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.
If 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.