May 18th, 2012
01:57 PM ET
Well, this is promising: it seems original "Blade Runner" scribe Hampton Fancher is in negotiations to write a concept for a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic.
Last spring, Alcon Entertainment announced that the studio was hoping to develop prequels and sequels to the first film, and according to the Hollywood Reporter they're getting closer to establishing a follow-up to the first movie.
Although neither Alcon Entertainment nor director Scott elected to provide plot details for the sequel, they did say that it'll take place "some years after" the conclusion of the first film.
Based on Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," the first "Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford, didn't perform well upon release but now stands as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.
As a result, Alcon said previously that they know the importance of their proposed project.
"We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce," the studio told THR last year. "We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium."
Last August, Scott signed on to direct. The filmmaker's newest offering, "Prometheus," arrives June 8.
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