After months of rumors floating around, Alcon Entertainment (which produced Insomnia, The Wicker Man remake, The Blind Side, and The Book of Eli) announced on Thursday that Hampton Fancher is planning to reunite with Ridley Scott to create a sequel to the movie Blade Runner.
Alcon Entertainment’s press release claims Fancher is “in talks”, and the film would be set “some years after the first film concluded”. This has lead to widespread speculation that Harrison Ford’s character, Decker Cain, won’t be a major focus of the film.
Scott has confirmed himself that he’s working on a Blade Runner sequel with the original film’s screenwriter, and this time a woman will be the lead. The American Gangster director told The Daily Beast that the sequel would feature a female protagonist just like his previous films Alien, Thelma and Louise and upcoming Prometheus.
“Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week,” Scott said, according to the site. “We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist.”
Thirty years ago, Ridley Scott kickstarted his career with Alien and Blade Runner, which were ground breaking films that redefined the visualizations of sci-fi movies on the big-screen. The veteran director is known for having a slew of projects in the pipeline, so expect the Blade Runner sequel to be a few years down the road.