Ridley Scott States New BLADE RUNNER Film “Liable To Be A Sequel”

When it was announced this past August that Ridley Scott would directing a new film set in the same universe of his groundbreaking classic Blade Runner, the big question seemed to be whether that story would be a sequel or a prequel. Scott has given us an answer to that question today in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in which he states the film is ““liable to be a sequel.”

In fact, Scott sounds like he is pretty far along already with the development of a story for the film stating, “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.” Whether that writer is the rumored Scott Z Burns or not still remains to be seen.

With Scott finishing up his “maybe-it’s-an-Alien-prequel-maybe-it’s-not” film Prometheus for next summer, it remains to be seen if this Blade Runner film will be his next project or not. The lack of a scriptwriter makes me think that Scott is probably a year off from rolling cameras on the film at the very least, which fits right in with producer Andrew Kosove’s estimate that the film wouldn’t get into production until 2013.

About Rich Drees 6757 Articles
A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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