Ridley Scott likes to revisit his old films. He’s currently filming Prometheus, which is somehow tied in with his sci-fi horror Alien, and now Deadline reports that the director will be returning to one of his other classic films, Blade Runner.
He’ll be acting as both producer and director but it’s unclear if this will be a sequel or prequel. It’s also unclear whether the star of the original film, Harrison Ford, will be returning.
While this is interesting news, it’s not exactly surprising. Rumors of a new Blade Runner film have been around for a while now. Whether it’s a good idea or not remains to be seen.
Blade Runner is one of those films that may just be better off left alone. A sequel or prequel of some sort can easily ruin the original film’s legacy, if not done right. That being said, with Scott behind the camera, I don’t think there is anything to worry about.
I think it really comes down to the direction they head with the film. Whether it’s a prequel or sequel, and the story they decide to tell with it, will determine if this is a smart idea.
This is still a long ways away but it’s exciting to hear that the project is in the making. Blade Runner is an absolute classic in terms of sci-fi films and Scott has to be very careful where he takes the sequel/prequel. If done right though, we could see yet another genius sci-fi flick from the director.
In the meantime, while we wait for more news on this, be sure to check out Prometheus, in theatres on June 8, 2012, with Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Patrick Wilson, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce.
Tell us, do you think this new Blade Runner film is a good idea?