Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's groundbreaking novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is considered among the most acclaimed & influential sci-fi movies ever captured on celluloid. Alcon Entertainment who recently purchased the rights to the franchise have just announced that Scott will reteam with screenwriter Hampton Fancher, one of the writers on the original movie & that the new movie will be a sequel set "some years" after the events of the first film. When Blade Runner was first released, the film was a box office disappointment for Scott, especially since his 1979 sci-fi/horror movie Alien was a hit. One other plot detail that we do know is that Blade Runner 2 will have a female protagonist. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Scott stated "Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist."