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Blade Runner licence resurrected

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http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/alcon-plotting-blade-runner-prequels-and-sequels/

Alcon is negotiating to secure the rights from producer-director Bud Yorkin, who will serve as producer on “Blade Runner” 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.

Alcon’s franchise rights would be all-inclusive, but exclude rights to remake the original. The Company, however, may produce projects based on situations introduced in the original film. The project would be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. International rights are yet to be determined.

Johnson and Kosove stated: “We are honored and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin. This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us. We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”

Love the movie. Love the Westwood adventure game.

It's a good universe for setting more stories across several mediums. Not going to be under Universal Pictures though, by the looks. So not sure if there's a chance of a future Telltale Blade Runner series - I wonder what the terms of the Universal Licence are when it comes to other movie franchises...

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