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(Deadline)   Hampton Fancher in talks to write Ridley Scott's Blade Runner sequel. Who is he, you ask? Why, he's the scriptwriter of the original film   (deadline.com) divider line 55
    More: Cool, Ridley Scott, Blade Runner, Hampton Fancher, Alcon Entertainment, Andrew Kosove, Bruce Boxleitner, Philip K. Dick, sequels  
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2012-05-18 02:58:07 AM
That has some serious potential. It's wide open as to what sort of story they could make next. Replicant rights? A homeworld of their own?
 
2012-05-18 03:01:33 AM
I can't even begin to imagine a sequel to that movie. That's like making a sequel for Apocalypse Now.
 
2012-05-18 03:03:35 AM
I read the original screenplay and it was crap. It was Ridley Scott's direction and deviations that made the film great.

Considering he doesn't have any major screenwriting credits since the original, I am doubtful of his ability to write a worthy prequel.
 
2012-05-18 03:13:04 AM
Will they use Harrison Ford, or get a replicant?
 
2012-05-18 03:14:09 AM
I don't care if he's Jesus. Leave it alone.
 
2012-05-18 03:16:33 AM
Favorite science fiction movie, behind Alien. It's what I put on when I need some design ideas, the cinematography is splendid.
 
2012-05-18 03:21:23 AM
Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.
 
2012-05-18 03:21:29 AM
Most of what Blade Runner great was the atmosphere and quiet, thoughtful moments. If Blade Runner was made today, it'd probably be forced by the studio to have more action scenes and a dubstep soundtrack. Hopefully they'll stay true to what made Blade Runner so memorable. With Prometheus looking like it'll keep a similar tone and feel to the original Alien, maybe there's some hope Ridley Scott may do the same for Blade Runner.

Wasn't really asking for a sequel to this either but, *shrug*.
 
2012-05-18 03:22:30 AM
This should be good. I grew up watching the Japanese anime serialization and loved it, hence my username here. I'd like to see what happens next.
 
2012-05-18 03:26:43 AM

RoyBatty: This should be good. I grew up watching the Japanese anime serialization and loved it, hence my username here. I'd like to see what happens next.


There was an anime of Blade Runner? I know that several series and movies were obviously heavily influenced by it, but not an out-right adaptation.
 
2012-05-18 03:27:45 AM
If it's like most movies, there will be a dozen scripts written and rewritten over the next few years. Double that if Ford gets attached.
 
2012-05-18 03:32:20 AM

Not_Todd: Double that if Ford gets attached.


Deckard was a replicant, there's no way to put him in the sequel as he would have died many years ago.
 
2012-05-18 03:32:50 AM
That he produced such a brilliant script from such an absolutely god-awful piece of shiat book is a testament to his genius.
 
2012-05-18 03:35:11 AM
It will star Shia LaBeouf as Decker's hybrid son, working his fathers old case files.
 
2012-05-18 03:38:38 AM

ClintonKun: RoyBatty: This should be good. I grew up watching the Japanese anime serialization and loved it, hence my username here. I'd like to see what happens next.

There was an anime of Blade Runner? I know that several series and movies were obviously heavily influenced by it, but not an out-right adaptation.


Sadly, I was just completely bullshiatting because I felt I needed to post something. :(

I think I agree with what you wrote earlier, that today's Hollywood norms would prevent Blade Runner from being filmed correctly. For instance Hauer was 38, Ford was 40, my simplistic guess is that a new cast would be a bunch of pretty boy 20 somethings dressed in the latest and most expensive fashions.
 
2012-05-18 03:48:43 AM

RoyBatty: I think I agree with what you wrote earlier, that today's Hollywood norms would prevent Blade Runner from being filmed correctly. For instance Hauer was 38, Ford was 40, my simplistic guess is that a new cast would be a bunch of pretty boy 20 somethings dressed in the latest and most expensive fashions.


Ridley Scott don't play that. They just better hurry up and get it done, he isn't getting any younger.
 
2012-05-18 04:06:29 AM

RoyBatty: ClintonKun: RoyBatty: This should be good. I grew up watching the Japanese anime serialization and loved it, hence my username here. I'd like to see what happens next.

