Ridley Scott eyes up Andalucia as set for first Western film

Dramatic vistas in the sierras de Ronda, Cadiz and Almeria are all being eyed up by the famed director, who has just visited the region

LAST UPDATED: 16 Dec, 2016 @ 11:19
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Ridley Scott, centre, with Malaga chef Jose Carlos Garcia, right
Ridley Scott, centre, with Malaga chef Jose Carlos Garcia, right

ANDALUCIA looks set to land the starring role in Ridley Scott’s first ever Western.

Dramatic vistas in the sierras de Ronda, Cadiz and Almeria are all being eyed up by the famed director, who has just visited the region.

Scott took to the skies in a helicopter to find areas with a turn of the century Mexican look that can provide the backdrop for his new film Wraiths of the Broken Land.scott2

An adaptation of the 2013 book by US author S. Craig Zahler, it follows the tale of two brothers who attempt to rescue their two sisters forced into prostitution by an outlaw gang.

Scott used Andalucia for his 2014 biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in Sierra Alhamilla and Pechina, Almeria.

At the end of a few long days of searching, Scott took time out with his team at Restaurante José Carlos García in Malaga, where he met the Michelin-starred talent.

Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We recognized him, but we didn’t want to approach and disturb him”, said Carlos.

“But a wine he ordered was not to his taste, so I brought him a new one and we got talking.”

After visiting Andalucia, Scott flew to Madrid, where he is also considering filming some scenes.

 

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