With the release of Prometheus nearly upon us, Ridley Scott is seemingly everywhere, talking up a storm. While the subject is primarily the film about to drop, his return to the halls of science fiction, there’s also been a great deal of discussion about revisiting another of his beloved classics, in the form of a Blade Runner sequel. We’ve all been thinking—and drooling—about this, and obviously so has Scott. In a recent interview he mapped out a potential scene from a theoretical new Blade Runner movie.
Scott’s definitely a storyteller. Watching this video you can’t help but be sucked in. It doesn’t hurt that he’s talking about something die-hard fans have been anticipating and speculating about for decades. (Am I the only one who had to watch it a couple of times because I started giggling the first time?)
You can tell how much thought Scott has given this. He has that entire scene—and probably much, much more—totally planned in his head, ready to go at the drop of a hat. You can almost see the framing, shots, and camera moves as he talks through the moment. That’s an exciting prospect.
There’s something I really like about the juxtaposition of the massive, futuristic farm machine against that image from classic 20th century American literature. That’s such a vivid picture.
The story of the sequel picks up “some years” after the events of Blade Runner, and centers around a female protagonist. Writer Hampton Fancher, who scripted the original adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is involved to pen the sequel. There’s no real time table, and right now this is in the earliest embryonic stages, but it sure is fun to think about.