By on 18 August, 2011


Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott has signed on to helm and produce a new instalment to his ground-breaking 1982 sci-fi thriller ‘Blade Runner‘ – according to Deadline!


Scott only recently committed to making the movie with Alcon Entertainment and producing partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove – after they gained control of the franchise earlier this year. There’s no confirmation whether the director intends to make a prequel or a sequel to the original, loosely based on Phillip K. Dick‘s novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Nor has there been any official word if original star Harrison Ford will be involved in the project, or whether Scott will turn his attention to a younger actor for a potential reboot.

The original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019, where Ford played blade runner Richard Deckard assigned to hunt down the superhuman robots called Replicants. Despite being a cult classic now, the movie wasn’t an immediate commercial success, and no-one (apart from Scott probably) could have forseen that ‘Blade Runner‘ would later be known as an important movie in 20th century cinema – due to its stunning visuals and complex storyline.


For Scott it’s the second time he’s decided to resurrect an iconic movie, after recently filming sci-fi thriller ‘Prometheus‘, – which is loosely based on his ‘Alien‘ franchise.




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