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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110303/film_nm/us_bladerunner

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Hell, why not. Scott already remade the "original" half a dozen times.

Barry Pepper or Ben Foster as Batty and Tom Hardy as Deckard. Awesome.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Rachael. SET.

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From all the noise, it seems more of a prequel or sequel is what they are aiming at.

I would be up for a major jump in time forward with a full-on replicant vs. human rebellion war, or a slow, dark, noir-like boil to the initial space colony incident that sent the original replicants heading to Earth.

A remake? Not so much so.

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I would be up for a major jump in time forward with a full-on replicant vs. human rebellion war, or a slow, dark, noir-like boil to the initial space colony incident that sent the original replicants heading to Earth.
If you don't want Deckard in the story, why not get rid of the replicants too and, like, make it just about gay unicorns and call it Blade Galloper.

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If you don't want Deckard in the story, why not get rid of the replicants too and, like, make it just about gay unicorns and call it Blade Galloper.

Idiot.

:lol:

I'm up for gay unicorns anyways. They can just keep the main characters as long as one unicorn is called Dick Dickard.

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I would be up for a major jump in time forward with a full-on replicant vs. human rebellion war, or a slow, dark, noir-like boil to the initial space colony incident that sent the original replicants heading to Earth.
If you don't want Deckard in the story, why not get rid of the replicants too and, like, make it just about gay unicorns and call it Blade Galloper.

Idiot.
Or, since Decker is probably a replicant, he could still be there, you fucking ignorant Nazi unicorn fucking voice over.

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Well, as long as it's orange and teal, what could possibly go wrong?


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Chris Knight wrote:
Well, as long as it's orange and teal, what could possibly go wrong?

Not since Casshern have I had such anticipation.

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I see no reason to be upset about this, though I'd much rather see money put into someone making a better PKD book into a flick than DADOES. Someone should make UBIK instead.

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Someone should make UBIK instead.

How would it make you feel if Michele Gondry was making UBIK?

Because he totally is.

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JFelix wrote:
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Someone should make UBIK instead.

How would it make you feel if Michele Gondry was making UBIK?

Because he totally is.


I can see that. If he uses PKD's original screen play adaptation it might actually be good too.

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Surf, this isn't a remake/sequel/what-have-you to PKD's book, but Scott's movie. Yorkin, who acquired the rights to the film when it went over budget (and is responsible for firing Scott during production, and adding the narration in post), is selling sequel/prequel rights to the 1982 theatrical release. It's rather fucked up, similar to the Thunderball/Never Say Never Again situation.

A remake of DADOES would require negotiating terms with Hampton Fancher (who bought the film rights from PKD in the 70s), PKD's estate, and Bud Yorkin - a far more costly solution.


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Surf, this isn't a remake/sequel/what-have-you to PKD's book...


Yeah, I know that. That's why I said I see no reason to be upset about this project.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner reboot
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This is just a bad idea. I have a biased opinion as Blade Runner is my absolute favorite movie of all time but with that I don't think it ever was a property you could make a decent sequel to. The story told is pretty much over at the end of the movie. I actually read a book about 13 years ago called Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human that was billed as an official sequel to the movie -- complete garbage. Avoid it at all costs. It proved my point, though, that there was really no story left to tell -- at least with those characters.

Besides, the central themes of the movie have been done to death over the last few years. Especially with shows BSG and Caprica. I think people are ready to be done with it.

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That book was awful, but the BR PC game that came out in mid 90s was actually a lot of fun. Completely different story than the movie, but captured the look and feel quite well.


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Alcon was responsible for the Wicker Man remake - so, it's all good. Nicholas Cage will play a BR, and he'll have some catchy one-liners. PG-13, naturally.


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Chris Knight wrote:
Alcon was responsible for the Wicker Man remake - so, it's all good. Nicholas Cage will play a BR, and he'll have some catchy one-liners. PG-13, naturally.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This would be classic.

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Alcon was responsible for the Wicker Man remake - so, it's all good. Nicholas Cage will play a BR, and he'll have some catchy one-liners. PG-13, naturally.
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This is just a bad idea.


I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.

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This is just a bad idea.


I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.

...except George Lucas.


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hey, speaking of...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/04 ... ease_date/


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I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.

I think the Old Man Mentality is that they're taking away the original from newer audiences, who will only know the new film.

