Hampton Fancher pays tribute to Nicolas Roeg

Blade Runner writer remembers great director

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Hampton Fancher remembers Nicolas Roeg in his own way: "Even dead he's the same Roeg I always knew. He was his name."
Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Hampton Fancher remembers Nicolas Roeg in his own way: "Even dead he's the same Roeg I always knew. He was his name." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I contacted the screenwriter of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 for a remembrance of Nicolas Roeg, who died on Friday at the age of 90, Hampton Fancher sent the following beautiful poetic tribute.

"I didn't know him but I knew him. I knew him more than others I haven't known because of what they've done and they're gone and now Roeg is gone and what he's done is a part of me and it hurts to know he's not here anymore but what he's done is and it makes me glad. Even dead he's the same Roeg I always knew. He was his name." - Hampton Fancher

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