With his sci-fi feature Prometheus hitting theaters this week, no one has been in the entertainment headlines more than director Ridley Scott. Last night we got an update on his Moses film and before that, on his western and the Monopoly project. Now, he’s chimed on his planned Blade Runner sequel. We recently learned that original screenwriter Hampton Fancher is back, along with a brief appearance from Deckard himself, Harrison Ford, and that the lead protagonist will be female. Today we’ve got a hint at a possible sequence.
The director recently sat down with Collider and actually revealed some of the visuals he’s looking to capture in an early scene of the film. While the film is, of course, in it’s very early development stages there’s no telling if something like this will actually show up, but Scott certainly knows how to sell it. Check it out below, along with video, for what sounds to be something altogether different from his 1982 classic.
“There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat like the plains of—where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn. The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes of Wrath. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else.”
What do you want to see in a new Blade Runner film?
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