Ridley Scott Won't Direct A Comic Book Movie Because They Are Hard To Write

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.