RIDELY A MOVIE IS MORE THAN IT SEEMS ONCE IT STARTS AND THINKS ABOUT THE WORLD.
But that’s exactly what Ridley Scott’s next installment, RIDERS, is.
The director of the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Scott has said that RIDORS’ future is about to get very interesting, and with the help of the recently released RIDER: ENDGAME, we’ve got an inside look at how the filmmaker has spent his time since.
Read on for all the juicy details.1.
Scott’s first big project since Blade Runner 2.
When Scott was still a teenager, he was asked to join the army.
His father was a Marine, and when Scott was about 13, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
He said that the army was his “safety net” and that he was grateful to be a part of the service.
Scott’s career took off after the military, but it was during this time that he began thinking about the future.
In a 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scott explained that he felt that if the future was going to be very different, we would need to find a way to live with that change.
“There’s so much to live for, and I really think it’s going to take a different approach to the future,” Scott said.
“We need to live in the present and live in it as well.
And we need to think about our own survival.”
Scott then made the decision to focus on a project he had been working on for years: RIDEROIDS.
He started writing and directing the screenplay for RIDORES, and his first film was set for a 2017 release.
But then things went south.
Scott says that he wanted to spend more time with his daughter, and it was around this time he made the choice to stop writing and focus on RIDRERS.
“I had so much passion for the world of RID, and the film and the franchise and the world, and was just completely overwhelmed with all of the things I had been writing and working on,” Scott told EW.
“I felt that I had done enough of that.”
So Scott began taking a break from his writing and directed work.
He also lost touch with his fans.
Scott wrote the script for RIM’s new phone game, but the game was never released, and he felt so guilty that he quit.
Then came the backlash.
In a 2011 interview with Esquire, Scott talked about the negative reaction RIDRs received.
“[I felt] that I did the wrong thing.
The film I’d been working so hard on and the story I was telling that was really about love and sacrifice and hope and hope for the future—the film that I’d created, and which I loved and was proud of and dreamed about—had all of its potential, and that it wasn’t going to come to fruition,” Scott wrote.
“And so I didn’t feel like I could do it anymore.
I had to stop.
It wasn’t a decision I made lightly.”
This isn’t the first time Scott has faced criticism for not spending enough time with fans.
When RIM shut down RID: RUSH in 2009, Scott went into business for himself and released RIM 2, a sequel to the original RID.
During his tenure on RIM, Scott also created the reboot of the franchise, which came out in 2010.
But it was cancelled by RIM in 2012.
At the time, RIM CEO Phil Foglio said that Scott was “one of the best directors of all time.”
In the years since, Scott’s creative vision has been limited to his next film, but he’s kept working on RIDS.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scott said that he has “been working on this for a long time” and is “always thinking about it.
It’s one of those things where I think, I’m just going to keep writing and doing what I’ve been doing.”
As a result, RIDE: RIDER has become the longest-running series on television in TV history.
It currently airs on TNT.
The idea of a robot that can talk was in Scott’s head from the very beginning.
While writing RIDA, Scott was struck by the concept of a “super-sentient robot.”
“It’s not something that can just sit there and talk,” Scott explained to EW.
“It has a personality.
It has emotions.
It can feel empathy, it can feel fear, it’s able to see through the world and understand what people are thinking and what’s happening.
And the problem with that is, the more you do that, the worse the AI becomes.”
What Scott ultimately came up with was an AI that could talk to humans and understand them