Exclusive: Blade Runner 2 Script is Finished

News Don Kaye
9/18/2014 at 10:51AM
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

Michael Green has finished the Blade Runner 2 screenplay, and it's in Harrison Ford's hands. Here's what he had to say...

Screenwriter and television producer Michael Green is a busy man. He is currently writing (with Bryan Fuller) the first three scripts for the proposed Starz cable TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and he recently completed work on the screenplay for one of the most talked-about projects in geekdom right now: director Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner 2.

Although Green is naturally unable to offer anything in the way of plot or character specifics, he did drop one interesting tidbit when asked about the script: “As far as I know, Harrison Ford has read it and liked it, but that is hearsay,” he says before adding, “I can tell you that working with Ridley Scott is a career highlight and one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. They say don’t meet your heroes -- in the case of Ridley Scott, go ahead, you'll only revere him more."

Green – who has also been writing a new draft of Prometheus 2 for the tireless Scott – acknowledged that “there's probably some work to do on (the Blade Runner 2 script) should we get to the production phase,” but said that Scott “was happy with the script…now it's a question of whether and when he and the studio choose to pursue it."

Stay tuned for more from Green on Blade Runner 2, Prometheus 2, American Gods and other projects when our full interview goes live soon.

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