Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS UPDATE. It's been an active month on the Blade Runner gossip front, as the false rumours of Harrison Ford reprising his role as Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel and the assault on Sean Young at the Governors Ball floods the twittersphere. And we are still waiting on more official news regarding the planned Blade Runner sequel.
Now for the news.
Blade Runner Franchise Co-Owner Thunderbird Films Attracts New Funding for Major Expansion
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - Setting a new course with a focus on growing its television operations, Thunderbird Films, which owns a 50 percent stake in the Blade Runner film franchise, announced today Canadian businessman Frank Giustra has made a significant investment in the company to become one of its major shareholders. In the coming months, Thunderbird will unveil a new name that will better reflect its various operations as the company moves to diversify and expand its television business activities.
Meet the Guys Behind the New 'Blade Runner' Movie
Backed by FedEx‘s Fred Smith, Alcon Entertainment made millions in Hollywood’s midbudget no-mans-land. Now they’re reinventing blockbuster economics.
This article appears in the March 12, 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine, HERE.
Ridley Scott Weighs in on Blade Runner Project
There's been a bit of a back and forth the past few days regarding a recent rumor that suggested Harrison Ford was in talks to return to the world of Blade Runner for Ridley Scott's upcoming untitled project. On Monday, Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove fiercely denied the rumors. Now, EW has spoken with Scott himself who confirms that, while Ford is certainly not in talks, he'd be happy to work with the actor again depending on what shape the script takes. More HERE.
KippleZone has revamped its' fanfiction page!
The site was created to present fanfiction inspired by the Philip K. Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and the Ridley Scott film, Blade Runner. It features a new fanfiction story, titled Tomorrow Started, by C.A. Chicoine. To visit the new KippleZone Fanfiction Library, click HERE.
- CITYSPEAK Revisited -- The story behind the first Blade Runner fanzine.
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- The Voight-Kampff Self-Test: Rethinking Blade Runner
- 5 Reasons Why a Blade Runner Sequel Would Be A Bad Idea
- Behold, Blade Runner à la LEGO
- Let's Play Blade Runner -- SplitScreen's Westwood's Blade Runner computer game walk-through.
- Impressive Japanese "Blade Runner" Cosplay
- Ridley Scott's Blade Runner-sequel might be even further off than fans had hoped.
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