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Ridley Scott Says ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel To Feature Female Protagonist + Kick-Ass New ‘Prometheus’ Poster

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 17, 2012 11:55 AM
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As the release of “Prometheus,” Ridley Scott’s first sci-fi movie in 30 years, quickly approaches, the journeyman director is opening up about his return to the genre, sharing details about his upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, and dropping hints about what he’s going to be working on with Angelina Jolie. Plus, a new international "Prometheus" poster has arrived that abandons much of the mystical approach of the previous posters and goes with something everyone can appreciate: spaceships blowing up.

Charlize Theron Was Originally Going To Play Noomi Rapace's Role In 'Prometheus,' And More On Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:59 AM
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We're now only a little over two weeks before "Prometheus," the much-anticipated sci-fi opus from Ridley Scott, set in the same universe as his solid gold classic "Alien," begins to roll out in theater: the film opens internationally on June 1st, before coming to the U.S. the following week. And as such, the publicity tour for the film is starting to gear up, with the films' stars, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, gracing magazine covers the world over.

Even Ridley Scott Doesn't Know If Harrison Ford Will Be In His New 'Blade Runner' Movie; 'Prometheus' Sequel Teased Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 4:45 PM
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First it was reported Harrison Ford was in talks for the brewing new "Blade Runner" movie, then that was shot down by the film's producer, but now, director Ridley Scott reveals he really has no idea at this point.

Producer Says It's "Patently False" That Harrison Ford Is In Talks For 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Say 'Prometheus' Is The Template

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2012 11:20 PM
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Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Harrison Ford was in talks to return as Deckard in Ridley Scott's brewing "Blade Runner" sequel. The news came as a major shock, notably because when the project was first announced, it was said it would be "a total reinvention." Well, for those who were confused and concerned over Ford returning, rest easy, because it turns out those reports were erroneous.

Harrison Ford Allegedly In Talks To Play Deckard Again In Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' Follow-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2012 1:00 PM
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One of the bigger news stories of last year was the report that, on the back of his sort-of-return to the "Alien" franchise for "Prometheus," which is set in the same universe, Ridley Scott was planning to go back to his other sci-fi classic, attaching himself to a new "Blade Runner" film, after Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to the series. But it was unclear for some time what form the film would take; a direct sequel? A prequel? Or, like "Prometheus," a mostly original project riffing on the same world and concepts?

Flip The Pages Of The Out-Of-Print 'Blade Runner Sketchbook' By Syd Mead & Ridley Scott

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2011 10:36 AM
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With Ridley Scott revisiting his earlier work with his "Alien" spinoff/prequel/whatever "Prometheus," and with another "Blade Runner" movie on the horizon, while purists may shudder, he'll be introducing the movies that made him famous to a whole new generation. And there is something exciting (and kind of envious) about younger movie lovers experiencing the terror of outer space and the dystopia of a rain-soaked 2019 Los Angeles for the first time. But for those us who have been around the block already, there is something to take a look at if you think you've seen it all.

Producer Andrew Kosove Says Screenwriter For New 'Blade Runner' Film Will Be Announced Soon, Black List Script 'Prisoners' Still On The Way

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 23, 2011 1:54 PM
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With 2011 winding down, all eyes are now on 2012 and what the future will bring and one project that has been knocking around for a while is "Prisoners" -- but the new year should bring the film some better fortune.

Ridley Scott Says His Second 'Blade Runner' Is "Liable To Be A Sequel"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 2:46 PM
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As if he didn't blow enough fanboy minds when it was announced that he'd be making an "Alien" spinoff thingy with "Prometheus," Ridley Scott positively left brains in a puddle on the floor when this summer he decided, he was going to head back to the world of "Blade Runner" as well. At the time, details were scarce. It wasn't known whether it would be a DNA sharing standalone like "Prometheus" or something directly linked, but Scott has shared a few cryptic details about what might be in store.

Wow: Ridley Scott To Follow 'Prometheus' With 'Blade Runner' Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 18, 2011 4:12 AM
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Update: Producers for the film tell 24 Frames that realistically, the earliest this will shoot is 2013 as a writer still needs to be hired, a script to be written and a film to cast -- a process which will take 18 months at least. And oh yeah, don't expect Harrison Ford. "In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott," producer Andrew Kosove said. "But if you're asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting."

Producers Of 'Blade Runner' Prequel & Sequel Haven't Met With Ridley Scott (But Would Like To)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:37 AM
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Prequel Would Be Set In An "Alternate Universe"By now, you've probably heard that in Hollywood's never ending quest to sequelize, franchise and exploit any popular title they can, Alcon Entertainment has snagged the screen rights to "Blade Runner" from producer Bud Yorkin for future sequel/prequel projects. Ugh. Many questions loomed following the news yesterday but the biggest one of the all is: will Ridley Scott be involved in any capacity? It will be interesting to see the director's response and attitude toward the news (and we're sure he's not exactly thrilled that his baby has been put in somebody else's hands) but speaking with the LA Times, Alcon co-founder Andrew Kosove said the door is open.

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