Ridley Scott may be 74 years old, but the filmmaker isn’t even contemplating retirement. At a time when most people his age are golfing, writing angry letters to the newspaper about kids and their loud music, and scoping out the best early-bird buffet specials, Scott is lining up projects left and right. Today’s news adds yet another to the list.
According to a recently published THR story, Scott will team with writer Steve Zaillian to produce an updated version of the 2003 docudrama The Day Britain Stopped for Fox.
The original BBC program focused on a fictional disaster that brought the country to its knees – one that began with something as simple as a train-workers strike.
Scott and Zaillian’s updated take on the material won’t be a remake according to sources, but will instead be inspired by the original project.
The duo is currently looking for a writer to pen the screenplay for the film. Scott and Zaillian previously collaborated on American Gangster.