Ridley Scott Returning To Sci-Fi
More than 25 years after Blade Runner
Today is a good day. Ridley Scott has announced that he is returning to the realm of science-fiction. It's not the team up with James Cameron on a new Alien movie that we've been secretly hoping for, but that announcement would make this the best of days. Scott doesn't say exactly what the project is, but he told Eclipse Magazine:
"I waited for a book for 20 years and I have got the book. I am not going to tell you what the book is but that film is going to probably be written within the next month. That will definitely be what I do next after Nottingham, the Robin Hood film (with Russell Crowe) that I am doing now in England."
It's actually been 26 years since Scott made Blade Runner which, along with Alien, established him as one of the greatest science fiction visionaries in cinema history (that's just a fact and not up for debate).
This news has us very excited. Scott can rarely be matched in his gift for creating strange future worlds that feel completely tangible. And he's also rather good and making them look very pretty, in a sinister, dystopian way. He's got a hefty legacy to maintain with whatever this project turns out to be, but we wait with eager anticipation. We're going to go and watch Blade Runner on Blu-ray again to pass the time – it looks amazing and you should buy it.
Read the rest of the magazine's interview here.