Ridley Scott WILL Direct the ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel!

The director of the original classic finally confirms that he'll be directing, not just producing the unexpected follow-up.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Remember when the production company behind The Blind Side bought the rights to Blade Runner and then you were like WHAAAAAAAT?! and then months later Ridley Scott said he'd be actively involved in the project and then you were like WHAAAAAAAT?! and then this sentence ended? Yeah, those were weird times. But on the plus side, we've finally confirmed that Scott, who directed the original sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has now decided to direct the project himself, just like his upcoming Alien prequel, Prometheus.

In a recent interview with geek fan site The Wall Street Journal – uh, what? – Scott confirmed his plans to helm the follow-up, which he says is "liable to be a sequel." Just liable? Well, it turns out that they still need screenwriter. "I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver […] We’re quite a long way in, actually."

Sounds like 75-year-old Ridley Scott is planning to make this new Blade Runner happen sooner than later, which seems like good news, but as with any follow-up to a classic original film, skepticism will probably remain high at least until we see some footage. Not many other details were to be found in The Wall Street Journal, but Scott did reveal that the new film will go into production, but "not with the past cast, of course."

When asked to clarify if he meant Harrison Ford's character of Rick Deckard, Scott replied. "No, not really."

So… Maybea little Rick Deckard? Hmmm…

CraveOnline will be back with more Blade Runner news after we finish up these eyes…