Ridley Scott reportedly returning to the sci-fi genre. Ridley Scott’s, the science fiction guru behind ‘Blade Runner’, is reportedly returning to the genre with an adaptation of ‘Brave New World’. Scott had earlier discussed making a sci-fi film after he completes work on Robin Hood movie Nottingham. He said at the time: “I am going to do [another sci-fi film]. I waited for a book for 20 years and I have got the book.” Leonardo DiCaprio, star of the director’s ‘’A House Of Lies’, will play lead character Bernard Max. DiCaprio’s father George will produce with Andrew Nicholls writing the screenplay. Brave New World focuses on an idealised society where members are passive and easily controlled due to genetic engineering, brainwashing and readily-available recreational drugs. EXTRAs: ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’, the book ‘Blade Runner’ was based on, was set in 1992, although later editions brought the date forward to 2021. The film makers initially identified the date as 2020, but settled on 2019 because 2020 sounded too much like the common term for perfect vision, 20:20.