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'Blade Runner' Sequel Continues To Develop With 'Green Lantern' Writer Brought On Board; Prequels Also In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 3:58 PM
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Blade Runner, Green Lantern writer
So yes, there is a "Blade Runner" sequel happening, if somehow you missed the news. Last year, circa "Prometheus," Ridley Scott spent a considerable amount of time talking up the movie, with news that original writer Hampton Fancher was working with the director on the story. But since then, much has been quiet about the project set up over at Alcon. Other than the news that Harrison Ford might return in a small role, some links between "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus" being discovered and Sean Young (of all people) saying she's already met with Scott about the movie. All this to say, things are moving forward.

Vangelis' 'Blade Runner' Soundtrack Getting Gatefold Sleeve, Red Vinyl Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 9:19 AM
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While the plans for a sequel are something we're certainly wary of, there's no doubt that Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" continues to fascinate. Recently, studio notes on the film from displeased producers hit the web, providing yet another insight into the production, while a possible tie-in to "Prometheus" suggests the mythology may grown even further. But one of the most enduring elements of the sci-fi classic is Vangelis' beautifully synth-ed out score, and it's getting a fresh pressing for all you wax enthusiasts.

"This Movie Gets Worse Every Screening": Producer Notes For 'Blade Runner' A Fascinating Look At The Sci-Fi Classic

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 18, 2013 10:19 AM
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That Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" had a troubled production is no secret, with currently four different versions of the movie -- 1982 Theatrical Version, 1982 International Version, 1992 Director's Cut and 2007 Final Cut -- all readily available for those who truly want to dip into the tweaks and changes made along the way. However, uncovered notes from a pre-screening of the film for producers perhaps offer the most entertaining insight into what the filmmaker was up against in making the movie.

Sean Young Says She's Had A Meeting About 'Blade Runner 2,' But Doubts Original Cast Will Be Back

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:32 PM
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Well, it's been a while since we've had a "Blade Runner" sequel rumor, but a new year is here, and it looks like the momentum is continuing whether we like it or not. To bring you back up to speed, the follow-up to Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi movie got official last summer, when it was announced that original writer Hampton Fancher was developing a story with the director. And while there's any number of ways this can go, Scott did say that Harrison Ford may appear in the film, though he wouldn't be the focus. But to hear Sean Young, aka Rachael, tell it, the future might be down one more replicant.

Ridley Scott Talks 'Prometheus' & 'Blade Runner' Sequels; Reminds Audiences He Doesn't Understand Power Of Mystery

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 12, 2012 12:38 PM
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Ridley Scott is frustrating more than a few times over. The filmmaker, while well-respected and considered one of the greatest living directors in some corners of the world, he arguably has an impressive but uneven career (see our retrospective for that argument), and only a few unimpeachable touchstones to his name. "Alien" and "Blade Runner" are obviously two of them and having already fumbled pretty hard with his not-a-prequel "Alien" prequel "Prometheus," Scott is attempting to pull off a sequel to "Blade Runner."

Does 'Prometheus' Tie Into 'Blade Runner' Now Too?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2012 2:08 PM
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Is Ridley Scott becoming the new George Lucas in tearing down his legacy? No matter what you thought about "Prometheus" it has become clear that the movie isn't exactly a prequel to "Alien" so much as a prequel to the eventual sequel that will be the prequel to "Alien." Or something. But has Ridley Scott now decided to drag "Blade Runner" into his world building?

Must Watch Of The Day: Vintage Promotional Film For 'Blade Runner'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2012 5:15 PM
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Well this is certainly unexpected. Spurred on by an online discussion of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and the critical response it was met with some thirty-years-ago this summer, someone unearthed YouTube footage of a promotional film that was produced by M.K. Productions prior to the movie's release (Digital Trends via Open Culture). The promotional film was exhibited at horror, fantasy, and science fiction conventions back when those groups were highly marginalized by the studio and mainstream press (unlike today...), so you can tell that they were either a) really thinking outside the box or b) trying to cover their asses and gain some ground in what would become a truly log-jammed summer season. The film is a fascinating time capsule.

Wake Up, Time To Die: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Blade Runner'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 25, 2012 12:02 PM
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One of the many reasons "Prometheus" was eagerly anticipated by so many was the director's track record in the sci-fi genre. Ridley Scott had only made two science fiction pictures before this year's blockbuster, and both are considered classics (and arguably his best two films). The first was 1979's "Alien," the direct inspiration for "Prometheus." And the second? 1982's "Blade Runner," the noirish mystery, and adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep," which has been one of the most talked about and influential science fiction films of all time, particularly in terms of its grim look at Los Angeles in 2019.

The Films Of Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 7, 2012 12:00 PM
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Ridley Scott is, in some circles anyhow, a god. Practically treated as royalty with laudatory genuflection from certain film enthusiasts — generally genre fetishists — he has turned in two unimpeachable cinema touchstones, "Blade Runner" and "Alien," plus a few other arguable modern semi-classics including "Black Hawk Down" and "Gladiator." But his track record overall? Scott's batting average isn't exactly amazing across the board, and while he has major peaks, his work can be frustratingly uneven for someone who is clearly and masterfully talented. While a craftsman of technically marvelous and grand spectacle cinema, his films can also be inordinately soulless and have become increasingly so with each film (Sigourney Weaver famously said that Scott paid more attention to the props and extraterrestrials than the actors on "Alien," but somehow that picture still worked).

Ridley Scott Says Harrison Ford Will Likely Appear In 'Blade Runner' Sequel, But Won't Be The Focus

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 27, 2012 10:40 AM
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It's a Ridley Scott-packed weekend. The filmmaker's secretive, kinda "Alien"-related film, "Prometheus," is right around the corner and the buzz and promotion are at an all time high. That film's star, Noomi Rapace, is on the cover of the New York Times magazine this weekend (with some spoilers along to boot), and as an extra added incentive to see the film in theaters (like you need one), Fox and The Weinstein Company evidently plan to put the trailer for Quentin Taratino's "Django Unchained" in front of it when it opens on June 8th. 

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