Following yesterday's announcement that Alcon Entertainment are in final negotiations to secure Film, TV and Ancillary Franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to Ridley Scott's 1982 cult sci-fi thriller and dystopian classic: Blade Runner, I09 caught up with producers Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, and Bud Yorkin. The trio spoke openly about setting up another film and their favored choice for director, Christopher Nolan. They also revealed that Ridley Scott's return is not out of the question.
"I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to 'Batman' is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is," says the producer, "whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it's someone else, it's precisely what we aspire to with 'Blade Runner', that's the template for us.[W]hat we will say is that Ridley Scott's blessing to what we're doing is very important to Alcon," Kosove adds, "It's important to Bud [Yorkin], and certainly we have the greatest degree of respect to him as a filmmaker. He's one of the greatest living directors and one of the greatest directors of all time. So of course he's very important."