Last month, we reported that director Ridley Scott is confirmed to direct the new Untitled Blade Runner Project, which is believed to be a sequel. Producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed in a recent interview that the project still isn't confirmed as a sequel just yet, and that a screenwriter will be announced in early 2012.
"Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it's a prequel or sequel. And then we'll be off to the races."
"Here's the thing about Ridley. Ridley is a special guy. He's a force of nature. He's got a lot of stuff that he's working on. I believe it's an extremely high priority for Ridley, that's what he's said to me. This project is moving forward aggressively in development."
Andrew A. Kosove is also producing the Point Break remake, which was announced back in September. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay, and it seems that they have a director in mind, although the producer wouldn't announce who the filmmaker is yet. Here's what Andrew A. Kosove had to say about the Point Break remake, and how much surfing we will see in this new version.
"This is the thing -- surfing is a part of it, but I will tell you that we believe firmly, in terms of remaking a film like this, we've got to make it fresh. It's not a literal remake of the original the way Footloose was -- it was identical to the original film. [Our Point Break] has got elements of the original and it's not just surfing, it's other kinds of extreme sports, but surfing is very, very prominent in the story. We're out to a director now, so if it were to go in that direction, it'd be a big announcement. We have someone who we think is the perfect filmmaker. I'd be very surprised if we weren't in pre-production in 2012."