Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

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Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Fri May 31, 2013 10:59 pm

Sir Ridley Scott hires GREEN LANTERN writer Michael Green to rewrite BLADE RUNNER follow-up!!
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Sir Ridley Scott seems to be pushing forward with the sequel/follow-up to his '82 classic, BLADE RUNNER, despite a somewhat common belief that the original is sacred ground that probably shouldn't be touched, akin to that Ark in that movie that one time. Last year, he commissioned original writer Hampton Fancher (also responsible for lesser known flicks THE MIGHTY QUINN and THE MINUS MAN) to pen a draft for the sequel that, apparently, might not revolve around Harrison Ford's "is he? isn't he?" Deckard, and takes place "some years after the first film concluded." Today, The Wrap reports he's tapped screenwriter Michael Green to rewrite Fancher's blueprint.



Green has worked on a lot of TV over the years, including Heroes (some early eps), Smallville, and the original Cupid (yay!), as well as Sex and the City, Everwood, and the ill-fated shows Kings and The River (awww). His only feature credit is on that oft-heralded modern classic, GREEN LANTERN, but I don't think that should be held against him. There were a bunch of cooks in that kitchen, including three other credited screenwriters, so it's hard to attribute the entire hot mess of that production to him. For all we know, he may be the only one responsible for sending Jordan to Oa at all, giving the film its one 10-minute chunk of solid sci-fi comic book movie fun. Plus, he's got the gig writing the upcoming adaptation of THE FLASH, which probably wouldn't have happened if he was coming up the with the more embarassing elements of LANTERN.



What we do know is that he has experience with geeky properties, and knows firsthand the kind of backlash a lazy, hacky end product can create. Also, Sir Ridley seems to trust his vision, and he's been known to know a thing or two about a thing or two. He still has Cormac McCarthy's THE COUNSELOR on his plate; I'd imagine that after that comes out this fall, we'll get more word on the progress of this film and, most crucially, if it is, indeed, actually going to happen.


Doing this as a "sequel" type of movie seems like a shit idea. I say, if they're going to fuck with it just go with the reboot style approach. Make it closer to the book in some areas, add in some twists, etc. but keep the same characters portrayed by new actors. That was why I was much more ok with the Total Recall remake, it would've been really stupid to use Arnold in it and do it as a sequel or to have any of the same characters/settings.

I mean, damn... too much time has passed to do this as a fucking sequel.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by RobotJerk » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:32 am

Reminds me of how Lucas hired the guy who wrote The Scorpion King to do his Episode II script.

Also...the original "Blade Runner" only takes place 4 years from now, so the suspension of disbelief required to accept a sequel is pretty fucking high unless they retcon the first movie as taking place in 2119 or something.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by SoVi3t » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:57 am

I dunno....

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The really dirty parts of Blade Runner could be called Detroit, and I'll buy it.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by RobotJerk » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:56 am

In that case I want my goddamn flying car already.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:55 pm

I'm just happy we got videophone now.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:39 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/13/56117 ... e-runner-2


I have come to the conclusion that HARRISON FORD REALLY NEEDS MONIES.

He used to be all snobby when talking about his role as Han Solo or Rick Deckard, now he's dying to talk about ANYTHING. He's even in Expendables 3 now.


it's gotta be the money.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by RobotJerk » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:52 pm

Or maybe he finally realized he was just being a dick all those years.


Yeah, you're right. Money.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:35 pm

I finally accepted Harrison Ford back into my heart when he did this....

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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:25 pm

wtf...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/69608

So, like STAR WARS VII, BLADE RUNNER 2 is all about new, young characters looking for the dude who was the hero in the previous entry. I wonder how that plays into Ridley's repeated assertions that Deckard was indeed a replicant (who would presumably have long-since expired). It's still based on the script Scott developed with original co-writer Hampton Fancher. The director says "it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one," so I don't expect any UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING-type reinterpretation of the original characters.

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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by Zytorg777 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:51 am

blade runner was better in the nines.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:16 pm

That's like comparing apples to Van Wilders
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by Zytorg777 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:23 pm

That's like comparing Indy to Han.....
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by SoVi3t » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:58 am

http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/20 ... dley-scott

well, the script is done, and has Ford's seal of approval.....that hopefully has improved since Indy 4.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by die » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:12 pm

Yeah, Ford was all picky back when he had alot of money.

But now, brace yourself for Witness 2.

He looks like he should be in a Cocoon reboot.
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Re: Well they just fucked up BLADE RUNNER

Post by SoVi3t » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:18 pm

So does this mean the Star Wars script he read wasn't good?
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