Screen Junkies » Blade Runner http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:13:12 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ridley Scott Says ‘Blade Runner 2′ Will Be Coming Soon, Starring Harrison Ford http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-says-blade-runner-2-will-be-coming-soon-starring-harrison-ford/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-says-blade-runner-2-will-be-coming-soon-starring-harrison-ford/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:58:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264519 'Blade Runner 2: Still Runnin', Still Bladin''

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There has long been talk of a Blade Runner sequel, despite the fact that it’s pretty much the perfect science fiction film and should be left alone. Because, hey, people said that about Alien and Aliens, and we got a bunch of crappy sequels from those guys.

In a recent interview, director Ridley Scott indicated that Harrison Ford was “of course” returning, that the script was written and “damn good,” though that might just mean “Prometheus-good,” and that the only real bottleneck was the matter of timing. He did convey that the project would occur sooner than Prometheus 2, which I guess is good because I don’t think many people are in a hurry for Prometheus 2.

Considering the first Blade Runner was based on Philip Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, it’s unclear what the source material will be for the sequel, but I’m guessing it is probably just some Twilight fan-fic like 50 Shades of Grey was.

(EW)

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Screen Junkies Show: Best & Worst Movie Robots http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-best-worst-movie-robots/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-best-worst-movie-robots/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:20 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262569 With the Transformers rolling back into theaters, we decided to break down the best and worst movie machines of all time.

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REPORT: Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/report-harrison-ford-asked-to-reprise-role-in-blade-runner-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/report-harrison-ford-asked-to-reprise-role-in-blade-runner-sequel/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 17:00:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261693 RepliCAN, not repliCANT.

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Ridley Scott has talked about a Blade Runner sequel for years, with the standard love/hate back-and-forth associated with carrying on an iconic film. And honestly, it’s hard to see how any subsequent film could vault the original’s status any higher than “best sci-fi film ever made.”

But, status don’t keep the studio lights on, cash does, so Deadline is reporting that Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to get back in replicant form for a Ridley Scott-directed sequel.

Hmmmm. Harrison Ford often says he hates talking about his old roles, but then ends up doing them for a ton of money and acting all nonplussed. So this one could really go either way.

I’m sure many fans wish that he turns it down. Even though the film will be made anyway, it won’t cast as long a shadow on the original. Sort of like how Dumb and Dumberer didn’t detract from the original.

 

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If ‘Blade Runner’ Were An 8-Bit Game http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/if-blade-runner-were-an-8-bit-game/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/if-blade-runner-were-an-8-bit-game/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:06:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256449 It would still be much better without voice over.

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If Blade Runner were an 8-bit game, it would still be much better without voice over.

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Harrison Ford Getting Back In The Blade Running Game? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harrison-ford-getting-back-in-the-blade-running-game/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harrison-ford-getting-back-in-the-blade-running-game/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2012 21:01:16 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244553 It would be pretty cool if this happened.

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Here’s some news that’s sure to set the internet alight, like attack ships off the shores of Orion. According to Twitch, none other than Harrison Ford is in “early talks” to appear in Ridley Scott’s revisiting of the “Blade Runner” mythos, presumably as the character he played in the first movie, Rick Deckard. This goes against what Alcon Entertainment‘s Andrew Kosove had to say on the subject last summer, but it would be really cool if it were true, right?

I believe in cautious optimism in cases like this, so I’m waiting until this story gets confirmed before plastering “He’s Back!” fliers all over my town and buying stock in flying cars. Still, it would make sense that Ford would be interested in a project like this, since he hasn’t had a big hit apart from the last Indiana Jones movie in a long time – and that movie also featured him reprising a popular character decades after the fact. It didn’t have any flying cars, though. (The Playlist)

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Ridley Scott Will Direct A ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel That Hasn’t Been Written Yet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-will-direct-a-blade-runner-sequel-that-hasnt-been-written-yet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-will-direct-a-blade-runner-sequel-that-hasnt-been-written-yet/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:25:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235206 If you were a fan of the original 'Blade Runner', well...well, there's always the possibility you'll like this film as well.

