Ridley Scott Gives Update on BLADE RUNNER Sequel/Prequel
Earlier this week, the internet went crazy when it was reported that Harrison Ford was in talks to join the Blade Runner sequel that Ridley Scott is planning to direct. Then that news was shot down, disappointing a lot of us fans. I really would have loved to see Ford reprise his role, but don't count him out yet! Scott recently gave an interview with EW in which he talks about the status of the film, saying that he's in the early stages of story development. So early, in fact, that they don't know if its even going to be a prequel or a sequel, and that bringing in Ford is still an option they are looking at.
Here's how the interview went down. Read it over and tell us what you think.
What can you tell me about the Blade Runner project?
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 [original Blade 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.
Did you hear about the rumors online that you were supposedly in talks with Harrison Ford to be in it?
No. Don’t know yet. Don’t know yet.
But you wouldn’t rule it out?
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.
But it sounds like you don’t even know yet if there would be a Rick Deckard character?
No. I don’t know.
So, right now, all there is is the concept of doing a Blade Runner film? Nothing more than that?
Right. 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.
Do you think there will be one?
[Knocks the wood coffee table and grins]
Let us know what your thoughts are on this Blade Runner sequel. Where would you like to see the story go? Are you up for a prequel or a sequel?