Scott, who has been developing the story whilst prepping Prometheus for release, has yet to reveal any plot details other than ‘the new story will take place some years after the first film concluded’.
Although it has already been confirmed that Harrison Ford will not be returning for the new Blade Runner project, there has been no news regarding casting. Scott has suggested, though, that the new film may have a female protagonist.
The press release also states that Blade Runner was always intended to be part of a series of films based on Philip K Dick’s novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’, however the project never advanced due to Scott’s other commitments.
If Scott and Fancher are able to carry over the tone of their 1982 classic to the sequel, the long overdue expansion of the Blade Runner universe will surely be cause for excitement amongst fans of the original sci-fi masterpiece.