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In the Works: Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel “happening,” Affleck Returns to Lehane to ‘Live by Night’

In the Works: Scott's 'Blade Runner' Sequel "happening," Affleck Returns to Lehane to 'Live by Night'

Following the May news that Ridley Scott had an idea for a “Blade Runner” sequel, and that the original’s writer Hampton Fancer was in talks to pen the script, confirmation came October 11 that the film will happen. Scott said in interview: “It’s not a rumor — it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6, so we don’t know how long he can live.”

-With Ben Affleck’s likely Oscar contender “Argo” hitting theaters today, the actor-director is reportedly in talks to adapt, direct, produce and star in author Dennis Lehane’s new novel “Live by Night.” This would be Affleck’s second outing with Lehane material, as his directorial debut, “Gone Baby Gone” in 2007, was adapted from the crime novelist’s book of the same title. Warner Bros. acquired rights to the new novel in April when it was as yet unpublished; the story revolves around a ne’er-do-well son of a police captain who becomes ensconced in organized crime during the Prohibition era.

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