As we’ve previously reported, Ridley Scott has been planning on following up his Alien-connected new film Prometheus with a sequel to his other hugely-successful sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. Now, despite the fact that it was denied in February, Scott has hinted that Harrison Ford will make a return in the new film (but won’t be starring). Read on for more after the jump.
Scott confirmed to The Independent (UK) that the new film will be a sequel, not a prequel, and that though Harrison Ford won’t be starring in the film, we might see the character pop up somewhere in the story:
“I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”
Plans for the new Blade Runner project seem to be up and running, with the original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher seemingly on-board to help develop the script.
Who can forget Ford’s role as replicant hunter Deckard? We can only guess at what he’ll be up to in the new film, but the sequel’s story is said to pick up some years after the original film left off. It should be interesting to find out where Scott takes this, if he indeed brings back the famously cranky Ford on-set – and if Ford agrees.
What with all the hype over Prometheus, will the anticipation prove worthwhile? If it becomes a huge hit, there’s the general feeling that the buzz will be back on for Scott to do more sci-fi, but will choosing a sequel to another of his best films be too much pressure? We’ll have to wait and see.
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