The recent news that Alcon Entertainment is making plans to "produce prequels and sequels" to director Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was met with a great deal of enthusiasm by sci-fi fans, mixed with a healthy bit of skepticism. After all, Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is considered by many to be the greatest sci-fi movie ever made and a national treasure by the Library of Congress. As one commenter put it, "Blade Runner is powerful and fantastic for what it is. More importantly, it is complete. Why would you even want to alter it?"
In an effort to address such concerns and to tease the potential of the expanded universe of the Blade Runner franchise, producers Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Bud Yorkin recently opened up to io9 about why they decided to play around in the Blade Runner universe, why now is the right time to do it and who they might be interested in getting to help them realize their new visions. And, yes, there will be Replicants. what did the producers have to say about their plans for Blade Runner >> Posted 03.04.11 by BrentJS