Harrison Ford Is Up For Blade Runner 2 If The Script Is Right

BladeRunnerRidley Scott dumped Blade Runner in our laps in 1982, and the landscape of science fiction cinema has never been quite the same. You can still see the influence of the visual style and world building in movies and television today, and damn near every sci-fi film in between. Just look at Pacific Rim and Almost Human if you need examples from just the past year. In the 30 plus years that have followed the iconic release, talk of a sequel has popped up from time to time. Over the last few years there’s been a great deal of talk about Blade Runner 2, and one key piece of the puzzle, star Harrison Ford, is interested in reprising one of his most memorable roles.

During a Reddit Ask Me Anything over the weekend, Ford sounded receptive to the prospect of playing protagonist Rick Deckard, though not so gung-ho that he’ll sign on to any old movie just because it happens to be called Blade Runner 2. If this film does happen, and he does decide to take part, the project has to meet some very specific criteria.


Even James Cameron Doesn’t Think Prometheus Adds Up Logically

James Cameron

Though the cinematic universe originated with Ridley Scott in 1979, director James Cameron left an indelible mark on the Alien franchise with his 1986 sequel Aliens. Depending on your point of view, some even argue that it is the rare follow-up that eclipses the original. While that’s a debate for another time and place, you can bet, because of his involvement, the visionary director has some definite feelings when it comes to the most recent foray into that world, Scott’s Prometheus. As it turns out, he has the same issues with the movie as many of your average viewers.

Over the weekend, Cameron participated in an ask me anything (AMA) session on Reddit—which is where we gleaned that story about the scripts for Avatar 2, 3, and 4. One intrepid fan ventured to ask about his thoughts on Prometheus, and what it contributes to the overall.


Is The Blob The Future Of The Housing Market?

ville savoyeOne of the ways technology will change our lives is by affecting where live. Whether it’s smart appliances or 3D printed houses or micro-houses, our dwellings will evolve with us as we head into the future. While all of the above examples are interesting and impressive, none are really paradigm-shifting, but that is definitely coming too. Case in point: a biogenetically inspired, 3D-printed blob house. I don’t really know how else to describe it. Eat your heart out, Gaudi.


The Giver Featurette Asks What If

While an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s best-selling novel The Giver seems to fit into the larger trend of Hollywood turning every possible young adult title in existence into a movie, this one has a bit of a different story. The 1993 Newberry Medal-winner has become a staple of middle school education, and this isn’t the first attempt to bring it to the screen. Bill Cosby once purchased the rights, which now belong to the Weinstein Company. Following the first trailer, TWC has now released this new featurette.

This video starts off like a like one of those commercials that are all over prime time TV hawking some new drug to even out your mood swings. The key part of this new look at the film is what Lowry has to say about the origins of The Giver. Beginning with an initial idea about the importance of memory, she took that “what if” scenario and ran with it.


Scientists Implant Four Lab-Grown Vaginas

artificial vaginaIn a world of unbelievable medical advances, from scientists growing a human brain in a petri dish to 3D printing a new foot for a disabled duck, we keep vaulting the line that separates the impossible from the possible. Even so, this story is really out there, or as my colleague Nick pointed out, really “in there.” Scientists grew and implanted new vaginas in four women.


James Cameron Says The Avatar Sequels Will Have Finished Scripts In Six Weeks

AvatarWe’ve only been to the far away world of Pandora the one time, but if James Cameron has his druthers—and he’s James Cameron, for crying out loud, and James Cameron gets what James Cameron wants—we’re going back, a lot. The visionary director has plans for three sequels to his 2009 hit Avatar. You may have heard of it, it’s the highest grossing movie of all time. Though he’s been talking about the follow up trips since even before the first film opened, Cameron now says the scripts for episodes two, three, and four will all be done in short order.

During a Reddit AMA, Cameron talked about the process involved in bringing the new films to life. He explains, “They’re essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.”