Ridley Scott reveals why his Brave New World pic may never happen

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Blade Runner and Alien mastermind Ridley Scott has been working on an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic sci-fi novel Brave New World for what seems like forever. Well, Scott has finally opened up about why it hasn't happened yet—and why it could stay on the shelf indefinitely.

In an interview with Collider, Scott said he loves the idea of making a film based on the seminal 1932 novel—but just can't quite figure out how to do it justice.

"I don't know what to do with Brave New World. It's tough. I think Brave New World in a funny kind of way was good in nineteen thirty-eight, because it had a very interesting revolutionary idea. Don't forget it came shortly before or after George Orwell, roughly the same time. When you re-analyze it, maybe it should stay as a book. I don't know. We tried to get it..."

Scott had Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star a few years ago, but since delays have piled up it's tough to say if he'd still be involved when or if it ever moved forward.

What do you think? Would you like to see Scott tackle Brave New World, or stick to Prometheus and Blade Runner sequels?

(Via Collider)