Friday, August 19, 2011

Ridley Returns To Retiring Replicants

According to reports, film director Sir Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") will be given a multi-million dollar budget to direct either a prequel or sequel to his 1982 feature "Blade Runner".

The original film was based on author Philip K Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep".

"It would be a gross understatement to say that we are elated Ridley Scott will shepherd this iconic story into a new, exciting direction," said producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

"This is a once in a lifetime project for us. Everything Ridley does as a filmmaker is fresh. I believe he sees an opportunity to create something that's wholly original from the first 'Blade Runner'."

In the film actor Harrison Ford, played retired ex- cop 'Rick Deckard', who is forced to hunt down and terminate genetically engineered android 'replicants', led by insane "Roy Batty' (Rutger Hauer) and his psychotic lover 'Pris' ( Daryl Hannah).

It was never made clear in the film if Deckard was also a replicant, or what kind of life, he and spared replicant lover 'Rachael'' (Sean Young) shared when they escaped into the Canadian north.

"This is a total reinvention," said Kosove. "And in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting."

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