Sequels and prequels to the film Blade Runner are being prepared by Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side, The Book of Eli).
Company founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are “in final discussions to secure film, television and ancillary franchise rights” to the 1982 film, according to a press release. “Alcon is negotiating to secure the rights from producer-director Bud Yorkin, who will serve as producer on Blade Runner along with Kosove and Johnson.”
This deal would not include the right to remake the original Ridley Scott film, but “The Company, however, may produce projects based on situations introduced in the original film.”
Johnson and Kosove added: “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.”