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Label this one as "it could be worse" - Warner Bros-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is currently in final negotiation to secure film, television, and ancillary franchise rights to the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller "Blade Runner". Now, everyone just breathe and relax... the interesting part of the discussions is that the franchise rights would be all-inclusive, but would exclude rights to remake the original.
That's right, they can create a prequel to the series, or take the events, characters, or situations from the original and continue them forward, but they can't mess around with the actual film. As both a legendary film and a giant acquisition for the company, it's interesting to see an agreement to expand an older franchise without the now-seemingly-inevitable reboot with modern day actors. Is this a sign that film studios are starting to listen to reboot-weary fans? Or just that the current right holder doesn't want "the new guys" to screw over a classic film?
Alcon co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove clarify: