Ridley Scott Says There Is Another 'Blade Runner' Story To Be Told

Anytime Sir Ridley Scott gives an interview, it seems to be peppered with nuggets of perplexing gold.  There was the Alien should be bigger than Star Wars and Star Trek line, the "I'm too dangerous for Star Wars" why he wouldn't direct one line, and the "Blade Runner 2049 didn't do well because it was too f***ing long" line.

In another chat with the 80 year old director, the subject of revisiting the Offworld visage of Blade Runner in another sequel. Digital Spy caught up with the filmmaker during the press tour for his current picture, All The Money In The World.  On the subject of additional BR films, Scott said:

"I hope so…I think there is another story. I've got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure."

It's worth noting that director Denis Villeneuve and others who worked on BR 2049 said they felt the story was self contained, with no real hooks placed on purpose for a sequel. This of course doesn't mean that maybe we won't see another chapter in the universe of the Replicants, but for the foreseeable future it's unlikely with the box office returns from last year.

Directors Sir Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve during the British premiere of Blade Runner 2049, photo from the BFI (British Film Institute) twitter.

Folks who need more Philip K. Dick work in their life need only wait a little while longer til Ronald D. Moore's anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams hits Amazon.  The show will be a little Outer Limits, a little Twilight Zone, with 10 episodes written and directed by various talents based on short stories of Dick's. It hits the streaming service on January 12th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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