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Riding off the anticipation and excitement for his 'Alien' franchise revival 'Prometheus', director Ridley Scott has just inked a deal with Alcon Entertainment to direct and produce a brand new project based in the groundbreaking sci-fi world of 'Blade Runner'. Alcon previously gathered the rights earlier this year, but with Scott in the driver's seat, this may be the biggest news you'll hear all month.
The announcement shook Hollywood only hours ago, and it's still unclear exactly what the new project will be - a rebooted franchise? A new film? A sequel? A prequel? Based on the Philip K. Dick book 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?', the original film told the story of Richard Dekkard, a "blade runner" in charge of tracking down and eliminating advanced humanoid robots called Replicants who have hidden themselves amongst regular society. Outlawed after a bloody mutiny on an off-world colony, these super-intelligent, super-strong "skin jobs" don't want to be found and will do almost anything to protect themselves if discovered.
Alcon has already signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Pictures (who made the original film), which means that this project immediately tops the list of hot film properties in the works. Scott is still hard at work putting the final touches on 'Prometheus' (which will be released in theaters in June of 2012), but is expected to begin looking for writers immediately to hammer out details of the film.