Green Lantern writer penning Blade Runner sequel

Michael Green is hard at work on the script

We haven’t heard much from the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel since last summer, when original screenwriter Hampton Fancher was revealed to be returning for the second outing.
However, the situation now seems to have changed, with The Wrap revealing that scripting duties are to be taken on by Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green.
Given Green Lantern’s sluggish and occasionally clunky dialogue, it’s a move that’s unlikely to please fans, although Green’s earlier work on Smallville and Heroes might provide some reassurance.
Meanwhile, the report also claims that Ridley Scott is deep in negotiations with Harrison Ford to convince him to return as Rick Deckard. This too is something of a departure from earlier accounts claiming that Ford’s character would not feature this time out.
Here’s hoping that Alcon’s initial promise regarding the sequel’s motivations holds true. “We want people to know that we're very serious about doing this in an artistic way,” said the studio. “This isn't just commercial fodder.”

We shall see… 

Are you excited by the prospect of a Blade Runner sequel? Let us know, below! 


    • dangoodfellow

      Jun 3rd 2013, 10:17

      ..oh well, never mind eh?

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    • FBJWhittle

      Jun 3rd 2013, 10:33

      Oh do go away.

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    • smellyhands

      Jun 3rd 2013, 12:27

      Didnt like the idea of a sequel and now with a writer from Smallville, Heroes and Green Lantern it does not fair any better. I expect utter garbage now.

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    • ilikescifi

      Jun 3rd 2013, 16:20

      kill me now

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 3rd 2013, 19:29

      Ridley Scott : Now that I've ruined Alien for everyone lets do the same to Blade Runner. Then in five years time I'll give the people the Gladiator sequel they've not been clamoring for.

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    • pingpong

      Jun 3rd 2013, 22:33

      Exactly my thoughts Ali. He's trying to convince Ford to return? This already puts all the arguments about Deckard being a replicant to rest. Well done Sir Ridley. Strip all your classics of all the mysteries and ruin the whole mythology in the process. He already ruined Alien(s) completely, let's see what he can do with Blade Runner. Michael Green? Really? Let me guess, it'll involve some yellow CGI cloud thing at some pouint.

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    • mattburgess

      Jun 4th 2013, 11:11

      How does this guy still get work, when there are thousands of talented writers not getting their stuff published or even looked at?

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