It has been revealed that Sir Ridley Scott was eaten by a baboon on the set of his latest adventure, Planet of the Baboons – but escaped unharmed!
The film’s star, Katy Wix, interviewed in Fright & Sound Magazine said:
“Well, we were filming our last scene, which is typical really – Ridley almost got away Scott-free…
“Anyway, he shouted, ‘release the balloon,’ as in the hot air balloon, but I thought he said, ‘release the baboon.’ It’s an easy mistake to make, when you think about it. And it’s just like Mr Mardy Face baboon to go for Mr Shouty Man director.
“One of the baboon experts managed to dart the assailant, but Ridley had already gone – if you see what I mean. All eyes were of course on me, but soon turned again, towards the stomach-churning sound of Ridley crawling his way back from the jaws of death.
“If you’ve seen a baboon yawn, you’ll know exactly how big their mouths are. I’m sure Ridley will see the funny side once he’s had time to recuperate.”
Sir Ridley Scott told reporters: “First of all she cuts her finger on the baboon’s tooth, and then she nearly turns me into baboon food. These sort of things didn’t happen when I worked with Sigourney – but I guess we didn’t use real aliens to make those films.”
Planet of the Baboons is set to hit the cinemas in October 2015.