Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel is about to get a rewrite from Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green. The writer is currently in negotiations with Alcon Productions to work on a screenplay turned in by original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher.
Green has a number of genre credits to his name including working on an in-development version of The Flash comic book adaptation for Warner Brothers and a Fantastic Four reboot for Fox. More recently he had worked on a draft of Steven Spielberg’s just-shelved science-fiction epic Robopocalypse and Spielberg’s Moses biopic Gods And Kings.
The film’s plot remains under heavy guard, with the only thing known is that it takes place years after the 1982 original film which starred Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer.
I know that the thought of someone who was involved with the Green Lantern film might cause concern among some folks. But I would contend that the screenplay was the least of that film’s problems and his draft might not even be responsible for what problems the final film’s screenplay did have. I would take the fact that he has worked on two Spielberg projects as a better indication of his skills.
Via The Wrap.