After revisiting his classic Alien with the upcoming 3D Fox film Prometheus, Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film. Scott has signed on to direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. He’ll make the film with Alcon Entertainment, producing with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. This would be the most high profile project for Alcon since The Blind Side. They got control of the franchise earlier this year, but it's a whole different ballgame with Scott at the helm.
So... I guess we all should be all up in arms over this news, but, oddly, I'm not. News like this just doesn't shock me anymore. So, no "stop raping my childhood Hollywood" comments from me, or "Dear Ridley Scott..." laments, or screams of "whhyyyy?" or "Nooooo."
Nope. Nothing like that from me.
But don't let that stop you though :)