Alien director Sir Ridley Scott chats about his plans for the future of the sci-fi franchise.
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England.
Scott studied in Teesside from 1954 to 1958, at Grangefield Grammar School and later in West Hartlepool College of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Design. He progressed to an M.A. in graphic design at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1962. At the RCA he contributed to the college magazine, ARK and helped to establish its film department. For his final show, he made a black and white short film Boy and Bicycle starring his younger brother, Tony Scott, and his father.
Every movie that is directed by Scott is an instant box office hit, from Alien and Blade Runner, Gladiator and BLack Hawk Down to Prometheus and The Martian. In his rich career, Scott directed little less than 40 movies, and he was involved in production on more than 120 films so far!
His latest movie Alien: Covenant already had its UK premiere on 4th of May, and will have world premiere on 19th of May. Critics are divided on their opinions on the new Alien movie. But Ridley Scott doesn't seem to mind the critics at all because he is planning some more space-horror movies in the future.
Hear him talk about his first ideas for the Alien franchise, his friendship with other directors and his plans for upcoming films.