Which is kind of true, because young people are stupid.

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Surf Monkey wrote:
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This is just a bad idea.


I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.


I see your point but that's not where this disgust comes from. At one point I was very open to the idea of a sequel -- even had my own ideas of where it should go. I envisioned it being centered on the Holden character who recovers from his injuries and is then sent to hunt down Rachel and his former partner Deckard who is now revealed to be a replicant (yep, in my version he's definitely a replicant). The craptastic "sequel" actually had some of the same ideas but ultimately it made realize how wrong all of that would be. The worse part was that it was so bad that it nearly cheapened the original for me (I call it the Highlander 2 syndrome -- that sequel was so bad it ruined the original). Best case scenario is this case is something like 2010 -- a solid movie but nowhere near as good as the original.

The other thing is that the themes for Blade Runner have had their time. The idea of "more human than human" machines has been done absolutely to death -- almost to the point of becoming a science fiction cliche. BSG and Caprica really did a good job of closing the book on that for me.

Another thing is this: Hollywood. Get a fucking original idea already!

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Surf Monkey wrote:
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This is just a bad idea.

I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.

I dunno. Though I think it's great, I'm not particularly attached to the original -- I've only seen it two or three times at most -- yet a sequel like this does strike me as kind of pointless. Some movies and some stories beg for a sequel, but this isn't one of them. It inspires a "Really?" rather than a "Whoa, cool!" I'd much rather see something inspired by Blade Runner than a direct sequel ... but marketing and dollars rule the day, which makes sense from a business perspective.

So I'm not against a sequel, but I do think it's a stupid idea bordering on a bad one. Hard to imagine one having much to offer.

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Eric wrote:
Surf Monkey wrote:
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This is just a bad idea.


I think you're too emotionally invested in the original. I mean, who gives a shit if someone prequels or sequels or remakes or whatnot? Are they taking away the original? No.

...except George Lucas.


I have no problem with Lucas's newer flicks. I don't like them, but I have no problem with the fact that they were made. What I take issue with Lucas over is the revision of the original films and his attempt to stifle the films in their original versions.

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I have no problem with Lucas's newer flicks. I don't like them, but I have no problem with the fact that they were made. What I take issue with Lucas over is the revision of the original films and his attempt to stifle the films in their original versions.


Exactly. You can ignore the prequels, but you can't ignore the fact that he's trying to bury the original versions. Especially given the fact that he's spoken up about preserving film history, what he's done is criminal. He shouldn't be allowed to do it.


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Exactly. You can ignore the prequels, but you can't ignore the fact that he's trying to bury the original versions. Especially given the fact that he's spoken up about preserving film history, what he's done is criminal. He shouldn't be allowed to do it.


When Lucas eventually dies, you can bet we'll see the original versions of the OT finally released from purgatory. Either that, or he's deliberately waiting for the maximum amount of profit/biggest get-out-of-fanboy-hatred-free card imaginable before he "reluctantly" agrees to release them.

As for bad sequels/prequels/remakes, I can't really think of one so bad it actually taints my enjoyment of the original movie. The bloated, joyless, exposition-crammed Pirates Of The Caribbean and Matrix sequels blew ass, but I can still watch the first films and enjoy them as blissfully self-contained adventures (here's hoping the fourth POTC film recaptures the scrappy fun of the first movie). The smug Ocean's 12 boiled down to the entire cast taking an easy paycheck to fuck around in Europe for a few months, but I can still watch Ocean's 11 any time and love the hell out of it (ditto the we-don't-even-have-to-try Iron Man sequel). Remakes, even if terrible, at least generate a certain amount of interest in the original film for a while.

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I think they should bring back Harrison Ford, but team him up with a jive-talkin' black guy, like a David Allen Grier.

They could call it Black and Deckard.

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JFelix wrote:
I think they should bring back Harrison Ford, but team him up with a jive-talkin' black guy, like a David Allen Grier.

They could call it Black and Deckard.

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a jive-talkin' black guy, like a David Allen Grier.
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My daughter thinks it's a sheep (as in THE sheep), but it looks more like a dog...(re: shot in the trailer with an animal behind K).

Also, meh trailer (especially the non-Vangelis Vangelis score). Reminded me of Hardware, minus the cyberpunk and that awesome PiL song. Now get off my lawn.


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