Does Mcg want to remake “Blade Runner”?
It sure sounds that way.
Variety profiled Halycon founders Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek (in their “10 producers to watch” feature) and as part of their piece on the hot young producers behind the upcoming Terminator Salvation, asked McG, director of the latter, for a few words.
McG mentioned he’d love to work with the boys again on something, remarking that he’s made “‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'”, the Philip K.Dick novel that inspired Ridley Scott’s cult masterpiece “Blade Runner” (1982), required reading on set, adding “That would be a good one”, McG tells Variety.
Um, “a good one” to do with the boys!?
McG says it as if “Electric Sheep” hasn’t ever been made into a film – strange. Surely he’s seen “Blade Runner”, right? Suppose that’s never stopped anyone from remaking a classic before- having not seen the original.
No need to worry – Halycon don’t own the rights to “Blade Runner” … not at the time of writing anyway.