The 'Blade Runner' Sequel Will Feature a Female Protagonist Says Ridley Scott
As Prometheus is nearing its June 8th release, Ridley Scott is starting to move on that Blade Runner movie that he'd agreed to do back in August of last year. The concept for the movie is still being developed so we may not see the finished product for a couple of years.
In an interview he did with The Wrap, he said that he had his "first meetings" on the movie a week ago. Scott described the movie as a sequel (we can cross those prequel speculations off), and it will "definitely" feature a female protagonist. Overall, he liked what came out of those meetings.
Currently, no screenwriter has been assigned to work on the movie, but Deadline just reported that Hampton Fancher is in talks to pen the screenplay. Fancher wrote the screenplay for the original.
According to a press release, the movie will "will take place some years after the first film concluded."
However, before he can fully commit his time to the new Blade Runner sequel, he had to get that Cormac McCarthy thriller, The Counselor, out of the way first.
The Counselor is written by the Pulitzer winner McCarthy and will star heavy-weights such as Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz.
In the movie, Fassbender will play a respected lawyer who experimented with the drug trade but got sucked into a situation he's desperate to escape from. The Counselor was originally eyeing an early May start date, but it appears that's no longer the case.