A Hollywood Travesty: Additional Blade Runner Movies.

Posted: March 4, 2011 in General
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I was mildly surprised, and rather happy, yesterday to see Blade Runner trending on Twitter.

It very rapidly turned to despair when I saw why it was it was trending. A Warner Brother financed production company, Alcon Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce prequels and sequels to Blade Runner.

Blade Runner is the greatest sci-fi movie ever made, and is likely ever to be made. Nothing they could do could come close to it. To date I have not heard a single person supporting this idea. It is just another example of how bankrupt Hollywood is for ideas. What next, a remake of Casablanca?

It should not go ahead and the outcry I hope will convince them to change their minds.

To restore some sanity, here is the most memorable scene from that great movie;

  1. bigwords88 says:

    This (sadly and unsurprisingly) is one of the curses of modern film-making – even the truly awful Total Recall television spin-off hasn’t quenched the desire to make further profit off Dick’s wonderful stories, and seeing this news further reinforces the belief that the days of blinding originality across a medium are fading. The only good news to be had in this is the prospect that the first film to be released might be so badly received that further films will (if there is any justice in the universe) be scrapped.

  2. qorvus says:

    You’d think so – but the quite awful Highlander II didn’t kill off Highlander.

  3. bigwords88 says:

    NOOOOOoooooooooooo. You aren’t meant to mention The Quickening – there was an agreement. Didn’t you get the memo? Didn’t you see the giant, blinking neon signs? It is a fragile truce between the film and TV fanon, which has survived two mediocre movies and a clutch of novels. Please don’t start the film geeks off on one of their legendary tracts again…


    You could have just mentioned AVP 2, y’know…

  4. qorvus says:

    It was just an illustration of how bad I expect all this to turn out đŸ™‚

  5. Beth says:

    Just saw this…really, Blade Runner prequels/sequels? I suppose we can just ignore them…hopefully they won’t try to remake BR (I’m not looking forward to the Highlander remake much, just to throw my own two cents into that can of worms).

  6. qorvus says:

    It isn’t a remake luckily, but still, there is no point to it except a cheap money making ploy.

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