According to Time Magazine’s NewsFeed, Ridley Scott has signed up to do another Blade Runner installment. Things are going to be a little different this time around, though. While this movie will not be a remake, Scott is determined to change things up in the Blade Runner universe. “If you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting,” Scott stated. Though it’s been declared as “not a remake” whether it is a sequel, prequel, or a spinoff movie is still a mystery.
So what does that mean for Blade Runner star Harrison Ford? Apparently there will be a new leading man go with the new production company that will be taking over the reins of this movie from Warner Brothers. Don’t get too excited or nervous about this movie just yet; the script is not yet written and Producer Andrew Kosove reported to the LA times that it’s not likely that the movie will see theaters until at least 2014.
For those sci/fi and fantasy fans out there who have not seen Blade Runner you either a) are too young or b) live under a rock. For those who fall into either of those categories here is Time’s quick movie sum-up of the classic film:
Blade Runner is about a police officer, played by Harrison Ford, hunting down rogue androids who look just like humans on the dark and gritty streets of futuristic Los Angeles. It takes place in 2019, when the dystopian city sees flying cars, lots of rain and outfits that still have a strong 80s vibe.
The original movie came out in 1982 and was based off of the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which was published in 1968. Curious about the movie yet? Warning – it’s kind of as odd as it sounds. Great for any lovers of 80s sci/fi movies (and the 80s did have some of the best sci-fi movies). Any Netflix subscribers can watch it with the “watch instantly” function (which this particular Lytherus writer will be doing tonight, having been put in the mood to see this movie again while writing this article). Not ready to devote your Friday night to this endeavor just yet? That’s ok. You can check out the original trailer while you weigh your social engagement options: