Monday, August 22, 2011

Ridley Scott to direct new Blade Runner.

Well, at least it's not a remake, or in this case, replicant. From Raw Story:
Nearly 30 years after making the sci-fi cult classic "Blade Runner," British director Ridley Scott has agreed to direct a new installment, the producers have said.

The new "Blade Runner," produced by Alcon Entertainment, will not be a remake but rather a follow-up or a prequel to the original. Scott has yet to decide between the two options, the company said in a statement.

"It would be a gross understatement to say that we are elated Ridley Scott will shepherd this iconic story into a new, exciting direction," said producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

"We are huge fans of Ridley's and of the original 'Blade Runner'." This is once in a lifetime project for us," they added.

No casting decisions have been made as of yet, and no release date has been fixed.


Steve from Moon said...

Could be good or could be bad, really.

Adam Coozer said...

I'm guessing bad. I did read a couple of the sequels (not by PKD, but by KW Jeter), and I have to admit they weren't that bad! But I doubt they'll be using any of that material...