Duncan Jones won't direct 'Blade Runner' prequel/sequel

Chat video with Duncan Jones - "Source Code" interview

"For Jones this was his first directorial outing for a major studio off a script he didn't write, but all you need is 10 minutes of 'Source Code' to convince you this guy is the real deal; a director we'll definitely want to keep an eye on in the years to come. Still of Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens in "Source Code" (2011)

'Source Code' stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who wakes up to find himself in the body of some random dude who's eight minutes away from blowing up -- along with the train he's riding on -- thanks to a terrorist's bomb that's planted somewhere onboard.
A new experimental military program called 'Source Code' is what allows this soldier to take over the body of someone else, and it's up to him to try to identify the bomber (in eight-minute chunks) before he bombs someplace else. Cinematical sat down for a few minutes at SXSW with Duncan Jones, and spoke to him about the film, what he enjoyed most about making it, and where we can expect to see him go from here (hint: it won't be to one of those 'Blade Runner' prequels or sequels)". Source: blog.moviefone.com

Harrison Ford and Sean Young as Rick Deckard and Rachael in "Blade Runner" (1982) directed by Ridley Scott

"They don’t have a script, haven’t cast a star, and are still thinking about who to hire as a director. They don’t even know if it will be a prequel or a sequel (or if it’ll have voice-over narration). But Alcon Entertainment, producers of The Blind Side and The Book of Eli, have purchased the rights to make a movie based on the characters and settings of Blade Runner, the 1982 sci fi classic about a replicant-killing cop who falls for a fembot". Source: insidemovies.ew.com