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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.

Thus far, the project has no cast and no script, but screw it, it’s Friday, so let’s get excited about this for no particular reason!

*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.

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9 Disappointing Sequels That Took Forever To Make http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-disappointing-sequels-that-took-forever-to-make/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-disappointing-sequels-that-took-forever-to-make/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:00:37 +0000 Archibald Bayou III http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226613 All the time in the world wouldn't have helped...

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Nerds everywhere suffered heart palpitations earlier this month when director Ridley Scott announced his plans to make a sequel to the 1982 classic, Blade Runner. Along with this week’s announcement by Dan Aykroyd that Ghostbusters 3 is a lock, you would think 2013 would be set as a banner year for genre fans. History has shown, however, that too much time away from a franchise can cause as many problems as rushing a half-baked sequel out of the gate. Here are nine disappointing sequels that stayed in the oven way too long…with disastrous results.

1. Superman Returns

Time Away: 19 Years

This 2006 sequel was meant to return the original superhero franchise to greatness-instead in buried the series so dee the Man of Steel requires a total restart, due in 2013. What went wrong? The first film made you believe a man could fly, the second upped the ante with a superhuman fistfight…and in Superman Returns? Superman saved a plane. And stopped a bank robbery, I think. Too much talk, an unneeded super-kid and yet another appearance by Lex Luthor sunk this promising film at the script stage.

2. Escape From L.A.

Time Away: 15 Years

John Carpenter‘s 1996 sequel to his urban classic isn’t really a bad movie. The problem is that most fans had seen it already in 1981…when it was called Escape From New York. Story, side characters, jokes and even the climax are all recycled beat for beat from the original. Fans were ready to see a new Snake Plissken adventure, they just didn’t want to pay to see the same adventure they already owned on VHS (It was the 90′s, don’t judge me!).

3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Time Away: 19 Years

Harrison Ford teased a fourth Indiana Jones outing for years…and he should have kept teasing, because what we got were aliens and Shia Labeouf. The film starts out well enough, but suffers from a weak antagonist, the bizarre use of aliens instead of the mystical, and a second half that moves slower than Willie Scott in a death trap (I’m not proud of that line). But it does bring back Karen Allen, and who isn’t cheered up when Karen Allen is around?

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Ridley Scott’s Making ‘Blade Runner’ Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-making-blade-runner-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-making-blade-runner-again/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:34:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224911 He's really inspired by the early works of Ridley Scott.

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Ridley Scott must have enjoyed returning to science-fiction with the Alien prequel, Prometheus. That is to say, he must have enjoyed returning to his take on science-fiction. It’s just been announced that Scott will next produce and direct a new installment of Blade Runner. Of course, there aren’t any details about the project yet. We don’t know if it’s a prequel or a sequel or another story set in the same universe. There’s no word on casting or whether or not Sean Young is planning to interrupt one of Ridley Scott‘s lunch meetings dressed as a robot. Let’s just hope that there will not be a voice-over. (Deadline)

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Rutger Hauer Thinks A ‘Blade Runner’ Remake Is An Awful Idea With One Caveat http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rutger-hauer-thinks-a-blade-runner-remake-is-an-awful-idea-with-one-caveat/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rutger-hauer-thinks-a-blade-runner-remake-is-an-awful-idea-with-one-caveat/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 20:38:27 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205149 Isn't Christopher Nolan busy enough?

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Rutger Hauer has seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. And yet, he still seems to think a remake of Blade Runner is worth everyone’s time – but only if it’s directed by Christopher Nolan. Hauer recently gave his opinion on the hypothetical remake while promoting his latest, Hobo With A Shotgun:

“If Christopher Nolan would be on it I’d say, ‘All right, go for it!’ But otherwise you can’t do it. ‘Blade Runner’ is such a unique film. How do you describe a diamond? I don’t think you should ever touch it again.”

