Harrison Ford Says He’s Had Discussions with Ridley Scott about Returning for BLADE RUNNER 2

     October 8, 2013


Director Ridley Scott caught a bit of sequel fever around the time he agreed to make the Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus.  The filmmaker revealed that he was working on a sequel to his groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, and last year original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher came aboard to pen a screenplay that would take place “some years’ after the first film.  Word on Blade Runner 2 has been quiet as of late, though, as Scott was busy filming The Counselor and he’s now moved on to prepping his Moses epic Exodus, which starts filming next year with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton starring.

While Blade Runner 2 may or may not happen, it appears that Harrison Ford has had discussions with Scott about reprising his role as Deckard should the film come to fruition.  Hit the jump for more.

blade-runner-2-sequel-harrison-fordIf you’ll recall, there was speculation early in Blade Runner 2’s development that Ford might star in the follow-up, but that was quickly shot down.  Now Ford admits to IGN that he’s talked about the prospect with Scott.

“Yeah, we’ve been chatting about it… I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the further telling of this story.”

So clearly Ford seems game if Scott ever gets around to actually making the sequel, but the 75-year-old filmmaker will likely be busy for the better part of next year with production and post-production on Exodus so it could be a while.  Watch the video interview with Ford below.


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  • Mark

    Exodus already started filming in England in September and they’ll be relocating to Spain this month.

  • http://rudeassentertainment.tumblr.com/ YouStartedIt

    Can’t see this Blade Runner 2 ever happening. It’s a nice thought though.

  • Batty Mystic

    After watching Prometheus, I think it would be best if Ridley Scott left Blade Runner alone.

  • http://www.youtube.com/somejackball somejackball

    i can dig it, i just hope it ain’t gonna suck

  • Cedhollywood

    Leave it alone Scott,you proved with Prometheus that lighting won’t strike twice for your sequels or prequels. Too much time has passed and there are expectations that can’t truly be satisfied.

  • CatheyBarrett

    you can bring $15000 of income every month… All you need is a computer and a internet connection and you are ready to start… ⅇ­x­i­t­3­5­.­ℭ­o­m

  • SomeGuy

    Do Androids Dream of Sequels?

  • dungeons and draccus’s

    C’mon, PLEASE! Make another Blade Runner! But do it well.

  • Sten

    Now Ford seems in the right mood for making the right choices. My bad he’s in his 70s now. Would have loved to see him in more good movies over the last 15 years. He made one wrong choice after another then. But now he gets it. Looking forward to Ender’s Game and Exp3ndables though. As for Ridley Scott: that man surprises me with each film. He has so many great movies under his belt (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, Black Rain, Robin Hood, American Gangster, Legend, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal) and even if not so they are at least very good genre fare (Prometheus, Body of Lies, Kingdom of Heaven). He is the most versatile Director still working in Hollywood and started so many trends. Wouldn’t be surprised if he surprises me again with his Bible film. New trend again?

    • matt murdock

      Black Rain sucked!!!

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  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    I’ll take anything from Sir Ridley. He is a talented director with an artistic soul.
    Now talking about Harrison ford, I ‘m not interested to see an aging deckard.

    • MEY

      I agree with you. Another possibility is that Deckard dies in the first ten minutes of the movie. :)

      I love Blade Runner but I think the second part should be a faster movie.

      It is a fantastic idea that Alien, Prometheus and Blade Runner are in the same universe. I would be happy to see Elisabeth Shaw’s mother as the heroine of Blade runner 2.

      As for Prometheus 2, it would be fantastic to see Hicks, Ripley and Shaw in one movie. Aliens: Colonial Marines is canon and reveals that Hicks lives. Ripley was resurrected and there are a lot of hypersleep chambers in every movie, so there’s no problem…

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    I’ll take anything from Sir Ridley. He is a talented director with an artistic soul.
    Now talking about Harrison ford, I ‘m not interested to see an aging deckard.

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  • ZAR

    Just one suggestion, Ridley: DON’T HIRE LINDELOF TO WRITE THE SCRIPT THIS TIME!!!

  • Do Androids Sleep

    I would say that Blade Runner is the only movie that I liked better than the book. To me it’s the best movie ever made. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make Blade Runner 2, but again I say PLEASE don’t ruin it. And…where is that new Dune movie?

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