While the current obsession in many science fiction circles is on Ridley Scott’s prequel to his first foray into the genre, coming soon a whole new craze can begin with his sequel to ‘Blade Runner’. The Hollywood Reporter has a story here and states that Scott has brought Hampton Fancher in to write the screenplay (he did the original). After the jump I’ll comment quickly on how this project may be a bit more personal to Scott than ‘Prometheus’, but so far I like how this one is shaping up, even if it’s still early…
I’m likely more excited for ‘Prometheus’ than I will be for the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, but the latter does seem to be coming together more organically than the former did. Ridley Scott only came on board the ‘Alien’ prequel when Fox wouldn’t allow Carl Rinsch to helm it. So this one at least feels less like an obligation to Scott, at least in my eyes. I don’t think it’ll ultimately matter in regard to the final products of both films, but it’s just something that occurred to me.
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