Even with very positive reviews, the historical drama ‘Or Last Duel’ did not make the promised success in the financial area, raising only $28.1 million at the world box office against a high budget of $100 million.
In a recent participation in WTF Podcast, the director Ridley Scott commented on the commercial failure of production and attributed it to a very specific factor: Generation Z.
In the interview, Scott commented that the release of the feature film was done as intended and that, in fact, the current generation contributed to the meager revenue.
“What we see today is an audience that has grown up on these damn cell phones. Millennials, who never want to learn anything unless you say it on your cell phone”, he said. “I think we’re dealing with this right now with Facebook. This is a misdirection that happened when we gave this generation the wrong kind of trust.”
Remembering that the film is still being shown in national movie theaters.
Based on the homonymous novel published by Eric Jager in 2004, the script was written by Nicole Holofcener, beside Ben Affleck e Damon, who have already been awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998 by ‘indomitable genius‘.
Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in 14th century France and will tell the story of the real life of the Jean de Carrouges knights (Damon) e Jacques Le Gris (Driver), who participated in the last duel to the death, officially sanctioned after Carrouges accused Le Gris of raping his wife, played by Jodie Comer.