Today is an interesting day… It was confirmed that the “Blade Runner” prequel is in fact a sequel that won’t star Harrison Ford. We had hoped that the sequels (though we prefer just the one film and no sequels) would have used K.W. Jeter’s sequel novels as a basis for the future films. As it turns out, the next protagonist will be a woman. This could be the sequel novel “Eye and Talon” which while we admit sounds interesting, we have yet to read the novel – not easy to get in the states though we have it now. Nothing has been confirmed except that it is a sequel and a woman will head up the cast. Also, Ridley Scott will direct and the original writer will be writing the screenplay. These things all sound promising, but we are talking about a sequel to a film that really doesn’t need anything in way of a sequel or prequel.
For those who haven’t read “Edge of Human”, “Replicant Night” and/or “Eye and Talon” give them a read at your earliest convenience. They truly are great sequels to the original film and add a fair amount to the mythos created by Scott and crew.
“Cowboys and Aliens” disappeared off the radar as soon as it was released it seems. The trailer was interesting, but not something that looked like a must see. It seems that not having that must see status was enough to get people to not see it. Did they miss out an anything new and inspired? I reckon we all gots ta see what we gots here.
In typical mysterious fashion a man wakes up with no memory of who he is and is promptly harassed by some cowboys. Shortly after he finds that he gets into a little fight and the sheriff realizes he’s a wanted man and detains him. Upon attempting to transfer him to another location the town finds itself ambushed by aliens and a few people are abducted. Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) is in possession of the only weapon that came do some real damage to the alien ships, so they set off to discover who Jake is and to get their people back.
Sean Young has proven to be cool peeps and has posted some great Polaroids (how fitting for a retro look back?) from her days on the set of “Blade Runner.”
As a short backstory, I surf the bowels of Tumblr for all things that I have a big puffy heart for. One of them is, of course, “Blade Runner.” During the past few weeks I kept seeing these great Polaroids from the set of the 1984 disappointment and future cult classic. I didn’t know who the source of these images were since they were showing up on various blogs with no reference to the source of the Polaroid.
As I surfed today I found another great pic, this time with Ridley Scott, and a link. The link led me back through three blogs and finally to a post that mentioned that the source of these images was Sean Young herself, which is prominent in most/all of these images.
You can see the entire collection on her site HERE. I’ve taken the liberty to post the best once, in my opinion, below.