During our school days, our history lessons included the story of Napoleon Bonaparte. How a French lieutenant of the military rose to power and significance in the 19th century and became a renowned military leader is a tale worth retelling. And to bring the life of Napoleon Bonaparte on the silver screen comes to the renowned director Ridley Scott with his latest directorial venture – Kitbag.
Known for the smashing hits like Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, Ridley Scott is back to the director’s chair bring the life of the revolutionary military leader on the big screens through his own production house, Scott Free Productions.
Kitbag: What We Know So Far?
Announced in October 2020, the historical drama film will trace the life of Napoleon Bonaparte from his birth to his rise as a revolutionary leader who led numerous successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Scott’s 28th directorial venture, which is currently under the pre-production stage, is tentatively slated to release in 2023. Check out what we know about the upcoming Ridley Scott directorial so far.
Since the film is currently under the pre-production stage, the film’s actual release date is yet to be decided. As per early estimates, it is expected that the film might release somewhere near 2023. Ridley Scott is known for his near-perfect direction. Like his previous ventures, Kitbag might begin filming in late 2021 and might go on till mid-2022. After wrapping up, Scott and his team usually take 6 months for the post-production. So, we can expect the film to release in late 2022 at the earliest.
The Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix, who became a household name after his impeccable acting as the Joker, is signed up to play the role of the military leader Napoleon Bonaparte. To play the role of Napoleon’s wife Josephine, the director signed up Jodie Comer. Apart from these two, the rest of the cast is yet to be assembled.
Kitbag will show the quick ad ruthless rise of the French military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, as he leads several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. the film might also give an insight into his personal life, which will show how a simple boy from a French noble family turned out to be a household name for unorthodox ways.
Be it Alien or the Gladiator or his latest release, All The Money In The World, Ridley Scott never failed to amaze the audience with his world-class direction, and this film would be no different. There are several films based on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, but none of them showed his personal life. Scott’s attempts to bring back Napoleon Bonaparte on the screen along with a personal touch definitely make it worth watching.
The director is currently preoccupied with his 2 upcoming directorial films. After these, Ridley Scott will take up the role of director as well as the producer on Kitbag. Cinema lovers, who appreciate Scott’s work, are eagerly waiting for the historical drama film. With an added personal touch, will this film be another feather in Scott’s hat, or will it turn out to be a dud? Only time will tell. Stay tuned for more updates.