BLADE RUNNER Sequel To Feature A Female Protagonist

Sir Ridley Scott discusses his current involvement with the proposed Blade Runner sequel (spin off?), saying that he recently had his first meetings about it and that a female protagonist will be used.

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By Paul Romano - 5/17/2012


It's been a while since we've last heard something official about the new Blade Runner film, which will have Ridley Scott (director of the original movie, which starred Harrison Ford) return to the sci-fi/dystopian universe. Lately, Scott has been promoting his new sci-fi film Prometheus (which sees him returning to the Alien universe), and in a lengthy interview with The Daily Beast, he updates on the current status of the Blade Runner sequel/spin off.

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

It was previously rumored that Harrison Ford could return as Deckard in the new film, though that rumor was debunked (though Scott expressed interest in working with Ford again in the future). Scott's next project following Prometheus will be The Counselor (where he reunites with Michael Fassbender, after previously working together on Prometheus), which will begin production this summer. But it's definitely possible that Scott will get to work on the new Blade Runner movie afterwards.









Source: The Daily Beast
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gastitdk - 5/17/2012, 2:30 PM
It's good that Ridley is involved in this.
nonserviam03 - 5/17/2012, 2:37 PM
I hope they go in a Prometheus direction. You know... set in the same universe, but not a sequel in the traditional sense. Blade Runner does NOT need a sequel, and if they spell out whether or not Deckard is a replicant I'll be livid. However, that version of the dystopian cyberpunk future is filled with possibilities for other stories to be told, so they could do something cool with it.
RorMachine - 5/17/2012, 2:43 PM
Interesting. If Scott wasn't at the helm I'd obviously have big reservations, but he is..so that's that! Bring it on I say.
stevengil - 5/17/2012, 2:46 PM
let it bomb, then praise it years later.
BlairCo - 5/17/2012, 2:55 PM
I'm not too sure about this. It's like making a sequel to 'Inception'; you adds more evidence as to whether Cobb was dreaming or not, in this case, whether Deckhard is a replicant or not. But since Ridley attached to it, I have only little faith.
DanteSparda - 5/17/2012, 2:55 PM
More likely the new protagonist will be an android too but that will be known from the beginning of the story.

After watching the trailer of the Total Recall remake I know the new Cyberpunk city will look sick awesome.
ralfinader - 5/17/2012, 2:56 PM
Whats with Scott's returning to prior projects? I am wondering if Gladiator 2 and Legend 2 are in the works now.
Fogs - 5/17/2012, 3:04 PM
As long as they don't continue Deckard's story I'm down with this. They should tell a different story set in the same universe. That's all.
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/17/2012, 3:22 PM
I agree with nonservian03
Bandrews1 - 5/17/2012, 3:56 PM
I'm actually ok with this. I love the original, and I can't wait to see how this turns out.
DukeAcureds - 5/17/2012, 4:39 PM
A lot of people were dissapointed with Bladerunner, the first time around, because it looks so cyberpunk and hi-octane and yet has a thoughtfully smooth pacing and reads like an arthouse flick. Also a few people were upset that it didn't conform to the more Mad Max stylings of Do Androids Drean of Electric Sheep. It wasn't that succesful, either. Somewhere down the line it went from being a cult film to being a classic.
This is why I'm not too concerned about the initial reactions to Prometheus not being too positive. It might not be entirely successful. But I'm pretty confident that it will be perfect, in all the ways it should be.
Making a sequel to Bladerunner, at first, sounded sacreligious. Like Sequeling Citizen Kane. But, I was contemplating, when I watched the film only yesterday, how a sequel might play out and I realised that it would only work if it had absolutely nothing to do with the originals plot. To revisit Dekkard and Rachaeol and find out whether or not they had a good life together, would undo not only the ambiguity of their life-span/s but the ending of the Director's Cut.
So this, along with the fact that Ridley will direct, is reassuring. Without Ridley, it would indeed be sacreligious.
BFGLOOM - 5/17/2012, 7:09 PM
So the villain will be a female huh..... We need more info to have an opinion.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/17/2012, 8:12 PM
Nope, Antagonist would be the villain. Protagonist is the hero. Get it "Pro".

Do it Ridley, because no one else should!
AsianVersionOfET - 5/18/2012, 12:51 AM
I'll take two slices!

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