Director Ridley Scott has recently revealed that he’ll be directing a new Blade Runner movie. Pretty exciting, given that he directed the first one. It remains unclear whether the new film will be a prequel or a sequel to the original; the filmmakers have simply described it as a “follow up.” More from Hollywood Reporter:
Alcon, the financing and production company behind movies like The Blind Side and The Book of Eli, recently partnered with producer Bud Yorkin to produce new Blade Runner films as well as TV and interactive productions based on the property.
Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce the new film with Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin and Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Based off the Philip K. Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Blade Runner, with its neon landscapes and fantastic dystopian discord, is considered a seminal ’80s film. I hope Scott does it justice the second time around!