Why Nolan Hasn’t Had Any Interest In Directing A Blade Runner Sequel

Not that anyone would ask him to do one now, after the financial disappointment that was Blade Runner 2049, but visionary director Christopher Nolan recently told the Los Angeles Times that he wouldn’t direct a sequel to Blade Runner; not now and not if he was offered Blade Runner 2049 years ago.

When asked if he ever looked in making a Blade Runner sequel himself, the director behind Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight had this to say:

“No. There are a lot of movies that are on such a pedestal that to try and either remake them or follow them up would be too tricky. I have to find a way around things. So, like, Interstellar is very much, as people would say, in dialogue with 2001 [A Space Odyssey]. You have to find your own way around.”

So, don’t rule out seeing something inspired by Blade Runner thematically down the line, though I feel Nolan has already given us some Blade Runner type imagery in some of his films.

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So, did this Blade Runner fan, who wouldn’t direct a sequel himself, like this year’s sequel to the 1982 film?

“I did. It was a real pleasure. I love [director] Denis [Villeneuve]. He bravely took on what he referred to as a suicide mission, following such a huge film that I was such a fan of. I thought he did a great job. Those guys really went for it. You have to admire that.”

I know it is a mute point now, but do you think Nolan would have been a good fit for a Blade Runner movie? Or is he better off doing his own thing? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

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