Sad news for Scott fans. Speculation had been rife that the British director best known for Gladiator, Thelma & Louise or Alien, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 82, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 09/07/2020 : 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-producer 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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouRidley 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.
“Ridley Scott was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRidley”
— @universalObserver, 8 Jul 2020
“I thought Ridley Scott retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 8 Jul 2020
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