August 18, 2011

Ridley Scott Returns to Blade Runner

Deadline is reporting that Ridley Scott has signed on to direct and produce another installment of Blade Runner. It was unclear which direction the next movie will go, so let's speculate....

A sequel involving Deckard and Rachel? Possible, but I don't think so. If it is a continuation of their story, do they go after Harrison Ford and Sean Young? No, I don't think so. I don't think Ford would be interested. Honestly, is their anything left to their story? I mean - a two hour movie of them being chased by other Blade Runners? Not interested.

A sequel in name only involving new characters? More than likely. A new generation of Blade Runners chasing down a new and improved version of replicants? Maybe bring back Edward James Olmos as Gaff - now heading the department.

A prequel dealing with the introduction of the Blade Runners and why they were needed in the first place? I think this will appeal more to Scott the most. Yes, he is currently doing Prometheus, which is still being debated by people on whether or not it is a prequel to Alien, but that shouldn't be a problem.

All in all, I like the idea. Enjoyed the movie and wish there had been more. Now there will be.

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