Earlier we reported the rumor that Harrison Ford was in talks to star in Blade Runner. Deadline has reported that that is unfortunately not the case. Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson stated that they could no no longer "sit by as the unsubstantiated report spread like wildfire all over the world."
Here is what Kosove had to say:
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.
He goes on to say:
It’s like asking if we’re going to make the sky red or blue, there has been no discussion about it. 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. 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.
It would have been nice to see Ford in the film, but if the story is not going in that direction why force it just so he can star. Blade Runner is such an amazing sci-fi film, and I am excited to see what direction they take. What are your thoughts on this news?