Unveiling Napoleon: Ridley Scott’s Unprecedented Take on History

One of the most anticipated films of the year is “Napoleon,” directed by the legendary Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix. This biographical film tells the story of the infamous French emperor, with a particular focus on his relationship with Josephine. Produced by Apple Studios, the film does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to bring a great surprise to the cinemas. Ridley Scott has revealed that there is a version of the film that is two and a half hours long, but there is another “fantastic” version that is over four hours long. This longer version focuses more on Josephine before she meets the French emperor. Ridley Scott hopes that Apple will choose this version. It is worth noting that Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix previously worked together on the epic film “Gladiator” 24 years ago, where Joaquin Phoenix played the role of the emperor Commodus. Interestingly, a sequel to “Gladiator” is currently in the works, more than two decades after its original release.


Have you seen the trailer? What do you think of this extended version? Could you sit in the cinema for that long? In your opinion, what is Joaquin Phoenix’s best performance? And the best film by Ridley Scott?

Leave a Comment