Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & micro-chip jungle of the 21st century for assumed humanoids known as 'replicants'. Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. Man's obsession with creating a being equal to himself has back-fired.
Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment's follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner in all overseas territories in all media. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The studios have still not set a release date for the Untitled Blade Runner Project quite yet, but the official announcement did confirm that production is set to begin in July 2016.
Denis Villeneuve is directing the Untitled Blade Runner Project starring Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.Read More
The BFI has created a special trailer for Blade Runner: The Final Cut, which will hit select UK theaters this April. This is the version of the film director Ridley Scott oversaw for the 2007 Blu-ray release of the sci-fi classic starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer. At this time, there are no planned U.S. re-release dates.
Blade Runner was released June 25th, 1982.Read More
Ford will next be seen in The Age of Adaline for Lionsgate and the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Walt Disney Pictures. Recent releases include the Warner Bros./Legendary box office hit 42. Villeneuve most recently directed the crime thriller Sicario, staring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro for Black Label Media and Lionsgate. He also directed Canada's Oscar nominated French language film Incendies, and Alcon Entertainment's critically acclaimed Prisoners, staring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Bud Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Kosove and Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.Read More
Warner Bros. based Alcon Entertainment (Prisoners, The Blind Side, The Book of Eli) has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) and Michael Green are the screenwriters.Read More
Over the past few years, we've heard a number of conflicting reports regarding Harrison Ford's involvement in the Blade Runner Sequel.
Back in October 2012, it was rumored that the actor was in talks to return as Rick Deckard from the original 1982 classic Blade Runner. Producer Andrew A. Kosove shot down those rumors just a few days later. But then, director Ridley Scott turned right around and revealed he was quite open to the actor returning.Read More
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Warner Home Video (WHV) will end Blade Runner's moratorium with the debut of a beautiful new commemorative four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack which also includes an Ultra Violet (UV) copy of The Final Cut feature. This comprehensive gift set edition includes The Final Cut version of the feature presented on both Blu-ray and DVD, as well as the other four versions: 1992 Director's Cut, Domestic and International Theatrical versions, and the rare Workprint feature version previously only available in the 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. The set also boasts never-before-seen production photos with more than 1,000 archival images presented in hi-definition, a 72-page production art book with printed versions of the newly discovered art, a collectible Spinner car replica from an official concept sketch conceived by Blade Runner's visual futurist Syd Mead, and collectible motion lenticular card. In addition, included are all 10+ hours of bonus content from the critically acclaimed 2007 Ultimate Collector's Edition.
Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition will be available in two stunning editions-- four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UV ($64.99 SRP) and a three-disc Blu-ray Book ($34.99 SRP).Read More
Following the http://movieweb.com/blade-runner-sequel-gets-original-screenwriter-hampton-fancher/news yesterday that original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher is attached to pen the upcoming Untitled Blade Runner Sequel, which picks up a few years after the events seen in the first film, Ridley Scott has come forward with a few more tidbits of information.
Ridley Scott then talked a bit about why he is so drawn to female lead characters."I'm used to very strong women because my mother was particularly strong, and my father was away all the time. My mother was a big part of bringing up three boys, so I was fully versed in the strength of a powerful woman, and accepted that as the status quo. I think there are a lot of men who feel they're being emasculated by having the woman be in charge; I've never had that problem. All the relationships in my life have been with strong women, from childhood. The relationship I've had in my life for the past 30 years is with a very strong Costa Rican woman. Oddly enough, I find it quite engaging to be working with a female when I'm directing. It's kind of interesting.Read More