Director Ridley Scott is to helm a new version of his dystopian cult classic "Blade Runner," reports said Thursday.
The original 1982 sci-fi movie starred Harrison Ford as a police operative hunting down organic humanoid robots who illegally return to Los Angeles from Earth's off-planet colonies. The film was loosely based on Phillip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Hollywood production company Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to produce a sequel or prequel to the original earlier this year and have now engaged Scott to lead the project, trade website Deadline.com reported Thursday.
Scott recently completed an updated version of his classic film "Alien." Called "Prometheus," it stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Patrick Wilson, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce, and is to hit cinemas in June 2012.
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