The new Blade Runner will not be a remake but rather a follow-up or a prequel to the original. Scott has yet to decide between the two options.
Sci-Fi fans its time to start working on a new Blade Runner costume, get ready to que for days waiting patiently for opening night. The all time classic sci-fi flick Blade Runner is finally going to get a sequal. The wheels were set in motion when Alcon Entertainment secured the rights - march 2011 - to produce the film, TV show and DVD. The momentum was accelerated when this month Ridley Scott signed on to produce and direct the new Blade Runner film. Does the Hollywood machine have a new science-fiction classic churning through its gears , we here at highpants are hoperful.
Blade Runner was first released in 1982 and loosely based on the novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick. There were also three authorized sequels to the original novel, “The Edge of Human,” “Replicant Night” and “Eye and Talon.” written by K.W. Jeter, a friend of Dick’s. Little is known of the script for the new film, all we know for sure is that it is giving a group of Hollywood writers sleepless nights as we speak. Will Decard the main protagonist of the original make a return to hunt down more runaway Replicants -genetically engineered slave labour-, or will it precede Decards career and explain if he is a Replicant, was his childhood really his, there are plenty of options for the writers to choose from.
Over the years Blade Runner has taken on mythical status, whether it’s the tales of the cursed advertisers or heated debates over the storyline Blade Runner has woven itself into the fabric of popular culture. Like all good mythologies the curse of the advertisers is loosely based around a fact, in this case the fact that all advertisers shown on the billboards in the film have since gone broke. The only one to survive the curse is Coca-Cola. Atari, Pan Am, Cusinart were all advertisers that went into bankruptcy after the films release.
The dark and brooding backdrop of a futuristic Los Angeles city backed by a Vangelis sound track created some of the most stunning footage of all times. Now universally acknowledge as one of the greatest science fiction films ever, here at highpants we consider it to be the Greatest Sci-Fi of all time, the modern equivalent to Metropilis - Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic. Blade Runner, it’s good to have you back, the continuation of a science-fiction legend, what a brilliant thought.
The new Blade Runner will not be a remake but rather a follow-up or a prequel to the original. Scott has yet to decide between the two options, the company said in a statement.
“It would be a gross understatement to say that we are elated Ridley Scott will shepherd this iconic story into a new, exciting direction,” said producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
“We are huge fans of Ridley’s and of the original Blade Runner.
“This is once in a lifetime project for us.”
No casting decisions have been made as of yet, and no release date has been fixed. . .
Further information IMBD Blade Runner, Blade Runner Homepage
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