In recent years, interviews with Ridley Scott usually included a brief line or two in which he spoke about his plans to make a follow-up to his seminal 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner”.
That’s why it came as a surprise last week when a trade story on the filmmaker seemed to indicate that he was handing over the reigns to someone else and would only produce. Today, in a new interview with Yahoo, he clears up the confusion to some extent by revealing that he hasn’t made a decision as yet:
“I don’t know about [not directing ‘Blade Runner 2’] yet. The script is very, very good. Very good. I wouldn’t know [what sort of director we’d want]. It’s a hard one to track because it’s a very personal piece of my work. [‘Blade Runner’] may be one of the most personal pieces I did. I got so beaten up for it, I said I’d never try that again. But here we are. It’s sitting there ready to be made.”
Scott’s immediate next project is the sci-fi thriller “The Martian” with Matt Damon. The big question is what comes after that. Scott has several potential projects on the boil with the sequels to “Prometheus” and “Blade Runner” looking the most likely candidates.