Ridely Scott to make new ‘Blade Runner’ film

Brit director to revisit Replicants

Ridley Scott has signed on to return to another science fiction creation of his past, agreeing to direct a new Blade Runner film.

As well as making the forthcoming Prometheus, a film that was described by its director as “sharing DNA with Alien, his first sci-fi hit, Scott is to helm a new film from the world created by Philip K Dick.

As reported by Deadline.com, it is still unknown whether the film will evolve into a sequel, prequel or even a reboot of the original 1982 film.

In March of this year, film studio Alcon secured “film, television and ancillary franchise rights” with the intention to produce prequels and sequels.

Harrison Ford, who played Deckard in the original film, was once quoted as calling aspects of the original film’s shoot, “a fucking nightmare”.

Iin the same interview, Ford also remarked that he “truly admired Ridley” and his subsequent work, saying the director had matured as a filmmaker since Blade Runner‘s release.

No word has been announced as to whether the actor has been approached to return.

A script has not yet been written for the new Blade Runner. Prometheus is due for release in the UK on June 1, 2012.