Back in August we brought you the news that a new Blade Runner movie was in the works at Alcon Entertainment and that original director Ridley Scott, currently in post-production on his Alien prequel Prometheus, would be the guiding force behind this latest journey into a dark and perpetually rainy future. Then it was reported that under Scott’s direction the new film will likely be a complete departure from the original Blade Runner.
But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, Scott revealed that his Blade Runner movie is “liable to be a sequel.”
On the week of the original’s 20th anniversary, Alcon Entertainment co–founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove acquired the rights to remake the hit 1991 action flick, Point Break. Now the duo have officially announced their plans to fast–track a remake of the property for release by Warner Brothers.
Not a whole lot is known about the planned remake, but it is said that it will once again revolve around an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, and that it will be set in the world of international extreme sports. The original, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, involved surfing, which is generally considered an extreme sport. In this case, however, it’s unclear which sport(s) will be used.
Earlier today it was announced that the great Ridley Scott had decided to once again return to a classic world he built long ago, Blade Runner.
Now some details on how Scott came to return have surfaced, as well as information on how Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment””who acquired the rights to the property this past March””plan to approach the new movie with Scott and keep things fresh.
Right from the get–go, Kosove and Johnson had their fingers crossed for Scott to be involved somehow, but of course they also had backup plans if the long–shot fell through. After they acquired the rights, they contacted Scott Free Productions in hopes of sitting down with Ridley and sharing their vision for the new movie, to which he agreed.
A press release has been sent out by Alcon Entertainment, a company based within Warner Brothers, stating that they’ve entered into final negotiations to acquire the rights to make both prequels and sequels to the 1982 Ridley Scott science fiction classic, Blade Runner.
Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and Chief Executive Officers at Alcon, are set to take on not only the film rights, but also television and ancillary rights as well. It’s unclear what exactly they plan to do with the rights at first, but it would appear that at least one Blade Runner sequel/prequel is in our future.