Cinephiles rejoice! Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Ridley Scott has just signed on to direct and produce a new version of his sci-fi cult classic Blade Runner.
The rights to the movie were acquired earlier this year, but up until now it’s been unclear whether Scott would be involved with the project. Scott has said that he would never remake Blade Runner, so many are speculating whether this film will be a sequel, a prequel, or something else entirely.
At the moment, Scott is collaborating with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof on Prometheus, which began as an Alien prequel but has morphed into its own story, using Alien as a jumping-off point.