Well, this is happening. It seems. After years (and years) of idle speculation and rumor mongering, Blade Runner 2 is finally moving forward with it’s old star and a new director. Sadly, Sir Ridley Scott will not be sitting in the director’s chair for the long awaited follow-up to his 1982 film Blade Runner, but that film’s star, Harrison Ford, will be, completing a trifecta of encores to his classic roles including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As for who will be directing Ford in this new effort? In a surprise move, the producers have chosen the Academy Award-winning director Denis Villeneuve to tell Deckard’s next chapter. (more…)
Last week, we posted an article that Harrison Ford was in talks to possibly return for Ridley Scott‘s follow-up to Blade Runner.
Producer Andrew Kosove, who has already screamed “hogwash” once before, has flat out crushed the rumors of Ford reprising his role as Deckard.
While speaking with Deadline, Andrew set the record straight:
It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner.
That’s twice now that Kosove has give a stern no. Of course, I’m sure naysayers are still gonna claim it’s a smokescreen. Kosove did, however, update everyone on the current progress of this “reinvention”:
To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.
Ford or no ford, I still do not see the point of doing another Blade Runner. But, if they insist on a sequel/prequel then at least it’s with Ridley Scott. After the trailer to Prometheus I’m kind of excited to see Scott revisit old movies.
Source: Bleeding Cool
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ridley Scott spoke about the progress of his upcoming film that is somehow connected to the world of Blade Runner. Up until now we weren’t sure what this film was. Prequel? Sequel? Spin-off? Now, Scott has told the WSJ this movie is, “likely to be a sequel.”
Umm. Okay. He also went on to say,
I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver. We’re quite a long way in, actually.
So, no writer has been hired meaning they’re can’t even be a script yet, but they’re, “quite a long way in.” Yeah, sure, this makes perfect sense. Why did they even print these answers? Honestly, journalism these days.
Anyway, Scott is currently balls deep in another film, Prometheus, which is what grew from the long rumored Alien prequel. Who knows, maybe a Blade Runner sequel isn’t an absolutely ridiculous prospect. Yeah, okay, I know it is, but we’ll let the man keep dreaming.
On whether or not we’d see the return of Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford‘s character, “No, not really,” Scott said. Whew! This I’m glad about. I don’t need Ford showing up, reminding us of the good movies he made prior to the mid-90s and all the craptacular ones he makes now. (Except Cowboys & Aliens, I thought that movie was a lot of fun, screw what head of Universal, Ron Meyer said)
Excited for another film in Blade Runner‘s world? Come on, convince me how this movie won’t suck.