Director/producer Ridley Scott has inked a first-look TV deal with Apple, for whom he once directed its famed “1984” commercial that introduced the company’s first Mac, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Under the multiple-year pact, Scott and his Scott Free Productions banner will create and develop new projects for the Apple TV+ streaming service. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Apple deal is valued in the high seven-figure range.
Following his commercial breakthrough in 1979 with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and The Martian. He’s been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing (for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down)