Why ‘Blade Runner’ is more relevant today than it was 35 years ago

So while the technological morality explored in the orignal “Blade Runner” may have been slightly ahead of its time, Darling believes that theme is now right on time.

“Is it right to create something that wants to be alive and to treat it like a slave?” Darling said. “I mean, that’s really the main question that [“Blade Runner”] wants viewers to ask themselves because we are moving in a direction where we might be able to do that.”