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Deberg_1990
08-18-2011, 01:28 PM
Whoa!



http://www.hitfix.com/articles/no-joke-ridley-scott-will-direct-blade-runner-prequel-or-sequel



There have been rumors of a sequel or prequel to the 1982 classic and groundbreaking Sci-Fi film "Blade Runner" for decades, but the reports never really amounted to much. That changed today when Alcon Entertainment, which now owns the big screen rights to the property, announced that the film's original director, Ridley Scott, had agreed to come on board to both direct and produce a follow up.

In a statement released by Alcon, company co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove said, “It would be a gross understatement to say that we are elated Ridley Scott will shepherd this iconic story into a new, exciting direction. We are huge fans of Ridley’s and of the original ‘Blade Runner.’ This is once in a lifetime project for us.”

This is a major endeavor for the production company which traditionally releases its projects through Warner Bros. Alcon is best known for "The Blind Side," "The Book of Eli," The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and the upcoming family flick "The Dolphin Tale."

Alcon specifically noted it would not reveal whether this new project was a sequel or a prequel.

The original "Blade Runner" is one of the most influential films of the 20th Century. It was selected for United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1993 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sykes will co-produce the project alongside Scott.

The three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker is currently in production on a loose prequel to another one of his classic films, "Alien." In fact, 20th Century Fox's "Prometheus" is Scott's first turn at Sci-Fi since releasing "Blade Runner" 29 years ago.

No word on whether Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard

keg in kc
08-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Hopefully it's as cool as Prometheus looks.

listopencil
08-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Wow. With Ridley Scot as director and producer I think it could be really, really good. Harrison Ford was good in this, but Rutger Hauer is the actor I'll miss most from the original.

Huffmeister
08-18-2011, 01:51 PM
No word on whether Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard
I'm very apprehensive about a new Blade Runner movie. Having Harrison Ford reprise his role as Deckard would pretty much kill it for me.

Now Tom Hardy (or somebody like that) as a young Deckard* could be interesting, as long as the story was decent.

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* Even if you believe the theory that Deckard was a replicant all along, the story could follow the 'real' Deckard that the replicant's memories were based on.

jiveturkey
08-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Whoa is right.

I'm stoked.

vailpass
08-18-2011, 03:03 PM
Kate Perry as Tess?

Mojo Jojo
08-18-2011, 03:12 PM
I hope it is a prequel. Then maybe we will know if Deckard is a Replicant...hinted at strongly in the book.

Deberg_1990
08-18-2011, 03:53 PM
I hope it is a prequel. Then maybe we will know if Deckard is a Replicant...hinted at strongly in the book.

I think one of the directors cuts hinted that or made it clear he was one? Im not 100%sure though...

keg in kc
08-18-2011, 04:03 PM
I think one of the directors cuts hinted that or made it clear he was one? Im not 100%sure though...The directors cut with the monologue I think. It's been a while since I watched (should remedy that).

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keg in kc
08-19-2011, 07:01 PM
Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment, the production company that secured the rights to make more Blade Runner movies, told the Los Angeles Times that Harrison Ford, who played the lead role of LAPD detective Rick Deckard in the 1982 sci-fi classic, is probably not going to show up in the new movie. He said:

"If you're asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting."

The news broke on Thursday that Alcon had signed Scott, who directed the original film, to return to the Blade Runner universe for a movie that will be either a prequel, a sequel or—and this is the scenario that looks most likely—a separate story that takes place in the same world and uses some of the same elements. Scott is doing something similar with his new film Prometheus, which is apparently set in the same universe as his Alien but is an original, standalone story.

Kosove said that when he and his partners sat down with Scott, that same objective was on the director's mind:

"I believe he sees an opportunity to create something that's wholly original from the first Blade Runner."link (http://blastr.com/2011/08/dont-hold-your-breath-to.php)

jiveturkey
05-18-2012, 03:08 PM
It's a sequel.

http://kotaku.com/5911320/new-blade-runner-movie-is-a-sequel-features-same-writer--director?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

With a female protagonist.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/17/ridley-scott-promises-a-female-protagonist-in-blade-runner-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BleedingCool+%28Bleeding+Cool+Comic+News+%26+Rumors%29

vailpass
05-18-2012, 03:16 PM
It's a sequel.

http://kotaku.com/5911320/new-blade-runner-movie-is-a-sequel-features-same-writer--director?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

With a female protagonist.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/17/ridley-scott-promises-a-female-protagonist-in-blade-runner-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BleedingCool+%28Bleeding+Cool+Comic+News+%26+Rumors%29

ugh