In an article in Varitey we get some more news on “Blade Runner 2”. First of all, it seems like Ridley will be producing Blade Runner movie (but not directing it) and that Harrison Ford will be returning as Rick Deckard (Good luck making him a replicant with a four year lifespan) and will come in “the third act” and the story which is written by Hampton Fancher is “a three style story act and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” says Scott”
You can find the complete Variety article here
Den of Geek among others reports that the sequel to Blade Runner is now written and also “damn good” according to Sir Ridley Scott. The sequel is written by old Blade Runner script writer Hampton Fancher (together with Michael Green). Harrison Ford seems to be involved in the story of the current script, it’s not clear exactly how.
Ridley Scott has two more Sci-Fi movies comming in the future. The Martian (based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir) which will star a stranded Matt Damon on Mars is currently scheduled to come out in the autumn of 2015.
Then there’s Prometheus 2 which also has its script written. The release date was recently pushed back a year (it’s now set to debut on the 4th March 2016).
Alcon Entertainment posted a status update on Facebook that writer Michael Green (Writer of Green Lantern, Heroes (TV), Everwood (TV) and one episode of “Sex In The City” (TV) (??)) is in negotiations to write the Blade Runner sequel
LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 31, 2013, 3:30 pm, EST—Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel penned by Hampton Fancher (“Blade Runner,” “The Minus Man,” “The Mighty Quinn”) and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.
Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Green recently completed rewrites on “Robopocalypse” and Warners Bros “Gods and Kings.”
Alcon and Yorkin previously announced that they are partnering to produce “Blade Runner” theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.
You can read the whole story over at Deadline
As you might know, there was a somewhat of a celebration of Blade Runner taking place at Comic-Con in San Diego, as Blade Runner turns 30. The panel which did a Q&A consisted of David Snyder (Art Director / Blade Runner), Paul M. Sammon (Author of Future Noir AKA The Blade Runner Bible) and Charles De Lauzirika (The man behind The Final Cut).
A lot was discussed during the panel, which cut of the movie they preferred, what it was like filming at The Bradbury building, where the props ended up after filming was done and many other things. The filming took 85 days to complete and 35 of those where all night shoots (and in rain I guess) so it’s no surprise that it was a very tough film to shoot.
Among one of the things that was discussed was if there was alot of unseen footage left. If you have (and I hope and think you do) the collectors editions of The Final Cut then you have a mini version of Blade Runner, with never before seen footage and a totally new voice over which I think is amazing (and even thou if it’s a mini version, it still holds up very well). The version included in the collectors edition of The Final Cut is compiled of what they could use (as of voice-over narration and scenes).
There is also the question of a an remake ever would be made, to that Lauzirika answers
I went two years on Prometheus without saying a word. There is an idea at work, but never going to be a remake.
Personally, I would hate to see an remake being made of Blade Runner and Im quite afraid of what a sequel/prequel or anything else remotely related to Blade Runner could be, but if there will be a “Blade Runner 2” (sequel/prequel or sidequel) I’d like to have one of the original script writers, Sir Ridley Scott and Lauzirika to be involved in the process and then, it can hopefully be a good thing. To get something as magical as the original Blade Runner will be quite difficult (remember that everything was done before the days of computer generated effects, this is also somehting I would like to see being done again.. if the knowledge is still around in Hollywood),
David Snyder had this to say about an remake being done
To me, it was the last analog film made. All the miniatures and things, it was the last science fiction film that will ever be made in that way. Almost feels like you can touch it. I wish I could see it without having any knowledge of the making of it, to realize it as a fan
If you want to know more on what was said during the Blade Runner 30’th Panel that took place during Comic-Con 2012, visit Collider which has more for you to read
First of all, the site is not dead. Real Life is keeping me busy but I’ll try to add more news a bit faster.
Now, there are much of gossip and rumors on what “Blade Runner 2” (?) will be, whom is doing the writing and if Harrison Ford will be in it. I think we should consider all of this as fun ingredients in the boiling pot that might end up as a new Blade Runner movie.
Personally I hope that Ridley Scott will be involve, otherwise they can scrap the whole thing. As of now it seems like Hampton Fancher might do some of the writing for the story.
As of now, all I do know is that Alcon Entertainment is the company behind this new production
I’ll hand you a bunch of links to website where you can find more informtion, as you can see by the date they where posted Im way behind on the updates of this site and for that I am sorry
Warner Bros. Based Alcon Entertainment Eyes Rights to BLADE RUNNER Prequels and Sequels (Colider, March 2’nd 2011)
Producers of new ‘Blade Runner’ movie: Here’s what we can do with our film (oh, and we’d love to bring back Ridley Scott) (LATimes blog, March 2’nd 2011)
Blade Runner, The Sequel. Or The Prequel. (boingboing, March 3’rd 2011)
What can we expect from the new Blade Runner movie? We asked the producers (io9, March 3’rd 2011)
‘Blade Runner’ Sequel: Hampton Fancher Will Pen Follow-Up To Ridley Scott’s Classic (Huffington Post, 18’th May 2012)
A report a from a few days ago said he was in talks to be in the possible sequel (that may also be directed by Ridley Scott). From Den of Geek…
The line coming out from the project was originally that Scott would be the only person returning, though, but it seems that might not be the case. In fact, we might just be seeing Deckard again.
For, according to Twitch Film, “Harrison Ford has entered into early talks to join the new Blade Runner”.
Obviously, this hasn’t been confirmed yet, and given Ford’s comments about Blade Runner in the past and his thoughts on it, it’d be something of a surprise anyway. But if true? Well, it’d suggest that the new Blade Runner film might just be next on Ridley Scott’s always-packed schedule, once he’s done and dusted with Prometheus.
Source: Den Of Geek
But, now it seems the producers, Alcon Entertainment, are denying the rumor. From Deadline…
“It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner,” Kosove told me. “To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”
I am sure a lot of things will change before this gets off the ground, so this is really just an excuse for us to see our favorite film in the news again. So please don’e let this news ruin, or make your day…unless it was made because you got to think about your favorite movie too. 😉