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[VIDEO] Screenwriter courted for 'Blade Runner' sequel

May 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Michael Green is in talks to rewrite a screenplay for a sequel to Ridley Scott's science-fiction classic "Blade Runner," says Hollywood trade newspaper Variety.

Alcon Entertainment is developing the project, which Scott has committed to directing.

No start date has been set for the production, however.

Green penned the film "The Green Lantern" and episodes of the TV shows "Heroes," "The River," "Kings" and "Everwood."

He is in talks with Alcon to re-tool a script by Hampton Fancher, author of the original movie, Variety said.

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young, 1982's "Blade Runner" was based on Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Variety said the sequel is expected to take place several years after the events of the first film concluded.

No casting has been announced.

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