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Ridley Scott talks Star Wars and why he won’t direct the next Blade Runner


Deadline has published a great interview with Ridley Scott in which he talks about how Star Wars got him to do Alien instead of Tristan &  Isolde. This is a really interesting interview which also let’s us know how he’s makes some of the decisions he does when he films.

The reason to why he’s not directing the next Blade Runner seems to be having or wanting to continue working on the next Prometheus film.

DEADLINE: Why didn’t you direct the sequel?

SCOTT: Alcon bought the title, and asked if I had any ideas. I did. So fundamentally it’s my essay about what happens and what the film is about. I was going to get writers, but decided to call up my old buddy Hampton Fancher because he walks the walk and talks the talk, albeit in these awful sandals. We came up with a nice tight target. He said he wouldn’t write the screenplay, but wrote a short novel. This was one of the writers I had the best experience with, on the original Blade Runner, meeting him every day, polishing the script. We’d solve one problem and there would be another. It drove him crazy but what happened is that what started off as a small contained play inside an apartment, and into an epic. The new one, we’ve got a very good director in Denis Villenueve. He has taken my script, from Hampton and Michael Green, and that’s what he’ll make. I can’t direct them all, and I have to do Prometheus.

You can read the whole interview at

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Keiser & Bear (J.F Sebastian’s toys & friends) by Scott Pettersen


Figure Artist Scott Pettersen has created yet another set of two amazing figurines. He’s created stunning minature replicas of J.F Sebastian’s friends, Keiser and Bear. They are both stunnning in likeness in every way you could imagine and You can pre-order them both now ($1,200.00).

You can find and order Scott Pettersen’s amazing figures on the web here


Vid-Phone (outside Taffey Lewis’s place) for sale at Propstore (Anybody got £ 30.000 to spare ?)


The Vid-Phone that Deckard uses when he calls Rachael (The scene outside Taffey Lewis’s “The Snake Pit”) is for sale at Propstore. The bidding for the Vid-Phone starts at £10.000 and is one of many items in the Entertainment Memoribilia Live Auction that’s set to the 23’rd of September at The Odeon BFI IMAX theatre in Waterloo, London, England.

The listing for the Vid-Phone says that most of the electronics are present but untested and a replica Vid-Phone access card is included. The Vid-Phone also shows minor wear due to production use and age and has a crack in the plastic along the top perimeter. It remains otherwise in very good condition. Dimensions: 36 cm x 38 cm x 81 cm (14” x 15” x 32”). To visit the Propstore and read more about the Vid-Phone, please click here
Over 450 lots of original props, costumes and rare production material from more than 150 films and television shows will be auctioned at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London. The spectacular live event will feature an interactive webcast with bidding available online, by phone or in person.

Prop Store and ODEON will also present a 2 week, museum-grade,
free-to-enter exhibition showcasing over 250 of the auction lots. This display will allow visitors the opportunity to get up close with these incredible pieces of entertainment history.




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Bud Yorkin, co-executive producer of Blade Runner, dies at 89




Bud Yorkin, the un-credited co-executive producer of Blade Runner (and also producer of the still untitled Blade Runner movie that will be directed by Denis Villeneuve) died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89.

Bud Yorkin whom together with Jerry Perenchio is the people behind “The Blade Runner Partnership” and also the people whom got most of ownership to the Blade Runner movie due to that “The Blade Runner Partnership” had to pay the extra funds when the movie when the production went over it’s budget. “The Blade Runner Partnership” also got creative control over the film when filming went over budget and got the power to add the happy ending and also had a strong push for the adding of the voice-over.

More photos of the Blade Runner Blimp (Warner Bros. Studio Tour)


More photos of the Blade Runner Blimp has found their way to the website (All thanks to Paul E Francis (of Chronicle Collectibles) and Clay Brown)

The Blimp are currently available for anyone to see over at Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Los Angeles, I hope that the 262 images that Paul E Francis shares with us will fulfill anybody’s cravings for Blimps.

These photos truly shows us the amount of details that Blade Runner is filled with.


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