Ridley Scott Discusses His Style of Filming Battle Scenes

A brand new Napoleon video for Sony Pictures’ upcoming biographical war drama has been revealed, featuring director Ridley Scott discussing his directing style for filming battle sequences.

The video shows Scott being interviewed by History Channel’s Dan Snow, who asked the filmmaker about shooting the biggest action sequence for Napoleon. The film is still slated arrive in theaters on November 22.

Check out the Napoleon featurette below (watch more trailers):

What is Napoleon about?

“Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte,” reads the synopsis. “Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.”

Scott is directing from a screenplay written by David Scarpa. This marks Phoenix and Scott’s latest collaboration together after previously working together in the acclaimed 2000 epic drama Gladiator. Joining Phoenix are Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, Ludivine Sagnier, Matthew Needham, Youssef Kerkour, Phil Cornwell, and more.

Napoleon is produced by Scott and Kevin Walsh for Scott Free. As Scott prepares for the movie’s upcoming release this year, he is also currently busy working on his long-awaited Gladiator sequel, which will be led by Oscar nominee Paul Mescal.

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