Blade Runner 2049 and Dune director Denis Villeneuve has expressed interest in returning to the Blade Runner universe if he was able to create an original story rather than a continuation of the first two films in the franchise.
“It’s such an inspiring place, the Blade Runner world,” Villeneuve shared with Empire. “The problem I have is the word ‘sequel’. I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I’d like to revisit this universe in a different way, I can say yes. It would need to be a project on its own. Something disconnected from both other movies. A detective noir story set in the future… I wake up sometimes in the night dreaming about it.”
While Villeneuve may be interested in returning to Blade Runner, his 2016 sequel was a disappointment at the box office by grossing just $260 million at the worldwide box office despite the critical acclaim – possibly making the studio hesitant to return to the franchise just yet.
Villeneuve is also currently hard at work on directing the highly anticipated reboot of Frank Herbert’s Dune which is set for release in December 2020.
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Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 sees Harrison Ford reprising the role of Rick Deckard alongside Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Edward James Olmos.