We try not to get all worked up about sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots - we really do. They've been a part of the movie landscape since forever and they ain't going away. But making prequels and sequels for a film as iconic and awesome as "Blade Runner" is simply uncalled for.
Nonetheless, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment, the folks who brought you "The Blind Side" and "Book of Eli," are in talks with Bud Yorkin, producer of the original, to buy the all-inclusive rights - except for a remake - to "Blade Runner."
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“We are honored and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin," read a joint statement from Johnson and Kosove. "This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”
They can get Tom Hardy to play Deckard, Marion Cotillard for Rachel, if they wait a few years Chloe Grace Moretz can play Pris, Sam Worthington can play Roy Batty, Matt Damon as Gaff, Michale Chiklis as Bryant... It's gonna be great!