Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Sony Cancels Release Of The Interview
Seth Rogen film on hold after hack attack and warnings
Chris Pratt Features In A New Jurassic World Image
Happy Holidays from him and his raptor
Jim Carrey May Go Into Deep Cover
He's considering a new comedy pitch
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
05 December 2014
Disney Acquires Nottingham And Hood
Another take on the Merry Men in the works
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Exodus: Gods And Kings
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Prometheus (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Prometheus (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Robin Hood (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Body of Lies (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ridley Scott On Blade Runner 2 And More
Possibilities for Prometheus 2, too...

12 October 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: The Metro

submit to reddit

British commuters' freesheet The Metro spoke with Ridley Scott this week to tie-in with Prometheus's Blu-ray and DVD release, as you might have guessed, the conversation turned to the possibilities for Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2

Describing Prometheus as having "evolved into a whole other universe", he sums up the end of his sci-fi horror epic this way:

"You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [Michael Fassbender’s ethically questionable android David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous."

Readers of our exclusive in-depth interview with Prometheus' original screenwriter, Jon Spaights, will know that "dangerous" barely covers itDavid has the potential (or did, anyway), to be an extraordinary character, a scientific and rational destruction bringer. Say what you like about Prometheus, there are some fascinating possibilites about where to go next. Like, say, "paradise"...

"They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place," Scott adds. "Who are the Engineers?"

As for Blade Runner 2, The Metro approached the question as if the idea of a sequel was just a rumour. Scott was quick to dismiss that idea:

"It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage." 

Make of that what you will, especially with Scott's tongue obviously firmly embedded within his cheek (following on from something similarly jokey earlier in the year), but it's an emphatic confirmation that the Blade Runner follow-up is go.

Then there's the indication from Scott that the Blade Runner sequel's protagonist should be female, as well as the news that the original's writer, Hampton Francher, is also on board the project but nothing is fully confirmed as yet. 

Prometheus is out on Blu-ray and DVD now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Details On The Lost Newman/Redford Film
Bill Bryson's Walk In The Woods, anyone?
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Blade Runner 2 Dedicated website
A new fan community website for the Blade Runner sequel has just been launched, there is forum, news articles and more. Take a look at http://www.bladerunner-2.com More

Posted by InterstellarMovie at 17:43 on 03 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: There's a man with no problem ruining his legacy
L: osh man He will try do a sequel to gladiator next or thelma and louise. what if they survived? ahahaha no doubt man! Sad thing is with the somewhat fail of Prometheus and all the really annoying characters... I really have to ask why he is going anywhere near this story again. The original like Alien is an utter classic, now with Alien it was tarnished by the later entries, main the AVP films but this film has remained unspoiled and it's a very risky game and with the w More

Posted by Retrorube at 18:24 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

www.myvoguestore.com
Christmas gifts from here Christmas gifts from here Christmas gifts from here More

Posted by kekelin03 at 09:48 on 13 October 2012 | Report This Post

www.myvoguestore.com
Christmas gifts from here Christmas gifts from here Christmas gifts from here More

Posted by kekelin03 at 09:46 on 13 October 2012 | Report This Post

Love Ridley Scott but unsure about a Blade Runner sequel. It was perfect (director's cut). If Deckard was a replicant, how can he age? I bet Sean Young's getting excited... More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 06:26 on 13 October 2012 | Report This Post

Deckard is NOT a replicant! More

Posted by jem0013 at 18:55 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

If Ridley is going to do Blade Runner 2, he needs a better script than Prometheus. That felt several rewrites short of being ready with many unanswered questions and loopholes left hanging. I would like to see Harrison Ford back, if only so he and Ridley can make up. They were a great team and should've worked together more often. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:04 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

Here's the theory....
Deckard, before the events of Blade Runner, left the force and got Tyrell corp to create a replicant of himself. Gaff knows this as his body language in the film suggests he hates Deckard (replicant). The real Deckard goes 'Off-World'. Replicant Deckard goes searching for his real self...Bring on Ford in the role! Oh, and the Space Jockey we see in 'Alien' is actually a genetically changed Elizabeth Shaw who gives birth, this time, to a xenomorph and those eggs in the derelict are all what remai More

Posted by Holbydude at 13:16 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

Harrison was a robot?!? Noooooooooooo................. More

Posted by Romone at 12:17 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

Blade runner's 30th and Gladiator 2: from hell and back
OSH man: they already tired a Gladiator sequel. The had a script written up where he gets reserrected and continues to fight battles in modern day or medieval times or something. Thankfully Universal passed it off as "Too far fetched". Empire you forgot to mention the Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Edition coming out later this month! With toy Spinner! More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 11:52 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

There's a man with no problem ruining his legacy
He will try do a sequel to gladiator next or thelma and louise. what if they survived? More

Posted by osh man at 11:21 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Gallery: Peter Jackson Prop Art: The Bigiatures
An exclusive look inside the director's secret warehouse

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)