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Old September 29th, 2008   Asahi is offline   #1
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Default Blade Runner ...sequel?!

http://latinoreview.com/news/blade-r...quel-news-5458

Continuing today's theme of stupid news pieces, a couple of sources have an article about a sequel that is being worked on to Blade Runner. Why anyone on the planet thinks a sequel to Blade Runner is a good idea is beyond me, but I gave up on this town years ago. Now it's more fun just reporting news on how stupid they make themselves look. But I remember reading about talk of a sequel ever since the original film came out in theaters when I was a kid, so the sequel rumors have been going on for over twenty years.

From Slashfilm, or /film or however they spell it:

“I recently attended a Q&A session with one of the writers of ‘Eagle Eye’ after a free screening organized by the magazine Creative Screenwriting. During the Q&A, the writer said that he and whomever it was that helped him co-write the ‘Eagle Eye’ screenplay were in the process of writing a sequel to Blade Runner, and had already contacted the producers of the original, etc., etc. This is probably a load of empty words/wishful thinking on his part, but I for one am appalled by just the notion of a Blade Runner sequel, and thought you’d be as well, so I thought perhaps you’d like to look into this yourself and perhaps use your soapbox to get some fanboys a little pissed, as well. If not, then at least you have a scoop.”

Okay first of all, lets make sure we know who exactly we’re talking about. The screenwriters in question are not Alex Kurtzman or Roberto Orci, but instead Eagle Eye co-writer Travis Wright (who was at the event) and his Eagle Eye co-writer John Glenn.

Click HERE to read the rest of the article.

More news from Judao:

It’s true, folks! Hot source on the project states that Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel is in the works under the command of veteran producer Bud Yorkin. Top screenwriters John Glenn and Travis Wright (Eagle Eye)

Yorkin already mentioned that if the green light is given, he’ll bring back stars Harrison Ford, Hutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah.


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Old September 29th, 2008   Argent is offline   #2
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OK... part of me is crying no, but if this actually is going to involve Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Rutger Hauer then another part of me is reeeealy intrigued by what they would do as a Sequel. What the logical extension would be 20+ years down the road.
 
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OK... part of me is crying no, but if this actually is going to involve Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Rutger Hauer then another part of me is reeeealy intrigued by what they would do as a Sequel. What the logical extension would be 20+ years down the road.
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Old September 29th, 2008   Asahi is offline   #4
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OK... part of me is crying no, but if this actually is going to involve Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Rutger Hauer then another part of me is reeeealy intrigued by what they would do as a Sequel. What the logical extension would be 20+ years down the road.
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There's no mention of Ridley Scott's involvement at all. Likely won't be.

The involvement of Ford and Hannah is presumed, not confirmed.

 
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Old September 29th, 2008   Argent is offline   #5
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Well, without Ridley Scott, what's the point? Especially since he said last year he'd be interested if he could find a good script.
 
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No Ridley Scott means a big yawn for me. Final Cut was amazing enough, it's all I need.
 
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Old September 30th, 2008   jafabian is offline   #7
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I would think all they really need is Ford.
 
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Old September 30th, 2008   Asahi is offline   #8
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You mean like in Crystal Skull?
 
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Old September 30th, 2008   Devlyn16 is offline   #9
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Let me put it this way

a Sequel to Blade runner = NO!

another movie, without the original cast memebers (with possible exception of Olmos) set in the "Bladerunner universe" = Yes.

Dekker's story is over and done.
 
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You mean like in Crystal Skull?
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Crystal Skull still had Karen Allen, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas involved.
 
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Why do I have a feeling that if Ford is offered this, he'll say "What are you, stupid?"
 
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Old September 30th, 2008   Hierarch555 is offline   #12
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Um, I thought all the replicants died so how can they be in a sequel? Why must hollywood keep effing with Philip K. Dick's material. He's like the Alan Moore of Sci-Fi, except he can't defend his work.
 
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Why do I have a feeling that if Ford is offered this, he'll say "What are you, stupid?"
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More likely he'd say "Do you know how much I hated making the first one?!"
 
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He'll say the same thing he told George Lucas when Lucas asked him about Indy 4: "How much will you pay me?"
 
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