‘Green Lantern’ screenwriter in talks to pen ‘Blade Runner 2’ script

Michael Green is reportedly in negotiations to write sequel directed by Ridley Scott

Michael Green, who co-wrote Green Lantern, is reportedly in talks to write the script for the Blade Runner sequel.

The follow-up to the hit 1982 sci-fi thriller, which starred Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, has been speculated for a number of years with Ridley Scott recently announcing he was returning in the director’s chair with a first draft written by original screenwriter Hampton Fancher.

According to The Hollywood Reporter a second draft script is to be penned by Green, who recently worked on the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s shelved sci-fi flick Robopocalypse and Warners’ religious epic Gods And Kings.

Director Ridley Scott has previously revealed that the sequel will not focus on the original film’s main character, Rick Deckhard, who was played by Harrison Ford. Speaking last year in an interview with The Independent, he said: “I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”

Last year, it was revealed that the new film will be a straight sequel rather than a prequel, and that it will centre around a female protagonist. Announcing the movie, producers Alcon Entertainment said: “The three-time Oscar-nominated Scott and his Blade Runner collaborator [Hampton] Fancher originally conceived of their 1982 classic as the first in a series of films incorporating the themes and characters featured in Philip K Dick’s groundbreaking novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, from which Blade Runner was adapted.”

They added: “Circumstances, however, took Scott into other directions and the project never advanced. It is a perfect opportunity to reunite Ridley with Hampton on this new project – one in fact inspired by their own personal collaboration [and] a classic of cinema if there ever was one.”