Posted by Xander Pakzad
Fans of Ridley Scott have a lot to look forward to in the next few years. The director announced plans for three films, two of which are follow-ups to his most beloved franchises. (I might be a little biased.)
First up is a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian. Described as a sort of Cast Away in space, Matt Damon will star as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Production begins in November, most likely in Jordan’s “Wadi Rum,” the sandstone valley seen in films like Lawrence of Arabia and Scott’s own Prometheus.
Seems like Blade Runner will finally get the sequel it deserves. A screenplay for the possible sequel has been co-written by Hampton Fancher, who also worked on the original. Scott also promises Harrison Ford will be involved, despire his injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.
It's not clear if Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Scott has previously stated that Deckard is a replicant, and the short lifespan of a replicant means we would never see an older Deckard. Let the crazy theories begin…
Despite mixed reactions from critics and Alien fans, Prometheus is also set to get a sequel. This one seems to be furthest away from production. If it is greenlit by 20th Century Fox, it’s possible Scott may relinquish the directing chair while he’s busy. Still, anything in that universe is enough to get me excited.
All three movies are written, and Scott seems pretty adamant about somehow making them all happen. Now all we have to do is wait. And keep an eye out for leaked set photos.
What do you think of Ridley Scott's upcoming projects? Do Prometheus and Blade Runner deserve sequels, or are they better off laid to rest? Sound off in the comments below or tweet at us!
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