Blade Runner is without doubt one of the finest science fiction movies ever made, and while Ridley Scott’s incredibly vision and directing skills made the film what it was, it would not have been the same without Harrison Ford. He owned the role of Deckard, and while every Blade Runner fan on the planet is fully aware of the bad feelings Ford has with the film, is it really possible he would agree to return?
It was stated back in February of rumours of Ford returning to the new film, which will be directed by Scott, and those rumours were very quickly put to bed by the films producer. However, two bits of very interesting Blade Runner news have surfaced this weekend, and while one of the stories here has been confirmed, the other was merely said in passing and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Firstly, Scott confirmed to The Independent that he and writer Hampton Fancher (who wrote the screenplay for the original movie) had come to an agreement that the new film would indeed be a sequel and not a remake. While no plot details were confirmed, Scott did say that they have a very good idea of where they intend to take the story.
In even more exciting ‘news’ Scott mentioned something in passing during the same interview about the return of Harrison Ford. Even though the rumours from earlier were claimed to be false, Scott sounded more than happy for Ford to be returning to the story, although if he did it would only be a small role. Here is what Scott said:
“I don’t think it’ll be Harrison starring,but I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing…”
That’s the quote, nothing concrete, nothing confirmed but the fact Scott mentioned it is reason enough to get just a little excited, right?
By Matt Wavish