Good news for fans of stuff that they’re already familiar with! In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ridley Scott said he will be directing that Blade Runner-related movie, and that Blade Runner-related movie will be a sequel to the 1982 original starring Harrison Ford.
*does worm on office floor*
A few things about a sequel here: The original was based on the Phillip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and pretty much exhausted that source material, so the poor son of a bitch that has to write this story will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Further, there will be no Deckard, no Harrison Ford, and none of the cast will be the same.
Sooooo…the thing we’re excited about is that the guy who directed a seminal and lauded science fiction movie is following it up with a tangential movie featuring a completely different cast decades later.
I think I’ve heard this one before.
It doesn’t end well.