Director Ridley Scott has confirmed that live-action television shows are in production for Blade Runner and Alien, the plot of which has already been written.
During an interview with today on BBC Radio 4, the 83-year-old director confirmed that the pilot was for the upcoming Blade runner TV series were written.
“We already wrote the Blade Runner pilot and the Bible,” he said. “So we’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV show, probably for the first 10 hours.”
How are the Alien and Blade Runner connected?
It was a Blade Runner TV series Rumored in February, but so far nothing has been confirmed about the project.
Although details are scarce, the show is believed to debut on a streaming service, but it’s unclear where. It is also unclear whether this affects Denis Villeneuve’s hopes, do another blade runner Movie.
“The world of Blade Runner is so inspiring,” said Villeneuve. “The problem I have is the word ‘continuation’. I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I would like to visit this universe in a different way, I can say yes. It would have to be a separate project. Something separate from both of the other films. A detective noir story set in the future … I sometimes wake up at night and dream about it. “
Scott confirmed that too extraterrestrial is in a “similar” position, a TV series is currently in the works. “Alien is now written for pilots,” he said. He added that an 8-10 hour Bible would also be compiled.
The Alien TV series was announced earlier this year and will go to FX. FX boss John Landgraf has described the series as “the first ‘Alien’ story on earth – and by mixing the timeless horror of the first ‘Alien’ with the non-stop action of the second, it becomes a frightening and exciting one Ride that will blow people back into their seats. “
However, Ridley Scott himself expressed doubts that the TV show would ever take place be as good as the original alien:
“It will never be as good as the first,” he said. “I say that.”
Ryan Leston is an entertainment writer and film critic for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.