Ridley Scott Not Directing Blade Runner Sequel

Blade Runner film shot

Well, it’s official… or should I say ‘as official as anything gets in Hollywood’; Ridley Scott will not be directing the Blade Runner sequel!

Variety reported this along with some other pieces of information about Blade Runner 2 (the inventive name that’s being used for the sequel).

The story will follow a three-act structure and will see the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, though only in the third act.  The premise involves finding Deckard, the bounty hunter from the original film, and the screenplay is being co-written by one of the original writers, Hampton Fancher.

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One concern with the sequel, perhaps, is how ‘true’ it will stay to the world that the original film visualised.  This is not a re-make – it’s a sequel – so there’s less to mess with and screw up.  With that being said, there’s a lot of criticism surrounding the unreleased Star Wars films and what liberties have been taken with them, so it begs the question; with Ridley Scott no longer directing the film, who is and how different will it be because of it?

Blade Runner was a film adaptation of Philip K Dick’s 1968 science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly recommend you pick up a copy.

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Written by Zymepunk
Zymepunk was drawn into the world of cyberpunk by Deus Ex and Blade Runner and now looks both back and forwards in time for anything that may come close to those masterpieces.
4 Comments
  1. So… he’s releasing The final cut re:2015 next year while someone else is working on the sequel? wtf.
    I hope whoever directs this can make a proper movie and not just something that looks good. I don’t really know what to expect.

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  2. Maybe Nolan could be a nice fit? I generally like his stuff and can’t wait for Interstellar to come out in BD.

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  3. It is sad that Scott won’t be directing this film. I feel like it drastically reduces the chances that I will enjoy it, but on the other hand just because Scott won’t be directing doesn’t mean he won’t be involved someway. It could work out, we’ll have to wait and see.

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  4. I read the book ( in french ) maybe the english version is more accurate about the film, I don’t know. Philip K. Dick have written a lot of good books but about this one, the movie is wayyyyyyyyyy better than the book. But it’s all a matter of opinion, perspective, no ?

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