Although comic book film adaptations are are reaching new heights of popularity and success, Ridley Scott says he won’t be doing one anytime soon.
In a recent interview with IGN, the director explains the issues he has with adapting stories from the genre.
"I've had a lot of opportunities and I tend not to do that," Scott explained. "They're the hardest single thing to write. Taking a comic strip character is very hard to write. Because comics are meant to work in one page, to work in frames with minimalistic dialogue. And a lot of it is left to the imagination of the reader. To do that in film you've got to be a little more explanatory. And that requires a good screenplay and good dialogue."
After pondering on it a moment, the director added, "Blade Runner was a comic strip. It was a comic strip! It was a very dark comic stip. Comic metaphorically."
Scott's latest flick, Exodus: Gods and Kings, is in theaters now.