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New BLADE RUNNER officially a sequel with story from original team

Joshua Brunsting

May 18th, 2012

As PROMETHEUS nears its anticipated release date, it appears that director Ridley Scott is becoming increasingly fascinated by his early filmography. While that film appears to be linked to Scott’s ALIEN universe, it seems we may also be closer to a sequel to BLADE RUNNER.

A press release has hit (hat tip to The Playlist), revealing that Scott is set to re-team with BLADE RUNNER's original writer Hampton Fancher to work on the story for the sequel to Scott’s beloved sci-fi masterpiece.

The press release doesn’t state that Fancher will write the film, but it does say that the story will be a sequel to Scott’s original film, and honestly, I couldn’t think of a better situation.

PROMETHEUS looks to be something of a revelation for Scott, a director who for all intents and purposes hasn’t been on the top of his game for years now. The sci-fi universe has always been something that drove the best work out of Scott, and hopefully a BLADE RUNNER sequel, in addition to PROMETHEUS, will continue that trend.

What do you think?

Source The Playlist

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  • tainies

    The first one was a masterpiece, this one will be be a dissapointment…Hollywood won’t make good movies anymore…

    • Rachel Fox

      I dunno, it’s a matter of taste.

      After much debate I recently (finally) saw BLADE RUNNER (which version to see also caused, not surprisingly, a great deal of debate).

      I was like, “Yeah, I get it” afterwards. I appreciate its vision but I wasn’t in love with it. BLADE RUNNER did not rock my world. Its aesthetics struck me as very male, much eye-rolling ensued, and I recall telling my friends post-screening that I felt as though I was “covered in a semen patina.”

      Perhaps it’s dated and I’m not attached to it because I hadn’t seen it, and it was therefor lacking a certain sentimental, nostalgia factor everyone else has for it.

      Que sera.

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