Ridley Scott Says Scripts For The Martian, Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2 Are Complete
We remember remarking a while back that it was ridiculous to expect Ridley Scott to complete all of the sci-fi movie projects he has been linked with over the last few months. But now, we're starting to consider ordering a slice of humble pie because the man himself has just announced that the scripts for a number of those projects are already complete.
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Speaking to EW, Scott revealed details of his next engagement, the adaptation of Andy Weir's brilliant sci-fi survival story The Martian. Scott confirmed that, as expected, Wadi Rum in Jordan would be used as the set for for the movie, which stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars. But it was Scott's comments referring to his countless other projects that really stood out.
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It's no secret that the 76 year old director is still incredibly keen on creating a sequel to his 1982 hit Blade Runner. As baffling as Scott's desire for a second Blade Runner movie is, it seems as though that both he and the studio execs at Alcon are ready to get the project up and running as soon as possible. The 1982 original served to cement Harrison Ford's place in sci-fi history and despite Ford himself declining to comment on the matter, everyone involved with the project wants him to reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
"It's written and it's damn good," said Scott. "Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years,". "So yes, that will happen."
When EW asked him when he would find time for all these new projects, Scott responded saying that Blade Runner 2 would most likely be his next project after the Martian. But what of the much-discussed Prometheus sequel? Well, even Scott wasn't able to suggest when that might happen, but he responded confidently saying "I've got a lot of ducks in a row. But they're all written."
As well as the Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels, Ridley Scott is also developing an adaptation of Hugh Howey's post-apocalyptic sci-fi series, Wool. Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton is released this December.