From Superheros to Replicants: Christopher Nolan Considered to Direct ‘Blade Runner’ Spinoff Projects
We have an update on yesterday’s news that Alcon Entertainment (a WB subsidiary) has bought the rights to Blade Runner. If there is one person out there that could potentially turn a steaming pile of crap into a work of art, it is Christopher Nolan! So knowing that he is the number one pick to take charge of the Blade Runner spin offs (prequels/sequels) is great news. The men who just yesterday purchased the writes to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi flick Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove have made it clear that they would want Nolan to direct the project. They have stated,
“Our friend Chris Nolan who we did ‘Insomnia’ [with] would be in the pie in the sky for us. I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to ‘Batman’ is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it’s someone else. It’s precisely what we aspire to with ‘Blade Runner,’ that’s the template for us.”
How fucking cool is that?!
Now I know many of you out there instantly drowned your sorrows in beer and/or butterscotch pudding just the other day when the news that the rights to Blade Runner had been sold, and understandably. The film is a classic that should not be toyed with! But buck up guys ‘cuz Nolan may be coming to the rescue!
And on the bright side if Nolan is unable to do the Blade Runner project due to scheduling conflicts dealing with a Howard Hughes biopic this thing may never get made in the first place! The guys at the WB subsidiary who purchased the rights or pretty blasé about the situation stating,
“This may work, or it may not work. We may make this movie, but in truth it may never get made.”
Would you guys be content seeing the project in the hands of Nolan or would you prefer that the project not surface at all?? Personally, as much as I like Nolan, there is nothing to finish. The story is over. The only way to continue on and be even slightly respectful is do do something more akin to the original novel.