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Reading the Screen: A Blade Runner Sequel?

According to this report from Reuters — along with a lot of other sources — Ridley Scott will be directing a follow-up (though not necessarily a sequel) to his 1982 classic, Blade Runner.

Blade Runner, as I’m sure you know, was based on the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It’s a brilliant movie, if not a completely faithful adaptation of the book, and the idea of doing a follow-up scares me a little.

What do you think? Should Scott leave well enough alone? And, if he goes forward, what — if any — Philip K. Dick story should he use as his source?



About the Author:

David Pitt lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to reviewing for Booklist, he writes a monthly column about paperback fiction and nonfiction for the Winnipeg Free Press. He has contributed to The Booklist Reader since 2010.

2 Comments on "Reading the Screen: A Blade Runner Sequel?"

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  1. Keir Graff says:

    Leave well enough alone, say I. Kind of like Michael Jordan coming back to play with the Washington Wizards–it can only tarnish his legacy.

  2.' Danita Eastman says:

    I can’t wait!! Very exciting.

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