'Blade Runner' Sequel Gets 'Green Lantern' Writer Michael Green

Ridley Scott is returning to direct this follow-up to his 1982 sci-fi classic, reportedly set several years after the original.
Blade Runner sequel gets writer Michael Green
Blade Runner sequel gets writer Michael Green
Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green is in negotiations to pen the Untitled Blade Runner Project screenplay. We reported last May that original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher was writing this follow-up, but it isn't known if Michael Green will re-write his script, or start from scratch.

No details were given regarding the story, except that it will be set several years after the events of Blade Runner. Ridley Scott is directing and, contrary to a report from February 2012, the filmmaker is trying to get Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard. The director revealed last May that the story will feature a female protagonist, but that may change now that a different writer is involved. The original classic centered on Deckard, who is tasked with finding and destroying four human clones known as replicants in the year 2019.

Ridley Scott is producing with Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove, along with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. No production schedule was given.

Michael Green also wrote the screenplay for The Flash and Gods and Kings, both of which are in development. He previously wrote for TV shows such as Smallville, Heroes, and The River.

Untitled Blade Runner Project comes to theaters in 2014. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.



Sources: The Wrap

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  1. Replicant

    Not off to a great start...

    @thomasclarke My all-time favorite movie. I didn't think much of it the first time I saw it, but the second time I fell in love.

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  2. CelluloidDreams

    PfffffffTTT!!! PASS!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. K.Guy

    pffft

    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  4. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    @mka47 I will have to watch it then. :D Thanks mate.

    1 year agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  5. Mka47

    should be interesting when it comes to explaining his age since he was a replicant. ;)

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  6. Mka47

    @thomasclarke absolutely

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  7. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    I still need to watch the first film, is it actually worth a watch?

    1 year agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  8. Fry_3000

    If Ridley ends up directing, I'd say he'd be overlooking the script and story details, otherwise he won't do it.

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  9. MovieFreak97

    I wouldn't get too worked up over this. Green has several commendable credits to his name, including the animated Green Lantern Emerald Knights. Fail on the media for only mentioning the 'meh' movie.

    1 year agoby @moviefreak97Flag

  10. Dan

    Fail.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  11. EmmyttWolfe

    This will end very badly...

    1 year agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  12. skywise

    I really didnt think a sequel would work for this film but this news has really turned me off to the idea in a big way.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Agreed. A horrible start, I'd say.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Off to a bad start, even if he is just one of the writers

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag