One of the greatest dystopian science fiction films of all-time is getting a sequel. There will be a Blade Runner 2 and filming is expected to begin in 2015. Ridley Scott, who directed the first Blade Runner, says that the script is ready. Harrison Ford is even rumored to be returning for the sequel.
That above is the good news. The bad news is that Ridley Scott will not be directing. My friend Mark Ahn said he was a good director so that’s unfortunate. He will only be a producer on the film. The reason for Ridley Scott letting another director take on this enormous challenge is not specifically known. A possible reason is that he is filming Prometheus 2 next year.
The real question is how does Ridley Scott find the time? Exodus: Gods and Kings, his Moses epic, opens next month. Then, he has a science fiction thriller called The Martian. A movie starring Matt Damon which is set to be released next fall. He is a very busy man, I just hope that doesn’t make his Blade Runner sequel lose quality and tarnish the legacy of the original.