Just a single day after news stories suggested that Harrison Ford would be munching down on futuristic noodles in the rain and gunning down robot srippers in see-through trench coats again, Andrew Kosove – producer on the proposed Blade Runner sequel – has come out and rubbished all those claims.
Kosove spoke to Deadline about Ford’s involvement, or lack thereof:
It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner. 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.”
Before my fellow Blade Runner fanboys start sharpening their razor blades and googling how to tie a noose, there is a very slight hope for Deckard making an appearance. When asked if there was any chance of Ford being in the film, even tangentially, he responded accordingly:
In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could,but I think it is quite unlikely.
Kosove also went on to give a bit of info on the vision that director Ridley Scott has for this sequel:
What Ridley does in Prometheus is a good template for what we’re trying to do. He created something that has some association to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie.
The Blade Runner universe is such a rich one, that I’m honestly not too bothered if Deckard returns or not. There is so much story potential, and with it being in the talented hands of Ridley Scott, I simply cannot wait for this.
Last Updated: February 7, 2012