Rumor of the Day: Green Lantern screenwriter tackling Blade Runner 2

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May 31, 2013

The good news is, Blade Runner 2 looks like it finally has a writer attached.

When it comes to sci-fi, Blade Runner is about as sacred as it gets. So the idea of a followup has plenty of people on edge, especially since so many other sci-fi franchises have been sullied with sub-par sequels and prequels.

And while having Ridley Scott involved is good, it takes more than one person to make a movie work. So who is Alcon Entertainment negotiating with to write Blade Runner 2? Michael Green, who most people know as the writer for the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern movie.

Okay. Now that you've had a sharp intake of breath, let's assess this move for a minute. Green Lantern is not the most well-received film in cinematic history, but it's probably worth considering that you hear more negative statements about the look and direction of the film than you do about the writing.

Also, Green comes with some pedigree. He's written for Smallville and Heroes, both of which are a little hit-or-miss. However, he was also the creator of the short-lived alt future TV series Kings, which had a really cool concept and probably would have fared a lot better in a post-HBO's Game of Thrones era.

So color us cautious but interested to hear more from Green and what he wants to bring to a world where androids may or may not dream of electric sheep.

How about you?

(via The Wrap)

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