Ryan Lambie

Jul 31, 2017

Wes Anderson is the producer on a forthcoming documentary feature about Blade Runner screenwriter, Hampton Fancher…

There are all kinds of fascinating stories from behind the scenes of 1982’s Blade Runner, but one of the ones we’ve never really heard before is that of its screenwriter, Hampton Fancher.

To sci-fi fans, Fancher’s perhaps best known for adapting Philip K Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep into one of the classic genre films of 80s cinema. The forthcoming documentary Escape, produced by Wes Anderson and directed by Michael Almereyda, and aims to dig a bit deeper, bringing us the colourful story of Fancher’s early life.

Before he wrote Blade Runner, Fancher was a flamenco dancer and actor before he turned his hand to screenwriting. As the trailer below reveals, he’s also a natural storyteller. 

Escapes is out in selected US cinemas in August, and when it gets a UK release, we’ll be sure to let you know. It looks like a fascinating little film.