What do you think about having a "Blade Runner 2"? Whether you’re up to it or not, looks like a sequel is on its way.
However, main man Harrison Ford is actually excited about it. The actor even called the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic as the "best thing he's ever read."
Director Ridley Scott told MTV News, as reported by Variety, that the screenplay is not only "written and ready to go," but that Ford loves it.
"I sent him this (script) and he said, 'Wow, this is the best thing I've ever read,' so it's very relevant to what happened (in) the first one," Scott told MTV News.
In earlier interviews, Scott was a bit hesitant about producing and directing a "Blade Runner" movie sequel. He recently told Entertainment Weekly that his busy schedule might not be able to accommodate the movie preparations.
"I'm not going to direct it, as yet, as I'm too busy. I'm jealous 'cause I was very much involved in writing it and fundamentally came up with the idea of what it is.”
The 77-year-old director also considered the upcoming sequel of his "most personal films" to date.
"It's a hard one to track because it's a very personal piece of my work. ‘Blade Runner’ may be one of the most personal pieces I did. I got so beaten up for it. I said I'd never try that again. But here we are. It's sitting there ready to be made."
"Blade Runner" first came in theaters in 1982. The film earned $33.8 million from a budget of $28.8 million, which many might consider as a box office failure. “Blade Runner,” however, had gone on to become a cult film and regularly named one of the best movies ever created.
Are you excited for “Blade Runner 2”? Do you think a sequel might not be able to live up to its predecessor? Sound off in the comments below.
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