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Blade Runner Sequel May Feature Ford
Ridley Scott says it would be a laugh

28 May 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Independent

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Blade Runner Sequel May Feature Ford

Full disclosure: this is not news. This is just the reporting of an off-hand remark Ridley Scott made about a film that's not even written yet. But hey, it's a quiet morning because it's Memorial Day in the States, and anything we hear about this particular project is exciting. So here we go: Scott has told The Independent that there may be a place in his new Blade Runner for Harrison Ford.

This is categorically not to say that the film will be the further adventures of Deckard, meaning that, if Ford were even willing to return to a role that, shall we say, isn't one of his favourites, he wouldn't be the centre of attention. "I don't think it'll be Harrison starring," says Sir Ridders, "but I've got to have him in it somewhere. That'd be amusing..."

That's it. Full quote. Warned you it wasn't much. What's interesting is that it doesn't actually contradict what seemed previously to be a flat denial of any potential Ford presence. When asked last year whether the film would be about Deckard, Scott's response was, "Not really." That's still more-or-less the answer, but doesn't now seem to preclude Ford's involvement, though it may be small.

Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosove meanwhile, said in February that he thought Ford's return was "extremely unlikely". But he also said, "In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I suppose you could say yes, [Ford] could [return]..."

Original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher (re-christened Happen Faster in 1982 by an impatient Scott) is currently at work on the new film, which is expected to be a Prometheus-like expansion of the Blade Runner universe, rather than a straight-up sequel. We'll have some proper news stories for you when they start arriving. And probably a few more like this one...


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RE: I Wanna See Things You People Wouldn't Believe...
L: vicandbob Total film reporting ridley scott has described some scenes from the new blade runner movie... Scott was asked by Collider what kind of visuals he’ll be employing on the Blade Runner sequel, and rather than attempting to explain any general design aesthetic, the director jumped in and outlined a specific scene. “There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight,” says Scott, “and it’s flat like the plains of - where’s the Great Plains in Ame More

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RE: I Wanna See Things You People Wouldn't Believe...
Total film reporting ridley scott has described some scenes from the new blade runner movie... Scott was asked by Collider what kind of visuals he’ll be employing on the Blade Runner sequel, and rather than attempting to explain any general design aesthetic, the director jumped in and outlined a specific scene. “There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight,” says Scott, “and it’s flat like the plains of - where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where More

Posted by vicandbob at 14:39 on 05 June 2012 | Report This Post

I Wanna See Things You People Wouldn't Believe...
A Blade Runner sequel isn't necessarily a bad thing - you fanboys and your knee-jerk overreactions and premature indignation! Like Alien before it, Blade Runner's epic vision was inevitably compromised by budgetary and technological limitations at the time. A lot of concepts got dropped at the development stage - Deckard's arrival in LA by train; Batty and co's escape from an off-world colony, etc. So it would be nice to see an expanded Blade Runner universe, especially if done well and it More

Posted by chris kilby at 00:02 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

New Blood
Ridley should snap up Mr Ryan Gosling for the lead... More

Posted by Martypants at 20:53 on 28 May 2012 | Report This Post

Wow can't wait!!!
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Posted by Draden at 16:03 on 28 May 2012 | Report This Post

Wow can't wait!!!
I had mixed feelings about this but now seeing so many of the original team are involved with Ridley Scott directing and Hampton Fancher on writing duties I am getting really excited. Blade Runner is still my favourite film of all time and doubt it can be topped but there is still plenty of room for a new film set in that universe. Hopefully Harrison Ford is involved even if only for a smaller role to tie the films together. More

Posted by Draden at 16:02 on 28 May 2012 | Report This Post

Get The Old Team Together
Harrison Ford has been doing some crap films lately. Even the last Indiana Jones was awful. He needs to do a quality film like the Blade Runner sequel as a star not as "a laugh." It's 30 years later and a final chance to make amends for everything that went wrong the first time out. Go on Harrison, do the sequel. What else will you be doing, for God's sake? More

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