Ridley Scott is planning a Blade Runner follow-up film

The director-producer has some big ideas for the franchise

Ridley Scott, the director of the original film and producer of Blade Runner 2049, has revealed ideas for a follow-up.

Talking to Digital Spy, the 80-year old revealed that he has an idea for a sequel, and that he’s ready to develop this idea when the opportunity arises.

Despite its popularity with critics, Blade Runner 2049 underperformed at the box office, making $20 million less than expected. However, when asked whether there was scope for a new film in the franchise, Scott said: “I hope so… I think there is another story. I’ve got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure.”

In a recent interview with Vulture, Scott admitted that he thought Blade Runner 2049 was way too long. “It was fucking way too long. Fuck me! And most of that script’s mine,” he said. At 163 minutes, it did drag TBH. Nevertheless, a follow-up could be pretty exciting with how the story has progressed and some more ruthless editing.

Based on a loose adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the sequel is directed by Denis Villeneuve and features Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks and Ana de Armas. Read back on our interview with Denis Villeneuve here.

Scott was up for a Golden Globe for his most recent directorial piece, All the Money in the World. Scott made the decision to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer following sexual assault allegations against the actor. Spacey’s scenes were totally reshot. 

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