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Ridley And Tony Scott working on Purefold

Ridley Scott is working on a new web series that takes its lead from one of his most famous films – yes, Blade Runner.

But before you go thinking that the 10-minute web shorts called Purefold – set 10 years before Deckard and co –are directly linked to the film, think again.

Sadly, Scott, brother Tony Scott and indie studio Ag8 don’t actually have the rights to use the Blade Runner trademarks and characters.

“We don’t take any of the canon or copyrighted assets from the movie,” Ag8’s David Bausola tells MTV. “It’s actually based on the same themes as Blade Runner.

“It’s the search for what it means to be human and understanding the notion of empathy.’” Um, okay…

Still, it’s “inspired” by the movie and will definitely take place in a startlingly similar near-future universe.

There are few details on what it will actually be about, yet, though - but we do know it’ll take ideas from viewers as to the plot’s direction and also utilise Blade Runner’s trick of including lots of real-world product placement.

More on this as we find it…

[Source: MTV (opens in new tab) ]

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James White

James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.