blade runner sequel
The Walking Dead‘s Lennie James has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner sequel in an as yet unannounced role. Featuring the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, the long-awaited sequel is set decades after we last saw Deckard and Rachael. What role might James play? (more…)
A lot of info about the upcoming Blade Runner sequel is being kept under some pretty tight wraps- even details like the official title. We’ve got some cast members, but no characters to attach their names to other than Harrison Ford, who will return as Deckard. But wait! A picture was snapped of the promo poster where it was displayed at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas! Maybe some visual clues will give us something (anything) to work with! A bone finally thrown our way! Oh… wait… (more…)
Blade Runner 2 – some people consider it blasphemy, but Ridley Scott has said it’s on his to-do list. Currently, they have scriptwriter Michael Green (Green Lantern) onboard, which inspires no confidence to begin with. And now, another bit of the ridiculous, poppy-star girl Katy Perry has said that she wants a role in the film.
Before people engage in a collective face-palm, please be aware that no casting is taking place and that Perry is just rattling off her fondest wishes. And what role does she think she can bring her unique talents to, you ask? Well, she wants to reprise Rachel from the original Blade Runner. Or in her own words:
“With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films. I am really interested in comedy, and I would really love to play Rachael in ‘Blade Runner 2,’ if Ridley would just call!”
Yeah… well, there’s just one major problem with that, Miss Perry. The new flick, if Ridley’s early talk is to be believed, will be only loosely connected to the first one’s story and recurring characters are highly unlikely.
And while Perry may have to face disappointment, the rest of us can all breathe a sigh of relief. At least until we see the script that Mr. Green Lantern has put together…
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.
This is the part of the job I hate….
Why do I have to be the one to tell you all this? Why does it fall to me to crush your collective hopes and dreams? 🙁
So anyway, yeah–it’s official: Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green will be rewriting original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher‘s screenplay for Blade Runner 2, or whatever the hell they’re gonna call the thrice-damned thing…
Do you ever get the feeling Hollywood is in the business of taking terrible ideas, and figuring out ways to make them worse? I mean like on purpose? Just to see if it’s possible?
Can YOU come up with a better explanation for this?
PS: I know my news articles are usually longer, but I don’t want to think about this any more than is ABSOLUTELY necessary 😛
Amidst the release of the much-anticipated Prometheus, which loosely revisits the Alien world, it looks like Ridley Scott is making some more progress on the follow-up to the renowned sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
The sequel to Blade Runner has been on and off the table for about a million years (ok, only since 1982), but Scott has gotten so distracted with other projects that it’s only earlier this year that he officially confirmed that he would indeed be working on it. Now, he and his production associates are in talks with Hampton Fancher, the co-writer of the original Blade Runner.
This is both good and bad news, as the original film was (very, very loosely) based off of Philip K. Dick’s story, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? While Scott and Fancher had that material to draw off for the first run, what they decide to do with the sequel can determine one way or another whether it’s going to be a hit or incite fans of the first film to riot.
Other than that news, not much is known about the sequel. We know that it’s supposed to be taking place several years after the first film, that Harrison Ford will not be returning and that Scott is aiming to put a lady in the lead role.
In the meantime, we shall all have to wait for the script to actually get written before anything else is revealed. If the rumors about a follow-up for Prometheus are true, it might end up being another 30 years before they make it that far.
Thanks to comingsoon for the heads-up.