Harrison Ford might be Replicant-huntin' again in the new Blade Runner film

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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack executive producers firing off the shoulder of Orion Studios. I watched CGI-beams glitter in the dark near the Lions-Gate production offices. All of those movies will be lost in time… like tears in rain… time to reboot/sequelise.

The cult classic sci-fi film from 1982 is back from the grave apparently, as Ridley Scott signed on to direct and produce a new film in that universe last year, although it’s unclear yet whether it will be a sequel or a prequel.

One thing that is for certain though, is that Scott wants to get Harrison “Deckard” Ford back for the upcoming project.

Sources at Twitchfilm have claimed that Ford is in early talks to join the film, which in itself is in the early stages of development, as Scott will only be able to properly focus on it once work on his other film, Prometheus, wraps up.

If an older, more grizzled Ford is added to the cast, then it looks like the next Blade Runner film will indeed be a sequel, but don’t expect it to arrive any time before 2014 at the earliest.

The original Blade Runner is still a brilliant piece of cinematography, in case you haven’t seen it. A man versus machine tale with a twist, it featured Ford in the title role of Deckard, a Replicant-hunter that may or may not have been one of the androids himself, but wasn’t sure.

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It also provided material for a rather awesome PC game back in the late nineties.

Last Updated: February 6, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Spoilers if you haven’t seen the film yet:

    Can androids age? Because this casting (while perfect) wouldn’t exactly fit into a certain belief of the films. 

    Also Vangelis or death. Make a plan Scott.

    • I don’t think that you can “spoil” a 30-year old movie. 😉

      I agree with Vangelis though, they were as much of the atmosphere of the first as the visuals. The score was a timeless yet very 80s edge that still gives me goosebumps.

      • Better safe than sorry about spoilers. There may be people that haven’t seen it yet. Well actually, if you haven’t seen it yet, you deserve to have it spoiled for you!

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