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Hampton Fancher is in talks to reunite with his Blade Runner director Ridley Scott to develop the idea for the original screenplay for the Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free, and Bud Yorkin produced follow up to the ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, the Untitled Blade Runner Project , it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove.

The filmmakers are also revealing for the first time that the much-anticipated project is intended to be a sequel to the renowned original. The filmmakers would reveal only that the new story will take place some years after the first film concluded.

The three-time Oscar-nominated Ridley 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. »


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