Earlier today, when director Ridley Scott’s comments describing a scene he’d like to film for his still-in-development sequel to his cult classic Blade Runner hit the Web, the Prometheus director had to know that it would be about five minutes before somebody went on YouTube and figured out that the scene in question was already there.
No, they haven’t begun filming already. Rather, there’s an animatic based on storyboards created for the original film, uploaded by owners of the DVD where the content was made availble as special features.
In a video interview with Collider, Scott was asked about the film, about which the director has been making a not-insubstantial amount of noise lately, including bringing the writer of the first film on board to script a sequel for Scott to direct. He’s also hinted that he would like to have Harrison Ford back in some capacity, although it’s unclear whether Ford would be willing to do so.
Check out the interview below and then read more on the other side of that.
The scene described, as quoted by Collider, is as follows:
“There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat like the plains of—where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn. The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes of Wrath. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else.”
Of course, it’s the age of the Internet, when anything that sounds cool will immediately ring a bell with someone who will then say, “I remember where I heard that before!” and link to it on another site. That’s just what happened when Bleeding Cool‘s Brendon Connelly embedded the video below, from the Blade Runner DVD. If you’ll check it out, you will see that yes, it does seem to synch up pretty closely with what Scott describes.