Ridley Scott to Roll With Stones

Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner, Gladiator and American Gangster, has signed on to helm Stones, a supernatural thriller scripted by Brooklyn native Matt Cirulnick. Variety describes the movei as “a big-scale supernatural thriller revolving around the mysterious destruction of ancient religious sites around the world. It turns out that Stonehenge is the tie that binds together artifacts that still have primeval powers.”

Pic will resume development after the Writers Guild of America strike concludes. Scott is busy directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in “Body Of Lies” for Warner Bros., and he is expected to follow by moving with Crowe right into “Nottingham,” the Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris-scripted drama for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.