Friday 19 August 2011
He has stated that it will not be a remake, quelling immediate fears that he had jumped the shark and decided to redo his epic. Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to prequels and sequels in a deal last March and knew right away they had to have Scott on board. According to producer Andrew Kosove in a statement to The Wrap, the filmmakers have not hired a writer nor have they figured out exactly what the new film will be about.
For those of you living under a rock, not into sci fi or are too young to really remember, Blade Runner is the 1982 cult classic film loosely based on Philip K. Dick's story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Directed by Ridley Scott with a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, the film follows burned out Blade Runner Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, on a final assignment. He is charged with hunting down a brutal group of escaped replicants, organic robots that look human, as they attempt to evade capture and seek out their maker. The movie co-stars Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.
Here's a look at the original theatrical trailer. What a masterpiece!
So, what do you think? Are you excited, mad, disappointed? Should they leave well enough alone? Or are you looking forward to another visit to this dystopian world?