Blade Runner 2 adds a writer?

Contagion's Scott Z. Burns is first choice

Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is Ridley Scott's number one choice to write the script for Blade Runner 2 , according to reports.

Scott, the producers at Alcon and the backers at Warner Brothers have apparently singled Burns out as the ideal candidate for the project, which has yet to be identified as a prequel or a sequel.

Almost seems like someone needs to ask Steven Soderbergh's permission given that Burns' last three films were collaborations with that director ( The Informant! , Contagion and the upcoming The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ).

Burns' script for a film based on Captain Nemo is also currently in pre-production.