New Blade Runner in the Works
Last March Alcon Entertainment secured the rights to Blade Runner for the purpose of creating a sequel or prequel. They even got Ridley Scott on board to come back to direct the film.
“I’m not saying we wouldn’t have come up with a Plan B,” producer Andrew Kosove, Alcon’s co-founder and co-CEO, said, “but the idea was always to go right to Ridley and that’s exactly what we did.”
Although with Scott on board for the film, no one has been hired on for writing yet and they are still working out what the storyline will be, but made it clear that this is not going to be a remake. Kosove told TheWrap Thursday.
“This is arguably the greatest science fiction movie ever made and we’re not remaking it,” he said. “It’s a prequel or a sequel.”
He also said, “There will be one more announcement we will make before we go dark for a while,” he said. “We have to figure out who the writer is going to be and a general framework for the movie.”
When asked about Harrison Ford coming back Kosove replied with it being up to Ridley Scott to invite him back on.
Kosove would like to have the film in production in a year and a half. Meanwhile, Scott is in postproduction on Prometheus (an Alien prequel that isn’t a prequel, that is, but maybe not) for Fox.