What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

There are no new ideas

Dear Mr. Ridley Scott,

Put down the pipe and walk away. You already redid Blade Runner. Remember "Director's Cut" or "Extended Director's Cut" or "Extra-Special Extended Director's Cut." I do. It took me a while to find a good DVD copy of the original mix.



Rick said...

Right with you on this.

vince said...

There are a number of versions. I own several, and in my opinion, the best cut is the so-called "Final Cut." From what I've read, the new movie (if it actually gets made) will be a prequel or sequel, but that better be one hell of a script, because I can't think of anything either could add to the original movie.

Eric said...

I am completely opposed to even the idea of Ridley Scott or anybody else making this film whether it's a sequel, prequel, remake or reboot--unless, that is, it's going to star Edward James Olmos and the entire thing is going to be about the monosyllabic, origami-obsessed Detective Gaff, in which case I am now this film's biggest fan/booster on the Interwebs. Because, (a) Edward James Olmos and (b) are you telling me you wouldn't watch a glitzy SF noir about a guy who pretty much does nothing but grunt, fold paper and shoot androids? Hell yeah you would, who wouldn't?

Anyway, for better or worse, a Blade Runner feature film sequel/prequel/spinoff has already been done: David Peoples, who wrote both screenplays, has insisted for years that Soldier was related to BR. So maybe the question for Mr. Ridley Scott is whether he wants to do a sequel/prequel to Soldier--and, yes, I know there are lots and lots of people who totally love that film for some reason I don't understand.

Steve Buchheit said...

Rick, I think there's a lot of people in our camp. See our cooking fires burning, Hollywood?

Vince, it would have to be a prequel, which I think I can see some story lines for that. A sequel would have to deal with answering lots of questions (how did Rachel and Decker turn out, is Decker a replicant, how long does Rachel have, etc).

Eric, yeah, Gaff is a fun character, especially when he leaves the giraffe/horse at the end. Although, I don't think you can get much better than Rutger Howard and, "Time to die." Hmm, I haven't seen Soldier.