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Hampton Fancher wrote the first draft of a screenplay of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in 1978. The 1979 second-draft screenplay was given the title Android, which became Mechanismo and was then changed to Dangerous Days when it turned out the rights to the third name were taken.

The "temporary" title Blade Runner, first used for the July 24, 1980 fourth draft, came from a little-known book by William Burroughs, Blade Runner: A Movie (based upon The Bladerunner by Alan E. Nourse!)

Blade Runner: Hampton Fancher's July 24, 1980 Screenplay. Quite different from the released version.

Disagreements with Director Ridley Scott resulted in David Peoples being called in to revise Fancher's script, his first (159-page) draft dated December 15, 1980. His February 1981 revision was the first to meet with Philip K. Dick's approval.
Blade Runner: Hampton Fancher and David Peoples' February 23, 1981 Screenplay. Getting closer.

Blade Runner: a transcription of the 1982 theatrical release ("voice-over" version). My transcription based on one by Brian Silverman and Mark Kohler.

Hampton Fancher talks about his final draft... Jeffrey Anderson version.

the sequel...

Sean Young
as Rachael,
a Nexus 6 replicant.


The Internet Movie Database Blade Runner page.

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Roy Batty

Rutger Hauer as Batty

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep cover Blade Runner was based on the novel by Philip K. Dick "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"


Blade Runner fans (or anyone wondering what all the fuss is about) should certainly read Paul M. Sammon's "Future Noir; The Making of Blade Runner" published in July 1996 by Harper Prism, a large-format, illustrated, 441-page, multi-faceted, behind-the-scenes study of the film. If not at your local bookstore, it's available on-line at Amazon.

Future Noir cover

Blade Runner (Bfi Modern Classics) by Scott Bukatman.

Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' by Judith Kerman

Retrofitting Blade Runner cover.

Blade Runner on a 1998 stamp of San Marino
Thanks Jeff!


The Vangelis Soundtrack

BLADE RUNNER SKETCHBOOK, Blue Dolphin Enterprises, 1982. 8½"×11" book with production artwork by Syd Mead, Ridley Scott... including drawings of scenes and devices that never made it into the film.

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