Alcon And Warner Brothers Pick Up Rights To BLADE RUNNER, Eye Prequels And Sequels

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Alcon And Warner Brothers Pick Up Rights To BLADE RUNNER, Eye Prequels And Sequels
Ready or not, there's more Blade Runner in the works. Alcon Entertainment - the producers of Blind Side - have picked up rights to Blade Runner with an eye to turning the Ridley Scott into a franchise. Plans evidently include both prequels and sequels and may very well cross various mediums. Some reports also say Warner Brothers will be involved.

Blade Runner is set in an expansive enough world that I can see potential for a whole range of stories here - it could make an excellent miniseries - and I'd have no problems at all with a prequel story telling how the Replicants rebelled and came back to Earth in the first place. That said, I categorically do NOT want any more Dekard, particularly not anything in the timeline following the Ridley Scott film. Part of its perfection is that it is open ended and subject to interpretation and that should not be touched. Period.
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Greg RiveraMarch 3, 2011 12:58 AM

What Todd said. I love arguments — and arguing — with film and sci fi geeks (like myself) as to whether Deckard was a replicant or not. I would not want anything to come along that would destroy all those wonderful individual viewpoints, and potentially ruin years of potential movie conversations. But Todd, you forget; according to Edward James Olmos, we've already had the prequel, as he went on record as stating that Battlestar Galactica is the prequel to Blade Runner, and that Gaff is a direct descendant of William Adama.

Cirque ObscureMarch 3, 2011 4:12 AM

Please leave Dekard alone. Explore new territories. How about oily fantasies with lovebots and electric sheeps...

ShinobiMarch 3, 2011 2:34 PM

There's not enough Cyber Punk movies or games coming out these days, anything is welcome like the new DEUS EX game which look phenomenal. I'm not a uber fan of Blade Runner like most fans are so for me giving a prequel or sequel to Blade Runner is not something I'm against but if they can't keep the spirit of the original alive then change the name.

jcaplesMarch 3, 2011 11:21 PM

K.W. Jeter's Blade Runner novels were great, and attempted to tie up any discrepancies between Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. I wouldn't mind if any of those were used as source material, especially if Jeter were directly involved. Other than that, I'm not too interested in either a Deckard plotline or any other.