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Earlier this year, it was announced that Ridley Scott, after kinda/sorta revisiting the 'Alien' universe with 'Prometheus,' would be helming a sequel to his other seminal sci-fi film 'Blade Runner.' The 1982 film was based on the Philip K Dick story 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,' with Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples penning the cinematic adaptation. Now it seems as if Fancher is in negotiations to again team with Ridley Scott to write the sequel. Evidently it was always Scott's intention that 'Blade Runner' would be the first in a series of films building upon themes and characters in Dick's story. The sequel will be produced by Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free, and Bud Yorkin.
I'm not sure how I feel about a 'Blade Runner' sequel. On the one hand, Scott created such an expansive, breath-taking sci-fi landscape out of that story that I would love another chance to explore it. And there is something to be said for the fact that their intention was always to make more films...except that's also what Lucas said about the 'Star Wars' prequels. It's also a shame that it's been pretty well established that Harrison Ford won't be returning for the new film. I understand that it would be logistically tricky for him to play Deckard again at his age, but I can't imagine a 'Blade Runner' film without him. I guess the silver lining here is that if they're going to make this movie anyway, it's good that they are bringing back one of the original screenwriters.
What do you guys think? Could a 'Blade Runner' sequel work? Would you be interested in seeing it?
Source: Coming Soon