While it’s still hard to believe that a sequel to Ridley Scott‘s seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner is actually happening, the production does appear to be ticking right along – at least when it comes to rumors and buzz. While the latest news reports that the film will be led by a female protagonist, that doesn’t rule out the return of Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard, the star of the original film. But what does Scott think?
In an excellent and very comprehensive interview over at The Independent (via /Film), Scott reveals just a bit about his vision for the sequel and Ford’s part in it, saying “I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring in the film]…But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.” So…that could be anything! Or it could even be nothing! As of now, it’s impossible to say the depth of the role that Scott would like to put Ford in, and this seems like the kind of rumor and chatter we can expect to hear for months and months until the sequel actually gets made.
The Blade Runner sequel has been talked about seriously since last March, when Alcon Entertainment pumped up interest with some roundabout conversations about how the film would play out (both in how it would even get made and how it would involve the first film), though Scott didn’t officially sign on until last August. In November, Scott talked about getting a writer on the project and that the film was “liable to be a sequel.” Earlier this month, news hit that Scott would likely be re-teaming with Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher for the new film, so it looks like Scott is quite interested in getting the band back together for this one (and that’s a damn good thing).