Good News For Fans Of Blade Runner 2049...
8 January 2018, 16:51
Sir Ridley Scott, who directed the original sci-fi classic, has teased another sequel.
Sir Ridley Scott has revealed plans for a sequel to Blade Runner 2049.
The 2017 follow-up to sci-fi action movie marked the 25th anniversary of the 1982 cult classic and saw Harrison Ford return as Rick Deckard alongside Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Dave Bautista.
When asked if he sees the potential for another sequel, the 79-year-old filmmaker told Digital Spy: "I hope so, I think there is another story. I've got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure."
Ridley Scott directed the original Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'.
He handed over directing duties to Denis Villeneuve for the recent sequel, but was still involved in production.
The Alien helmsman previously admitted he had no interest in making a follow-up to Blade Runner himself.
He explained: "You change over time. At that point I had no interest in ever doing a sequel, that's why I never did a sequel to Alien for another 20 years, and then I thought, 'Do you know what, I'd better go back to this.'
"Because I'd done two science fiction [films], Alien and Blade Runner, and I felt that that was it. That's enough science fiction for a career. And of course, I never realised that the awakening of the science fiction universe, over many, many films, would get so large ...
"We try not to repeat ourselves, and that's why I always felt that I didn't want to do a sequel.
"But returning to this now, I was asked by Alcon, they said there wasn't a story. I said 'well, actually there's a very clear and present and straightforward story, which opens up into a more complex universe, with all its outcomes and characters.
"Because the very first film is a very clear indication of what the second will be."
Watch the trailer to Blade Runner 2049: