It’s been nearly 30 years since Blade Runner’s technical and cinematic achievements dazzled audiences, while at the same time confusing the heck out of them with the narrative. According to Variety, the movie is getting reborn in the form of prequel and/or a sequel.
“We’re at a very preliminary stage where we’re still formulating strategy as to whether we’ll hire a filmmaker or a writer first and whether we’ll do a prequel or a sequel,” Andrew Kosove said in response. “The one thing for sure is that neither Broderick Johnson or I will direct.”
There’s also no word on if, or how, Ridley Scott will be involved in the project.
If you haven’t seen, or were confused by the Blade Runner movie (or the numerous cuts released on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray), you can easily catch up by reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? currently being serialized by BOOM! Studios. And if you want a brilliant behind the scenes look at the making of Blade Runner, check out Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon.