LONDON — Reports that Ridley Scott will direct “Alexander the Great” for producer Dino De Laurentiis have been denied by the helmer’s London office.
De Laurentiis, who worked with Scott on “Hannibal,” told journalists at the Giffoni Film Festival in southern Italy that he would like to reteam with the director on his planned biopic of the Ancient Greek ruler.
But a rep for Scott said he was not attached to the project.
“I suspect they have had some discussion about it, but Ridley has only just finished shooting ‘Black Hawk Down’,” the spokesperson said. “There are several possibilities in development, but he is not committed to anything next.”
Ted Tally, who scripted “The Silence of the Lambs,” is writing the Alexander project for De Laurentiis, based on a trilogy of novels by Valerio Massimo Manfredi.