Michael Green in Negotiations to Rewrite BLADE RUNNER Sequel Script for Director Ridley Scott

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Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel script looks to be getting a rewrite by Michael Green (Green Lantern).  The scribe was recently reported as being in negotiations to rewrite Hampton Fancher’s script, which is set a number of years after the conclusion of the original 1982 film (which Fancher also wrote).  Per the press release, Green also recently completed rewrites on Robopocalypse and Warners Bros.’ Gods and Kings.  In addition to his work on the script for DC’s Green Lantern, Green is reportedly attached to a feature adaptation of the speedy superhero, The Flash.  Alcon Entertainment will also partner to produce Blade Runner theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

michael greenFind the full press release below:

ALCON ENTERTAINMENT IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH MICHAEL GREEN TO PEN ‘BLADE RUNNER’ SEQUEL REWRITE FOR DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 31, 2013—Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel penned by Hampton Fancher (“Blade Runner,” “The Minus Man,” “The Mighty Quinn”) and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.

Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

Green recently completed rewrites on “Robopocalypse” and Warners Bros “Gods and Kings.”

Alcon and Yorkin previously announced that they are partnering to produce “Blade Runner” theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.

The original film, which has been singled out as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, “Blade Runner” was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick‘s groundbreaking novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and directed by Scott following his landmark “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction). Following the filming of “Blade Runner,” the first of Philip K. Dick’s works to be adapted into a film, many other of Dick’s works were likewise adapted, including “Total Recall,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” and the recent “The Adjustment Bureau,” among others.

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  • Seriously

    Yeah, let’s give Blade Runner to the guy who did Green F-ing Lantern. Why don’t you just come to my house and punch me in the face for good measure?

    • ScaredForMovies

      That’s what’s so perplexing. After Green Lantern how could they trust him with Flash. It makes absolutely no sense. At least with Blade Runner he’s only doing a re-write.

    • untrue

      Well that’s not really fair to say because 3 other people are credited with the screenplay for Green Lantern. Who knows how much his draft was changed from one writer to the next, or even if his story was used at all except for a few things here and there.

  • Seriously

    Yeah, let’s give Blade Runner to the guy who did Green F-ing Lantern. Why don’t you just come to my house and punch me in the face for good measure?

  • Hop

    Give me Blade Runner! More Blade Runner!

    Just give me Ridley. Sure Prometheus wasn’t that great, but this is the guy who did The Duellists, Blade Runner, Alien, Black Rain, GLADIATOR! I want to see the Counsellor I want to see Christian Bale as Moses, I want to see DiCaprio in Brave New World!

    More RIDLEY!

    • cgraham

      Is Black Rain any good? I’ve had it on DVD for a long time and have never watched it.

  • Jamesy

    Why why why? This doesn’t make any sense. Why let the guy who was part of the utter cr*pfest Green Lantern be part of the Blade Runner sequel, and have him on board for Flash? Surely they would get a writer who has a better track record.

    • Peter Vallance

      Green was one of four, count, FOUR screenplay writers on Green Lantern and was one of THREE that penned the story, thus to consign the failings of that film to Green alone is a blatant non sequitur. A little objectivity wouldn’t go astray, frankly the level of vitriolic hyperbole here is pathetic. Remember Alien: Resurrection was penned entirely by Joss Whedon and look what he has done since. The story is Fanchor’s so there really isn’t anything to be worried about at this point, only time will tell.

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