Ridley Scott is making a Blade Runner sequel?

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    Aug 18, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    Blade Runner is my favorite movie of all time. Not sure a sequel is necessary... they'll probably ruin it with explodie action sequences and a lot of bad CGI. The original feels so tactile. But if Ridley Scott's involved, it could be pretty good.

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/ridley-scott-ready-to-direct-new-version-of-seminal-sci-fi-film-blade-runner/
  • offshore

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    Aug 20, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    True classic indeed! Although not really the first to explore the cyper punk genre, it was the first clearely defined title.

    I take you guys are also into Ghost in the Shell (the great OAV series, not the half attempt movie version)?
  • offshore

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    Aug 20, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    It's especailly poignant, that some of the concepts defined in that movie, are now 1 step closer.

    We are grawn ever close to Singularity. Who knows, maybe human minds will eventually be able to be upload/ downloaded in a ditigal form.

    shows that I consider are exploring the same concept:
    - Ghost in the Shell series
    - Appleseed
    - Battlestar Galactica reboot/ Capricon
    - Matrix
    etc

    I went to Ueno in Tokyo last trip and ate at a food stall just to feel that Blade runner atmousphere. It was wonderful.

    2905295-Ueno-0.jpg
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    Aug 20, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    BLADE RUNNER is incredible as it is. PLEASE don't ruin it!
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    Aug 20, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    Oh, no! Not ANOTHER sequel/prequel/extension/remake!
    Well, technically this isn't a remake since it is telling a different story to the original. But I think this is just a way to somehow give a movie that's connected to Blade Runner an update in special FX. Just leave the movie alone and create a different movie with new ideas. No need for a sequel. If they were going to do a sequel or prequel, they should have done it no more than 5 to 7 years after the original. After that, leave it.

    This is getting ridiculous! Ok, if Hollywood wanted to remake movies, at least do one or two every 10 years or so. Hollywood is out of control and it seems that the only movies that are getting remakes are those with special FX. You don't see them remaking Breakfast at Tiffany's or Working Girl. It's as if the special FX people, with their fancy equipment, just want a chance to show the world how badass they are at flexing their computer enhanced FX muscle. There's suppose to be a Conan remake coming out soon too. Why won't they stop?! Save the special FX for new ideas. And what's even worse, is that they keep remaking the movies that we all know and love. Nightmare on Elm Street. The popular movies. I know there have always been movie remakes, but it seems that now Hollywood is doing them more frequently and they are remaking the popular movies.

    Oh, I almost forgot. They don't call them remakes. It's "re-imagining." Last year, they tried to "re-imagine" Melrose Place. WTF! I loved the original. Not everything needs an update.
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    Aug 20, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    No 3D please.
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:47 PM GMT
    cyclone saidOh, no! Not ANOTHER sequel/prequel/extension/remake!
    Well, technically this isn't a remake since it is telling a different story to the original. But I think this is just a way to somehow give a movie that's connected to Blade Runner an update in special FX. Just leave the movie alone and create a different movie with new ideas. No need for a sequel. If they were going to do a sequel or prequel, they should have done it no more than 5 to 7 years after the original. After that, leave it.

    This is getting ridiculous! Ok, if Hollywood wanted to remake movies, at least do one or two every 10 years or so. Hollywood is out of control and it seems that the only movies that are getting remakes are those with special FX. You don't see them remaking Breakfast at Tiffany's or Working Girl. It's as if the special FX people, with their fancy equipment, just want a chance to show the world how badass they are at flexing their computer enhanced FX muscle. There's suppose to be a Conan remake coming out soon too. Why won't they stop?! Save the special FX for new ideas. And what's even worse, is that they keep remaking the movies that we all know and love. Nightmare on Elm Street. The popular movies. I know there have always been movie remakes, but it seems that now Hollywood is doing them more frequently and they are remaking the popular movies.

    Oh, I almost forgot. They don't call them remakes. It's "re-imagining." Last year, they tried to "re-imagine" Melrose Place. WTF! I loved the original. Not everything needs an update.


    Yeh, I kinda felt the same way when I first heard about this. But then they signed Ridley Scott to produce and direct... I honestly think he's one of the best and possibly the most underrated director in Hollywood. So I'm excited to see how he's going to continue the Blade Runner story.

    It's interesting to me that he's returning to sci-fi after all these years by going back to 2 of his most acclaimed films. I guess he's feeling nostalgic!