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Scott Directing New Blade Runner Entry!
Yup, it's on...

18 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Scott Directing New Blade Runner Entry!

Here’s something we bet you won’t have seen coming. While there has been plenty of chatter recently about a new Blade Runner film, be it prequel, sequel or whatever, now comes the slightly shocking word from Deadline that no lesser man than original Runner director Ridley Scott has signed on to craft and produce the new instalment.

At this early stage, the details are still fuzzy beyond Scott’s involvement. There’s no writer attached yet and zero story info. In fact, there’s no sign as to whether this will represent a follow-up to the original film or something more along the lines of Scott’s current project, the Alien-adjacent prequel Prometheus.

Another big question is whether Harrison Ford will be involved as hard-bitten future detective Rick Deckard, though the idea of Scott and Ford collaborating once more to bring another chapter of the man’s life to the screen is certainly an enticing prospect.

Still, there’s always the danger of making a mistake by trying to replicate (pun intended) what made the original into a memorable cult hit that flopped when it opened originally but has, of course, grown to become a legend of the genre. Alcon Entertainment nabbed the rights to the Blade Runner concepts this past March and announced the intent to produce new films based on the 1982 original.

With Scott involved, we’re more hopeful that something good can now come of this, though still waiting to see what happens. Deckard in 3D? Could happen, given how Prometheus is being shot…


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RE: RE:
I'm nervous, I'm very nervous - ten year sequel maybe but it's nearly been thirty years people, Ford's Deckard has to be out of the idea so I'm thinking prequel like how the androids escaped. If any bright young thing take over like Shia then I'm already hearing the death knell to a beloved, beloved film!!Hey everyone I'm BAAAAAACK! More

Posted by Sphinx at 18:42 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For fuck's sake - stop crying, people. Blade Runner is still Blade Runner no matter what. They could get Michael Bay to direct a sequel starring Jason Statham and it still wouldn't take away from the brilliance of the original. As it is, a film exploring the same universe by (possibly) the same director is surely something to be optimistic (or at least open-minded) about? Even if it's fucking shite, what harm will it do? More

Posted by horribleives at 01:54 on 20 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Is there a possibility...
L: coomi77 ...that this is the second alien film prequel that Scott talked about? After all, nner and Alien are all based in the same universe courtesy of Waylan Yutani.metheus one part of a new story and this Bladerunner a film a second part. All sounds like a far more exciting idea than anything anyone else has come up with. I dont remember Weyland Yutani being mentioned in Alien. More

Posted by darth silas at 19:20 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: MonsterCat Even if Ridley was making a direct sequel how would it make the original film any less good? I will never understand this A SEQUEL/REMAKE WILL RUIN THE ORIGINAL HOW COULD THEY DO THIS crap. think it's kinda 'diluting/compromising the brand' idea that gets people het up. I have to admit I'm torn, is this amazing news or a terrible idea? More

Posted by glasgow1975 at 19:06 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

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By the way, isn't it strange that Scott suddenly seems so eager to revisit his most critically acclaimed films? Even with the Alien project turning out to be something not quite related to the original franchise (which in my book encompasses only the first two movies anyway) as everyone was made to believe, it started as a prequel, remember? More

Posted by Samurai_Zoso at 17:36 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: Achtung Englander I very much doubt Harrison Ford will be interested in making a sequel to a character he publicly has slagged off and to a director who he never saw eye to eye with.... Ridley Scott also will be probably be interested in treading new ground as opposed to revisiting something he has already done - hence his new film will not be a direct prequel to Alien Have faith - it could be fantastic. Even if its shite - The Godfather Part III and the Star Wars prequels re More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:33 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Dweeb Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
it's very luring, however has its dangers. The success at the box office is almost guaranteed, I mean it already has its promotion and those who love Blade Runner likely would visit cinemas, even if they have their concerns. More

Posted by szoni at 10:29 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Dweeb Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
forward is too have a film where Deckard obviously establishes he is a replicant over the course of the film and the task he is given is to take out the final replicant, he ca't find him because it's him, thus he must illimintae himself , like a futuristic version of Angel Heart. More

Posted by JIm R at 09:46 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Dweeb Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
The trouble is with todays movie going generation are they going to have the patience & understanding to go along with the story as lets face it great as it is if the original were released now would it be regarded as highly probably but with the younger cinema goers who are more intent on messaging each other they'd probably find it boring what with there being "NO EXPLOSIONS & STUFF!" on the whole think i'd rather remember it as the classic that it is . More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:26 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
Good post Samurai_zoso As had ben said, I dont see there being a place for Ford in this is any way. It makes sense story wise to have his character in it (as he would have to be 30 years older thereby removing the whole replicant question), and I dont think he would actually want anything to do with the movie anyway Like the idea of Tom Hardy as a lead actually. Michael Fassbender could be a good as well (seeing as he's already working with Scott on P'). I just hope he doesnt do what More

Posted by Drew_231 at 07:45 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
I very much doubt Harrison Ford will be interested in making a sequel to a character he publicly has slagged off and to a director who he never saw eye to eye with.... Ridley Scott also will be probably be interested in treading new ground as opposed to revisiting something he has already done - hence his new film will not be a direct prequel to Alien Have faith - it could be fantastic. Even if its shite - The Godfather Part III and the Star Wars prequels remember never happened..... More

