Posted on Monday, May 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
We learned a few weeks ago that Ridley Scott‘s long-awaited Blade Runner sequel would feature a female protagonist, but what of the male protagonist from the first film, Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard? Back in February, rumors began flying that the star was in talks to appear, only for Alcon Entertainment to swiftly kill them a few days later. But Scott himself has refused to rule out Ford resurfacing in the new film, though he’s admitted that he wasn’t sure how exactly Ford would fit in.
Now the filmmaker is taking a firmer stance on Ford’s return in a new interview. However, as it doesn’t sound like negotiations are actually underway, it could still just be so much talk. Read Scott’s comments after the jump.
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With Ridley Scott starting to do real press for Prometheus, word has been bubbling up this week about Scott’s other return to sci-fi: a new Blade Runner film. We gave you a slight update earlier today, but now a press release has gone out that clarifies a couple specific details.
First up, while Scott waffled for some time about when this new film would take place with respect to the original Blade Runner, he eventually got around to saying it was most likely to be a sequel. Indeed, the official line is now that the new movie will be a sequel.
Additionally, the involvement of original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher is confirmed. (He’s also the man who was instrumental in the optioning of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which led to Blade Runner in the first place.) But don’t take it as a given that he’s writing the new movie; the press release carefully says that he’s on board to “develop the idea for the original screenplay” for the new movie. Someone else could end up writing.
What will the new film be about? That we don’t know, but another comment from Scott suggests that a woman will be the central character. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
After years away from sci-fi, director Ridley Scott is returning to the genre in a big way this summer with Prometheus, and he aims to stick around for a while. Scott already has hopes of working on Prometheus 2 sooner rather than later, and is currently in the middle of developing some kind of sequel to Blade Runner. Also after the jump:
- Check out some gorgeous Prometheus concept art
- Iron Man 3 filming at the Cape Fear Club in North Carolina
- Will Catching Fire leave North Carolina for Georgia?
- Still more specifics on Grown Ups 2 filming in Marblehead, MA
- Watch some behind-the-scenes footage from Piranha 3DD
- See how award-winning artist Rick Baker makes an MIB3 alien
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Since the news broke that Ridley Scott will direct the new film set in the world of Blade Runner, speculation about Harrison Ford‘s participation, or lack thereof, has been voiced every time the project comes up. Over the weekend there was a brief surge of Blade Runner interest as one report said that Ford was, indeed, in very early talks to take a role in the film.
Producers quickly shot down the Ford rumor, and now Ridley Scott has weighed in. Scott is putting into action the classic move of refusing to confirm or deny that Harrison Ford will have any part in whatever this new project turns out to be.
Oh, and Scott also wants to make Prometheus 2.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
I guess some film news is just too good to be true. Over the weekend, news broke that star Harrison Ford had entered early talks to appear in Ridley Scott‘s upcoming Blade Runner sequel, sparking widespread excitement even among fans who’d previously been wary of revisiting the sci-fi classic. However, Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove is now “adamantly denying” the story, saying that they haven’t even begun to think about casting yet. More after the jump.
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When news first broke that the rights to make future Blade Runner films had been purchased, everyone was worried. When it was later revealed Ridley Scott would likely direct the eventual film, worry turned to curiosity. And if this news ends up coming to fruition, I think fans can finally settle in for full blown excitement.
Twitchfilm is reporting that Harrison Ford, yes Deckard himself, is in “early talks” to appear in a new Blade Runner film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
We know that Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. are working with Ridley Scott to make another film set in the Blade Runner world, though whether the new film might be sequel, prequel or spin-off we haven’t known. Hell, we really don’t know anything about the movie, including the key question: “why?” (Answer to that is likely to be “because we can.”)
Now Ridley Scott says that the Blade Runner project is “likely to be a sequel.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 by David Chen
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam compare the classic Straw Dogs to Rod Lurie’s new remake, try to get excited about a new Blade Runner film, and wonder whether or not story still matters in modern movies. Special guest Jordan Raup joins us from The Film Stage.
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The biggest news of the day — and likely the week, perhaps even the month — is that Ridley Scott has agreed to direct a film that will be either a prequel or sequel to his 1982 classic Blade Runner. Details on the project are very thin right now; besides the simple fact of Alcon Entertainment holding the rights to make the film, and Scott agreeing to direct, there are no specifics.
Andrew Kosove from Alcon is, however, already talking about the many steps that have to be taken before a film will ever be released. Between needing to make big decisions about the overall story, hiring a writer and shaping the script, we shouldn’t expect the film to go into production before 2013. That means a 2014 release is the earliest we can expect the new Blade Runner. And what of original star Harrison Ford? Don’t expect to see him in the film, says Kosove. Read More »