Blade Runner 2 Is Ready To Go…I Hope

By Dr. Know on August 26th, 2014

Blade Runner 2 is ready to go…at least the screenplay is according to Ridley Scott. While talking to EW the renowned director said he hopes to begin work on the film as soon as he is done with his next project, the Matt Damon-starring The Martian:

“It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott said of the Blade Runner sequel. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident,” he says with a laugh (referring, no doubt, to Ford’s Star Wars injury). “So yes, that will happen.”

Whether or not Ford will be officially involved remains to be seen. Although Ford seems to be enthusiastic, having done a complete 180 on the project, nothing is set in stone just yet.

No details on the story are available, but it is known this new chapter will take place some years after Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Rachael (Sean Young) made their escape. Michael Green (Green Lantern) is the latest writer on board, reworking a previous draft from original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher.

In the 1982 classic, Rutger Hauer played the leader of a group of escaped replicants – genetically engineered androids used for work on Earth’s off-world colonies – who are hiding out in a 2019 version of Los Angeles. Ford’s Rick Deckard character is a “blade runner,” a police officer who kills replicants when and if they become a serious problem.

The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993.