‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Details

Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson reveal the challenges ahead of them in building off the original 1982 sci-fi classic.
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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Details

Producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson talk Blade Runner The big news yesterday was that Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment are teaming up for new sequels and prequels to the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove recently gave more details on the projects, revealing they never wanted to remake the original sci-fi thriller, but plan on building off the movie's mythology while utilizing today's technology. Here's what Andrew A. Kosove had to say.

"The Blade Runner lore is kind of irresistible. And the extraordinary pace of technological advancement since the movie came out means that there are a lot of opportunities to do something fresh."

Andrew A. Kosove also acknowledged the tremendous fan base for Blade Runner, and the challenges in coming up with an original story.

"The risk is not just getting a movie made but coming up with a story that really justifies coming back one to one of the great science-fiction stories. A lot of filmmakers have borrowed from Blade Runner in the intervening years, and we want to make sure we don't look like we're borrowing from the movies that borrowed from it. Coming up with something original on our part is a real threshold issue. We know there are tremendous challenges here."

Blade Runner is set in the year 2019, where Rick Dekkard (Harrison Ford) tracks down "replicants," robots disguised as humans. Since the actual year 2019 isn't too far away, a prequel would likely be set in a year fairly close to the present day. Broderick Johnson revealed that a prequel would be set in an alternate universe.

Ridley Scott directed Blade Runner and it isn't known if he will be involved in these new projects, although Andrew A. Kosove revealed he would like to have the director on board.

"We haven't met Ridley Scott, but the thought of re-engaging with his artistic vision is very exciting, and [him directing] is something we think would be wonderful."

It isn't clear if a Blade Runner prequel or a Blade Runner sequel will come first out of this new deal between Alcon and Warner Bros.

Blade Runner was released June 25th, 1982.

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  • Jerome-Michael-Rogan • 3 years ago

    Actor and Film Short adventurer "Jerome Michael Rogan" has become Marvelous details below

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    • knightofnice • 4 years ago

      Actor "Jerome Michael Rogan" Is Tipped to have a Part in this Sequel,as a Character,within a Team of Blade Runners, on a Perilous mission,On an Off World Recreational Facility.

      Locating escaped Replicants,Where the Hunters become the Hunted!

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      • andrew-thompson • 4 years ago

        thats funny i was just thinking about that yesterday when i read about the prequel/sequel news.... he would be great for them....or if he was still around dan obannon but its a shame because he would do justice to this and the alien prequels....

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        • dan1 • 4 years ago

          http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=31209

          So apparently they want Chris Nolan to helm these. Well, good luck with that I say.

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          • Felipe-Collazo • 4 years ago

            I fell in love with Bladerunner when I saw it a few years ago... I wouldn't mind this if they're good, but please don't ruin it with lame money-grabber sequels...

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            • rexspinas • 4 years ago

              Good god, no. Why the f*ck are they doing this? It's the definition of unnecessary.

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              • watchall • 4 years ago

                GOD do we really need another Blade Runner movie?........ The first was nothing more than OVERHYPED grapfest. With it's BIG....... Long........ slow....... looks at the city. It was nothing more than a "OH look at my effects" film. Blade Runner: The Final Cut....Longer......Slower......looks at the city. " Look Look see what we can do with our effects now"

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                • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

                  This is a dumb idea

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                  • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                    How Dare They Tamper With This Masterpiece!

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                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                      Love "Blade Runer"...but why!??!?!?

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                      • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                        they have books that are based as sequels. i wonder if they'll relate to them. i can see them bringing back ford like they did for Bridges in Tron but they have some unknown be the main star

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                        • thedarkknight23 • 4 years ago

                          they better bring back Ford

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                          • m2 • 4 years ago

                            I smell 3D : (

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                            • bernardo-de-paiva • 4 years ago

                              NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON`T DO IT!!! Don't touch something that doesnt need too.... =////

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                              • furankisan • 4 years ago

                                Are we finally going to see electric sheep? Bad joke, eh? well this whole thing is a bad joke. And they want a franchise out of this. no shame the old mighty dollar...

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                                • nitti21 • 4 years ago

                                  If this happens, they need a bloody good director and not a by the numbers type like Brett Ratner, or their going to f*cking ruin it.

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                                  • cupid • 4 years ago

                                    Will i think its is, YEAH.

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                                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                      Blade Runner 2: The Search for More Money.

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                                      • ownsin • 4 years ago

                                        @cupid This is really not awesome at all! Hollywood stop screwing up good old movies ffs!!!

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                          Blade Runner 2: Attack of the Replicants

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