The Alien director didn't hold back after reviews in France slammed the filmmaker's "deeply clumsy" new movie.
Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Ridley Scott's new historical biopic, alongside The Crown's Vanessa Kirby.
"If Paul Mescal does hand to hand combat with a pack of baboons then best picture 2025 is locked and loaded."
The 85-year-old pulled no punches when asked for his feelings on the matter.
The film was previously accused of "stealing the identity of a family to make a profit to increase the income of the Hollywood system".
The actor dropped out of sight after he was cut from Scott’s new movie.
The unprecedented move has been described as "monumentally expensive".
If I had told 16 year-old-me that Ridley Scott would return to direct a new Alien film, he would hyperventilate with joy. Then if I told him that he would not only not be queuing up at his local cinema to see it on day of release, but wouldn't even be likely to ever watch it unless there was no better choice on a long-haul flight, he would have some kind of breakdown.
He will go on to see things we wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. He'll watch C beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. And he will go on to give Blade Runner's Rick Deckard the biggest challenge of his life.Friday, January 8, 2016 marks Roy Batty's incept date, or actual birth day as any fan of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic will tell you.