Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Blade Runner 2

Fresh off the success of Eagle Eye, scribe Travis Wright is working on a sequel to Blade Runner with the original film's producer Bud Yorkin.

Wright says he is developing a script and pre-visualisation sequences for a pitch to studio Warner Bros. Pictures.

Wright's former writing partner John Glenn worked on the sequel but became "uneasy" with the idea of making a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 film.

"It never got too far off the ground because the movie is so perfect, so the more we thought about it, the more uneasy we became with the idea," he said.

Fans are uneasy with it too, and have created an online backlash. To which Wright responded that this story would explore some of the questions left unanswered in the original film.

"What does it mean to be human? That's the central question in life and the paramount question in Science Fiction. More pointedly: Is or isn't Deckard a replicant? What happens to Rachel? What are the off world colonies like? What happens to replicants once Tyrell is killed by one of his creations? These are some of the questions we explored with Bud Yorkin for a few years and I believe are a great basis for a story many fans like me are dying to see. Working on them has been a dream."

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