Ridley Scott Now Says He Might Direct BLADE RUNNER 2

Ridley Scott Now Says He Might Direct BLADE RUNNER 2

Ridley Scott Now Says He Might Direct BLADE RUNNER 2

Last week, Ridley Scott ("Alien") told Variety that he wouldn't be directing the Blade Runner sequel, but today he tells Yahoo that he might. Either he had a change of heart or Variety mistook what Ridley said. Come check it out.


Currently, director Ridley Scott ("Matchstick Men") is doing press for his latest film, the biblical epic Exodus: Gods And Kings. When that all wraps up Ridley will begin working on a science-fiction film titled The Martian, which will star Matt Damon ("Good Will Hunting"). But which film will he work on after that? That's the million dollar question. Last week, he reportedly told Variety it wouldn't be Blade Runner 2, but there were no direct quotes from Ridley. Today, Yahoo has posted an interview they conducted with the director and he doesn't sound like he is ready to concede the directing duties on it.

"I don’t know about [not directing ‘Blade Runner 2’] yet," Ridley Scott told Yahoo. He says he has a personal connection to it and would find it difficult to let someone else direct it.

"The script is very, very good. Very good. I wouldn’t know [what sort of director we’d want]. It’s a hard one to track because it’s a very personal piece of my work," Scott said. ”[‘Blade Runner’] may be one of the most personal pieces I did. I got so beaten up for it, I said I’d never try that again. But here we are. It’s sitting there ready to be made.”

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st Century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen it like this. Because this is director Ridley Scott's own vision of his sci-fi classic. This new version omits Deckard's voice narration, develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) and removes the "uplifting" finale. The result is a heightened emotional impact: a great film made greater. Most intriguing of all is a newly included unicorn vision that suggests that Deckard may be a humanoid. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Is Deckard a replicant? As with all things in the future, you must discover the answer yourself.
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