Ridley Scott Not Averse to Developing More ‘Blade Runner’ Sequels
Ridley Scott has gotten into expansive universe mode. When he opened the doors to the possibility with 2012’s Prometheus, he immediately began to plan for more, to write a detailed pre-history of his seminal Alien which has come to us in the form of Alien: Covenant, and which, like the Universe itself, grows ever larger by the day. Now, it looks like he‘s turning his sights to his other sci-fi property, which is itself also getting a sequel this year. And Scott wants even more.
The idea of a Blade Runner sequel may still seem distasteful to some, since the original movie has become, over the years, such a masterpiece of sci-fi and of cinema in general. But, while Philip K. Dick himself only wrote one Blade Runner novel (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), three sequels, written by his friend K. W. Jeter, do exist. So a few more variations on the theme aren’t as far-fetched as they might seem. While speaking to IGN, Scott said the he was interested in making more movies, if the opportunity arose.
Yes. I think that, you know what, George has always proved that. Of course there’s always something. George Lucas. You know, and the way he’s handled Star Wars has been spectacular. It’s what I’ve been trying to do to really evolve Alien, because in those days I wasn’t into making sequels, but now suddenly you realize, ‘Well, that’s stupid.’ I’ll use the word ‘duh’ again, right? You’d better get into sequels, duh. So, that’s in a way what I’ve been doing.
Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling is set to open October 6. If it goes over well, there could be a Blade Runner 2080 in the future.