I’m sad, too, Sean. I’m sad too.
Why? Just. Seriously. Why?
Did Robin Hood suck so bad that Ridley Scott lost all faith in trying new things? First, he “revisits” Alien… although, thankfully that movie was spared a direct sequel/prequel/pukequel and wound up becoming the upcoming “Prometheus” instead.
Now, as the good folks at Anomalous Materials point out, Deadline is reporting that Ridley Scott has signed a deal with a company that purchased the movie rights, and is now going to “revisit” Blade Runner.
I believe the comment I left on the “A.M.” thread sums up my feelings.
“I want to puke.
But I can’t stop crying”.
WHAT THE %$@&??!!!
Blade Runner, which incidentally has a draft in queue for a “Movies Everyone Should See” post is one of the greatest films of all time, and one of my personal favorites (Please, no dissention… I’m in a fragile state of mind). It blends science fiction and noir elements to achieve an incredible result, a truly unique and thought-provoking piece of fiction. It’s emotionally moving, it has tons of themes to ruminate on.
And due to the fact that it was never a “Hit” when it was released (the theatrical version was screwed over by studio involvement, and the movie didn’t really begin to shine until Scott re-released alternate versions closer to his intention), we were mercifully spared sequels.
It is one of the endangered species in Hollywood. It is a great movie which stands alone.
God damn it. Seriously, I’m so pissed off right now.
All of my ranting from the “Cameron Crowe may
bastardize make a sequel to Say Anything” still apply.
I would like to grab Crowe and Scott both by the back of the head and shove their faces up against a flat screen tv showing a marathon of “Godfather III” “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” and “Star Wars: Episodes I-III” on a non stop loop.
I can’t even write anymore right now.