Sunday, February 21, 2016


Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.


In the news ...

The sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has gotten a domestic release date from Warner Bros. The film will hit theaters on January 12, 2018. [Countdown anyone?

Ryan Gosling will star in the project alongside Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as San Fransisco police officer Rick Deckard.

Sicario director Denis Villeneuve will helm the anticipated follow-up, which was written by Alien: Covenant writer Michael Green, and Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original sci-fi classic, based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  

Principal photography will begin July 2016.

Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are set to produce alongside Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. The late Bud Yorkin, who in 2011 sold the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to the 1982 original to Alcon, will also receive producing credit.

Scott will act as an executive producer along with Frank Giustra, Bill Carraro and Tim Gamble.   

Sony Pictures Releasing International will be releasing the film in all overseas territories. 
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

We celebrated Pris' Incept Date this month, February 14th -- Valentine's Day.


Fellow Blade Runner enthusiast, Lukas Mariman, unexpectedly died January 28 2016. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Lukas and I "chatted" via email some. And he was very supportive when I created the KippleZone website. 

Rob Mellor‎ shared the following on the Facebook page.  

"A short Lukas memory for you all. I've previously remarked how good Lukas' grasp was, not just of English, but English humour. Here's a favourite example from a.f.b-r, where we were discussing differences in languages and the foibles of translation."

Netrunner: Anyone for Esperanto?
Lukas: No thanks, I'm not thirsty.

Now for some articles, art, music, videos, and some miscellaneous !



I think, René, therefore I am (Pienso, René, luego existo)




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"Have a better one!"

~ Kipple