Blade Runner Sequel Still Alive (For Some Reason), Gets a New Writer

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Blade Runner (1982) Movie PosterSomehow, and I’m not sure how to properly explain this, but a sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick “Blade Runner” just feels … wrong. It feels even wronger with Scott on board to direct.

I dunno. Maybe it’s the nihilistic, dystopian nature of the 1982 movie, but the idea of doing a completely unnecessary sequel to it, one that, we’re told, will take place “some years after the conclusion of the influential first film” just seems to go against every fiber of that film’s being.

Anyways, Alcon Entertainment and Scott himself apparently don’t feel that way, and are definitely moving on ahead with the sequel. The producers have now brought screenwriter Michael Green onboard to write the latest draft of “Blade Runner 2″.

Green is the writer on record for D.C./Warner’s much-maligned “Green Lantern” (uh oh), and the will-never-be-made “Flash” movie. He got his start on TV with “Heroes” and “Smallville”, though it certainly looks like “Blade Runner 2″ will be his first substantial work outside the world of comic book properties.

The original (which came out over 30 years ago!) starred Harrison Ford as a futuristic cop tasked with chasing and “retiring” human-like androids led by Rutger Hauer that have returned to Earth in an attempt to prolonged their limited existence.

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner (1982) Movie Image

Via : The Wrap

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