Ridley And Tony Scott working on Purefold

A Blade Runner-inspired web series…

Ridley Scott is working on a new web series that takes its lead from one of his most famous films – yes, Blade Runner.

But before you go thinking that the 10-minute web shorts called Purefold – set 10 years before Deckard and co –are directly linked to the film, think again.

Sadly, Scott, brother Tony Scott and indie studio Ag8 don’t actually have the rights to use the Blade Runner trademarks and characters.

“We don’t take any of the canon or copyrighted assets from the movie,” Ag8’s David Bausola tells MTV. “It’s actually based on the same themes as Blade Runner.

“It’s the search for what it means to be human and understanding the notion of empathy.’” Um, okay…

Still, it’s “inspired” by the movie and will definitely take place in a startlingly similar near-future universe.

There are few details on what it will actually be about, yet, though  - but we do know it’ll take ideas from viewers as to the plot’s direction and also utilise Blade Runner’s trick of including lots of real-world product placement.

More on this as we find it…

[Source: MTV]

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    • ashley.russell

      Jun 5th 2009, 11:51

      what they should be doing is making a bunch of 10 minute shorts and sticking one at the end of each one of their films upon cinema release, this would make fans of the series want to see their films if only to see the next installment of the series, boosting ticket sales and for once making a post credits sequence actually worth waiting for. I'm a genius.

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    • mrsmiawallace

      Jun 5th 2009, 12:42

      How do they not have the rights or managed to yet acquired them?? Jeezzzzzzzzz.

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