‘Blade Runner’ sequel update from director Ridley Scott and Warner Bros.
News breaking May 31 that a scriptwriter is in negotiations to take on the high expectations of a ‘Blade Runner’ follow up movie.
In 1982, director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) applied his distinct visual style to an adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
In 2019 Los Angeles, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a ‘Blade Runner’, assigned with tracking down and exterminating “replicants.” Deckard’s current assignment is to eliminate four “replicants” who are on the run from their off-Earth colony as laborers.
Through the course of his assignment, Deckard finds himself caught up in a crisis that will not only have him question the morality of murdering sentient human clones, but the nature of what it means to be human as well.
‘Blade Runner’, is widely considered now to be one of the most intelligent and expertly made science fiction films ever produced. A ‘Blade Runner’ sequel would likely have fans in a frenzy for months, just as ‘Prometheus’ did for fans of the ‘Alien’ franchise.
In 2011, film producer Andrew Kosove announced that another film based on ‘Blade Runner’ was in the early stages of production and added, “It’s a prequel or a sequel,” due to his conviction that the original film “…is arguably the greatest science fiction movie ever made,” as reported by media website The Wrap.
Recently Ridley Scott, the director of the original film and the new film told the Independent regarding star Harrison Ford, “I’ve got to have him in it somewhere.”
On Friday, May 31, unconfirmed media reports were released (and subsequently picked up by various online news media including The Wrap and Flixnerd) that indicate that scriptwriter Michael Green (Green Lantern) is in negotiations to write the sequel or prequel to ‘Blade Runner.’
Although no official details have been released, the logical assumption might be that, given Ridley Scott’s involvement and desire to bring back Harrison Ford as Deckard, that the film would be a sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ if Ford agreed to reprise his role.
The original ‘Blade Runner’ is “essential viewing” for genre fans and is available via iTunes. Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Edition