22 May 2012

Blade Runner Sequel Will Star A Lady-Person

Ridley Scott likes him some powerful women. Ellen Ripley, Clarice Starling, Thelma & Lousie. So, maybe it's not that surprising that, when asked about the future of the Blade Runner series, Scott responded thusly:
“Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist.”
I'm not opposed to a sequel to Blade Runner, in the same way that I wasn't opposed to an Alien prequel. And I feel that not bringing back Harrison Ford is the smart move. In fact, the more distance they can put between the original movie and the new one, the better. I'd say, follow Prometheus' lead. Set the movie in the same universe, perhaps tenuasly connected to the original film, but seperate. Maybe something to do with the future of the Tyrell Corporation, we know that Scott also enjoys corporate intrigue. Or have the protagonists be a Nexus-7 or 8 model; better, stronger, faster then the old replicants. Tell the story from the replicant's side rather then the Blade Runner. Like Bourne in a crappy dystopia.

You know who would probably love a role like this? Charlize Theron. I bet it'd be right up her ally.

Via The Mary Sue.

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