Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy creation 'The DICtator' kidnapped director Martin Scorsese on Saturday (May 5, 2012), but film fans needn't fret, as it was all part of a sketch for Saturday Night Live, reports the Press Association.
The legendary director was shown being held hostage by Admiral General Aladeen aka 'The DICtator' and asked - under the threat of electrocution - what he thought of the new comedy movie. Scorsese anxiously replied, "It was great. It was better than Raging Bull! The cast with Ben Kingsley, he's great in it, it's his best work since Hugo.Please, please see it". The funny sketch ended with General Aladeen telling the director that he was keeping him prisoner because he had lied about the length of the award-winning 3D movie 'Hugo', which he starred in. Sacha also appeared on The Today Show over the weekend, again in full 'DICtator' garb, telling Matt Lauer that his co-star Megan Fox was pregnant with his child, saying, "Yes, it's true. Megan Fox is now pregnant and wants to get child support.What does she think I am? The richest man in the world?".
'The DICtator' follows the story of a tyrannical leader who risked his life to ensure that "democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed". It hits cinemas worldwide on May 16, 2012.