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On Thursday, the news broke that director Ridley Scott will be completely reimagining one of his most beloved films, 'Blade Runner.' It's apparent that Scott has never been completely satisfied with 'Blade Runner,' tinkering with the film so often that there are no less than seven different versions that are known to exist. Moviefone has acquired what may or may not be Scott's own personal 'Blade Runner' diary, which dates back to 1980 all the way to the present -- which we'd like to share with you right now.




February, 1980:

Dear Diary,

Today I signed on to make a movie called 'Blade Runner.' I'm very excited.

Ridley



September, 1980:

Dear Diary,

Hot damn, we just signed the guy who played Han Solo to star as Rick Deckard. He seems like a nice guy, I'm sure we will get along well.

Ridley



March, 1981:

Dear Diary,

Production on 'Blade Runner' starts today. I have a feeling that this will go exactly how I envision.

Ridley



April, 1981:

Dear Diary,

Harrison Ford is an ass.

Ridley



March, 1982:

Dear Diary,

Time to show a workprint of my masterpiece to a test crowd. They have no idea what's about to hit them!

Ridley



March, 1982:

Dear Diary,

Bollocks! That was disappointing. Well, as long as the studio doesn't make me insert a voiceover and footage from another movie, I think it will be fine.

Ridley



May, 1982:

Damn.



June, 1982:

Dear Diary,

Well, at least we beat the second week of 'Firefox.' F*cking 'E.T.' Regardless, it's time to put 'Blade Runner' behind me forever. Also, I need to get Tom Cruise on the telly, I have a killer idea for a movie about unicorns. Hm, unicorns...

Ridley



November, 1990:

Dear Diary,

My workprint was screened for audiences, which is ridiculous. Why can't people just let this movie die?

Ridley



March, 1991:

Dear Diary,

You know, if you take out Harrison's voiceover and change the ending... forget it. My full attention is devoted to directing Gerard Depardieu as Christopher Columbus.

Ridley



March, 1991:

Dear Diary,

Note to self: Never ask Depardieu if he can wait a few moments before using the toilet. No human should behave that way. What if Depardieu isn't human? Wait, what if Rick Deckard isn't human!?

Ridley



May, 1992:

Dear Diary,

Finally, ten years later, I have my definitive Director's Cut released. Now it's finally time to put this movie behind me.

Goodbye forever, diary.

Your friend,

Ridley


April, 2000:

Dear Diary,

Can't sleep. I've thought of 32 changes I'd like to make.

Ridley



March, 2007:

Dear Diary,

Lest there be any question left that I have any more changes to make to 'Blade Runner,' titling it 'The Final Cut' should put every single one of those questions to rest. I am finally at peace. I know I've written this before, but, now it's finally time to put this movie behind me.

Goodbye forever, diary. (I mean it this time!)

Best,

Ridley



August 18, 2011:

Dear Diary,

F*ck it, I'm just going to remake the damn thing.




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