Director Ridley Scott is adding yet another project to his ever-increasing pile, but this one is poised to be his next film. Just over a week ago we reported that author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) had turned in his very first spec screenplay entitled The Counselor. The news was exciting as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is one of the great voices of our time, and now Deadline reports that Scott plans to bring the film to fruition. The story centers on “a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation.”
Scott plans to make The Counselor his next project after he finishes up post-production on this summer’s Prometheus. He certainly wasn’t lacking for potential projects to choose from, as he was mulling over a Gertrude Bell biopic with Angelina Jolie and the thriller Child 44. Scott previously stated that the Blade Runner remake would be his next pic, but it appears he’s chosen McCarthy’s drama instead. I’m quite looking forward to seeing him return to the sci-fi genre with Prometheus, but it’ll be interesting to see him bring McCarthy’s voice to life.