Friday, May 18, 2012

Female Protagonist In Ridley's "Blade Runner" Sequel

With director Ridley Scott confirming "we will definitely be featuring a female protagonist", screenwriter Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original 1982 feature "Blade Runner" (with David Peoples), is in talks to reunite with Scott for Alcon Entertainment's developing "Blade Runner" sequel. Alcon Entertainment is producing the film with Scott's Scott Free Productions, Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin.
The biggest question unanswered in the original "Blade Runner" film, set in Los Angeles, in the year 2019, is whether or not 'Rick Deckard', the "one-man slaughterhouse", forced into killing android 'replicants', is also unknowingly, a replicant himself.
Scott's "Blade Runner" 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."
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