Posted by Achtung Englander at 00:13 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Little People Never Win
L: horribleives L: mcobrien Okay, these points are well taken to be sure. The odds are always against any sequel living up to the original. So much more so with a cult-masterpiece like BR. But every once in a while we get a Godfather 2. Okay, every LONG once in a while. (I'd settle for a Chronicles Of Riddick here) The thing is, if you're a BR fan, you know you're going to see it, so why not give old Rid and maybe Ford and possibly Rutger a shot? That, and seeing Shawn Young agai More

Posted by Samurai_Zoso at 23:50 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Little People Never Win
Because too much time has passed. Ford is arthritic and it simply wont be blade runner if he aint the centre of it with sean. Setting it in same world does not a blade runner film make. Just as the new alien prequrl not make an alien film. Hat sound totally convoluted in its pish More

Posted by boristhespie at 21:15 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Little People Never Win
L: mcobrien Okay, these points are well taken to be sure. The odds are always against any sequel living up to the original. So much more so with a cult-masterpiece like BR. But every once in a while we get a Godfather 2. Okay, every LONG once in a while. (I'd settle for a Chronicles Of Riddick here) The thing is, if you're a BR fan, you know you're going to see it, so why not give old Rid and maybe Ford and possibly Rutger a shot? That, and seeing Shawn Young again as Rachael is just t More

Posted by horribleives at 20:34 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: Spaldron L: darth silas Someone needs to tell Lucas to pack it in.Seriously.Star Wars is a classic that should be left well alone. ixed it for you. ote] HA! HA! HA! YOURE HILARIOUS! More

Posted by darth silas at 20:34 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
Even if Ridley was making a direct sequel how would it make the original film any less good? I will never understand this A SEQUEL/REMAKE WILL RUIN THE ORIGINAL HOW COULD THEY DO THIS crap. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 20:29 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: darth silas Someone needs to tell Ridley to pack it in.Seriously.Blade Runner is a classic that should be left well alone. e is leaving it alone though - he's (possibly) making a brand new film that may be a sequel or may just exist in the same universe. Why should it alter anyone's opinion of the original? More

Posted by horribleives at 20:25 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: darth silas Someone needs to tell Ridley to pack it in.Seriously.Blade Runner is a classic that should be left well alone. e isn't touching Blade Runner. He is making another story in that universe. Thing is - you can input film noir plotlines into this setting - it doesn't need to be the same film, and I doubt it will be. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 20:24 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: never going to happen.
L: UTB What about Shia LaBoeuf for Deckard's son? bet Tech Noir would love that idea. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 20:22 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Please god no..
L: darth silas Someone needs to tell Lucas to pack it in.Seriously.Star Wars is a classic that should be left well alone. ixed it for you. More

Posted by Spaldron at 20:21 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: never going to happen.
L: Darth Marenghi Someone needs to stage an intervention for Ridley Scott - this is a dreadful idea. ow so? At worst we will get something like The Two Jakes - which is subsequently forgotton about. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 20:06 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: never going to happen.
Someone needs to stage an intervention for Ridley Scott - this is a dreadful idea. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 20:03 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: never going to happen.
Hey yeah great idea, what about Shia LaBoeuf for Deckard's son? More

Posted by UTB at 20:00 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: never going to happen.
Well I'm certainly intrigued to see what this will be all about. Could be brilliant or bollocks. We can be pretty sure it's gonna be in 3D though going by Sir Rid's recent comments More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 19:50 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: horribleives I'm all for Scott revisiting his masterpieces. Hopefully if this and Prometheus turn out well we might get GI Jane 2. Tahoma"]LEGEND 2: THE RETURN OF DARKNESS!!] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:41 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
I'm all for Scott revisiting his masterpieces. Hopefully if this and Prometheus turn out well we might get GI Jane 2. More

Posted by horribleives at 18:24 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Scott Directing New Blade Runner Entry!
Blade Runner is my favourite film, so I have mixed feeling about this. Don't make it about Deckard and keep fake looking CGI to a minimum and I'm on board. More

Posted by hatebox at 18:10 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Scott Directing New Blade Runner Entry!
I wouldn't want a direct sequel about the characters from the first film - but I would not be against another movie set in that universe - the 1990s videogame showed that it could be done, and done well.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:03 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Scott Directing New Blade Runner Entry!
Tahoma"]Aww man... Not sure if this is a good idea. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I've found myself becoming a bigger fan of BLADE RUNNER everytime I watch it. Just ordered DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? No. No sequel necessary. r] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:00 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: "Blade Runner" will NEVER be surpassed!
Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt?????????? ???????????? More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:57 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: "Blade Runner" will NEVER be surpassed!
L: kielerkai It's simply a perfect movie. Period. I do have to admit, though, that this news makes me really curious. d be cool if they would film the book sequels by K.W. Jeter.ere pretty great and played wonderfully with a famous BR plot holes (ie the number of replicants). That it's possible to make something really awesome based on the source material was demonstrated by BLADE RUNNER (the pc game) back in 1997. r, no. I've only read the plot descriptions and they are beyon More

Posted by directorscut at 17:37 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I doubt Ford will be involved...
I don't think they should bring Ford back.saying. More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 17:13 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: About time!
Holy mother of all that is good, beyond happy !!!!   Bring. It. On More

Posted by JIm R at 17:07 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

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