Ridley Scott Updates on BLADE RUNNER, PROMETHEUS Sequels

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Ridley Scott has become prolific filmmaker in his 70s and he doesn’t have a superhero or tween vampire movie under his belt. Instead Scott still has a remarkably hectic schedule in front of him.

The 76-year-old director is currently putting the finishing touches to Exodus: Gods and Monsters and after that he’s set to direct the sci-fi survival film The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

“I think I’m going to shoot in Budapest. And we’ll probably shoot in Wadi Rum (Jordan) for Mars. I like Wadi Rum—it’s the best view I’ve ever seen of what could be Mars.”

He will start shooting The Martian in November, set for release on November 25, 2015.

Scott also revealed in a recent interview with EW that two highly-anticipated sequels, Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 are both completely written, adding that he hopes to make the Blade Runner sequel directly after The Martian.

“It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years – despite the accident (referring to Ford’s Star Wars injury). So yes, that will happen,”

he says of the sequel to his 1982 classic. The script is penned by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) as well as Michael Green.

Prometheus 2 was recently pushed back a year and is currently set for release on March 4, 2016. Therefore, Scott says:

“That’s the problem. I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.”

The Prometheus sequel is being drafted by Green and Jack Paglen.

Scott could hand the job of directing the sequel to someone else. Of course, it’s not even confirmed yet that Harrison Ford would say “yes” to a Blade Runner sequel, which doesn’t seem too likely.

We should see another Scott-influenced sci-fi sooner rather than later, that’s for sure. Meanwhile, Exodus: Gods And Kings, marches in on December 26.
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