This is the first such works on the franchise since the early 80s.
Alcon and Titan Publishing announced the start of cooperation – together they will begin to release comics, which will unfold in the universe of “Blade Runner.”
At the moment, it is not known whether they will somehow continue the plot of the film by Ridley Scott and his sequel, but the companies want to further uncover the fantastic world in which androids dwell.
Most likely, they will not be related to the novel by Philip K. Dick “Do Androids Dream About Electrowaters?”
The “Blade Runner” universe was hardly developed outside of films, but there is so much potential in this.
It will be an honor for us to breathe new life into this world for a new audience and tell stories that you have not heard about before.from a statement by Titan Publishing managers
In addition, Titan will publish illustrated books and albums dedicated to the creation of the 1982 Blade Runner and its continuation.
Franchise comics are not for the first time. In the early 80s, Marvel published a 45-page adaptation of the film by Ridley Scott, but she was received coldly, noting the poorly written script in which the dialogues of the original do not accurately reproduce.
“Blade Runner 2049” was released in 2017 and fell through at the box office, collecting $ 250 million with a budget of 155 million. Losses from the picture was estimated at $ 90 million, and Alcon announced layoffs.
However, the film gathered positive reviews from viewers and the press, and was awarded two awards from the American Film Academy for the best special effects and best cinematography.