Are You Ready For ‘Blade Runner’ Prequels And Sequels?

blade runnerIf you enjoyed the Star Wars prequels then I suppose you might be more well disposed towards the idea of doing the same with the sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner, but I can’t say I have high hopes for any prequel or sequel. Like it or not, Deadline Hollywood reports that they’re coming:

Warner Bros-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment (“The Blind Side,” “The Book of Eli”) co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, in the most significant property acquisition negotiations in the Company’s 13-year history, are in final discussions to secure film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic 1982 science-fiction thriller “Blade Runner.”…

Alcon is negotiating to secure the rights from producer-director Bud Yorkin, who will serve as producer on “Blade Runner” along with Kosove and Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

Alcon’s franchise rights would be all-inclusive, but exclude rights to remake the original. The Company, however, may produce projects based on situations introduced in the original film. The project would be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. International rights are yet to be determined.

Johnson and Kosove stated: “We are honored and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin. This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”…

Well, what do you think, should they do it?

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  • Ronniedobbs

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  • Ronniedobbs

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 123

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

  • 123

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

  • Boy Ratty

    F**K NO!

  • Boy Ratty

    F**K NO!

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    • justagirl

      WTF!? LOL! that button almost made my job explode.

  • Cynic72

    An idea so bad, it could only have come from Hollywood.

  • cynic72

    An idea so bad, it could only have come from Hollywood.

  • WackyWally

    Why not repaint the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel? Quite a horror!

  • WackyWally

    Why not repaint the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel? Quite a horror!

  • Butts

    terrible idea. philip k dick is dead,

  • Butts

    terrible idea. philip k dick is dead,

  • Tuna Ghost

    ‘Johnson and Kosove stated: “We are honored and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin. This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”‘

    They love it so much they’re going to fuck it all up. Because they love it. Get ready for Blade Runner: The Musical (I would pay to see that, actually)

  • Tuna Ghost

    ‘Johnson and Kosove stated: “We are honored and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin. This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”‘

    They love it so much they’re going to fuck it all up. Because they love it. Get ready for Blade Runner: The Musical (I would pay to see that, actually)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. I’m ok with it. Sorry guys. I also was entertained by(not enthralled with) the newest Indiana Jones. They don’t all have to be masterpieces, and if you like the characters, why not see them live on?

  • ohuknow

    Yeah. I’m ok with it. Sorry guys. I also was entertained by(not enthralled with) the newest Indiana Jones. They don’t all have to be masterpieces, and if you like the characters, why not see them live on?

  • Briggsy

    This will be a disaster of intergalactic proportions! The soundtrack alone is a masterpiece … oh dear.

  • DrDavidKelly

    This will be a disaster of intergalactic proportions! The soundtrack alone is a masterpiece … oh dear.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what we can expect.

    As a non-commercially published author, reader and admirer of the works by Philip K. Dick, who passed away before the Blade Runner film was released; it smacks of just another money making exercise by people who do not really possess creative story telling talent and can get away without paying the creators of such works after fobbing of the “concept” on a bunch of tech writers who can stich anything together for a buck. No belittling of technical writers skills intended.

    Scores of people will brain storm and story board and patchwork something together one wonders how honest and insightful a work it will be by the, who cares for a buck bunch. I guess Philip would call it an ersatz kipple heap. Perhaps some gun blasting monochrome mike hammer in the twenty first century with the various angles worked in to the recipe of what constitute an entertainment piece for the masses with a genre slant.

    Although Riddley Scott made a notable interpretation of the story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep; the characters, narrative and symbolic depths are not so easily produced for the ‘I want to be entertained for ninety minutes crowd.’ No discourtesy implied, everyone wants distraction, but is this work all it’s good for? The thought of this becoming a series just makes me groan with expectant despair.

    For fear of sounding like a tiresome annoying purist; I must emphasize, when the work is good, don’t we all want to see an honest and great interpretation. At the end of the day, we will be paying for it and some will become even wealthier from it.

    By the way, if you’re an agent or producer worth your weight; my works are viewable and would make excellent screenplay adaptations. Works within the volume ‘Stories from Elsewhere County’ are recommended, there are various worthy narrative and character concepts with a degree of uniqueness.

    jonsol69.blogspot.com

  • Guest

    I wonder what we can expect.

