Blade Runner Might Return with Christopher Nolan
We don’t know if there’s something in the air that smells like desperation for our favorite cult classics to come back, but so far this year the return of Trainspotting and Twin Peaks have been announced, as has a remake of horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer, AND a just-released trailer for that Star Wars new new. As if we didn’t have enough excitement ahead of us it seems that the sequel to sci-fi/cult classic/brilliant gem of a film Blade Runner is actually going to happen.
Although the sequel was confirmed in 2011 there hasn’t been much information about it since, however in an interview with Variety Ridley Scott confirmed that Harrison Ford would be back to reprise his role as is-he-or-isn’t-he-a-replicant Rick Deckard. It’s a big time for Ford, who is also flying back into our hearts as the bad boy with a big heart Han Solo (swoon), however while Ford will be back Scott maybe, probably will not. Although he’ll be working as producer and co-writer of the film, the director’s chair will be warmed up by someone else’s tuchus, and it seems that someone could well be Christopher Nolan. Executive producer of the film Bud Yorkin told io9, “I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to Batman is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it’s someone else. It’s precisely what we aspire to with Blade Runner, that’s the template for us.”
It would be an interesting pairing, to be politically correct – some people find Nolan an adequate choice because of his talent in films like Inception or Memento, while others think that he might be too different from the noir vibes of the classic. Whoever ends up taking the helms has a big responsibility to do justice to a long awaited reprisal of one of the most grandiose films of all time. Not to put pressure on them or anything, but…actually never mind, the pressure is actually to the max; we want “final cut” results, not “theatrical version” lameness.