Scott and Fancher collaborate on Blade Runner sequel
It was reported last year that director Ridley Scott was planning a return to the world of Blade Runner, his 1982 science fiction cult classic. Not in the guise of yet another re-edited version of the film (it's certainly had plenty of those), but in the form of a prequel or sequel.
Those plans became a little clearer this week when it was announced that Scott was reteaming with the original film's co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, for a sequel set "some years after the first film concluded" and will not center on lead character Rick Deckard from the first film, played by Harrison Ford. Fancher and Scott are working on a story and there has been no word as to who will actually write the screenplay. The film will be produced by Alcon Entertainment.
Scott seems to be in a nostalgic mood of late. His latest film, as every science fiction fan knows unless they've been living in a cave, is Prometheus, a prequel to his breakout 1979 blockbuster Alien. Blade Runner was not a hit when initially released, but it quickly gained a cult audience due to its unique, stylized look and complex storyline.
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