You’d think that with so much talk surrounding the box office failure of Ridley Scott’s recent films, he’d start to slow down a little bit. But nope, he continues to plow ahead and is busier than ever. He’s got his Napoleon epic, Kitbag, on the way that’ll reunite him with Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix and The Last Duel‘s Jodie Comer. But then there’s also his current film, the stylish crime saga House of Gucci. While it didn’t exactly blow up the box office last week, Scott thinks there’s still a demand for more by way of an extended cut.
Scott revealed future plans of a House of Gucci extended cut to the ReelBlend podcast, although he acknowledges the current cut is pretty damn long, already. At 2 1//2 hours he’s right…
“I’m pretty responsible; I’m not going to say it needs to be four hours or more. It’s already two and [a half hours] plus…Things do play better at home because you can pause it, get a beer, and come back…I will probably…It won’t be a director’s cut; it will be a long cut.”
This should come as a shock to absolutey no one. Scott tends to release longer cuts of his films after the fact, and will mess with them for years after they’re done. I’m willing to bet The Last Duel will get one, too.
We can probably expect to see this in time for House of Gucci’s home release.