Blade Runner Sequel Starting To Pick Up Steam

The much anticipated Blade Runner sequel is finally starting to pick up steam. Now that Ridley Scott is just about done with Prometheus, he can focus on the follow up to his seminal sci-fi hit.

Firstly, THR is reporting that original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher is in talks to write the sequel, which is excellent news. By using the same writer, Scott can make sure that the film feels like a true sequel, in terms of both continuity and style.

Scott also confirmed in a recent interview that the protagonist will be female.

 “Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel last week, Scott said. We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist.”

Notice how Scott says sequel? So there you go, that puts many prequel theories to rest. In fact, Alcon Entertainment have stated that the film will be set “some years after the first concluded.”

So, it definitely looks like the wheels are moving on this one and though we don’t know much about it, things seem very promising, especially if Fancher is on board.

Of course, there’s no word on story or characters yet but look at it this way, it’s Scott and Fancher re-teaming to create a sequel to their classic sci-fi film, what could go wrong?

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