Director Kevin Macdonald has refused to rule out documenting Saddam Hussein's last days on film, but insists now is not the time to give the Iraqi tyrant's last moments a Hollywood makeover.
The 39-year-old Scot has received huge critical acclaim for his latest movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, which details former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's time in power.
But despite acknowledging the possibility of similar treatment for Saddam Hussein, who was controversially hanged last month (30DEC06), MACDonald insists it will be a few years yet before anything materialises.
He says, "You need a passage of time before you can tackle these subjects. Making a film now, using an actor, would be too difficult.
"We need to do a bit of forgetting first. Only then can we allow ourselves to reimagine."