Blade Runner Sequel: Sir Ridley Scott Reveals Female Protagonist, And Reunion With Original Writer Hampton Francher

Two Bits Of News About Blade Runner Sequel

Director Sir Ridley Scott is teaming up again with the first films' writer Hampton Fancher for a sequel to his sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

The duo is reuniting to make a follow-up which will be set "some years after the first film concluded," according to a press release.

The statement went on to explain that Scott and Fancher had planned the initial film to be a trilogy, similar to the Star Wars franchise.

Bosses at production company Alcon Entertainment insist: "It is a perfect opportunity to reunite Ridley with Hampton on this new project, one in fact inspired by their own personal collaboration, a classic of cinema if there ever was one."

Fancher adapted the Philip K. Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to make the 1982 cult hit starring Harrison Ford as an expert on artificial humans.

And the director has let slip another factoid about the forthcoming sequel - that it will be a female-centric film.

Sir Ridley told the Daily Beast during promotion for his forthcoming Prometheus that, "We have a very good take on it. And we'll definitely be featuring a female protagonist."


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