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Denis Villeneuve wants to make more movies in the Blade Runner universe and we are here for it

January 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

In a world where great movies seem to go by leaving less of a ripple than they deserved to, Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 was top of the list.

The sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic Blade Runner, Villeneuve did the unthinkable and made a movie that was almost as damned good. Story, performances, direction, score, atmosphere… it was all there in spades and while it paid a lot of credit to the original, it did what all good sequel did and expanded the mythology, creating something new and exciting for fans of the 1984 original.

And while the movie’s disappointing box office left chances of a sequel pretty low – although a comic series exists and an animated series is on the way – but Denis Villeneuve feels he may still have stories to tell and he has an intriguing idea of how to do it.

“It’s such an inspiring place, the Blade Runner world,” the film-maker, currently filming Dune, says.

“The problem is have is the word ‘sequel’. I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I’d like to revisit this universe in a different way, I can say yes. It would need to be a project on its own. Something disconnected from both other movies. A detective noir story set in the future… I wake up sometimes in the night dreaming about it.”

Wait… other stories set in the same universe!? Sign us up! (And yes, we know that the 1998 Kurt Russell starrer Soldier was set in the same universe).

Honestly, the thing about the futurescape of Blade Runner is that there’s so many possibilities. So many stories. Blade Runners, off-world colonies… there’s a million stories that could be told.

Do it, Denis, we beg you… get that world opened out – we’d be there opening night.

What say you all?

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….