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Blade Runner 2 gets release date

February 19th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments




Well, it’s official that there’s no stopping Hollywood’s remake/sequel machine. The sequel to 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner is now scheduled for release on 12 January 2018.

Harrison Ford will apparently be reprising his role as possibly-not-a-replicant Rick Deckard, in a script penned by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green, based on a storyline created by Fancher and Ridley Scott. Sir Rid, however, will not be returning to direct; instead Denis Villeneuve, director of Sciario and Prisoners, has been brought in to helm a film apparently set ‘decades’ after the original. Which would seem to disprove the whole Deckard is a replicant theory, but at this stage who the hell knows?

Look, Tinseltown, we really need to sit down and have a talk about all this remake and sequel stuff. Seriously. There is no need to crap all over what are considered to be masterpieces of the cinematic art in the pursuit of a few quid. There’s hungry young writers with good ideas out there, or at the very least new books to adapt. And FYI I warn you now, the day someone decides to remake Back to the Future or anything in the Kubrick stable, I will not be held responsible for my actions…

Source: Coming Soon

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...