…this time it’s scarier, because it’s not deluded nonsense this go round.

The news is simple and minimal: Alcon Entertainment is negotiating to buy the rights to Blade Runner from Bud Yorkin, one of the original executive producers on Ridley Scott’s sci-noir epic. Yorkin will be a producer on whatever results from the deal. This includes rights to remakes [actually I misread: remakes are excluded from the deal], sequels, prequels, and seemingly (for lack of better terms) sidequels, that would explore concepts introduced in the film in a more parallel manner. Warner Brothers will distribute whatever the hell they come up with, which could be a variety of… things, as Alcon Entertainment CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove explain…

“We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”

So yeah. That’s all there really is, until they announce who is writing what on what kind of project in what medium for what purpose.

I have nothing but piss, vinegar, hate, vitriol, abhorrence, animosity, revulsion, malignity, loathing, rankling, repugnance, grievance, disgust, rancor, horror, scorn, venom, and fuckyouAlcon for this news. I assume you feel similarly, but if you have any well-considered words of optimism, or a particular level of hate I didn’t cover above, then let us know in the comments or on the boards.

Press Release from Deadline

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