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Blade Runner 2… a few facts you’ll want to know

May 19th, 2012 by Marc Comments

With everyone going into meltdown with the imminent release of Prometheus in a couple of weeks, Ridley Scott has been talking a little bit about Blade Runner 2 (Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d write those words).

So what do we know? Well, it will be set “some years after the first film concluded”, thusly ruling out any involvement from Deckard (Harrison Ford), Rachel (Sean Young) or any of the other cast. Probably. He has also confirmed that the main antagonist will be a woman.
Another great bit of news is that  Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancherin is in talks to pen the script based on an original idea by Scott himself, although so far Alcon Entertainment are staying very tight lipped. 
We also know that  Scott, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin are producing the sequel.
Well, we can’t be any more excited about this… although we’re almost afraid to write this in case we either put the curse on it happening at all or in case it turns out… to… be… awful.
But undoubtedly the whole prospect of BR2 happening at all will ride on how good Prometheus is and how well it performs. So all our Nerdy fingers (and other extremities) remain crossed.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….