Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is Ridley Scott’s primary option to write the script for Blade Runner 2, consistent with reports. Scott, the producers at Alcon and the backers at Warner Brothers have apparently singled Burns out because the ideal candidate for the project, which has yet to be identified as a prequel or a sequel. Almost looks as if someone must ask Steven Soderbergh’s permission for the reason that Burns’ last three films were collaborations with that director (The Informant!, Contagion and the impending The person From U.N.C.L.E.). Burns’ script for a movie according to Captain Nemo could also be currently in pre-production.
Blade Runner 2 adds a writer?