Ridley Scott In Talks For Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’

Deadline - Ridley Scott is in talks to direct the Cormac McCarthy-scripted drama The Counselor. Scott intends to make it his next film and his followup to Prometheus, the 3D space film which Fox releases this summer. I guess this is what happens when one of the premiere living authors like the Pulitzer Prize-winning McCarthy takes a break from his novel writing to turn out his first spec screenplay. McCarthy, whose novels have been turned into the films No Country For Old Men, The Road and All the Pretty Horses, did just that in late December, and sold the script to The Road producing team of Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz.

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