Ridley Scott to produce slate of low-budget horror features

Everyone wants to get into the low-budget horror movie game these days, even a top-dog like Ridley Scott.

Via a press release, we learn that Scott and Scott Free London are partnering with Orchard Media and Focus Features International on a slate of six genre low-budget feature films over a period of three years. Ridley Scott will executive produce and present the slate which will be focused primarily on horror, thriller and science fiction.

The partnership will be known as 'Ridley Scott Presents."

Scott said: “Our target is to create a structure that enables filmmakers to push boundaries and to excite audiences. Our proposed model of filmmaking allows us to give directors the opportunity to really innovate through narrative, production techniques and distribution strategies.”

Meanwhile, Focus Features International’s Alison Thompson commented: “There’s an appetite and market for high-concept low budget films - that combined with Ridley Scott’s pedigree will be very attractive to international buyers.”

The films will be in association with Northern Ireland Screen and will shoot primarily in Northern Ireland using resident crew, cast, services and facilities. Focus Features International will handle world-wide sales.

Scott's PROMETHEUS star, Charlize Theron

Extra Tidbit: Scott's debut film, THE DUELLISTS (1977), cost approximately $900,000.



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