Ridley Scott Weighs in on Blade Runner Project


There’s been a bit of a back and forth the past few days regarding a recent rumor that suggested Harrison Ford was in talks to return to the world of Blade Runner for Ridley Scott’s upcoming untitled project. On Monday, Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove fiercely denied the rumors. Now, EW has spoken with Scott himself who confirms that, while Ford is certainly not in talks, he’d be happy to work with the actor again depending on what shape the script takes.

“We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel,” says Scott, who is currently uncertain if Ford’s character of Rick Deckard will even appear. “It’s an interesting conversation. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to 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.”

The exciting, albeit speculative news, is that Scott would be delighted to re-team with Ford if it turns out that the script goes a Deckard-centric route.

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

When another Blade Runner might happen also remains to be seen as Scott tends to keep a number of projects open.

“I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a ‘Prometheus 2,'” he teases.

Prometheus, Scott’s very next film, can be seen in theaters on June 8th and also returns the talent to one of his former sci-fi worlds.

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