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Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#1  Postby Mike_L » May 18, 2014 4:41 pm

[Had to put "Ridley Scott" in the subject heading in order to make it clear this isn't news of an Oscar Pistorius TV drama...!]

Blade Runner 2 producers invite Harrison Ford to return for sequel

Alcon Entertainment is publicly offering the star a key role in film update to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic

Ben Child
theguardian.com
Friday 16 May 2014

Producers of a planned sequel to the iconic sci-fi movie Blade Runner have taken the highly unusual step of publicly offering the lead role to its original star, Harrison Ford.

Alcon Entertainment, which has already convinced Ridley Scott to return for a followup to his futuristic 1982 tale, issued a statement on Thursday extolling the virtues of its proposed follow up. The sequel will be written by Blade Runner's original architect Hampton Fancher, with Michael Green, the screenwriter of the poorly received Green Lantern movie from 2011.

"We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time," said producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove in their joint statement. "We would be honoured, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project."
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#2  Postby theropod » May 18, 2014 4:52 pm

I heard that Mr. Ford hated making the original. I have no idea if that is true, but I'd love to see him in the film (if it happens).

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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#3  Postby Weaver » May 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Everything I've heard of the film indicates that Ford hated working with Scott.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendel ... -runner-2/
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#4  Postby DougC » May 18, 2014 5:21 pm

Not sure how I feel about this, but I'll still watch it and get the t-shirt.

The story of the making of Blade Runner would make a movie of its own>
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#5  Postby Animavore » May 18, 2014 6:18 pm

After Prometheus, no thanks.
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#6  Postby BlackBart » May 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Animavore wrote:After Prometheus, no thanks.


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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#7  Postby BlackBart » May 18, 2014 8:02 pm

DougC wrote:The story of the making of Blade Runner would make a movie of its own>


It did. It's called Dangerous Days and it's three and a half hours long!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080585/
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#8  Postby Varangian » May 18, 2014 8:28 pm

Why not make a prequel to Blade Runner, taking place four years before the action in the first movie? ;)
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#9  Postby quisquose » May 18, 2014 9:05 pm

I've heard that Ridley Scott is going to spin a story which links the Blade Runner world with with that of Alien, and Robin Hood and Maximus Decimus Meridius.
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#10  Postby DougC » May 18, 2014 10:35 pm

BlackBart wrote:
DougC wrote:The story of the making of Blade Runner would make a movie of its own>


It did. It's called Dangerous Days and it's three and a half hours long!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080585/

31/2 hours. Fuck that.
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#11  Postby Kaleid » May 18, 2014 10:46 pm

theropod wrote:I heard that Mr. Ford hated making the original. I have no idea if that is true, but I'd love to see him in the film (if it happens).

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Ford especially hated the stupid voiceover he had to add to the finished movie. They spent all that time creating a moody dystopian future, then ruined the atmosphere. It was removed from the Director's Cut, fortunately.
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#12  Postby Goldenmane » May 18, 2014 11:07 pm

Decker's a replicant. So it would have to be set less than three years after the original, or he'd be dead.

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#13  Postby Varangian » May 18, 2014 11:24 pm

Goldenmane wrote:Decker's a replicant. So it would have to be set less than three years after the original, or he'd be dead.

This is going to suck arse.


...unless the killswitch has been disengaged, which IIRC is hinted at.
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#14  Postby BlackBart » May 18, 2014 11:28 pm

Goldenmane wrote:Decker's a replicant. So it would have to be set less than three years after the original, or he'd be dead.


Not according to Hampton Fancher...

http://www.ctv.es/USERS/canetor/hampton.htm

(There can be nothing worse than getting your Hampton Fanched. :? )

This is going to suck arse.


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#15  Postby BlackBart » May 18, 2014 11:30 pm

DougC wrote:
BlackBart wrote:
DougC wrote:The story of the making of Blade Runner would make a movie of its own>


It did. It's called Dangerous Days and it's three and a half hours long!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080585/

31/2 hours. Fuck that.


I have to admit, I've never sat through it without losing conciousness, but alot of it is quite fascinating.
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#16  Postby DougC » May 18, 2014 11:40 pm

BlackBart wrote:
DougC wrote:
BlackBart wrote:
DougC wrote:The story of the making of Blade Runner would make a movie of its own>


It did. It's called Dangerous Days and it's three and a half hours long!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080585/

31/2 hours. Fuck that.


I have to admit, I've never sat through it without losing conciousness, but alot of it is quite fascinating.

I'm sure it is top notch stuff,
however I say again,
31/2 hours. Fuck that.
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#17  Postby Varangian » May 19, 2014 12:07 am

BlackBart wrote:
Goldenmane wrote:Decker's a replicant. So it would have to be set less than three years after the original, or he'd be dead.


Not according to Hampton Fancher...

http://www.ctv.es/USERS/canetor/hampton.htm


Well, in the director's cut, Gaff has left an origami unicorn outside the door. Earlier in the movie, Deckard has dreamt of unicorns. It is known that replicants have false memories implanted in order to stay sane, and it is quite possible that Gaff knows something about that.
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#18  Postby Goldenmane » May 19, 2014 7:54 am

BlackBart wrote:
Goldenmane wrote:Decker's a replicant. So it would have to be set less than three years after the original, or he'd be dead.


Not according to Hampton Fancher...

http://www.ctv.es/USERS/canetor/hampton.htm


He was according to PKD, IIRC.
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Re: Sequel to Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'...

#19  Postby BlackBart » May 19, 2014 8:08 am

It's a long time since I read the book, but he wasn't in that.

But the point of the movie is it's supposed to be ambiguous, we can't say one way or another. It could be coincidence that Gaff left the Unicorn and that just was to underline that uncertainty about existence and Last Thursdayism.
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#20  Postby Precambrian Rabbi » May 19, 2014 11:27 am

Will the sequel show how Gaff gets promoted to Admiral before the attack on the 12 colonies? :ask:
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