Blade Runner is enjoying a resurgence in popularity — the new cut hit theaters last month, and a five-disc ultra edition coming out on DVD next month. Now, rumors have it that Hollywood may churn out a sequel to this classic about rogue androids and the reluctant "Blade Runner" cop (Harrison Ford) who tracks them down. Author Paul Sammon, who has made an entire career out of talking about the movie, says that Director Ridley Scott is "not loathe" to the idea of a sequel to the classic 1982 film. But a sequel would be a disaster.

Sammon's remarks, which came during a recent interview about his updated book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner are sure to cause involuntary shudders and waves of nausea amongst fans of the original. Although the film is based on Philip K. Dick's classic Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, author K.W. Jeter has written three novels as sequels to the movie. These novels have generally been panned by critics, and only enjoyed by rabid Blade Runner megafans who long for a return to this dystopian vision of the future, while the rest of us would like to see this film remain untouched, sequel-wise.


Ridley Scott hasn't made a sequel to any of his films, and would rather move on to new territory than revisit somewhere he's been before. Let's hope Sammon's words are just wishful thinking.

Blade Runner II? {SciFi Scanner]