Ridley Scott’s ‘Merlin Saga’ Adds ‘Rogue One/Alien: Covenant’ SFX Supervisor

Aug 10, 2018

Ridley Scott‘s Disney film Merlin Saga is really starting to come together as the fantasy film is well into pre-production and indeed looks to be his next film. The film is based on the series of young Merlin stories written by author T.A. Barron and it’s screenplay was written by Lord of The Rings/Hobbit screenwriter Philippa Boyens.

He’s now hired veteran special effects supervisor Neil Corbould, who previously worked with Scott on projects such as Alien: Covenant, The Martian, Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator. His other credits include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Fifth Element, Ready Player One, Saving Private Ryan, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Other crew members we’ve reported in the past that are working on Merlin Saga include cinematographer Dariusz Wolski and production designer Arthur Max

In June, we revealed filming is expected to take place at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, where Ridley has shot previous films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Robin Hood, and Gladiator. It’s also become a reliable stage space for recent Disney films such as Beauty and The Beast, Mary Poppins Returns, John Carter, Alice: Through The Looking Glass, Into The Woods, and Guardians of The Galaxy.

It does sound like the next big step would be casting.

Production and release dates are currently unknown.