FUCK KNOWS WHAT SET IN THE SAME UNIVERSE MEANS. HERE IS WHAT THE PRODUCERS HAD TO SAY…… WILL BE YEARS BEFORE IT IS OUT. THIS IS VERY EARLY DAYS. I WILL BE 50 BEFORE THIS SEES THE DARK OF A CINEMA.
Alcon Entertainment heads Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove spoke to 24 Frames about the behind-closed-doors maneuvering that eventually led to Scott being brought back for another trip to the Blade Runner world of renegade replicants and futuristic metropolitan landscapes.
“We had a few Plan Bs. But we were really focusing on Plan A, which was Ridley… When we made the first announcement there was a lot of skepticism, understandably. And now with Ridley coming back there’s a greater level of comfort. And once we have the writer, I think fans will feel even more comfortable… We want people to know that we’re very serious about doing this in an artistic way. This isn’t just commercial fodder.”
The work on a new Blade Runner movie has only just begun, with Scott and his fellow producers having outlined a plan for how the project will pay homage (stylistically and thematically) to the original, while also bringing something new to the table – and not merely aping the design of the many sci-fi flicks that were either inspired or heavily influenced by Blade Runner over the past 29 years. However, fans will have to patient to find out exactly what that plan entails.
However, one thing is certain about the new film: it won’t feature Harrison Ford as an older version of Rick Deckard. As Kosove put it:
“In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott. But if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”
Go. Stephen Papps is one of our best actors, and Steven Sinclair is one of our best writers. I cannot wait.
Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated filmmaker who has fallen on hard times, resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With wife, Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow he sets sail from Russia in a tiny lifeboat, drifting cross the Pacific to finally arrive in New Zealand.
Before long Misha realises that New Zealand is no more receptive to his ideas and aesthetic than Russia. Yet he perseveres with his experimental film, ignoring his wife’s pleas to find work.
Misha increasingly withdraws into himself, and his relationship with Nadia collapses.
Alone, his obsessions take hold and he steadily descends into madness. Only a chance encounter with a young Polynesian woman saves him from the ultimate act of self-destruction. His friendship with Roseanna (Stephanie Tauevihi) inspires a re-awakening, as he begins to reconnect with the world around him.