The New “Blade Runner”: Prequel or Sequel? Either Would Be Fine, Thanks!

August 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

Los Angeles, 2019-ish

From the New York Times comes this tantalizing update on Ridley Scott’s forthcoming “Blade Runner” movie. Apparently we can’t call it a sequel, because it might not be. 

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/ridley-scott-will-take-another-run-at-blade-runner/?scp=1&sq=blade%20runner&st=cse

Who cares whether the new movie is set before or after the original? Just make it, and we’ll come out for it.

https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/blade-runner-nearly-three-decades-later-how-a-masterpiece-of-production-design-left-its-mark-on-los-angeles/

https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/blade-runner-the-contest/

https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/my-blade-runner-contest-a-total-bust/

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§ One Response to The New “Blade Runner”: Prequel or Sequel? Either Would Be Fine, Thanks!

  • Aj Reznor says:

    Sorry, but I have to disagree, thoroughly. Hollywood’s gotten lazy on all counts: Uninspired actors with poor delivery of half-hearted scripts, and the lack of original content.

    Content? Consider the majority of the last decade plus is based on:
    – Sequels/prequels, often a decade or more after the original
    – Needless remakes
    – Comic books
    – 80s TV shows
    – Book adaptations

    Very little new, different, *interesting* has come along. Warner Bros didn’t even want to do “Inception” because it was too different. “Boondock Saints” was good, inspired by someone who could arguably be classed as a Hollywood outsider. The sequel was bad enough to have ruined the memory of the first. And they wonder why box office receipts are low. It’s not piracy, it’s the quality of what they’re handing out. Movies aren’t worth $14 to see, let alone $8, let alone two hours of my time and putting up with socially irresponsible people seated within earshot.

    See also:
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201102/the-day-the-movies-died-mark-harris?printable=true

    The memory of Blade Runner needs to not be sullied. Scott should stick with abusing the Alien franchise.

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