I watched Blade Runner again last night. That film really isn't too shabby, is it?
And then this morning I read the news. The terrible, terrible news. Some production company has bought the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce sequels and prequels and other "multiplatform concepts", which I think that means games and apps and junk, but maybe also lunchboxes.
Now, I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to own a Blade Runner lunchbox and thermos set, and I'm reliably informed by my geek-in-denial other half that the old point-and-click computer game wasn't bad, but as for sequels and prequels and TV shows and … no no no no. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that. In fact, I imagine that the entire target audience for whatever it is they're intending would also be completely against it.
And that target audience must be pretty big. And they must have a bit of cash in their pockets that they'd be happy to put towards protecting The Greatest Science Fiction Film Mankind Has Made Thus Far, right? So here's a thought: how about setting up a Kickstarter project to raise enough funds to buy the Blade Runner rights and lock them in a vault, never to be messed with again? Would that be feasible? What's the most anyone has ever raised with Kickstarter?
You, at the back, what do you mean you don't know what Kickstarter is? It's 2011 … keep up.