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Is the Blade Runner sequel being rewritten by the guy who wrote Green Lantern?

05.31.2013

Ridley Scott has openly talked about his development of a sequel to BLADE RUNNER. Whether it involves Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard or not is unclear, but like PROMETHEUS, Scott intends to tell another story in the same universe that BLADE RUNNER exists in. The only other news that we have heard is original screenwriter Hampton Fancher was drafting the screenplay. Now, someone else is being brought in to do a rewrite.

According to The Wrap, Michael Green is in negotiations to pen the second draft of the BLADE RUNNER sequel. If you don't know that name, you should know Green cowrote 2011's GREEN LANTERN. Green's IMDb page lists the majority of his writing work has been for television series including EVERWOOD, SEX AND THE CITY, SMALLVILLE, and HEROES. The site also lists him as the writer of the script for THE FLASH, but we all know how trustworthy IMDb can be.

The Wrap also indicates sources have the new film as a sequel set several years after BLADE RUNNER and that Ridley Scott is still trying to get Harrison Ford back. I trust Scott whereas many have issues with him since PROMETHEUS was released. For those people I say that Damon Lindelof is not writing BLADE RUNNER, so you should calm down. Now, GREEN LANTERN is not exactly the ringing endorsement you want for a BLADE RUNNER writer, so we will have to wait and see what happens with this one.

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11:16AM on 06/06/2013

blade runner is overrated

that is all.
that is all.
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2:32PM on 06/02/2013

The Actual Press Release

The actual press release from Alcon Entertainment about the Blade Runner sequel can be seen here: [link] it reveals a bit more
The actual press release from Alcon Entertainment about the Blade Runner sequel can be seen here: [link] it reveals a bit more
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12:25PM on 06/02/2013
Id take the guy who wrote Prometheus (yes, wasnt crazy about it) over the guy who wrote Green Lantern
Id take the guy who wrote Prometheus (yes, wasnt crazy about it) over the guy who wrote Green Lantern
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4:20PM on 06/01/2013
Lindelof may not be writing the script here, but let'w not forget, Scott approved the Lindelof script for Prometheus.

I really really hope this doesn't come to fruition. But if it has to, I really really hope its not a direct sequel, and is rather just another Phillip K. Dick story told in the same visual universe.

Seeing a 75 year old Deckard would be disastrous, particularly since it was pretty much confirmed that he was a 4 year life spanned replicant.
Lindelof may not be writing the script here, but let'w not forget, Scott approved the Lindelof script for Prometheus.

I really really hope this doesn't come to fruition. But if it has to, I really really hope its not a direct sequel, and is rather just another Phillip K. Dick story told in the same visual universe.

Seeing a 75 year old Deckard would be disastrous, particularly since it was pretty much confirmed that he was a 4 year life spanned replicant.
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4:19PM on 06/01/2013
Wow, I don't know if I've ever seen an article with this many votes at zero percent.
Wow, I don't know if I've ever seen an article with this many votes at zero percent.
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10:34AM on 06/01/2013
Meh.
At least it's not Lindelof.
Meh.
At least it's not Lindelof.
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10:12AM on 06/01/2013
I feel like someone just yelled, "Porkchop Sandwiches!".....
I feel like someone just yelled, "Porkchop Sandwiches!".....
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11:51PM on 05/31/2013
Do androids dream of retirement homes?
Do androids dream of retirement homes?
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10:36PM on 05/31/2013
Nope. In the name of Liz Lemon, "Shut it down".
Nope. In the name of Liz Lemon, "Shut it down".
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10:35PM on 05/31/2013
Can anyone tell me why we need a Blade Runner sequel in the first place?
Can anyone tell me why we need a Blade Runner sequel in the first place?
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9:45PM on 05/31/2013
There is so little actual fact about this possible film...it's ridiculous to even speculate about the outcome of the final product.
There is so little actual fact about this possible film...it's ridiculous to even speculate about the outcome of the final product.
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7:38PM on 05/31/2013

