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
We have an update on yesterday’s news that Alcon Entertainment (a WB subsidiary) has bought the rights to Blade Runner. If there is one person out there that could potentially turn a steaming pile of crap into a work of art, it is Christopher Nolan! So knowing that he is the number one pick to take charge of the Blade Runner spin offs (prequels/sequels) is great news. The men who just yesterday purchased the writes to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi flick Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove have made it clear that they would want Nolan to direct the project. They have stated,
“Our friend Chris Nolan who we did ‘Insomnia’ [with] would be in the pie in the sky for us. I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to ‘Batman’ is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it’s someone else. It’s precisely what we aspire to with ‘Blade Runner,’ that’s the template for us.”
How fucking cool is that?!
Now I know many of you out there instantly drowned your sorrows in beer and/or butterscotch pudding just the other day when the news that the rights to Blade Runner had been sold, and understandably. The film is a classic that should not be toyed with! But buck up guys ‘cuz Nolan may be coming to the rescue!
And on the bright side if Nolan is unable to do the Blade Runner project due to scheduling conflicts dealing with a Howard Hughes biopic this thing may never get made in the first place! The guys at the WB subsidiary who purchased the rights or pretty blasé about the situation stating,
“This may work, or it may not work. We may make this movie, but in truth it may never get made.”
Would you guys be content seeing the project in the hands of Nolan or would you prefer that the project not surface at all?? Personally, as much as I like Nolan,