Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z. Burns is in talks to write the script for Ridley Scott's new Untitled Blade Runner Project, Twitch has learned.

The writer is Ridley Scott's "top choice" for the project, which will be produced by Alcon and Warner Bros.

The original Blade Runner, released in 1982 and starring Harrison Ford, was on based on Philip K. Dick's novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep​?"

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No production date has been set.