Veteran director Oliver Stone has said Hollywood has gone "mad", adding that it's become "like an Alice in Wonderland tea party".

In an interview with New York Times Magazine, the Platoon and Wall Street director also blasted the movie-making capital as "hilarious" and that it was "politically correct, and it’s not a world I’m anxious to run into."  

He also gave his opinion about the current climate as filmmakers struggle amid the coronavirus crisis.

"It's just so expensive - the marketing," he said. "Everything has become too fragile, too sensitive. Hollywood now - you can’t make a film without a COVID adviser. You can’t make a film without a sensitivity counselor. It’s ridiculous."

He added: "The Academy changes its mind every five, 10, two months about what it’s trying to keep up with.

"It’s politically correct, and it’s not a world I’m anxious to run out into. I’ve never seen it quite mad like this. It’s like an Alice in Wonderland tea party."

Stone was pessimistic about how the pandemic will affect productions.

"You know, I just read something about how films are going to be very expensive to make now, because you need to take all these precautions, and a 50-day shoot becomes a 60-day shoot, and social distancing for actors. That's what I’m talking about."