Ridley Scott Already Has Already Got an Idea for a ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sequel

01/09/2018

He doesn't want Blade Runner 2049 as the end of the franchise just yet.

 

Director Ridley Scott recently confirmed his desire to create a Blade Runner 2049 followup, revealing that he already has an idea for the movie that he’s ready to develop whenever the oportunity arises. When Digital Spy asked him if he was considering returning to make a Blade Runner 3, he responded in the affirmative:

“I hope so. I think there is another story. I’ve got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure.”

Following his directorial role on the original 1982 Blade Runner, Scott took up helmed the production for the aforementioned sequel, Blade Runner 2049. The 80-year-old director and producer recently told Vulture that he thought Blade Runner 2049 was "too fucking long," so whatever comes next is sure to be more concise on his watch. It's as visually spectacular as it is long, set in an eerie futuristic society, and definitely worth the watch with Blade Runner 3 on the potential horizon.

However, Ridley Scott tells Digital Spy that his idea is ready to be developed, and also that it needs to evolve, which would seem to indicate that the idea is really just that an idea, which needs work to turn into a full story. That would certainly take time. It's also unclear whether Scott is planning on doing this himself, or if he might give it to somebody else to develop. Scott seemingly still expects to make at least one more Alien movie following the recent Alien: Covenant, though he originally had been planning several more, and if he plans to remain deeply entrenched in the Alien universe it could be another three decades before we see a third Blade Runner movie if Scott wants to do it himself.