There goes that even "slight" interest I had in this project

I wouldn't even consider bringing Ford back.
Just like others have stated, I didn't care for PROMETHEUS and I'm wary of Scott's decisions. Have been, actually, for decades. PROMETHEUS was not a way to "go back to his roots", so to speak. It was just more of Scott's bad decisionmaking.
I wouldn't even consider bringing Ford back.
Just like others have stated, I didn't care for PROMETHEUS and I'm wary of Scott's decisions. Have been, actually, for decades. PROMETHEUS was not a way to "go back to his roots", so to speak. It was just more of Scott's bad decisionmaking.
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7:11PM on 05/31/2013
I love Scott but after Prometheus I'm not too sure about this.
I love Scott but after Prometheus I'm not too sure about this.
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5:46PM on 05/31/2013

I hope this sequel never sees the light of day

Not only bringing Ford back completely disregard the ambiguity of the first film, it limits the possibility of having an expansive world with new characters and a new story. The possibility of this hack writing the script is just the icing on the cake.
Not only bringing Ford back completely disregard the ambiguity of the first film, it limits the possibility of having an expansive world with new characters and a new story. The possibility of this hack writing the script is just the icing on the cake.
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5:36PM on 05/31/2013
This is awful news. 'Green Lantern' was a disaster of epic proportions, and 'Prometheus' aside, Scott has only had two not wretched films from the past decade ('Matchstick Men' is amazing & 'American Gangster' is good, with a few flaws). So, I haven't trusted him in a long time. And given how he was talking up 'Prometheus', fuck him, fuck this screenwriter, and fuck this idea.
This is awful news. 'Green Lantern' was a disaster of epic proportions, and 'Prometheus' aside, Scott has only had two not wretched films from the past decade ('Matchstick Men' is amazing & 'American Gangster' is good, with a few flaws). So, I haven't trusted him in a long time. And given how he was talking up 'Prometheus', fuck him, fuck this screenwriter, and fuck this idea.
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9:43PM on 05/31/2013
Overreact much?
Overreact much?
11:36PM on 05/31/2013
The problem with Green Lantern wasn't just the writing: the problem was that everybody involved seemed to think it was good right up until audiences saw it. I remember early in the movie Hal's plane is about to crash and he has a flashback to when he was a kid and his father died. Seriously? Your plane is crashing and you are like "It's okay. I have time. I am going to just sit here for a while and reflect on my childhood." It would have been so easy for someone to have spoken up and said
The problem with Green Lantern wasn't just the writing: the problem was that everybody involved seemed to think it was good right up until audiences saw it. I remember early in the movie Hal's plane is about to crash and he has a flashback to when he was a kid and his father died. Seriously? Your plane is crashing and you are like "It's okay. I have time. I am going to just sit here for a while and reflect on my childhood." It would have been so easy for someone to have spoken up and said that this was stupid but nobody did.
3:10PM on 06/03/2013
@lordskitch, not really an over reaction. I am not mad, it's more a resigned, 'well, fuck you buddy, you suck' as opposed to an 'OMG! Hate fuck his skull'. I have long ago come to terms with the fact Ridley Scott is (now) a terrible director.

@martin, everything about 'Green Lantern' was awful and dumb.
@lordskitch, not really an over reaction. I am not mad, it's more a resigned, 'well, fuck you buddy, you suck' as opposed to an 'OMG! Hate fuck his skull'. I have long ago come to terms with the fact Ridley Scott is (now) a terrible director.

@martin, everything about 'Green Lantern' was awful and dumb.
4:45PM on 05/31/2013

oh no.

Green latern is just a god awful film. Nothing in it works.
So yeah this is terrible news.
Green latern is just a god awful film. Nothing in it works.
So yeah this is terrible news.
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4:43PM on 05/31/2013

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4:20PM on 05/31/2013
"For those people I say that Damon Lindelof is not writing BLADE RUNNER, so you should calm down."

Why? Lindelof was just doing his job - writing Ridley's vision. You can expect the same from the Blade Runner sequel. 90% of what people disliked in Prometheus was the result of decisions made by Scott. The editor, writers, and director commentary all make that obvious. He is at both an age in life and point in his career where can be stubborn and have absolute control over a project and
"For those people I say that Damon Lindelof is not writing BLADE RUNNER, so you should calm down."

