Alcon Entertainment has sent out a press release announcing that they’ve put out an offer to Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner sequel. It’s a bit unusual for a production company to announce that they’re courting an actor; usually, press releases state that the actor is officially on board. I’m sure this news is making fans happy, and Ford has expressed his interest in returning for the sequel on multiple occasions. The press release doesn’t provide any details on the story other than saying it takes place several decades after the original. It also doesn’t state the size of the role, but presumably it would be the lead, or at least one of the leads (maybe they’d hand it off to a younger actor?). With an offer out to Ford, we don’t know if Scott plans to make Blade Runner 2 his next movie, but it’s certainly an interesting development/studio power play.
Hit the jump for Alcon Entertainment’s press release regarding Blade Runner 2 and Harrison Ford. Ford is currently reprising another of his classic roles by starring in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he’ll be seen later this summer in The Expendables 3. As for Scott, he’s currently in talks to direct The Martian starring Matt Damon.