Esto es inusual. La compañía de producción Alcon Entertaiment publicó un comunicado de prensa donde anuncian que le hicieron una oferta a Harrison Ford para que regrese como “Rick Deckard” en Blade Runner 2, la secuela del clásico de ciencia ficción y acción.
Lo normal es que los comunicados anuncien cuando un actor ha sido contratado, no cuando el hacen ofertas así que sospecho que Ford ya acepto y es una movida de publicidad (que les funcionó) o una forma de obligar a Ford de aceptar al “tirarlo al medio”.
Según el comunicado, Blade Runner 2 sucede varias décadas después de la original, aunque tampoco especifica si Ford será el protagonista o para “pasar la antorcha” a algún otro actor más joven.
El guion de Blade Runner 2 será escrito por Hampton Fancher, quien escribió la primera, junto a Michael Green. Aun no se sabe si Ridley Scott regresara como director pero, contando que su próxima película pudiera ser The Martian con Matt Damon, sospecho que se quedara más bien como productor.
¿Qué creen ustedes de esto? ¿Publicidad o “power play”?
OFFER OUT TO HARRISON FORD TO RETURN IN
ALCON ENTERTAINMENT’S “BLADE RUNNER” SEQUEL
DIRECTED BY RIDLEY SCOTT
LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 14, 2014—Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment (‘Prisoners,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘The Book of Eli’) has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) and Michael Green are the screenwriters.
While the story is being kept under wraps, it takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
State Johnson and Kosove: “We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Kosove and Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Among its many distinctions, “Blade Runner” has been singled out as one of the greatest movies of all time by innumerable polls and media outlets, and overwhelmingly as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications.
Released by Warner Bros., “Blade Runner” was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick‘s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and was directed by Ridley Scott following his landmark “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction).
“Blade Runner” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.
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