Ridley Scott Reportedly Deciding Whether or Not to Direct ‘Blade Runner 2’

By December 3, 2014

When the news leaked that director Ridley Scott was developing a sequel to his highly influential 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, a lot of fans of that modern classic didn’t really know what to think. It seems like its getting more real as time goes on, though, and recently it was reported that Scott may be backing out of directorial duties for the new film.

Things may have changed rather quickly, though, since in an interview with Yahoo!, Scott seemed to dispel those rumors and insist that it was still possible that he could be leading the project expanding on the world of his 1982 sci-fi/neo-noir film. According to the interview when pressed on the possibility, Scott responded,

I don’t know about [not directing ‘Blade Runner 2’] yet. It’s a tricky one because it’s so personal. The script is very, very good. Very good. I wouldn’t know [what sort of director we’d want]. It’s a hard one to track because it’s a very personal piece of my work. [‘Blade Runner’] may be one of the most personal pieces I did. I got so beaten up for it, I said I’d never try that again. But here we are. It’s sitting there ready to be made.

This should prove to be very interesting as the new project inches closer and closer to active production. While some fans may be less than enthused given the overall lukewarm critical reception to Prometheus, Scott’s loosely-related prequel to his 1979 classic Alien, it’s hard to ignore the man’s talent and skill for his craft, since fans and critics believe him to be one of the most genuine visionary directors working in movies today.

Scott’s latest film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, will be released on December 12th. It’s also continually reported that a sequel to Prometheus is in development, but no solid facts have emerged from that production in a while. For more on Blade Runner 2 as it happens, keep a tab open to GeekNation.

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As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Lil Dragon

    Considering how horrible Prometheus was and how he seems to be getting more religious with his movies I am kind of leaning toward not wanting him to do it. The first one is one of my all time favorite films and I would hate to see the universe it created degraded with some religious drivel.