    As a non-commercially published author, reader and admirer of the works by Philip K. Dick, who passed away before the Blade Runner film was released; it smacks of just another money making exercise by people who do not really possess creative story telling talent and can get away without paying the creators of such works after fobbing of the “concept” on a bunch of tech writers who can stich anything together for a buck. No belittling of technical writers skills intended.

    Scores of people will brain storm and story board and patchwork something together one wonders how honest and insightful a work it will be by the, who cares for a buck bunch. I guess Philip would call it an ersatz kipple heap. Perhaps some gun blasting monochrome mike hammer in the twenty first century with the various angles worked in to the recipe of what constitute an entertainment piece for the masses with a genre slant.

    Although Riddley Scott made a notable interpretation of the story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep; the characters, narrative and symbolic depths are not so easily produced for the ‘I want to be entertained for ninety minutes crowd.’ No discourtesy implied, everyone wants distraction, but is this work all it’s good for? The thought of this becoming a series just makes me groan with expectant despair.

    For fear of sounding like a tiresome annoying purist; I must emphasize, when the work is good, don’t we all want to see an honest and great interpretation. At the end of the day, we will be paying for it and some will become even wealthier from it.

    By the way, if you’re an agent or producer worth your weight; my works are viewable and would make excellent screenplay adaptations. Works within the volume ‘Stories from Elsewhere County’ are recommended, there are various worthy narrative and character concepts with a degree of uniqueness.

    jonsol69.blogspot.com

  • djie

    in my opinion Blade Runner was a piece of shit compared to Do Androids..? so a piece of shit sequel to a piece of shit (had an amazing Vangelis soundtrack) of an adapted novel, not even in name, whatever….i’m not paying to see it

  • djie

    in my opinion Blade Runner was a piece of shit compared to Do Androids..? so a piece of shit sequel to a piece of shit (had an amazing Vangelis soundtrack) of an adapted novel, not even in name, whatever….i’m not paying to see it

  • Bud Bundy

    Meanwhile I’ve been trying to get prequel rights to Birth of a Nation, but no dice! I even have a sequel planned, written by some guys in Germany calling themselves “National Socialists”

  • Bud Bundy

    Meanwhile I’ve been trying to get prequel rights to Birth of a Nation, but no dice! I even have a sequel planned, written by some guys in Germany calling themselves “National Socialists”

  • seriously

    it makes no sense. at least in star wars there was still a story waiting to be told. in blade runner? everythign was said, there’s nothing that can and should be added. not paying to see that. i’d rather see an avatar sequel than this.

  • seriously

    it makes no sense. at least in star wars there was still a story waiting to be told. in blade runner? everythign was said, there’s nothing that can and should be added. not paying to see that. i’d rather see an avatar sequel than this.

  • Takuhii

    Blade Runner needs neither Sequals NOR Prequels. It is fine the way it is. It also DOES NOT need to be remade. I will haunt ANYONE who considers EITHER of these options!!

  • http://www.takuhii.co.cc/ button_man

    Blade Runner needs neither Sequals NOR Prequels. It is fine the way it is. It also DOES NOT need to be remade. I will haunt ANYONE who considers EITHER of these options!!

  • Damabupuk

    Worst…..just……..worst.

  • Damabupuk

    Worst…..just……..worst.

  • justagirl

    WTF!? LOL! that button almost made my job explode.

  • Anonymous

    I’m withholding judgment until I see what they’re planning. If they’re using the setting and telling entirely different stories (ie, prequel/sequel only in terms of timeline) or if they do a tv series or video game just using the setting with _maybe_ cameo appearances by some of the characters in the original, that could be pretty cool.

    And remember, any sequel would likely have Olmos and Ford in it if they _do_ follow the same characters so it will at least be entertaining for that.

    At least they’re not saying they want to remake the original film. THAT would be a travesty.

  • quartz99

    I’m withholding judgment until I see what they’re planning. If they’re using the setting and telling entirely different stories (ie, prequel/sequel only in terms of timeline) or if they do a tv series or video game just using the setting with _maybe_ cameo appearances by some of the characters in the original, that could be pretty cool.

    And remember, any sequel would likely have Olmos and Ford in it if they _do_ follow the same characters so it will at least be entertaining for that.

    At least they’re not saying they want to remake the original film. THAT would be a travesty.

  • Thewayoftheexplodingrick

    please tell me Kevin J Anderson has nothing to do with this?

  • Thewayoftheexplodingrick

    please tell me Kevin J Anderson has nothing to do with this?

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