‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Gets ‘Green Lantern’ Writer Michael Green

Ridley Scott is returning to direct this follow-up to his 1982 sci-fi classic, reportedly set several years after the original.
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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Gets ‘Green Lantern’ Writer Michael Green

Blade Runner sequel gets writer Michael GreenGreen Lantern screenwriter Michael Green is in negotiations to pen the Untitled Blade Runner Project screenplay. We reported last May that original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher was writing this follow-up, but it isn't known if Michael Green will re-write his script, or start from scratch.

No details were given regarding the story, except that it will be set several years after the events of Blade Runner. Ridley Scott is directing and, contrary to a report from February 2012, the filmmaker is trying to get Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard. The director revealed last May that the story will feature a female protagonist, but that may change now that a different writer is involved. The original classic centered on Deckard, who is tasked with finding and destroying four human clones known as replicants in the year 2019.

Ridley Scott is producing with Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove, along with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. No production schedule was given.

Michael Green also wrote the screenplay for The Flash and Gods and Kings, both of which are in development. He previously wrote for TV shows such as Smallville, Heroes, and The River.

Untitled Blade Runner Project comes to theaters in 2017.

Sources:The Wrap

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