There’s some strange stuff happening with Blade Runner these days.
First, the film was not given permission to screen at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of 1982 series.
Second, the Blu-ray suddenly went out of print.
Why would Alcon Entertainment, owners of the property suddenly want to
prevent it from being seen, especially now there’s more interest than
the film has had in years?
Do you think director Ridley Scott, who only recently has even acknowledged that Prometheus is strongly related to his film Alien, is specifically misdirecting Ford’s involvement?
- Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original draft of Blade Runner, has been hired to develop the story for the project.
- The story will be set “some years after the first film concluded.
- Scott and Fancher originally conceived
of Blade Runner as the first in a series of films incorporating the
themes and characters featured in Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep?
- The sequel will “definitely be featuring a female protagonist.”