Ridley Scott to Present ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’ as Live-Action TV Series
The prolific producer and director confirms during a BBC interview that the two projects are in the works, adding he has already established characters, settings and background information.
AceShowbiz -Ridley Scott is turning his acclaimed sci-fi films “Blade Runner” and “Alien” into live-action TV series.
The prolific producer and director confirmed the two projects are in the works during a BBC interview, which aired on Monday, November 22, adding he has already created the “bible,” which establishes characters, settings and background information for the series, based on the 1982 Harrison Ford film.
“We’re already into having written the pilot for ‘Blade Runner’ and the bible, so we’re already presenting ‘Blade Runner’ as a TV show,” he said.
The original “Blade Runner”, set in a dystopian future Los Angeles in 2019, featured Ford as a policeman hunting down rebel replicants. The actor returned for Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, “Blade Runner 2049“, in 2017, with Ryan Gosling taking the lead role of K. An anime series, called “Blade Runner: Black Lotus“, premiered on November 14 on U.S. cable channel Adult Swim.
“And then ‘Alien’ is a similar thing. ‘Alien’ is now being written for pilot,” Ridley said of another new spin on one of his classic films, which launched in 1979, starring Sigourney Weaver.
News of the “Alien” series was first announced in December 2020, with “Legion” creator Noah Hawley attached as a showrunner.
FX chairman John Landgraf described the project as “the first Alien story set on Earth,” adding “It’s going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.”
The last “Alien” movies, “Prometheus” (2012) and “Alien: Covenant” (2017), served as prequels to the original film and starred Michael Fassbender.
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