Derek Yee to announce shock retirement?

Yee created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Yee fans. Speculation had been rife that the director best known for Shinjuku Incident or Protégé, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 63, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 23/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouDerek was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Derek Yee was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouDerek”
— @universalObserver, 22 Jan 2021
“I thought Derek Yee retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 22 Jan 2021

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