There was an anime of Blade Runner? I know that several series and movies were obviously heavily influenced by it, but not an out-right adaptation.

Sadly, I was just completely bullshiatting because I felt I needed to post something.
:(

I think I agree with what you wrote earlier, that today's Hollywood norms would prevent Blade Runner from being filmed correctly. For instance Hauer was 38, Ford was 40, my simplistic guess is that a new cast would be a bunch of pretty boy 20 somethings dressed in the latest and most expensive fashions.


THANK GOD I got here first before I went looking for it.
Sigh
 
2012-05-18 04:26:54 AM

RectalDamage: I read the original screenplay and it was crap. It was Ridley Scott's direction and deviations that made the film great.

Considering he doesn't have any major screenwriting credits since the original, I am doubtful of his ability to write a worthy prequel.


This, why is everyone so excited? If this guy could write a decent script Blade Runner wouldn't have like 4 different types of the same movie.
 
2012-05-18 04:42:26 AM
I'm watching Bladerunner right now so I am getting a.... wait, I am actually watching Bladerunner right now. It's on Encore. Channel 521.
 
2012-05-18 05:40:12 AM
I refuse to see this movie unless Shia LeBeouf is somehow involved
 
2012-05-18 05:45:59 AM

AKTurkey: I refuse to see this movie unless Shia LeBeouf is somehow involved


Die.
 
2012-05-18 06:05:12 AM
If this is a success, it will undoubtedly pave the way for a sequel to Brazil!
 
2012-05-18 07:14:25 AM
Which of the originals would that be? The original original with a narrative or one of the slightly different originals, without it?

Not interested in a sequel. There are plenty of other excellent PKD books or short stories waiting to be turned into movies and the vast majority of those can be set in an identical-looking world. Do something new.
 
2012-05-18 07:14:40 AM
I read that as Fran Drescher.
 
2012-05-18 07:20:23 AM
I doubt having Rickter's hybrid son would be an option.. I think the Replicants are built as adults.

(granted, there was a robot/amoeba hybrid in the Apprentice Adepts books, but.. yeah, Piers Anthony..)
 
2012-05-18 08:47:27 AM

Jaws_Victim: RectalDamage: I read the original screenplay and it was crap. It was Ridley Scott's direction and deviations that made the film great.

Considering he doesn't have any major screenwriting credits since the original, I am doubtful of his ability to write a worthy prequel.

This, why is everyone so excited? If this guy could write a decent script Blade Runner wouldn't have like 4 different types of the same movie.


Because they have a writer who won't fight the changes the director needs to make?
 
2012-05-18 08:48:42 AM

9beers: Not_Todd: Double that if Ford gets attached.

Deckard was a replicant, there's no way to put him in the sequel as he would have died many years ago.


Rachel had no expiration date. Perhaps the replicants created to be Blade Runners were the same. It's telling that Deckard is the only other replicant in the film who did not know he was a replicant.
 
2012-05-18 08:57:34 AM
If you have a copy of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, do watch the "Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner" documentary on the 2nd disc. It's a bit long @ 3+ hours, but it's worth it. It's not one of those gushy "I loved everyone and everyone was so brilliant" documentaries you see on many movies, but it wasn't a hit piece on anyone in particular either. Charles de Lauzirika was the guy who made the documentary, and he's done of good work on bonus features / documentaries for home video releases of several movies.

I bring this up because Dangerous Days does have a section talking about the scriptwriting process for Blade Runner, with appearances by both Hampton Fancher and David Peoples (the guy who did re-writes after Fancher left the production). It was pretty even-handed, and I got the impression that both Fancher and Peoples both made invaluable contributions to the finished product.
 
2012-05-18 09:22:41 AM
I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I found PDK's book far superior to the movie (as most books usually are.) A major theme of the book, empathy (and the illusion of empathy) doesn't really come across in the movie. Plus, the whole idea that we can't change our very nature, especially if you're an android.

Blade Runner was a cool movie when I was 12. But the idea that Deckard is a replicant is retarded since he's supposed to be the moral compass.

