We are just mere days away from Ridley Scott returning to the big screen (and likely the Alien world) with Prometheus which is set to ignite the box office with plenty of eager fans and buzz. But, it’s his return to another universe that has gained plenty of attention as well as Scott has been in very early development on a sequel to Blade Runner. Recently, the biggest update had been that the director would like to see Harrison Ford back briefly for the role of Rick Deckard, while the main character next time around would be a female protagonist. Now, it seems Scott has been thinking much more about the film as he’s envisioned his first scene for the sequel.
In an interview with Collider, Scott was asked if he had begun visualizing the Blade Runner sequel. It’s then that Scott decided to describe an entire shot:
“There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat like the plains of—where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn. The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes of Wrath. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else.”
It should be noted that due to the very early development status on the project, the highly detailed scene could be that that either makes the cut or not. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher has been in talks to come on board the second film, meaning he’ll likely work very close with Scott as the two mold the script into what Scott wants the film to be. With that being said, and Scott getting input, it’s very likely the scene described above will show up in the film in one way or another.
What’s interesting, however, is that the scene sounds very rural compared to the size and stature of the first film. Blade Runner featured a Los Angeles that was filled with a huge metropolis with a big city, large lights, gigantic electronical billboards, and so very much more. It’s likely that the action won’t stay out of the city for long, but to hear of a scene that seems much different than what we’ve seen of the first film is truly interesting.
No production start nor release window has been set for theBlade Runner sequel, but we’ll keep you updated with more information as development progresses.