As Ridley Scott makes his return to the Alien universe with the Fox film Prometheus, the director is also apparently planning another installment to his seminal sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner, according to Deadline.
The original, which was based off of a Philip K. Dick novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was a sci-fi/detective story starring Harrison Ford, and has been hailed as one of the genre's greatest films. There is no indication at the moment whether or not this new installment will be a prequel or a sequel to the original, but Deadline has confirmed that Scott will be teaming up with Alcon Entertainment to make the film.
Even though the property has spawned numerous prequels and sequels, both in novel and comic book form, none of them were written by Dick himself, nor did they live up to the standards that he set with the original. We'll have to wait and see just how Scott approaches this film, and if he will ask Harrison Ford to return to the role of Rick Deckard.