Besides immortalizing the characters of Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford also helped solidify Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" as one of the most classic sci-fi films in cinema history. Murmurs of a sequel have been dancing around for years and now Ford speaks about the prospect and his interest to return.
Staying within the sci-fi genre, while promoting his newest film "Ender's Game", Ford stated that he has been talking to Ridley about returning to the role of Rick Deckhard.
"Yeah, we've been chatting about it," he said.
The original film was said to be a bit of a production headache as Ford and Scott didn't see eye to eye on the full direction of the film. While the actor never spoke out about the situation before, he has finally admitted rather vaguely to some of the issues that occurred on set. Ford's appreciation for Ridley however surpasses his desire to sit out of the production due to the original obstacles.
"I remember [the first film] with 'complication'. But I'm not there to generate nostalgic moments, I'm there to do a job of work. I quite understand that everyone has an ambition when they come into a film and everyone's ambition may not be so focused on the same thing.
I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the further telling of this story."
Original "Blade Runner" writer Hampton Fancher signed on in May of last year to pen the screenplay for the sequel. As of May of this year, Michael Green ("Green Lantern") has been hired to rework the script. According to Scott, the story will feature a female protagonist this round.
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