Ridley Scott has said the film “Blade Runner 2049”, a sequel to 1982 sci-fi classic, was “too long”.
In an interview, Scott was asked about the Denis Villeneuve-directed film, which featured actors Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the lead roles.
The original “Blade Runner” had a run time of one hour and 57 minutes, while the “Blade Runner 2049” stretched over two hours and 40 minutes.
“I have to be careful what I say,” Scott said at first, before adding, “It was f**king way too long. F**k me! And most of that script’s mine,” Scott told Vulture.
Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original “Blade Runner” with David Peoples, received the screenplay credit for the sequel along with Michael Green.
“I sit with writers for an inordinate amount of time and I will not take credit, because it means I’ve got to sit there with a tape recorder while we talk.
“I can’t do that to a good writer. But I have to, because to prove I’m part of the actual process, I have to then have an endless amount (of proof), and I can’t be bothered. But the big idea comes from Blade Runner,” said Scott.