Blade Runner and Alien TV Shows Confirmed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is 83 years old, which is good on him for not slowing down. The last duel It came and went, but it was really there and it was an original idea, based on a real historical event, and with a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, that included a remake of the team of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. As of this writing, Gucci House It’s set to open up and give us some infamous scandal and murder amongst people, just in time for Oscar season. He even recently dropped some hot shots against the Hollywood Superhero Movie Factory. Well, Scott does a good job. So why does this latest announcement seem so depressing?

According to an interview with the BBC on Monday, Scott is also developing a 10-episode limited series based on Blade Runner *and* a limited series based on alien, this time on the ground.

It’s not entirely clear how actively Scott is involved.

“we [have already] The pilot wrote for “Blade Runner” and the Bible,” he says, referring to the main plot for the 10 episodes. “So, we’re already doing ‘Blade Runner’ as a TV show in the first 10 hours.” But who his partners are, we don’t know right now. And there are questions. similar in the future alien The series that has been rumored since 2020. Noah Hawalli, who is about Coen Bros. Fargo In something like jazz on Coen movies spread across several decades, the show is set to be.

The Blade Runner The announcement sent the popular press into a frenzy, trying to guess where and when the new series would be. After all, the 1982 movie was set in bleak 2019, Dystopia 2019, and Denis Villeneuve’s sequel was set in bleak, Dystopia 2049. It was only because of this announcement that I even knew about the Adult Swim animated series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, set in the dreary and miserable year 2032. Times have changed, but future Los Angeles certainly hasn’t. So when will it happen? Who do you know?

See, the two new series might be good, they might be bland, but Scott’s sudden prominence at the end of 2021 feels like encapsulation of the media’s divergent paths. On the one hand, you have two films of him, both of which are original content, one of which might have a second life during broadcast and the other that looks like it’s going to make some noise and get people back to the cinema. Either way, they tell stories with beginnings, middles, and endings. On the other hand, you have the continued franchise of culture, revisiting and reworking two excellent films from the early ’80s that are perfectly in place as well as independent stories. Do we really need more stories about the xenomorph? Do we need more stories about humid Los Angeles and its like? Is culture at a standstill? Are we doomed to recycle everything from the ’80s onwards?

However, if anyone has to make money off of Ridley Scott’s legacy it is Scott himself. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, while I put together the Vangelis soundtrack.

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Ted Mills is a freelance arts writer who currently hosts notes from the Shed podcast and is a producer of KCRW’s Curious Coast. You can also follow him on Twitter at Tweet embedand/or watch his movies here.

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