Ridley Scott To Continue Investigating Massive Head Trauma
With football season well underway, Ridley Scott has decided this might be a good time to remind fans that all their favorite players probably have or will incur serious and permanent cognitive injuries to make a ball go past a line. Deadline reports that while the director is still shooting the Christian Bale biblical drama Exodus, he's already looking at setting up his next project, and making it about how playing football is basically a horrible career decision for everyone but the kickers. Scott is said to be meeting with A-list writers about a screenplay dealing with the NFL's growing problem of utterly, irreparably ruining its players' head. The idea is "to create a morality tale on that issue, much the way that Michael Mann's The Insider took on the tobacco industry's complicity in covering up the addictive and cancer-causing effects of cigarette smoking." No longer will the league's negligent officials be able to hide behind the giant dudes they have openly colliding into each other as hard as they can. I suspect that has something to do with all this concussing anyway.