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Old 03-02-2011, 06:22 PM
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Default Blade Runner Prequels and Sequels Coming from Warner Bros.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/blade-r...om-warner-bros
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 AM
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I wonder where they will go with it
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:30 AM
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If I were suspicious I'd wonder if WB was trying to pull a Tron: Legacy style reinvigoration.

The only problem being I think Blade Runner has less potential to support a franchise involving prequels, sequels, remakes and TV shows. Unless you move away from what the story was about.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:42 AM
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I'm not familiar with any of the names attached to the rumours anyway.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:05 PM
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I didn't even click on the link. All I've got to say is this is a stupid idea. That's all.
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I think I am compelled to agree, Zim.
Blade Runner is a great stand-alone story. It may not have done well at the box office, but it is a cult-classic because of its futuristic detective noir motif, and the uncertainty that lay at the end of the film (depending on which version you watch).

I don't think an action packed prequel or sequel would be the answer to reinvigorating the franchise...although, admittedly, it might open up the original film to a new generation of fans.

Then again, I do love the new Star Trek, so whaddoIknow?
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I think the world of Blade Runner has great potential for different types of stories. Between the cyberpunk setting on Earth and the off-world colony's, I'm sure you could pick any one of a dozen different ideas for a series of films.

But yeah... if it's just going to be the LAPD tracking down more renegade replicants, I somehow doubt you're going to cover any philosophical ground not already explored in the original.
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I think the world of Blade Runner has great potential for different types of stories. Between the cyberpunk setting on Earth and the off-world colony's, I'm sure you could pick any one of a dozen different ideas for a series of films.

But yeah... if it's just going to be the LAPD tracking down more renegade replicants, I somehow doubt you're going to cover any philosophical ground not already explored in the original.
Thinking on it, I agree with both your paragraphs.

It would be interesting to see what space travel and off-world colonization is like in the proposed stories. What kind of space travel did they have in mind for OWC in the original Blade Runner. Did we somehow achieve light-speed (or faster) travel by 2017? (That would almost have to be the case, since there seems to be travel of persons both to and from the OWC's.) Is Off-World Colonization within our solar system, or just beyond it? Did we discover worlds closer to our system than previously known? (I'm given the impression that OWC was extra-solar.)

The downside, as mentioned in your second paragraph, is that a lot of movie goers this day and age are accustomed to associating the Hollywood-ized L.A.P.D. with intense action. Even though the L.A.P.D. is obviously represented in the original Blade Runner, it was never "L.A.P.D.....Freeze!" Bang bang, kapowboooooom! Nowadays, when one hears a cop utter "L.A.P.D." in a movie, one almost expects it to be followed up with near military caliber gunplay and explosions.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:32 AM
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Blade Runner works so well because you are mesmerized by the background and anything there is to say about the background, about corporatism and biogenetics, is already in the movie. Plus the key question in the foreground, what does it mean to be human.

Now if these folks can come up with new ideas, chapeau, but if they only misuse the name so sell their crap, guillotine.
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