Ridley Scott to Direct Blade Runner Sequel

November 04, 2011 By Mike B

Blade Runner, the 1980s classic based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? will getting a sequel directed by Ridley Scott. First of all, thank God this project wasn’t placed in someone else’s hands because most believe that only Scott has the potential to do the sequel justice.

“I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver.  We’re quite a long way in, actually,” Scott said in a Wall Street Journal blog interview.

The sequel will not have Deckard in it, the protagonist of the first film, but that’s a bit of a relief, as most can’t see anyone else playing Deckard but Harrison Ford. Deckard is arguably Ford’s best Sci-Fi role (there’s also that other one people like to talk about a lot).  So the Deckard character is safe from being played by someone like Channing Tatum, Taylor Lautner or another actor of that caliber.

Will we finally get definitive answers for some of the mysteries in the first film? There are many out there still wondering whether or not Deckard was a replicant. Questions shall be answered, hopefully.

Scott had this to say about the first film: “Even though people think it’s a cool Philip Marlowe film with Deckard played by Harrison Ford, the film is very much about humanity.”

What does that mean for the sequel? Not sure; however, we’re hoping it means that Scott will explore the differences between a human and a replicant.

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