Ridley Scott may soon be directing a Blade Runner sequel, according to film production company Alcon.
“I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week,” Scott revealed in an interview this week. “We have a very good take on it.”
Hampton Fancher, who wrote the screenplay for the original film, based on a story by Philip K. Dick, is in talks to write the Blade Runner sequel. The filmmakers have not revealed anything about the story, other than that the new story will take place some years after the events of the first film and that it will feature a female protagonist.
Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, Blade Runner was adapted by Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and directed by Scott following his landmark Alien.
The question on our minds is whether Vangelis will be handling the score. The original Blade Runner soundtrack is both a classic score and one of the more influential works of electronic music of the last 30 years.
Could anyone else recapture the spirit of the original in a Blade Runner 2?