/King's The Running Man is another prime example of a great book altered just enough on film to disappoint in the "what might have been" way.
 
2012-05-18 09:23:55 AM
Been done...

www.scifimoviepage.com


And honestly, I'd rather see a film version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, complete with Mercerism, Buster Friendly and his Friendly Friends, Iran Deckard, the Pennfield Mood Organ, Rachel Rosen and Roy Baty.

I love Blade Runner, but it's time the original novel got some love. The movie is nothing at all like the book. It basically takes a few names and concepts (Rick Deckard, androids, bounty hunter, big corporation) and then goes off on its own.

Also, I think the Blade Runner video game on PC did a great job of showing how to make a sequel/side-project from Blade Runner without stepping on the original's toes. The story in the game ran parallel to the one in the movie. While Deckard was doing his investigation, Ray McCoy (the game's protagonist) dealt with a different group of replicants that Deckard wasn't told about. I would argue that Clovis is at least as interesting as Roy Batty.

Hell, just turn the game into a movie. It had a good script. Plus, in the game, this woman played a member of the Blade Runner unit:

images.starpulse.com

I'd watch that.
 
2012-05-18 09:29:36 AM

Evil Mackerel: It will star Shia LaBeouf as Decker's hybrid son, working his fathers old case files.


You go to hell! You go to hell and you die!

/I miss Mr. Hat.
 
2012-05-18 09:32:17 AM
Do not fark this up. DO. NOT. FARK. THIS. UP.
 
2012-05-18 09:40:49 AM
If either Shia LeBeouf OR Justin Bieber get anywhere near this project it would be a sure sign of the end of humanity. And it would be well deserved.
 
2012-05-18 09:49:19 AM

svenge: If you have a copy of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, do watch the "Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner" documentary on the 2nd disc. It's a bit long @ 3+ hours, but it's worth it. It's not one of those gushy "I loved everyone and everyone was so brilliant" documentaries you see on many movies, but it wasn't a hit piece on anyone in particular either. Charles de Lauzirika was the guy who made the documentary, and he's done of good work on bonus features / documentaries for home video releases of several movies.

I bring this up because Dangerous Days does have a section talking about the scriptwriting process for Blade Runner, with appearances by both Hampton Fancher and David Peoples (the guy who did re-writes after Fancher left the production). It was pretty even-handed, and I got the impression that both Fancher and Peoples both made invaluable contributions to the finished product.


Thanks, I will. I have had the set for a long while, but this will be great background to some homebrewing today.
 
2012-05-18 10:18:37 AM
This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old blade runner, I need your magic.
 
2012-05-18 10:20:17 AM

9beers: Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.


Dude, you come into and then hate every movie.
you hate Blade Runner, you hate the Avengers, You didn't like Star wars.
What movies *DO* you like, and why should we take your opinion into consideration when you don't seem to have any good tastes, just contrarian view-points?
 
2012-05-18 10:21:10 AM
Did they ever resolve whether or not Androids do in fact dream of electric sheep?
 
2012-05-18 10:22:14 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: 9beers: Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.

Dude, you come into and then hate every movie.
you hate Blade Runner, you hate the Avengers, You didn't like Star wars.
What movies *DO* you like, and why should we take your opinion into consideration when you don't seem to have any good tastes, just contrarian view-points?




he's a troll.
 
2012-05-18 10:27:40 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Uchiha_Cycliste: 9beers: Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.

Dude, you come into and then hate every movie.
you hate Blade Runner, you hate the Avengers, You didn't like Star wars.
What movies *DO* you like, and why should we take your opinion into consideration when you don't seem to have any good tastes, just contrarian view-points?



he's a troll.


Thanks, I suppose I know what to do next.
 
2012-05-18 10:28:35 AM
I don't understand why Ridley Scott doesn't just go back to all the orginal materials he shot for Blade Runner and then re-edit it to give us Blade Runner - The Sequel Ultimate Director's Deluxe Special Collector's Edition.
 
2012-05-18 10:45:24 AM

GungFu: I don't understand why Ridley Scott doesn't just go back to all the orginal materials he shot for Blade Runner and then re-edit it to give us Blade Runner - The Sequel Ultimate Director's Deluxe Special Collector's Edition.


