Ridley Scott admits his main issue with ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The acclaimed filmmaker helped produce the long-awaited sequel to his 1982 film

Ridley Scott has revealed his belief that Blade Runner 2049 was “way too long”.

Scott, who directed the original Blade Runner in 1982, helped produce the long-awaited sequel, which came out back in October and starred Ryan Gosling and the original film’s lead, Harrison Ford.

Blade Runner 2049 clocked in at a mammoth 164 minutes – a fact that Scott clearly didn’t approve of, as he revealed in a new interview.

“I have to be careful what I say,” he told Vulture in, as the publication notes, a whisper. “I have to be careful what I say. It was fucking way too long. Fuck me! And most of that script’s mine.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

“I sit with writers for an inordinate amount of time and I will not take credit, because it means I’ve got to sit there with a tape recorder while we talk,” he continued. “I can’t do that to a good writer. But I have to, because to prove I’m part of the actual process, I have to then have an endless amount [of proof], and I can’t be bothered.”

Although he says that 2049‘s “big idea comes from Blade Runner“, Scott later added: “I shouldn’t talk. I’m being a bitch.”

Last month, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve responded to criticism of his film’s portrayal of its female characters.