Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Blade Runner": should Hollywood go back there?

There's been an awful lot of chatter online over the past day about Alcon Entertainment, the studio behind "The Blind Side" and "The Book of Eli", having purchased the rights to make a movie based on the characters and settings of "Blade Runner".

Of course the biggest question on every fan's mind is 'should they do this?' A lot of people have said 'NO!!!' But amazingly, even though I am one of the movie's BIGGEST fans, I'm still open to the idea of that world being explored further. Instead of repeating myself, here is a smattering of comment I made to friends on Facebook that best addresses my concerns and hopes:

'They ABSOLUTELY should NOT do a reboot!!! That would be extremely sacrilege and I think everyone knows it! Exploring more of the world that was created in the first movie? Possibly. No direct sequel! No messing with Deckard and Rachel whatsoever! Perhaps some influence from the events that occurred in the past that sets the future on a particular path. Basically something that, if good, you can watch and embrace...or cast aside from the iconic if you find it too vile.'

'It would very easy for them to make an incredibly bad movie. We've all seen how these things have gone in the past decade...reboots and remakes that suck!'

'If done with the highest amount of respect, then maybe. No sequel! Just an offshoot.'

So that pretty much covers my take. We'll see how all of this pans out in time, but it certainly has sparked my interest in perusing the rest of Deckard's Briefcase, the DVD set that came out right after the theatrical release of director Ridley Scott's 'The Final Cut' in 2007. Surprisingly, I've still only watched the 3 hour long 'Dangerous Days' documentary which was brilliant! There's so much to go through and I just got sidetracked at the time.

Oh and BTW....if they do a new movie, Vangelis HAS to do the music! HAS TO!!


At March 6, 2011 at 4:12 AM, Anonymous Allen Pinney said...

OMG - Vangelis - YES! YES! YES!

I just pray they don't Fu** this up.

At March 6, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Yes, let's start praying right now!


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