BLADE RUNNER Sequel Gains Writer
The Blade Runner sequel seems to be picking up steam. Production is moving forward on the sequel from Alcon Entertainment. According to Variety, Michael Green (The Green Lantern) has been hired to rewrite the script for the long awaited sequel. Ridley Scott is back on board to direct the film, which has been in the works for two years. Alcon bought the rights to the property in 2011.
Green recently wrote a new draft of Robopacalypse, and has TV credits Heroes, Kings, and Everwood. Hampton Fancher wrote the original Blade Runner script based on Philip K Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Scott and Francher planned the 1982 film as the first in a series of films incorporating the themes and characters from Dick’s novel. The script for the Blade Runner sequel was originally set “several years after the first film concluded in a dystopian version of Los Angeles.”
Blade Runner is being produced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble of Thunderbird Films serving as executive producers.
I am a big fan of the original Blade Runner film. It is a classic, and in 1993 the original was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. What do you think of the plans for this sequel?