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While as a producer, Ridley Scott has been behind countless projects on TV, as a director, he hasn't gone behind the camera for anything on the small screen in over four decades. You would have go back to a 1969 episode of the show "The Troublemakers" to find Scott's name on the episode "If He Hollers, Let Him Go." Well, it looks something has finally lured Scott to dip his toes back into the format where he first tested his skill. Showtime has announced that Scott will direct the pilot for "The Vatican." Penned by Paul Attanasio ("Quiz Show," "Donnie Brasco") the one hour show will be "a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church." So yeah, you might as well cue up the controversy this show will drum up from certain quarters. But it's easy to see why Scott, »

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