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Ridley Scott Finds New Writer For Blade Runner Sequel
Green Lantern's Michael Green in negotiations

02 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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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 Robopocalypse’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.


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Your Comments

This project is doomed and dead on arrival.
It will be a TOTAL RECALL-like epic fail. Bland CGI with no story. Thanks but no thanks. More

Posted by kielerkai at 16:00 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

Just ReHire David Peoples
If it aint broke dont fix it. This Grenn fellow has done nothing to suggest he can write a sequel to Blade Runner. More

Posted by burtbondy at 15:19 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

Why are they doing this?
The legacy of Blade Runner will 'be lost like tears in rain' if this joker's take gets green-lit. I was never happy about the thought of a sequel but after checking out this dude's output on IMDB I fear for the worst. It's like the Gremlins remake/reboot - not needed! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 14:03 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

CGI will ruin the sequel for me. Part of the appeal BR for me was the SFX work. Its difficult to reproduce today (you can't fake good faking). More

Posted by jraffau at 11:52 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

How does his CV qualify him for this?
Seriously, Robopocalypse and Fantastic Four are myth or fantasy pictures. Bladerunner is not. Bladerunner is a mixture of Science Fiction (by that I mean a specific sub category of Speculative Fiction or SF) and the Detective genre. It's also very noir. Bladerunner's my favourite movie, so if this sequel ends up being about a man with no father who had an obscure childhood, goes off on a journey, discovers he is a king (metaphorically of course) then comes back to either save the day or lead the More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:22 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

Oh boy
Just get Lindelhof to screw it up a bit more and hey! You got yourself a stew! More

Posted by Simon124 at 10:20 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

STOP NOW!
What is it with Scott and terrible writers? Lindeloff for Prometheus,and now this clown Michael Green? If you insist on continuing a franchise that ended in 1982, at least get a truly class writer to do the sequel! More

Posted by Wicket55 at 10:05 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Alcon Press Release
no one but Ridley wants this to happen! leave it alone!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:03 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

Alcon Press Release
The full press release from Alcon Entertainment about the Blade Runner sequel can be seen here: http://www.bladerunner-2.com/news/7/65/Blade-Runner-Seq uel-to-be-Penned-by-Michael-Green/ More

Posted by iheartmovies at 01:23 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

All extremely encouraging news. Not. In three years' time, Sir Ridders will have lost interest and a "new talent" (= a director who doesn't command millions per movie - or Len Wiseman) will direct, based on a script that will have involved, at that point, five different writers (including a polish by Ehren Kruger, 'cos, y'know, he's into robots 'n stuff). It's a pity Jerry Perenchio didn't keep the BR rights buried deep inside his safe. More

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