A Christopher Nolan remake of Blade Runner is admittedly fun to think about, but wouldn’t you rather see him do more original projects? Then again, it would be better than, say, a McG Blade Runner. Or, gulp, a Zack Snyder Blade Runner. Time to die. (via Hero Complex)

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New ‘Blade Runner’ Producer Wants Christopher Nolan, Because Of Course He Does http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-blade-runner-producers-want-christopher-nolan-because-of-course-they-do/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-blade-runner-producers-want-christopher-nolan-because-of-course-they-do/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2011 02:22:11 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102407 'The Dark Knight' is Alcon Entertainment's template for 'Blade Runner'. Now, if they could only get that 'Dark Knight' guy...

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Who wouldn’t want Christopher Nolan to direct their movie? I’m sure even guys at the Disney Channel making the TV movie Special Agent P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S. with Selena Gomez want Nolan to direct. So producer Andrew Kosgrove at Alcon Entertainment, when asked about who they want to direct the new Blade Runner prequels/sequels/squeakquels, chose Nolan. “Yeah our friend Chris Nolan who we did Insomnia [with] would be in the pie in the sky for us,” he said.

See, the difference between Alcon and everyone else is that Nolan made a ton of money with Alcon via Insomnia. They’re buddies. They call him “Chris” over there, and after a few drinks, “Magical Mister Mementoffelees.” They also like him cause of the way he transformed Batman into The Dark Knight:

I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to Batman is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it’s someone else. It’s precisely what we aspire to with Blade Runner, that’s the template for us.

So if original Blade Runner helmer Ridley Scott comes back, they’ll tell him to direct it like Christopher Nolan? Oh man, that’s gonna be a fun meeting. (/Film)

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‘Blade Runner’ Prequels And Sequels Are Going To Happen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blade-runner-prequels-and-sequels-are-going-to-happen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blade-runner-prequels-and-sequels-are-going-to-happen/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 01:00:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31291 Alcon Entertainment is on the verge of securing the rights to the Blade Runner franchise to produce prequels and sequels but not a remake of the original.

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Alcon Entertainment is on the verge of securing the rights to the Blade Runner franchise. The deal would (thankfully) preclude them from remaking the original, but lets them go nuts with prequels and sequels of the seminal sci-fi film based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

The rights are currently held by producer/director Bud Yorkin, who will be involved with any future projects as a producer. No timetables have been given, but don’t expect the studio to sit on this guy any longer than absolutely necessary. If they hurry, they can catch the zombie fad!

Ridley Scott directed the original adaptation in 1982, which has been canonized by both film scholars and fanboys alike as the benchmark to which any and all science-fiction films are held. With that in mind, those involved with the project will no doubt feel pressure to secure a legacy in a way that those involved with 2010 and The Godfather 3 seemingly didn’t. Stay tuned as your computer begins to shake and smoke from a tsunami of Internet speculation. (Deadline)

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Duncan Jones Wants His Very Own ‘Blade Runner’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/uncan-jones-wants-his-very-own-blade-runner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/uncan-jones-wants-his-very-own-blade-runner/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:27:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17405 Wunderkind director Duncan Jones is making the most of his downtime, discussing his third feature before the second one, Source Code, has even been released.

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Wunderkind director Duncan Jones is making the most of his downtime, discussing his third feature before the second one, Source Code, has even been released. While he had indicated that his next project would be Mute, the story of a mute Englishman searching for his girlfriend, it appears now that due to the lukewarm reaction to a leaked script, he’s looking past that one for the time being. He clearly puts a lot of stock in the opinion of the blogosphere if he’s willing to sit on a project because of lukewarm public reaction to an early draft of a script. Perhaps too much?

Fortunately, his new project sounds interesting, so don’t shed too many tears for that mute Brit. He’ll find his girl one day. In the interim, Jones is working on an untitled Blade Runner homage that he is writing himself. If you are a fan of cities and of the future (and honestly, who isn’t?) then you’ll be drooling over this next project, which Jones refers to as a “city-based future film.” Granted there isn’t too much to get excited about in that revelation, but anything with Blade Runner in its DNA is probably going to garner some buzz. No details are available regarding production schedule or release, but if it’s not taking place in the distant future, he should probably get crackin’. (/Film)

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