Scott to direct should the screenplay satisfy him.

Right now though, with Prometheus finished, Scott will be working on The Counsellor, starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Dean Norris.

Last Updated: July 27, 2012

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