Ridley Scott Directed The Last Duel
It is easy to see how someone like Ridley Scott would be well-suited to direct a historical drama centering on knights, betrayal, crime, and archaic forms of justice like that which will be seen in The Last Duel, considering his track record with films like Gladiator, Kingdom Of Heaven, and even his 1977 directorial debut The Duellists. Scott has been attached to the movie going back to 2019 when Variety revealed that he, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener were all teaming up to make the adaptation of Eric Jager’s book a reality.
One thing of note, however, is the fact that Ridley Scott wasn’t the first filmmaker to be attached to The Last Duel. In 2015, Deadline reported that Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay) was in the running to direct a version written by Shaun Grant (The Snowtown Murders, Mindhunter). Nothing came of the project and the property sat dormant for five years before Scott became involved.