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Is Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' sequel further along than we thought?
It's been brewing for months now, but it looks like the long-rumored follow-up to Ridley Scott's groundreaking 1982 SF film "Blade Runner" may be further along than previously suspected.
Scott is officially on board as director, and he told the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog that the film is "liable to be a sequel," and that he'll make it his next filmic priority after wrapping "Prometheus," a follow-up to his other 30-plus-year-old SF classic, "Alien" (1979).
Scott added, "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."
Beyond that not much else is known about the film, but it's unlikely that Harrison Ford, who played the original film's protagonist Rick Deckard, will be featured.
Scott cryptically explained that the project will move forward "not with the past cast, of course." When asked if Deckard would be in it, he responded, "No, not really." Hmmmm....
1982's "Blade Runner," loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," centered on a gumshoe/assassin (Ford) who is charged with hunting down and "retiring" more-human-than-human cyborgs known as "replicants" in a futuristic L.A.