Blade Runner screenwriter jabbers on about sequel

Nappies at the ready, sci-fi geeks. More Blade Runner rumours have been circulating the web and have once again arrived at the BFF Towers. Last year, Ridley Scott controversially revealed that he had been working on a Blade Runner sequel FOR YEARS, and we along with the rest of earth and the galaxy had been waiting for the news of Harrison Ford‘s return. Hidden in that grapevine was the speculation that Blade Runner screenwriter Scott Z. Burns would be likely to return to write the script for a sequel. These rumours were eventually dismissed, but Burns has recently said that he has continued to remain involved in the project. As what, exactly, we don’t quite know yet. Try and work it out for yourself:

Burns: “I talked to Ridley about it at one point as a part of a larger conversation about us trying to find something to do together because I have such admiration for him.”

Okay, good start. He’s showing interest. Do go on…

“I’m as huge a fan of that movie as anybody else who would be reading this or watching it, so what I said to him was, ‘Let’s not do that unless we have something amazing to do or to say,’ because I don’t want to touch that idea unless I really feel like I have something amazing to contribute and right now I don’t know what that is.”

Right. But WILL you have something amazing to contribute EVENTUALLY?

“I think he and I will probably talk again about it, but again it’s less about that specifically and more about he and I wanting to make a science fiction movie together.”

Yeah just get to the point.

“So I hope that that happens, to me I’m not particularly attached to it being Blade Runner. I suspect by the time we would come up with something it would be its own thing and not attached to that franchise necessarily, because it is a franchise, it’s a great piece of work.”

Cool story bro, but you’re giving us NADA.

So Burns won’t be writing the script unless he has something amazing to say, which could literally be anything. Either way he’ll be involved, one way or another. Is this a relief? Frankly, we have a message for Ridley Scott and Burns and everyone sitting in meetings discussing Blade Runner 2 and jotting down notes on their jewel-encrusted notepads: stop teasing and get back to us when you have something decent to say, like a release date, a plot, a casting, something about Harrison Ford (who is not a replicant) or a shiny poster.

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