When the original Blade Runner was released in 1982, it failed to find an audience right away; however, over the years, the film has become recognized as one of the best sci-fi movies ever produced and a great study on humanity. Now, Ridley Scott is planning on re-visiting his groundbreaking cyberpunk world by directing a much-anticipated sequel to his sci-fi masterpiece, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Rumors have been floating around about this project for a few months now, but it wasn't a sure thing that Scott would direct or whether the movie would be a sequel, prequel, or a remake. Now with Scott in place, the legendary director is just looking for a writer to turn his ideas into a reality. In the article he stresses, "We’re quite a long way in, actually," so this movie could start production after he wraps his upcoming sci-fi flick, Prometheus.
The original Blade Runner was an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's sci-fi novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but the author never wrote an official sequel to the book, so this follow-up film will be a completely original story.
Now for the bad news. Fans of the first movie shouldn't expect Harrison Ford to come back as Rick Deckard, according to the article. We'll see how this all comes together over the next few months and years.
[via The Wall Street Journal]