Following his work on Prometheus, Ridley Scott is ready to return to the world of “Blade Runner,”. Scott is committing to direct and produce “a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film.”
It is unsure whether the project will be a sequel or prequel to the 1982 film. Warner Bros-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment announced earlier this year that they had secured film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic sci-fi original.
Alcon said that the franchise rights “would be all-inclusive, but exclude rights to remake the original. The Company, however, may produce projects based on situations introduced in the original film.”
Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce along with Bud Yorkin. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.