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April 23, 2008

Is it time to remake Bladerunner?

Hells, no.

But I will entertain an argument for making another version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

The reason to make a new version of the novel is to try and get closer to PKD’s actual story. Blade Runner used most of the major plot, but left out most of the subplots and many fascinating themes, and it reversed the polarity of the audience’s attitude towards the androids. In the PKD novel the androids are bad and the reader ends up wanting them killed. In the movie, the audience feels sympathetic to androids and wish they could live.

It's too bad they won't live; but then again, who does.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 23, 2008 06:43 AM


Wake up.
Time to die.

Posted by: harrison [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 07:15 AM

Unrelated, but wondering: Have you seen Immortel Ad Vitam, Flea? I'd recently run acrost it and wondered what you thought of it.

Posted by: urthshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 09:31 AM

I have indeed. I thought it was brilliant.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 09:36 AM

All the themes of Blade Runner have been so homogenized and bastardized that one can argue that many dystopic films have, in effect, already remade Blade Runner: Gattica, The City of Lost Children, Dark City, Doomsday... just to name a few.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 03:08 PM