One of the most infamous box office bombs of the year so far has got to be the Ridley Scott historical epic 'The Last Duel'.
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck, 'The Last Duel' was filmed partly in Ireland (remember when Damon was a hit with the Dalkey locals?).
The film had a budget of €100 million and grossed just €28.1 million worldwide when it premiered in October.
Clocking in at just over 2 and a half hours long, 'The Last Duel' relates a deadly dispute between Sir Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and his squire Jacques le Gris (Driver) over what transpired with his wife Marguerite (Comer).
It is told through the three main characters' perspectives.
He tells Maron: "I think what it boils down to — what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cellphones.
"The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone."
"This is a broad stroke, but I think we’re dealing with it right now with Facebook," he continued.
"This is a misdirection that has happened where it’s given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think."
The 'Gladiator' director said of how the movie was sold: "Disney did a fantastic promotion job.
"The bosses loved the movie. … I was concerned it was not for them."
He reflected on taking on the challenges of 'The Last Duel': "That’s the call you make.
"That’s the call Fox made. We all thought it was a terrific script. And we made it. You can’t win all the time.
"I’ve never had one regret on any movie I’ve ever made. Nothing. I learned very early on to be your own critic.
"The only thing you should really have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you’re happy. And don’t look back. That’s me."
'The Last Duel' makes its way to Disney+ on December 1st.
Read our 3-star review for 'The Last Duel' here.
Ridley Scott also has the film 'House of Gucci' currently showing in cinemas.