Explosive first look BTS surfaces online for Ridley Scott’s new ‘Napoleon’ film

Ridley Scott at the Cartier Glory To The Filmmaker Award Ceremony - The 78th Venice International Film Festival
Photo via Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

An explosive new behind-the-scenes look at Ridley Scott’s film, Napoleon, has surfaced online amidst production being underway in the Mediterranean.

The news comes just two months after behind-the-scenes images of star Joaquin Phoenix surfaced, fully decked out as the titular French Emporer with a rumored inferiority complex.

People spotted what looked like war scenes being filmed in the island-state of Malta located in the Mediterranean Sea, which was captured on video and sent to the news site Lovin Malta.

The video in question featured fiery explosions, with a film crew that could be heard yelling “Action!” before the mayhem unfolds.

Actors and extras could also be seen sporting French military garb as they run across the set. The video from the forthcoming blockbuster was filmed this past Friday evening.

A historical-style French warship was also spotted off the coast of the island and posted on the Lovin Malta Instagram account.

Mdina, known as the Silent City in Malta, had apparently also been transformed into a historical version of Paris for the film, complete with French flags and prop store signs adorning the walkways of the city to complete the illusion of going back in time.

The historical drama will be directed and produced by Scott and written by David Scarpa. Tracing the French dictator’s rise to power, Napoleon is scheduled to be released via the streaming platform Apple TV Plus.

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