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Denis Villeneuve Wants To Revisit The Blade Runner Universe

January 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 was an underperforming film, but that doesn’t stop the director from wanting to go back to that world. Villeneuve spoke with Empire and talked about how he would be interested in revisiting the franchise, though not as a sequel.

“It’s such an inspiring place, the Blade Runner world,” Villeneuve said. “The problem is have is the word ‘sequel.’ I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I’d like to revisit this universe in a different way, I can say yes. It would need to be a project on its own. Something disconnected from both other movies. A detective noir story set in the future… I wake up sometimes in the night dreaming about it.”

Blade Runner 2049 was acclaimed by critics and fans, with an 87% Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score and an A- CinemaScore. However, the film was a money loser with $260.5 million worldwide against a budget of $150 million plus marketing.