With the imminent release of Exodus: Gods and Kings upon us, Ridley Scott has been popping up here and there offering tidbits on various projects he is involved with including the widely anticipated follow-up to the Box Office smash hit Sci-Fi Prometheus and the follow up to perhaps one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of our time: Blade Runner. Scott had initially stated that the script for the Blade Runner sequel had been completed and he was happy with it, and with this news we all naturally assumed that he would be back on the director’s chair to helm the beefy sequel after finishing work on the Matt Damon starer The Martian. Turns out that is not the case (…yes, horrible news indeed).
Scott recently spoke about how he planned to have the film out by 2016, and that they were hoping begin production early 2015 – after post-production wrapped on The Martian. Now, Scott has confirmed that he has developed a three-act story with original screenwriter Hampton Fancher, but that he will not return to direct (huh?):
“We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one.”
Scott then elaborated on the size of Harrison Ford’s part:
“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”
So, it sounds as if Harrison Ford will “very much be part of the film,” but just how big a role will that be if he is only appearing in the third act? …and Scott not directing, …really? This is all sounding rather bleak indeed, …this is harder hitting news than the initial announcement of the sequel (…and this is coming from a near weekly viewer of the original).
Scott also said that he knew what his next project was going to be, but didn’t offer any specifics. So, we’re hoping he’s gonna get to work on the Prometheus sequel, but for now, it’s a waiting game. But for now fans can see Scott’s next feature Exodus: Gods and Kings – starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver – on the big screen in December 12th.
Via – Nerdacy.com