Sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ being planned 30 years on
London: Movie bosses are considering making a sequel to the classic science fiction film ‘Blade Runner’, 30 years after its initial release.
The production company Alcon Entertainment has revealed that it was in "final discussions" to acquire the franchise rights to make sequels or prequels to the 1982 cult movie, reports the Telegraph.
The deal does not include rights to remake the original, which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Harrison Ford as a futuristic police officer.
Alcon, which was behind the 2009 blockbuster ‘The Blind Side,’ starring Sandra Bullock, is obtaining the rights from Bud Yorkin who was an executive producer on the original film.
"We recognise the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce,” the company said in a statement.
"We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only," it added.
The original movie was set in 2019 when humans have created clones called replicants, some of which rebel and are hunted down by Ford’s character.