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Published On: Thu, Mar 3rd, 2011

WB/Alcon Entertainment ready to relaunch ‘Bladerunner’ franchise

WB’s Alcon Entertainment division are in the final stages of acquiring the film and TV rights to Blade Runner.

One the deal is complete, they could then create sequels, TV series, a prequel or whatever merchandise they see fit. From the initial reports, they ARE NOT allowed to remake the original.

Alcon co-founders/co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove said this in a statement:

“We are honoured and excited to be in business with Bud Yorkin. This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favourite film for both of us.

“We recognise the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multi-platform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium only.”

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