Ridley Scott clears up Blade Runner rumours… Sort of.

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First we heard that Harrison Ford was returning to the role of Deckard, and the internet erupted in choruses of glee. But then the very next day a producer came out to say that in fact Ford had nothing to do with the sequel. This was the emotional equivalent of biting into a juicy apple, enjoying the delicious flavours. Then looking down and seeing half a worm wriggling out.

But now Ridley Scott himself has weighed in on the matter.Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Scott pointed out that all speculation was moot at this early juncture:

We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. It’s an interesting conversation. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to [originalBlade Runner screenwriter] Hampton Fancher and he still speaks the speak. He’s right there. I spoke with him this week. But we don’t even have a script yet.

When asked about whether it should be ruled out that Ford may potentially return, Scott responded with:

Absolutely not. But I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.

He also went on to describe how it was his eagerly anticipated sc-fi extravaganza Prometheus, that actually led him to doing this follow-up film:

…I just thought Prometheus was so enjoyable — returning to the world of science fiction was so fun — that I wanted to [go back to Blade Runner, too]. I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2.

 

Last Updated: February 9, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

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