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). (more…)
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 😛
I never thought I’d say this, but it seems that there’s movement on development of the sequel to Blade Runner. You’ll recall that recently, Sir Ridley Scott recruited one of the original screenwriters on Blade Runner, Hampton Fancher, to write the script for the proposed sequel. And now that Fancher is at work on the script, Scott is talking about what role Harrison Ford might play in the sequel.
“I don’t think it’ll be Harrison [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing,” Scott told The Independent while promoting Prometheus. Scott has already said that Ford’s character Deckard won’t be the main focus, instead the protagonist will be a new female character.
As for timetable to production, Scott will be following up Prometheus with the drug trafficking movie The Counselor starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. If the script comes together, Blade Runner part 2 might be his next movie, which could put it on track for a 2014 release date., which is really weird to think about.
Prometheus, meanwhile, will be released on June 8.
Source: Comic Book Movie
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.