Following the 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
Hampton Fancher is in talks to reunite with his Blade Runner director Ridley Scott to develop the idea for the original screenplay for the Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free, and Bud Yorkin produced follow up to the ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, the Untitled Blade Runner Project , it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove.
The filmmakers are also revealing for the first time that the much-anticipated project is intended to be a sequel to the renowned original. The filmmakers would reveal only that the new story will take place some years after the first film concluded.Read More