We’re all pretty fuckin’ tired of all the remakes, reboots and reawakenings of various film franchises, that’s for sure. Even the thought of revisiting something as awesome as Blade Runner is cause for apprehension (possibly with some simultaneous drooling).
Collider spoke with Harrison Ford about his feelings regarding a possible prequel/sequel to Blade Runner, and what it comes down to is that he’s relinquishing any responsibility — good or bad — for any future Blade Runner films or TV series; he’s done his job and he’s washed his hands of anything that comes after. This is probably the safer option.
I don’t have any feeling whatsoever. It was an interesting part of my professional life, I’m glad I made that movie, I’m glad that it got released without the hideous voice-over and I don’t know anything about it. I don’t have a judgement about how wise it is to revisit it. I personally think if you’re gonna do… The ambition every time that I’ve been involved in a sequel of a film or a movie that had a number of iterations, I always felt that we were responsible for bringing something new to the characters and to the experience of the audience. If they go into it with the ambition and some very good idea of how to bring something new to it, maybe it’ll be successful.
I wouldn’t feel bad if I were not invited to the party, because I would understand they would want fresh blood to be spilled. So there you are. They’re making another Jack Ryan movie and I’m not involved. So that’s the way it is.
What do you guys think about the possibility of more Blade Runner goodness?