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Back in 1982 the original film opened as a box office flop, but over the years it has become a cult hit that often enters Top 10 lists for the greatest movies ever made. Then back in 2017 a huge gamble paid off with a sequel to a movie no one thought was needed the release of, Denis Villeneuve, who won over the critics with a shower of five star reviews with Blade Runner 2049.
Even the first film’s director Ridley Scott has revealed he has plans for a third movie. The sequel clearly set things up for one, but will it ever get made?
So the question I ask today is: Since it Blade Runner month here at SAW. Who should direct a theoretical Blade Runner 3?
Personally I think a third movie would be great. I loved both of the movies and would like to see a trilogy play out. Then end the series there. Do not try to make it a universe or a spin-off or dumb shit like that. Just tell a solid, yet unique story that plays out really well.
I’d love to see Villeneuve or even Scott come back for the third movie, but Villeneuve is busy with his take on Dune, and Scott didn’t really impress me with his return to the Alien franchise … soooooooo who would I pick to take a stab at the franchise? Duncan Jones would have been a good choice if you ask me, but he already made Mute (a film I didn’t think was nearly as bad as people made it out to be). I think David Fincher would be a great choice for the third movie. Now that he’s established, he’d be the perfect person to make a second sequel to a Ridley Scott original once again.
So what about you, folks? Who should direct a theoretical Blade Runner 3?
I’ll see you in the trenches.