Why? Lindelof was just doing his job - writing Ridley's vision. You can expect the same from the Blade Runner sequel. 90% of what people disliked in Prometheus was the result of decisions made by Scott. The editor, writers, and director commentary all make that obvious. He is at both an age in life and point in his career where can be stubborn and have absolute control over a project and nobody has the balls to question him. If he approaches the Blade Runner sequel the way he did Prometheus people are going to be disappointed no matter who writes the thing.
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4:15PM on 05/31/2013

Gulp....

well...maybe he learned from his mistakes?
well...maybe he learned from his mistakes?
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4:13PM on 05/31/2013
Everyone vote me down, I own 3 copies of Blade Runner including the SE briefcase and I've never seen it.
Everyone vote me down, I own 3 copies of Blade Runner including the SE briefcase and I've never seen it.
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4:16PM on 05/31/2013
hahah damn, tell me you just have a huge movie collection and just havent gotten to it....or that they were gifts??
hahah damn, tell me you just have a huge movie collection and just havent gotten to it....or that they were gifts??
4:18PM on 05/31/2013
Both your assumptions are true. I'm embarrassed that I've never seen it and i thought you guys flaming me might be the straw that broke the camels back.
Both your assumptions are true. I'm embarrassed that I've never seen it and i thought you guys flaming me might be the straw that broke the camels back.
9:43PM on 05/31/2013
Dude, see the movie. It's amazing. I have the suitcase too, and enjoy all the different versions for different reasons.
Dude, see the movie. It's amazing. I have the suitcase too, and enjoy all the different versions for different reasons.
4:09PM on 05/31/2013
I think a majority of the people on this website know how much I loved Green Lantern. It did have its flaws and one big flaw was the story. The story was just rushed and it seemed like the ending with Parallax came out of nowhere. Also, the motives for Sinestro's actions were never really explained or detailed. Besides that I enjoyed the film very much.

I just hope the guy has help this time writing Blade Runner 2 because I would hate to see the same things happen again.
I think a majority of the people on this website know how much I loved Green Lantern. It did have its flaws and one big flaw was the story. The story was just rushed and it seemed like the ending with Parallax came out of nowhere. Also, the motives for Sinestro's actions were never really explained or detailed. Besides that I enjoyed the film very much.

I just hope the guy has help this time writing Blade Runner 2 because I would hate to see the same things happen again.
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4:17PM on 05/31/2013
You must have a sentimental attachment to the character or comic book or something because pointing out the flaws you did then following it up with saying the movie is still good is very contradicting. Also i have noticed its the norm to vote down your comments, which is unfair because you usually have a good sense of what your talking about and i can tell you have some understanding of the history of film. My suggestion.... change your avatar.
You must have a sentimental attachment to the character or comic book or something because pointing out the flaws you did then following it up with saying the movie is still good is very contradicting. Also i have noticed its the norm to vote down your comments, which is unfair because you usually have a good sense of what your talking about and i can tell you have some understanding of the history of film. My suggestion.... change your avatar.
4:32PM on 05/31/2013
Shut yer mouth.
Shut yer mouth.
4:54PM on 05/31/2013
Shut your mouth?
Shut your mouth?
4:55PM on 05/31/2013
And thanks for the support DareDevil
And thanks for the support DareDevil
5:55PM on 05/31/2013
Simmer down lad.
Simmer down lad.
7:18PM on 05/31/2013
Go away
Go away
7:51PM on 05/31/2013
Well said.
Well said.
9:07PM on 05/31/2013
DareDevil "...because you usually have a good sense of what your talking about..."
Except when he implied Kelly Brook had a miscarriage via modeling, which I think pissed more people off than him liking a bad movie.
DareDevil "...because you usually have a good sense of what your talking about..."
Except when he implied Kelly Brook had a miscarriage via modeling, which I think pissed more people off than him liking a bad movie.
10:07PM on 05/31/2013
Lol, as soon as I saw Green Lantern in the article I scrolled down to see The Soloist comment!
Lol, as soon as I saw Green Lantern in the article I scrolled down to see The Soloist comment!
4:08PM on 05/31/2013
Well, thats too bad.
Well, thats too bad.
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