I laughed. It'll happen.

In the interest of disclosure, I own the Super Mega Ultra Absolutely 100% Final Cut Deluxe Briefcase Edition.
 
2012-05-18 11:13:31 AM

namatad: RoyBatty: ClintonKun: RoyBatty: This should be good. I grew up watching the Japanese anime serialization and loved it, hence my username here. I'd like to see what happens next.

There was an anime of Blade Runner? I know that several series and movies were obviously heavily influenced by it, but not an out-right adaptation.

Sadly, I was just completely bullshiatting because I felt I needed to post something. :(

I think I agree with what you wrote earlier, that today's Hollywood norms would prevent Blade Runner from being filmed correctly. For instance Hauer was 38, Ford was 40, my simplistic guess is that a new cast would be a bunch of pretty boy 20 somethings dressed in the latest and most expensive fashions.

THANK GOD I got here first before I went looking for it.
Sigh


The Armitage OVA/movies are heavily influenced by it.
 
2012-05-18 11:31:05 AM
Fancher even admitted in the book Future Noir that he didn't know how to write a decent detective story, which it what the movie is supposed to be. I can't believe they would hire him to do another one. . .
 
2012-05-18 12:36:30 PM

Mateorocks: But the idea that Deckard is a replicant is retarded since he's supposed to be the moral compass.


Not to mention the fact that it undermines a very important theme -- that the humans in the movie seem almost emotionless, and the replicants are the only ones showing a range of strong emotions.
 
2012-05-18 12:51:27 PM
One things for sure, it'll need to be set pretty far into the future as the original was set in 2019 and the book was originally 1992...
 
2012-05-18 01:08:08 PM

ZeroCorpse: Been done...

[www.scifimoviepage.com image 291x475]


And honestly, I'd rather see a film version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, complete with Mercerism, Buster Friendly and his Friendly Friends, Iran Deckard, the Pennfield Mood Organ, Rachel Rosen and Roy Baty.

I love Blade Runner, but it's time the original novel got some love. The movie is nothing at all like the book. It basically takes a few names and concepts (Rick Deckard, androids, bounty hunter, big corporation) and then goes off on its own.

Also, I think the Blade Runner video game on PC did a great job of showing how to make a sequel/side-project from Blade Runner without stepping on the original's toes. The story in the game ran parallel to the one in the movie. While Deckard was doing his investigation, Ray McCoy (the game's protagonist) dealt with a different group of replicants that Deckard wasn't told about. I would argue that Clovis is at least as interesting as Roy Batty.

Hell, just turn the game into a movie. It had a good script. Plus, in the game, this woman played a member of the Blade Runner unit:

[images.starpulse.com image 373x644]

I'd watch that.


Loved the Pennfield Mood Organ. If you dial 888, it creates the desire to watch television, no matter what is on.
 
2012-05-18 01:16:43 PM

hammettman: Will they use Harrison Ford, or get a replicant?


I hear they are going with Shia Labeouf.
 
2012-05-18 01:21:12 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Uchiha_Cycliste: 9beers: Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.

Dude, you come into and then hate every movie.
you hate Blade Runner, you hate the Avengers, You didn't like Star wars.
What movies *DO* you like, and why should we take your opinion into consideration when you don't seem to have any good tastes, just contrarian view-points?



he's a troll.


But he did like Ass trolls and butter cream 2, you know the one with all those water sports in it.
 
2012-05-18 01:34:23 PM

9beers: Blade Runner might be the most overrated movie ever. I enjoyed it well enough but it's nowhere near the sci-fi masterpiece that some people claim.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-18 01:43:02 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Dude, you come into and then hate every movie.
you hate Blade Runner, you hate the Avengers, You didn't like Star wars.
What movies *DO* you like, and why should we take your opinion into consideration when you don't seem to have any good tastes, just contrarian view-points?


Show me in this thread where I said I hated Blade Runner? Show me where I ever said I hated the Avengers or Star Wars?

I said that I enjoyed Blade Runner and I've said the same about Avengers. I've never made any comments about Star Wars either.
 
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