Ridley Scott or Christopher Nolan? Who’ll make the bigger World War II movie?
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Ridley Scott or Christopher Nolan? Who’ll make the bigger World War II movie?

Alien: Covenant and Gladiator director Ridley Scott will direct a World War II film based on the Battle of Britain.

hollywood Updated: Apr 04, 2017 20:48 IST
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Ridley Scott arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film Alien: Covenant during day one of The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference held at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas.(AFP)

Filmmaker Ridley Scott will direct and produce the upcoming World War II film Battle of Britain.

The Battle of Britain began on July 10, 1940, as Adolf Hitler’s Nazi air force, the Luftwaffe, bombarded the British Isles through October, reports variety.com.

British seaports and shipping lanes were the first targets, followed by the Royal Air Force airfields and nightly attacks on London. But the Nazis were unable to overcome British resistance in what was the first major defeat for Germany in the war and the plans for the invasion, dubbed Operation Sea Lion, were scrapped.

Scott has completed production on Alien: Covenant, which is slated to release on May 19.

He is also in talks to direct two other projects -- All the Money in the World, centering on the 1973 kidnapping of industrialist J Paul Getty, and The Cartel.

A 1960s’ film was also titled Battle of Britain, which was directed by Guy Hamilton.

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First Published: Apr 04, 2017 20:47 IST