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

May 31, 2013
Source: The Wrap

Blade Runner

Well, this is a little worrisome. Back in November of 2011, Ridley Scott confirmed that he was developing a Blade Runner sequel that he would direct himself. Then last summer, good news came that screenwriter Hampton Fancher, who adapted the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? for the big screen was returning to script the sequel for Alcon Entertainment and Scott Free. However, it sounds like there's been a changing of the guard as The Wrap has learned that Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green will have scripting duties for the Warner Bros. film. However, details have changed a bit. Read on!

Originally, when speaking about the sequel, Scott said that the sequel would not have Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard character or any of the original characters from the first film. But this new report says the sequel will take place an unknown number of years after the first film, and Scott is in the midst of bringing Ford back to reprise the aforementioned lead character. That's quite a turnaround, and we're hoping the motivation is for a good story, and not just because Warner Bros. wants to capitalize on the draw of Ford and a Blade Runner sequel for money. At the very least, Alcon has said, ""We want people to know that we're very serious about doing this in an artistic way. This isn't just commercial fodder."

We're not sure if Green is working from extensive notes from Scott or what, but his work on Green Lantern left quite a lot to be desired. His previous work on early episodes of series like "Heroes" and "Smallville" inspire some confidence, but Blade Runner is a sacred film, and fans will be expecting the best out of a sequel. Warner Bros. is keen on Green because of his work rewriting Robopocalypse and the studio's own Gods and Kings. Here's hoping we're not looking at another Prometheus where the debate following the film outshines the film itself. When we look back on this decade, it really will feel like a sequel to the 80s.

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  • insider
    Green Lantern was GARBAGE! HA HA HA! They can't be serious. Hollywood is doomed with all their nepotism and inbreeding.
  • Triton
    So many screenwriters out there with great credentials, and they pick this guy. Next they'll be hiring Damon Lindelof to write an underwhelming prequel to ALIEN... Oh, wait.
    • Jon Odishaw
      I loved Prometheus and Star Trek into darkness. As did a lot of people so let's not give Damon Lindelof too much grief.
      • Triton
        Hey, bro! I do understand your point. I honestly throughly enjoyed STAR TREK: Into Darkness despite some of it's flaws. Although if a screenwriter has to step out from behind the scenes and explain step-by-step what the heck is going on in the story they wrote (which was the case with PROMETHEUS), that's usually a sign of poor storytelling. I happen to own the film on Blu-ray, and it is a visually arresting movie, if anything. At the end of the day, my comment was merely a lame opinionated joke. I mean no harm. Cheers!
        • Jon Odishaw
          No, no, no! This is the Internet you classy twat! You're supposed to argue your point until death with endless remarks about my mother being fat and my father leaving at a young age! Are you new here? Haha jokes aside I see where you are coming from. The plot holes in Prometheus just add to the mystery for me. It was the movie I waited my entire life to see. Damon is on thin ice but I think he can turn it around. As for this green lantern writer I'm sure Ridley will make it work.
      • Jonesy
        You make it seem like Lindelof wrote Star Trek Into Darkness but he didn't he was the 3rd writer behind Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman who were in charge of the Script. Lindelof can't write a full plot for sh!t. He always fails to find a satisfying conclusion...
  • Nielsen700
    OH GAWD.
  • Scott has lost it. Just like George Lucas did. They surround themselves with this mediocre talent for whatever reason. I mean really, Green Lantern??? Out of ALL of Hollywoods writers...sure, why not let Damon Lindelof 'help' out with the ending again.
    • avconsumer2
      Heh - my exact thoughts. But HEY! Maybe he'll sell RSA/Scott Free to Disney or something?!
  • N.
    I think I just threw up in my mouth
    • And it landed in my lap. Sentiment is agreed.
      • N.
        Well that's usually what happens with sequels like this next time wear a poncho! 😉
  • desispeed
    does Harrison Ford still have any draw in Hollywood?
    • Sadly, he doesn't. He never made a transition to directing or acting in more dramas like some of his peers. His bank-ability is solely on his action-acting. I still love the guy though.
      • Cody W
        He seems to have turned a bit sour in his later years.
  • si1ver
  • /Sarcasm You mean writing all those episodes of "Everwood" (See his IMDB) didn't prepare Green for writing potentially one of the most anticipated sequels in the last 25 years? /End Sarcasm Sigh.
  • Roy
    Leave this alone for godssake!!!!
  • grimjob
    I'm sure visually it'll be beautiful. As far as the story, "Outlook not so good."
  • Cody W
  • Penisinass
    This Blade Runner sequel is completely unnecessary and will do to its predecessor what the crappy Prometheus did to Alien, dishonor it. Chao.
    • satr23
      • satr23
  • Michael Wolff
    Can't really improve too much on what's already been said here, but maybe additional similar opinions would have an effect (although, looking at Hollywood today, it's doubtful). Michael Green took one of the best concepts from comics' Golden Age and turned it into garbage.
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Don't know about this but I like the original quite a bit; not a die-hard fan though. If it comes out I'll see it. And I stand strong behind Prometheus, it's a solid sci-fi movie.
  • Have Hope
    oh lord......
  • Greg dinskisk
    The script wasn't the bad part of Green Lantern, I wouldn't worry. Joss Whedon wrote Alien: Resurrection, it was just executed poorly. It's very possible that the writer is very talented, and will get a chance to show off his writing skills.
  • Great Scott!
    Yes,this decade is a bad sequel to the 80s. Where are the jetpacks we were promised in the 80s(well technically earlier but you get my point) ?
  • Peter T'Sas
    I can't believe replicants age. To me, it would mean Rick Deckard was not a replicant. Nope, this sucks.
  • Ehsan Davodi
  • Pilgrim_UK
    I would rather have a sequel than not. Hopefully if one does come out lets not have drama queens crying out how Scott ruined their childhood. ( Like the star wars whiners) 😉
  • zainacus
    brb going to hang myself
  • PeteB
    Here's the actual press release from Alcon Entertainment that provides some more details:
  • avconsumer2
    Em... Wow.




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