Sci-fi geeks rejoice! 30 years after the release of the original “Blade Runner” film, Director Ridley Scott has announced that he intends to re-join forces with the original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, for a yet-to-be-titled sequel.
The original Harrison Ford-led feature, which was based on the Phillip K. Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, had more action on-screen than in the box office. It did though go on to become a cult classic as well as one of the most important sci-fi films to date.
Alcon Entertainment is behind the sequel, whose plot has yet to be revealed. Ridley Scott did confirm today though that the new story will take place “some years after the first film concluded”. Fingers crossed for a Rutger Hauer cameo and production design that can hold a candle to the original.
Ridley Scott with Philip K. Dick, 1982.