Blade Runner Sequel Has A New Writer

Green Lantern's Michael Green in negotiations

Blade Runner

Even with Ridley Scott back in the director’s chair and original writer Hampton Fancher on script duty, the idea of a Blade Runner sequel caused more trepidation than word that replicants were running loose for most fans. News that Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green is being brought aboard to work on a new draft may not help matters.

Of course, it’s far to early to judge a film when no one has seen so much as a piece of concept art, let alone a trailer, and things are still at a very early stage on this one. While Scott has talked about his vision for certain scenes, no plot details have leaked yet beyond the basic idea that it will be set a few years after the 1982 original and we don’t know whether Harrison Ford will be involved in any capacity. Even if he is seemingly happy to revisit his most famous franchises…

In addition to work on Lantern, Green has also contributed to the unproduced Flash film and The Fantastic Four, and he most recently worked on Robopocalyps**e’s screenplay with Steven Spielberg - which should give us some confidence. He also did at least one draft of Moses project Gods And Kings**, so let's hope he can do justice to the original film.